A New Maintenance Release for SketchUp 8

comments (7) August 28th, 2012 in blogs

DaveRichards David Richards, contributor
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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.


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DaveRichards DaveRichards writes: 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.
Posted: 9:22 am on September 22nd

graphguy graphguy writes: 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.
Posted: 8:52 am on September 22nd

beem beem writes: derek, here's a link for SketchUp on Wine that you may already know about:

Posted: 12:06 pm on August 30th

DaveRichards DaveRichards writes: 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.
Posted: 10:40 am on August 30th

derek_eder derek_eder writes: I understand some linux users have had luck with running SketchUp under WINE, but I am not one of them.
Posted: 8:00 am on August 30th

DaveRichards DaveRichards writes: 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.
Posted: 5:29 am on August 30th

beem beem writes: 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.
Posted: 9:54 pm on August 29th

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