Perspective views (am I missing them or are they coming)?



I couldn’t find a feature roadmap for my.sketchup and I didn’t find any posts about perspectives. Anyway, do perspective views exist in my.sketchup? If not, are they planned?

I’ve used the installed version of Sketchup over the past few years and really find perspectives helpful, so now I really miss them.


You’ll never find any “future plans” kind of lists. Trimble is a publicly traded company, and employees cannot make those kind of statements.

It opens from a default template with the view in perspective mode.

The ability to switch between standard views or change to a parallel projection camera has not yet been implemented.


Hi guys,

We haven’t implemented any of the more advanced camera tools yet, but should have something for you to play around with before too much longer.



Parallel projection camera.

Can you tell us if you have advanced in this way? And will be soon have the parallel projection camera option?
Thanks for all your work :wink:


No updates on this feature yet, but stay tuned. We recognize how important it is to be able to use parallel projections in SketchUp.



John said, …


For those interested in this feature. Please check out My.SketchUp today. We would really love to hear your feedback about the implementation and where it’s placed.

Eric Bohn
UX|UI Designer


Nice implementation!


Thank a lot for all your work. That’s fantastic.



(1) View control panel:

  • The tabs for Perspective and Parallel Projection are a bit close together (small in area.) It appears you have more space to give a larger “click area”.

  • Otherwise it works okay.

  • However, I puts too much on the “Views” panel. Ie, cause it too have too much vertical space.
    Perhaps there could be 2 horizontal tabs to the right of the “VIEWS” label.

    • one with a camera icon (that shows the standard view buttons
    • another with the clapper to bring the “Scenes” panel to the front.

And since we are on this subject of the “Views/Scenes” panel. It is really annoying that the Scene manager toolbar is running away from the user’s mouse each time they click “+” to add a scene.
In the Desktop editions, this toolbar is at the top of the scenes listing. This is where it should be.
Do you really wish to make users scroll all the way to the bottom of the scene list to use the toolbar ?

(2) Panels in general:

  • They are difficult to work with when all stacked up in one pile like they are now.

  • The scrollbar is not working correctly. It doesn’t know how tall the stack of panels really is, when the “Display” panel is collapsed.

    • The space between the arrows should represent the entire “document” (in this case the stack of panels,) and the scroll handle height represents how much of the document is visible and what part of the document is displayed (of the whole,) according to it’s position in the scroll bar.