Sketchup 2015 - Another big update for sketchup users from Trimble
After sketchup 2014, Trimble has added a new wing to their sketchup software by introducing sketchup 2015 with some new features and improvements.
The following are some of the significant improvements in sketchup 2015:-
- Updated licensing technology – The users can apply the identical license information on Windows and Mac OS X platform. The sketchup pro licensing serve is brought in the cloud with consolidated Network License manager.
- Sketchup 2015 is upgraded to support 64-bit version for a superior performance as well as improving sketchup workflow with the operating systems and extensions. The users can now deal with any outsized file.
- The code for face finder is also improved significantly. It is the code that functions while producing a face from coplanar edges automatically through sketchup. With this feature, the performance gets better in operations ranging from explode and intersect.
- Some improved and new toolset - Layout 2D drawing & documentation tool allows the users to manage drawing easily and reveal more data from the information models through object classifications inside SketchUp and smoothly access that info in LayOut via a better annotation tool.
- The functionality of Polygon tool is also enhanced to form both circumscribed and inscribed polygons by the use of a modifier key (Ctrl on Microsoft Windows, Option on Mac OS X).
- Sketchup 2015 includes a 3-point Arc tool that facilitates to sketch arced edges with four different methods. This latest arc tool allows the users to classify an arc bulge through the arc’s end point. This tool will be useful while putting a proper intersection alongside the path of your arc. There exists a rotated rectangle tool that aids the users to sketch exact rectangles open by default axes at any angle. The polygon tool is also revised to draw inscribed as well as circumscribed polygons. New auto-text labels and other crucial features are added in the sketchup’s layout. The Classifier tool can now easily wipe out classification Types and export supplementary Types like IfcProject, IfcSite, IfcBuilding, IfcBuildingStorey, IfcSpace, IfcFooting etc.
- Besides, IFC file import functionality provides back-and-forth allotment of IFC files among SketchUp Pro and any other application. The sketchup professionals can now participate in information modeling process.
- With IFC file import functionality, Sketchup Pro users get the ability to share models and exchange information amid various BIM applications and relate industry standard types associated with the model.
- With the improved Rubi API and Extension Warehouse of SketchUp plug-ins and add-ons, the developers will be able to make licensed extensions as well as contribute to exclusive new tools.
Besides, there will be significant enhancements with materials, cameras, section cuts, and other enhancements and bug fixes.
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