New Labs feature - Link sharing in SketchUp for Web

Update, Sep 15: This feature is now live.

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.

We’re testing the feature right now in our new SketchUp for Web testing environment, labs.sketchup.com, before bringing it to all platforms. If you’re using SketchUp Pro, you can simply choose the ‘Open from device’ option on the Labs homepage to import an .skp to SketchUp for Web.

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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