SketchUp is a 3D modelling software that is widely used by architects, engineers, and designers. SketchUp Pro has been the go-to version for many years, but a more complete tier has been added relatively recently – SketchUp Studio. In this blog post, we will discuss the benefits of upgrading from SketchUp Pro to SketchUp Studio.
SketchUp Studio offers a wide range of enhanced features and tools that are not available in SketchUp Pro. For example, Studio includes the ability to generate reports, import and export data in various formats, and collaborate in real-time with other users. It also includes the Trimble Connect extension, which allows users to access cloud-based storage and collaborate with other users in real-time.
Studio also comes with V-Ray for photorealistic rendering, as well as the new Revit Importer.
If you’re already using both SketchUp Pro and Revit or V-Ray, SketchUp Studio might be the upgrade you’ve been looking for.
Much like it sounds, the Revit importer brings Revit models into SketchUp, converting families and building elements to SketchUp’s native tags and components. It optimises geometry, creating a lightweight and well-organised SketchUp file that’s ready to use.
V-Ray is a popular rendering engine that is widely used by architects and designers. SketchUp Studio 2023 now includes V-Ray integration, which allows users to create photorealistic renderings of their 3D models. This feature includes a range of advanced tools, such as denoising, colour correction, and post-processing effects.
Live Components is a new feature introduced in SketchUp Studio 2023 that allows users to create dynamic 3D models that can change shape and size in real-time. This feature is particularly useful for architectural designs that require complex geometry and intricate details. With Live Components, users can create models that respond to various parameters, such as time, weather conditions, and user input.
SketchUp Studio 2023 offers enhanced reporting features that make it easier for users to generate reports and analyse data. This feature allows users to create customised reports that include specific model attributes, such as volume, surface area, and material quantities. Users can also export these reports in various formats, including PDF, CSV, and Excel.
Scan Essentials provides the ability to import, view and interact with point cloud data in the SketchUp modelling environment. The imported point cloud can be used within SketchUp to model the scanned as-built condition, provide accurate visual context to your existing sketchup model, and to collect accurate measurement data.
SketchUp Studio is available now at CAD Software Direct .com
Upcoming Price Changes to SketchUp
Trimble have announced that price changes will be coming to SketchUp on July 10th 2023. After this date, SketchUp Pro’s RRP will be £279, and Studio will be £599. Graduate licences are also affected with Pro Graduate going to £245, and Studio Graduate to £549. EDU/Non-Profit pricing is not impacted.
You can renew within 60 days of your renewal date. If applicable to you, renew now to take advantage of the current pricing before the increase.
LAST CHANCE to Migrate a Classic Licence
With the coming price changes, migrations will cease on July 10th. After this date, customers will no longer be able to upgrade old classic perpetual licenses.
With a SketchUp subscription, you’ll always have access to the latest version of the software. This means you won’t have to worry about purchasing a new licence every time a new version is released. Instead, you’ll automatically get access to new features and updates as they become available. This can save you time and money in the long run, as you won’t have to worry about upgrading your software every year or two.
Some SketchUp subscription plans include additional features that aren’t available with a perpetual licence. For example, the SketchUp Studio subscription includes access to premium apps, AR/VR features, and more. These additional features can help you take your SketchUp projects to the next level and enhance your workflow in new and exciting ways.