SketchUp Viewer version 5.5 released!

The navigation button:

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was needed before, because if you went into scenes or display, or other model settings, that would take the tool away from being navigation. Which would mean you couldn’t orbit until you reselected navigation.

In the new viewer the various settings are now on the right of the screen, and so you can go in and out of those without coming out of navigation mode.

If you have changed the tool on the left to be the look around tool, you can get back to being able to orbit by touching the select tool.

@mark_in_seattle thanks for the questions!

As you’ve noted, the icons in the latest version of the app have changed.

This is the new Look Around icon.
Screen Shot 2022-05-11 at 9.19.30 AM

This is the new Position Camera icon.
Screen Shot 2022-05-11 at 9.21.36 AM

I appreciate your and Mr. Tadros’s fast response to my question. Had previously tried the “eye icon” (sorry can’t seem to paste it here into my comment) and thought it’s only function was to display the current eye height measurement. Now I find with the “eye icon” selected on the left side of the window, the “look around” navigation function works as intended. Guess my initial question was partially right: the function was there all along, I just didn’t know how to access it until you led the way.

Thank you both very much.

Glad you figured it out, and thanks for the update.

My only followup suggestion regarding new Sketchup Viewer features would be a request for a gesture or icon that would trigger a “forward to next scene” or “back to previous scene”. This would help simplify a manually controlled presentation of Sketchup Model scenes without having to pull up the List-of-Scenes" popup window, select the next scene and then dismiss (hide) the List-of-scenes popup window again while viewing the new scene because on a mobile device screen real estate is limited.

When I am showing a Sketchup model with embedded scenes to another person I’ve found it best to manually pace the scenes presented based on questions the other person raises for each scene. Perhaps another way to achieve this function would be to create a movie and pause/play it, but not sure if that functionality for recorded scenes is available in Sketchup Viewer or just in Sketchup Desktop. I could do it in FCPX (Apple Final Cut Pro X video editor) but that’s a lot of extra work each time I want to use Sketchup Viewer to show someone else the current model version. For a final presentation that would be fine I guess.

Thanks Mark, that’s helpful, and timely feedback as we’re currently working through concepts for the features and capabilities that might want to offer as part of a ‘presentation mode’ for the iOS app.