New Labs feature: Link sharing in SketchUp for Web

Update Sep 15: This feature is now available in both SketchUp for Web and SketchUp for iPad (version 6.1+).

Today, we’re excited to preview a new feature in SketchUp for Web — link sharing!

Link sharing is simple: generate a link to your model and share it with clients and collaborators.

The feature is available to try out in our new testing environment, labs.sketchup.com. Log in with your Trimble account, open a model, and click the new share icon in the Homebar. Then just flip the switch in the share dialog to generate a link to your model.

Anyone who receives that link will be able to open a ‘view-only’ version of your model (no sign in required!). In this simplified web view, your collaborators will be able to navigate around your model, turn on shadows, and view any scenes you’ve set up.

Best of all, any updates you make will be automatically available to the viewer once you save your model. Collaborators will even be alerted to new changes if they already have the model open.

We hope sharing your beautiful 3D designs will be a lot easier now. Give link sharing a spin and please let us know what you think.

Please note: Link sharing is in Labs, so links you generate can break as we make changes to this feature. We will update the forum if this is the case.

Happy sketching and sharing!

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Love this!!
Very waiting for it to be embed in SketchUp apps!

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It will probably prompt you to upload it to Trimble Connect, from there, open it in the webbased modele and then you are able to share as well…

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You got it, Mike. That’s how it’ll work in v1 for the desktop and mobile versions of SketchUp.

Is there going to be support for mobile devices? I have tested it on my iPhone and iPad and the Orbit tool does not work with finger swipes. Pinch and Zoom works, but two finger pan or single finger orbit does not.

Here is the link to the iPad version topic.

Short answer is they’re still working on it, but yes it is in the plans to have the iPad supported.

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Thank you!

Some feedback: online Viewer needs measurements, select and entity info tools enabled

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Will you be needing at least a Go Subscription for this feature or also available in SketchUp Free?

SketchUp Free (web)

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