I couldn’t be more excited to share the enhanced interoperability and new common installer that come with this Studio release.
SketchUp 2023 removes barriers to creative exploration with a Revit importer and Windows common installer for Studio, and elevated modeling tools in SketchUp for Desktop. You now hold the power to seamlessly turn heavy RVT project files into an optimized, ready-to-use SketchUp model — no Revit license needed. Yes, you read that correctly.
Shave hours off your Revit-to-SketchUp workflow
The new import application within a Studio subscription allows you to accurately and efficiently convert your Revit models into SketchUp components for deeper collaboration across project phases, teams, and stakeholders. It beats the existing workarounds for exporting Revit models to SketchUp, saving heaps of time, and providing more accurate geometry conversions, leading to much lighter models!
By preserving model structures between Revit and SketchUp – Revit Families translate into SketchUp components, and Revit categories are mapped to SketchUp Tags – you can save hours or even days of model cleanup and progress your project with accuracy.
Why use it?
- Improve collaboration with project stakeholders.
- Preserve model structures between software for less cleanup.
- Move Revit models into SketchUp to iterate new ideas quickly.
- Build efficiencies; the imported Revit file is automatically optimized for easier geometry manipulation in SketchUp and significantly reduces file size.
- Create compelling visuals; Revit material colors and transparencies are respected during import to speed up visualization workflows.
- Translate Revit levels to SketchUp section planes.
That’s not all…
Discoverable and connected workflows
Studio’s new common installer allows you to discover, download and install all the tools you need for advanced workflows and complex projects. The subscription also includes V-Ray 6 for creating real-time and photorealistic visuals and Scan Essentials for importing point cloud data – both were enriched with new functionality in late 2022. Please note that Studio is a Windows-only subscription. Scan Essentials is English-only, and V-Ray offers English and Chinese versions.
If you are still reading at this point, good news! You have the option to upgrade to Studio from Pro, and you will pay a pro-rated discounted price depending on how many months are left in your Pro subscription. If you purchased your Pro subscription via the SketchUp website, you can follow this Helpcenter article to self-serve the upgrade as it is really a one-click process. If you purchased via sales rep or channel partners (SketchUp distributors or resellers), please contact them directly for the upgrade.
We’ve removed workflow barriers to unleash your creativity in 2023. Dive into the full release notes for all you need to know to create and model in 3D seamlessly. Access the Revit Importer and time-saving improvements by downloading SketchUp 2023 here or via your Trimble Account.
Saving the best for last… we have two new scale figures to celebrate the new design year – Heather and Lily.
Olivia, on behalf of the SketchUp team