I’m pleased to announce that SketchUp Viewer for iOS v5.5 is now available via the Apple App Store. We’re excited that this release includes a big 'ol pile of updates based on the list of things that you’ve asked us to improve or that you’ve found confusing about the previous version of the app.
A couple of highlights related to this release include:
The home screen now offers a recent models list that includes models that are saved on your device alongside models that are stored in Trimble Connect.**
Any files that you’ve recently worked on (and saved) in SketchUp for Web are available automatically and instantly from the iOS viewer app home screen.
When opening a model that is saved in Trimble Connect, the app will also automatically check to see whether a new version exists and if so, will download that latest version automatically.
A more sensible, native Trimble Connect project/file browsing experience.
The SketchUp Viewer app now supports both portrait and landscape orientations.
All new toolbar and panel designs offer a sneak peek at what’s in store for SketchUp for iPad. (More on that coming soon!)
The AR model viewing capability has been redesigned to offer a simpler, more streamlined experience, and models are now rendered more realistically when viewed in AR.
Most of the panels (Entity Info, Shadows, and especially Styles) now offer additional capabilities.
A quick note about the UI/UX (since a few people have already emailed in to ask): When using SketchUp Viewer on your phone. We’ve reformatted the main toolbar such that the tools menu is nested under the Select tool. Tap the Select tool to reveal the rest of the Tools toolbar (including Tape Measure and AR Model viewing).
** With SketchUp Viewer it is of course also possible to view SketchUp models that are stored in other cloud services. For the best experience, we recommend adding your preferred file service to the Files app and then using the Files app to browse that cloud service and open your SketchUp files in SketchUp Viewer from there. For all other cases, e.g. when opening SketchUp files that are attached to emails, or when opening files from other apps, you can use the iOS Open In function to choose to open files in SketchUp Viewer. Fun tip, sending files to your iOS device via AirDrop works too!
@stanton_123 I think we were emailing earlier about the trouble we caused you by switching from automatically displaying models from 3D Warehouse in the previous version of the app, to now displaying models that reside in Trimble Connect. I found this article on the Connect Help Center, about uploading files, in case it’s helpful: Trimble Connect for Browser User Guide - Uploading Files
Thanks for sharing that research. Sorry to say that at this time we do not have any announcements that we’re prepared to make about future versions of our Android app. Perhaps we could spin up a separate thread over in the Android category on this topic (and the Sign In issues you’re seeing on your TabS4)?
I don’t see an easy way to install the old viewer, to check on edge thicknesses. The new viewer is radically different, and now shows edges in the way that the desktop app does. Which means that edges are the same thickness at all distances. That would give the illusion of them getting thicker as you move further back.
Edges do seem to be about 3 pixels across now, maybe that’s an increase from the old version?
Is there any chance of adding Tags to the desktop SketchUp Viewer?
My boss was a bit disappointed that he couldn’t turn the Tags on and off on the project I was working on. He has gone back to viewing the files on a cad program, but I have to export it as a DWG, so the file is quite big.
A couple of additional specifics to add to Colin’s suggestion:
Tap to open the Styles panel over on the right side of the screen.
Then tap to open the Edges sub-menu. From there you’ll see options to turn Edges on/off, turn Profiles on/off, and/or control the thickness of the profiles.