I’m going to bring this feature request up again as the last request is old and now archived/closed. And surprisingly, there have been NO updates to SketchUp 2018 since its initial release last November. I think I send a bug splat every single week, so I question what the devs are actually doing nowadays.
Will you PLEASE add the file version pop-up to the “Save A Copy As…” dialog so that a snapshot of the in-memory model (and any changes to it) can be written to a separate file without affecting the currently open file?
The way that a user currently has to export an older version file is fraught with error since “Save As…” makes the older version the current file, orphaning the previous file that was open. I would personally bet every single Trimble developer that 99.9% of users use this to export a snapshot of the current in-memory model for import into another software package that doesn’t support the latest SketchUp file format. I use it for Shark and VCarve, and as it is now, I cringe because I have to do a save, then a “save as,” then close the model and reopen the previous model to make sure that I’m back where I started. Pretty stupid workflow guys.