SketchUp 2014 Is Now Available
Today Trimble announced that SketchUp 2014 has been released. The most obvious changes in SketchUp are the addition of two new Arc tools and a redesign of the 3D Warehouse which makes it easier to find and download components and models. There has been a ton of under-the-hood work as well but those are the sorts of things the average user isn’t supposed to see.
If you are a SketchUp Pro user, and also use LayOut, there are some new features there as well. For example you can now put in auto-text fields for page numbers and other text and labels now pick up component names like Leader Text does in SketchUp. Again, there’s more under the hood stuff, too.
Here’s a more complete list of what’s new.
You can download it here. Give it a try and see what you think.
A note for those who use plugins in SketchUp, do not copy plugins from an older installation of SketchUp to the new version. SketchUp was updated to use Ruby 2.0 and that required that many plugins get some editing. Most plugins have been updated although you might still run into some that haven’t been. The best advice is to install current versions from either the Extension Warehouse or the SCF Plugin Store.