It's that time of year: our latest desktop update, SketchUp 2017, is available to download today! The best way to explore our software is to use it: so watch this video, then jump into a new SketchUp and orbit for yourself!
About two years ago at 3D Basecamp, our friend Jeremy Kay introduced me to the term “big idea architecture.” It was Jeremy’s way of describing an architectural illustrator’s task of conveying something beyond the tangibles of form, function, and context.
It’s funny: you can get a lot from SketchUp, without really using SketchUp.
For instance, you can draw edges and faces without all the ins and outs of inferencing. You can create geometry without creating groups, and make copies but not components. It’s certainly possible to export images without using LayOut, and to set styles without configuring them just so. You can use SketchUp the way you want, without getting lost in the weeds.
Great news, everybody: starting today, you can register for 3D Basecamp 2016 in Steamboat Springs, Colorado (June 13th - 15th). We think this is going to be the best 3D Basecamp ever (again!). Here’s why...