Was just wondering if anyone at SketchUp has considered applying for an Epic MegaGrant through Epic Games? SketchFab (extremely extremely user-friendly 3-D rendering platform that makes it very easy to share interactive 3-D models) just got a big one specifically for making it easier to upload models from UE to SketchFab.
From what I understand the pot of funding is pretty substantial and could pay for staff dedicated to improving the relationship between SketchUp and UE4.
Blender got a large chunk of funding for the same purpose a year or two ago as well.
I think UE is going to continue blowing up and personally I think A lot of stakeholders stand to benefit from and more user-friendly experience between SketchUp and UE.