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SketchUp PRO 2013
We’re pleased to announce that SketchUp Pro 2013 is now shipping. This brand new release is packed with new and improved features developed in line with customer feedback.
New in SketchUp Pro
Introducing Extension Warehouse
What if adding new extensions to SketchUp was as easy as installing an app on your smartphone? In 2013, we’ve made it dead simple to turn SketchUp into exactly what you need it to be. Need a special tool? There’s an excellent chance someone’s already built it. Now you can research, download and install extensions without ever having to leave SketchUp. Every useful extension in one place—that’s the allnew Extension Warehouse.
Exporting highquality animations from SketchUp 2013 is easier than ever. Using the default settings yields HD videos at 720p, encoded in any of the three most popular, modern formats: H.264, AVI and WebM. Picture quality is much better, and file sizes are smaller as well.
Smarter Toolbars in Windows
It used to be that the toolbars for all of your delicious plugins would move around your screen between SketchUp sessions. We heard that drove you crazy, so we reengineered our Windows UI to make things a whole lot better. In 2013, you can even drag tool icons between toolbars. Make SketchUp look the way you want it to.
New in LayOut
Drawing a sectional view? Now you can fill shapes in LayOut with hatching and other patterns. Choose from a large library of standards—soil, steel, wood, rubber, concrete—or create your own favorites. Patterns can be rotated, scaled or used asis. You can even combine Pattern Fills with solid colors to create an endless number of variations.
If you’ve ever felt that LayOut’s arrowheads were a little too beefy for your drawings, you’re in luck. We’ve introduced slimmer, sleeker alternatives that look better just about everywhere you use them. While we were at it, we tweaked things so that arrowheads align properly with their line segments—no more curved callouts with broken necks.
Curved Label Leader Lines
Creating a jauntily curved callout line for a label used to be a fivestep, twohanded operation:
Dashes in Dimensions
Ask the guy with the 86 foot ceiling if readable dimensions are important. It’s a little thing, but we added dashes to LayOut’s dimension labels to make them easier to read.
You know how SketchUp lets you easily create multiple copies of an object with your keyboard? Those are called arrays, and now LayOut lets you make them, too. Move a copy, type how many copies you want, type the letter ‘x’ and Enter. Presto! Presto! Presto! Presto! Presto! Copying is fun.
Page Numbers in the Pages panel
Another small but incredibly useful tweak: LayOut’s Pages panel now displays page numbers, which makes it easier to print and export portions of your document.
Speedier Vector Rendering
When you need to print a drawing really big, sometimes it’s helpful to vectorrender your SketchUp model views. Doing so makes lines look smooth and reduces wait times for all but the most complex models. In the latest version of LayOut, vector rendering is faster than it’s ever been.
Zoom In More
We increased LayOut’s maximum zoom capability by a factor of ten, from 1000% to 10,000%. At that magnification level, your sofa would be the size of Jupiter. Or thereabouts.
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If you'd like, you can purchase a SketchUp Pro 2013 license or more (which includes LayOut and Style Builder) please Contact Us or Click here to Buy Now. To ask questions before purchasing, please fill in the Got a question? form.