Our New Year’s resolution was to make SketchUp work for you, and we are pretty proud of the results. Announcing workflow improvements galore in SketchUp 2020! This year we’ve got some shiny new features that we uncovered from our Bootcamp training sessions and following you all right here in the SketchUp forum.
Oh, and did we mention we also got a new scale figure? Pop in and say hello to Laura!
Some of the new features you’ll see are model organization changes with Outliner, easier ways to move objects, decoupled hidden objects from hidden geometry, and improved interaction between SketchUp and LayOut.
Also, something you long-time SketchUp users will notice is our new SketchUp “language”. None of this will change your workflow, but we want you to know that it’s not just you — we are talking about a few things differently now.
Layers = Tags
We’ve been hearing it for years! Layer0 and our layers system is not like a 2D application. It took us a while, but we worked out they’re really Tags, and we want to celebrate that. So we’ve now changed the name Layers to Tags. Don’t change your workflow because you’re already using them correctly, but we do recommend using Tags to categorize specific types of objects (components or groups) such as furniture or trees. That way, you can toggle these items on and off super quickly.
Objects = Groups and Components
After many conversations, we decided to update the names for groups & components to make them more intuitive. Objects are now a collective term for groups, components, and dynamic components. This won’t change anything in your workflow, but you might see and hear us refer to groups and components as objects.
We’ve changed a lot, so if you’ve got an awesome workflow that works for you, keep rolling with that. We really hope that our latest changes in SketchUp 2020 let you make a few tweaks to really get your performance humming along!
Make sure to check out all the changes and let us know what you think!
All of the 2020 features are available to Classic license users with active Maintenance & Support, and active SketchUp Pro and SketchUp Studio subscription users. Upgrade and start using the new features today! Or, try it out free for 30 days.