New Features – SketchUp Pro

New in SketchUp Pro 2019

SketchUp Subscription Licensing

We want to make it easy for users to choose and buy SketchUp. For this release, SketchUp Pro is available as a subscription offering, alongside the the current perpetual licensing. A subscription might not be everybody’s first choice and that’s okay.

However, we’re excited to offer a new way for customers to get on board at a lower cost. At present, SketchUp Pro subscription licenses are unmanaged and therefore suitable for use by teams of between 1 and 20 users. For larger teams, perpetual licenses are the preferred option. Later in 2019, Trimble will launch a managed subscription offering


This is what's included in the Subscription

SketchUp Pro

SketchUp Pro desktop client modeller


Present models with text and 2D vector illustration

Style Builder

Generate custom sketchy-edge styles

SketchUp Web

SketchUp’s premium 3D modeller for use on the web

3D Warehouse

Integration with SketchUp’s online 3D model library

Extension Warehouse

The place to find and install SketchUp extensions

Channel Support

Help with installation and technical questions

Trimble Connect

Cloud storage and collaboration platform

SketchUp Campus

SketchUp’s official online learning guide

Mobile Viewer

Review 3D models on mobile or tablet devices

Mixed Reality (XR) Viewer

SketchUp’s augmented and virtual reality viewers

New features inside SketchUp Pro 2019

Welcome Panel

We’ve made some updates to our Files, Learn, and Licensing tabs to make it easier to manage projects and licenses. While we were at it, we added links to learning resource directly into SketchUp and LayOut.

Toolbar changes

New updates are made to the toolbars in SketchUp Pro for Desktop and LayOut. There’s a “My Account” icon in the top upper-right hand side of the screen. Here, users can manage account preferences and license(s) from the online account management portal, and sign out.

Line styles

Solid lines don’t always tell the full story, we know. Sometimes dashes are needed to convey a design idea. Whether to demarcate a property boundary or locate places for demolition, adding a stipple might be the best solution.

DWG importer/exporter

SketchUp has always played nice with others. We’ve been hard at work to make it even easier to move between different applications. Import/export of the 2018 DWG file format is now supported. Improvements have also been made to the import and export of line styles and materials.

SketchUp Tape Measure tool

Upgrades to the Tape Measure tool mean less time opening up Entity Info; now, the length of selected edges, areas of faces, and coordinates of guides and intersections can be viewed from an inference tip.

New features inside LayOut 2019

LayOut File Locking

We’ve made it harder to overwrite LayOut files with unintentional edits. If a file is opened in two separate LayOut instances, it will temporarily lock the file as “read only.” Simple as that!

DWG support

As well as support for the 2018 DWG format, it is now easier to export and adjust units when importing DWGs.

SketchUp dashes control

With the introduction of dashed lines in SketchUp, LayOut now has the ability to modify how those lines styles are displayed. With the SketchUp model viewport selected, the SketchUp Model inspector will allow for modification.

Export for SketchUp

Export for SketchUp’ has been added to the DWG/DXF exporter, placing all LayOut entities into the Model Space so that SketchUp better interprets the data. Groups are read as components and fills/patterns are read as faces.

Previous News in SketchUp Pro 2018

Smarter sections

Named section

Just like components, section planes have names and symbols, making them easy to find, organize, and edit in Outliner. Now, it’s  easy to access and manage sections whenever you need to.

Filled section cuts

Filled Section Cuts are now baked into SketchUp Pro. Select a color for your fills via the Styles dialogue and bake them into templates.

Fast sections

SketchUp features improved performance for models that use section planes to hide large amounts of geometry. The more geometry you section off, the more you’ll benefit! 

Make better drawings

Scaled vector drawing

Need to add linework that’s not in your model? Create a scaled drawing in LayOut and sketch over a 3D model to flesh out your project. Or draw from details to scale from scratch directly in LayOut.

DWG import

Import a DWG into LayOut and find illustrations already scaled to paper size. Now SketchUp projects can live side by side with CAD linework and take advantage of DWG libraries everywhere. LayOut A+: plays well with others.

Better drawing

Inferencing, chamfering and filleting, arcs, offset arrays, selections: LayOut is even better at everything you need to draw details or create beautiful illustrations at scale.

Got BIM?

Advanced attributes

SketchUp now features Advanced Attribute fields for a component’s Price, Size, URL, Type, Status, and Owner. So now it’s even easier to embed projects with useful information.

Aggregated reports

Generate Report now aggregates component data so you can do things like configure reports to sum parts and quantities for schedules and cutlists, or create detailed estimates by adding up prices by layer. It’s time to crunch model data!

IFC import/export

BIM works best when information moves freely between applications. You can rely on IFC in SketchUp to transfer the attributes you assign and manipulate in projects.
1- 10 Users
A Single User License is a lowest price offer and the best alternative for individuals and smaller teams. Single User Licenses are for named users only and each user require their own separate license.
10+ Users
A Network License offers exibility and is the best alternative for larger teams and allows staff turnover. Licenses are floating and can be used by any employee; a team of 15 may share 12 seats.
100+ Users
An Enterprise License is the easiest way for large and global organisations to deploy SketchUp. A single license key is provided; it has a predefined number of activations based on the need.