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.
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.
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…
Thought I’d give you a bit of an update, as I am part of the team that is developing the Live Component authoring tool.
We are currently deep into our Beta testing phase of development, and gearing up to the release of the authoring tool. Our next (and final) phase of beta testing will be mid August, so if you want to be a part of this, make sure to fill out this form.
We’re really excited to finally be sharing this with you. As you know, it’s been a long time coming!
For anyone in Vancouver this week, there are two sessions (second one is a repeat) for something called Trimble Creator. That session should get everyone up to date on where we are with authoring live components!
9am Tuesday, room 202 (still has some spare seats)
1:20pm Wednesday, room 209 (session is full)
I imagine people attending will post updates after the sessions.