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SketchUp 2016 Features and Benefits

SketchUp 2016 Features and Benefits
Ready to learn all about the best new improvements that have been made to SketchUp 2016? There are some changes that are minor and some more major, but no matter how big or small, we are excited about the improvements! Below, you’ll find the best changes and how they’ll affect user-friendliness. When you need to outsource CAD projects, make a call to Indovance first. Our highly trained experts are ready to help you grow your business.

Features and Benefits of SketchUp 2016

  • Easily distinguish between shared/nonshared layers.
  • Generate reports from the selected components of a model or the entire model with the 2016 version.
  • Layout, in general, runs much quicker than previous versions!
  • New cloud-friendly layout references will help with referencing and updating files stored in places like Google Drive, Dropbox, and more.
  • Retain all layers of an original copy when you copy and paste! This is amazingly useful.
  • SketchUp 2016 offers the ability to snap elements of models in LayOut.
  • The new inference circle and arc center points will save you time and frustration. No more struggling with this tool. You’ll be happy to know that this is a great benefit to the 2016 version!
  • The new version will also now recognize intersection points with hidden planes.
  • Move, Protractor, Offset, and Rotate tools have been updated. These improvements aren’t big, but enough to make them more user-friendly.
  • A new option called Customizable Utility Trays works great for Window machines. It will help customize workflow with organization and grouping of different utility dialogs. There are options to stack them inside trays or have them stand alone.
  • Make smaller PDF exports with the same resolutions easily with the updated PDF export option.
  • Never have text interfere with arrows or extension lines again with the addition of the new small-dimension leaders.
  • Improved parallel and perpendicular inference display.
  • The Textures are now better, richer, and offer more variety.
  • Trimble Connect is a new feature that allows you to update, upload and remove SketchUp files from Trimble Connect Project folders.
  • Reference SketchUp models easily.
  • Connect, collaborate, and communicate easier, with users all over the world, with the new version.
  • Icons have higher resolutions.
  • Icons read better on High DPI screens.
  • Create higher-resolution icons.
  • Group objects on different layers while upholding management of the focus layer.
  • For non-standard users, Layout is now open for API.
  • Easily assign entities to certain layers without complications.
We hope you’ve enjoyed reading all about the best improvements of SketchUp 2016. What are your favorites? Do you find that some of the changes were unnecessary? If you’re more interested in learning about outsourcing engineering services consider working with Indovance!

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