Authoring Live Components

Hey all

We’ve mentioned that Live Component authoring might be available some time in 2021. Typically, a launch like this entails smaller private “alpha tests” followed by a larger private “beta test” before a public launch.

If you are interested in testing and authoring Live Components please fill out our Live Components Author’s form. We’ll reach out over the course of 2021 as we release authoring features which might be a good fit for your use case. Thanks for your interest.



any timetable?.. put Dynamic components development on hold anticipating Live components… maybe at best it will be the SU2022 “new feature”…

I wish I had better news but we don’t have an updated timetable yet. Still hoping for testing of authoring to start by the end of this year. It won’t be anything tied to the major release in the fall though.

~B )


Thanks for the update Bryce… maybe the team is all busy on Layout :slight_smile:


I was alerted to this post from a more recent thread (Internal Residential Door issues).

Is anyone who is not part of the Sketchup Team, and who is reading this, likely to be involved in this “testing and authoring” process?

The OP is dated November last year. In May, @Bryceosaurus advised that the process would not even begin until the end of 2021. I imagine that development “in the field” like this is probably a long haul affair. In short, don’t hold your breath!

It’s begging the question, but it seems odd that Trimble should want to devote so much effort to developing something that is only ever likely to have niche appeal, and after the rather underwhelming previous attempt at parametrics with DCs. It’s ungenerous to call it flogging a dead horse, but if this forum is representative of the concerns of users worldwide, there are surely many other things they wish Trimble would pour development resources into. The elephant in the room has already been mentioned…

1 Like