Archetech Issue 30 2017 - Page 115

Every week, millions of designers work in SketchUp Pro, the world's most popular modelling tool for exploring and presenting ideas in 3D. The platform is intuitive and quick, so anyone can learn to create, collaborate on, and deliver 3D projects. SketchUp 2017 comes with multiple new and adapted features including; Transparency, Graphics Pipeline 2.0, High DPI Modelling, Perpendicular Face Inferencing, Smart Offset, LayOut Tables, High Fidelity.DWG and Extension Manager. Create accurate 3D projects Develop your ideas in 3D with powerful and accurate, yet simple tools. Begin with a blank canvas or import photos, CAD files or pre-built models from 3D Warehouse. SketchUp is the most intuitive and easy-to-learn 3D drawing tool available, designed to behave like an extension of your hand. Export and share Publish imagery and animations, export for VR, create documents and BIM reports with IFC references. Evolve your design in other applications by exporting to formats including DXF, DWG, OBJ, 3DS, DAE, and more. A flexible platform Extension Warehouse contains over 400 plugins that layer additional tools and features on top of SketchUp. Free and paid plugins are available for industry-specific workflows such as rendering, analysis, and 3D printing. Present and document SketchUp Pro includes LayOut, a powerful 2D illustration app for the creation of professional drawing sets, construction documents and screen presentations, all dynamically linked to SketchUp files. You can make high-resolution prints, PDF’s for distribution and give your presentations as a full-screen slideshow, all from the same LayOut file. It’s dynamically linked to SketchUp models it contains. Consequently, any changed you make are automatically reflected in your document. Say goodbye to exporting a new set of images every time your design evolves. For more information on SketchUp Pro 2017 visit www.elmtec.co.uk, email sales@elmtec.co.uk or contact us on 01844 263750.