Nowadays more and more people are going to export files to game engines like Unreal Engine, Unity or CryEngine. Especially for architecture this is a big issue. Sketchup is fast, easy to use and offers endless models from the warehouse (high and low poly). This makes Sketchup the perfect start to create Real Time Visualizations in game engines. This is becoming an important part for architecture visualization already and will be more important soon. Especially with the release of the Virtual Reality Headsets later this year there is even a higher demand for creating interactive models with ease.
Unfortunately Sketchup doesn’t support UV coordinates which is required by theses tools. This circumstance make Sketchup useless if people don’t own a more expensive 3D modelling tool. But even you own one, it means an additional step to create the UV coordinates for each component.
A support for UV coordinates and better tools for placing and adjusting textures, for example on round faces, would be really nice.