Archetech Issue 30 2017 - Page 116

SketchUp 2017 is here! The smartest SketchUp yet. Transparency Graphics Pipeline 2.0 We’ve made big improvement to transparency, which should now render faster and at high quality to. SketchUp is also now much better at displaying multiple transparencies to provide a more realistic sense of depth across several see-through faces. In this release, we’ve made major improvements to our graphics pipeline, allowing for performance improvements. Now, SketchUp, 3D Warehouse, LayOut, My SketchUp, and Trimble Connect all render models using the same under-the-hood algorithms – all tuned for buttery 3D orbiting. High DPI Modeling There’s more! We’ve tuned snapping and inferencing for high definition monitors (like Apple’s Retina Display). Edge weights have also been smart-scaled. You can back away from your screen now... Perpendicular Face Inferencing Have you mastered parallel inferencing? We’ve added a ‘Perpendicular to Face’ inference. Hover a face; SketchUp will helpfully snap to its perpendicular. • Smart Offset • High Fidelity .DWG – for easier exporting • LayOut Tables; manage spreadsheets in LayOut • Extension Manager Contact Elmtec, Sketchup’s distribution Partner in the UK E: sales@elmtec.co.uk T: 01844 263750 W: www.elmtec.co.uk