As you may have read on the SketchUpdate Blog, we’ve made some changes to SketchUp inferencing in 2016. Here’s a look at what’s new:
You can also read about the detailed changes to inferencing here in SketchUp’s release notes.
The expanded inferencing is really handy but it might take some getting used to in some tools. For instance, Circle and Rotate used to only use Shift to lock surface orientations. With 2016 you’ll want to use the down arrow key (instead of Shift) to lock only the surface orientation. This allows you to place the tool somewhere other that the surface that you are locking. An alternative way to do this is to hold Shift over a surface then tap Alt (on Windows ) or Command (on Mac) to free the tool center. We’ve updated the status bar for the Rotate, Circle and Polygon tools to communicate this.
Since inferencing is so important to how SketchUp functions, we’re really eager for feedback on this new functionality. What do you like? What do you kind of not like? Of course, showing is better than telling, so we’d be especially excited for screen-captures and videos demonstrating how these inference updates are working for you.
Of course, we want to know about issues and problems you run into as well. Thanks for helping us make SketchUp better!
Bryce and the entire SketchUp Team