Subscribe now and save up to 56%
The folks at SketchUp have just released a new maintenance release of SketchUp 8 today. It contains some bug fixes including one that appeared when Apple pushed an update for Safari. But the main thing you’ll notice is a change in the icons. the one for sketchUp will look like this:
Most likely when you open SketchUp you’ll be prompted to get the update. If you don’t you can go to SketchUp.com and download it.
Get woodworking tips, expert advice and special offers in your inbox
Become a member today
Get instant access to all FineWoodworking.com content.
Subscribe to Fine Woodworking
Save up to 56%
graphguy, I beg to differ. Let's not make it more complex than it needs to be. Part of the beauty of SketchUp is that it is easy to learn and that even occasional users can get something useful out of it. There are a number of rendering plugins available for those who want to see rendered images from their models. You can also go with an external renderer which will have more power. Kerkythea is the one I use on the rare occasions when I want a rendered image. It is more powerful than most of the rendering plugins and it is quite simple to use. With the SU2KT plugin, exporting to Kerkythea is dead easy. Here's an example of a recent render I did: http://flic.kr/p/d53MYs
As to "better modeling sets" I'm not sure what you mean by that.
I love sketchup and used it for years, but it is still in need of some significant enhancements. Built-in pro rendering for one and better modeling sets.
derek, here's a link for SketchUp on Wine that you may already know about:
I don't have any experience with SketchUp under WINE but I have heard some folks manage just fine. It's almost never discussed in the circles I frequent so I'm not sure where to point you.
I understand some linux users have had luck with running SketchUp under WINE, but I am not one of them.
Mac users will see the biggest changes, especially those with newer Macs with Retina displays. On the Windows side there were some bug fixes in both SketchUp and LayOut. There aren't any new tools or anything like that, though. That'll have to wait until Version 9, whenever that comes out.
Thanks for the heads up, Dave. Other than the new logo icon, is there any substantive reason to update with this maintenance release? I'm not an Apple user.
Tom’s cabinet blunder and other smooth moves. Plus we roll out some new segments: stats and surprise questions. Will they make the cut?
The Shakers had this diminutive design pegged
Fast, fun approach to making a comfortable, casual seat
In this video Michael finishes the first of the three boxes. Gluing-up, planing, sanding and finishing bring a new piece of art to the world.
In this video Michael starts work on the second box, a carved and painted Saddle lid box.
Michael begins carving the saddle lid box with his ripple pattern along the top. Then turns to his 5/30 gouge to texture the sides of the box. This isn't work…
Become a member today and get instant access to all FineWoodworking.com content!
Plus tips, advice, and special offers from Fine Woodworking.
Our biweekly podcast allows editors, authors, and special guests to answer your woodworking questions and connect with the online woodworking community.
Enter now for your chance to win a Lee Valley block plane valued at $160.
© 2016 The Taunton Press, Inc. All rights reserved.
Become a member and get instant access to thousands of videos, how-tos, tool reviews, and design features.