What’s new for SketchUp in 2019?
SketchUp Pro 2019 is here, it’s faster and more powerful than ever, with bug fixes, system improvements, and some shiny new features.
Here are a few of the highlights:
SketchUp Pro 2019 for Desktop
You'll notice an upgrade to your welcome window where you can easily find recent projects and lots of helpful learning content.
Brand new for 2019, SketchUp Pro & LayOut: Layers now have dashes. A much-anticipated feature, dashed lines allow you to simplify your drawings with effective drawing communication. Learn how to use dashed lines and make your drawings communicate more effectively.
The Tape Measure tool got a facelift this year. Now you can see measurement info right where you’re modeling. Model more accurately -- and more efficiently -- right where you’re working.
In both SketchUp and LayOut we have made improvements to our .dwg import and export feature. Including but not limited to support for AutoCAD 2018 file format, increased precision and stability. We added the ability to import and export with materials for better BIM interoperability and workflows using the .dwg format.
The handshake between SketchUp and LayOut has improved by creating an “Export for SketchUp” feature for our .dwg exporter that sends all LayOut entities along with any SketchUp viewport data to the model space. Now any filled shape created in LayOut will be passed over to SketchUp as face ready to be Push/Pull’d. So now, SketchUp & LayOut work even better together.
New for 2019, LayOut will let you know which files are already open so you’re not creating multiple versions. Looks like someone’s projects just got a little bit smarter.
Also new this year, an easy way to learn the basics of LayOut. It’s time to go 2D: What are you waiting for?
Better than textbooks: Sketchup's official learning hub is here. SketchUp-built courses, all created by Sketchup's in-house team, make learning SketchUp convenient and simple. And they’re always making more!
Sketchup 2017, 2018 & 2019 work with 64-bit versions of Windows 7, 8, 10 or MacOS 10.12 upwards.
SketchUp 2019 is not compatible with Intel HD 2000 and 3000 GPUs on Windows 10
Sketchup 2016 works with 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows MacOS 10.10 upwards
Boot Camp, VMWare, and Parallels are not supported environments
Mac and PC systems require the following minimum hardware:
- 500MB of available HDD or SSD space (SketchUp is unable to support case sensitive hard drives)
- 3D-class video card with 512MB of memory or higher and supports hardware acceleration (OpenGL version 3.0 or higher)
- 3-button, scroll-wheel mouse