Thursday, 2 September 2010

Announcing Google SketchUp 8

Today is an exciting day around the SketchUp World Headquarters out here in Boulder, Colorado. We’ve just kicked off our third bi-annual “3D Basecamp” to a crowd of SketchUp-savvy folks converging on The Dairy Center
from all around the world. I’m looking forward to some great
conversations about SketchUp and 3D modeling in general over the next
few days. But that’s not our only news today...

We’ve also finished work on SketchUp 8,
the next major release of our favorite 3D modeling tool. We’ve been
heads down and working hard for most of the last year, and I’m happy to
be able to share with you the fruits of our labor.

Google SketchUp 8 includes a batch of exciting new features.
We’ve made it easier to build site context models for your projects
using our ever-growing collection of geo-data. We’ve added a new
collection of “Solid” tools for doing common additive/subtractive
modeling operations and we’ve packed out LayOut with some new features
that make it easier to document your models professionally.

those of you who use SketchUp in a language other than English have to
wait a few weeks for a version in your language. But not this
time—today, SketchUp 8 is available for download in English, French,
Spanish, Italian or German language versions. (We weren’t able to get
all our translations done in time for release today, but keep an eye on
this blog for news about SketchUp 8 in more languages soon)

As always, SketchUp Pro 8
is available for $495 from our web store. Upgrades from any previous
version of SketchUp Pro can be had from for only $95. And, of course,
we’ve still got a version of SketchUp available for free. Head on over
to our main website for all the details.

can be sure we’ll be talking about this release a lot over the next few
days at 3D Basecamp, but I want to make sure that those of you who
weren’t able to join us in Boulder have a chance to let us know what
you think, too. I’ve posted a new Google SketchUp Questions and Ideas series. I’m listening, and I’ll respond to as many of the top posts there as I can.

Via Google

No comments: