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SketchUp 13.0.4812

SketchUp 13.0.4812 is a freeware to create 3D models of anything you like. This software is very powerful and also very easy to use. Everything you create in SketchUp has a precise dimension. When you're ready, you can build models that are as accurate as you need them to be. To model with precision, simply type in dimensions as you draw. You can also use the tape measure tool to set accurate modeling guides.

SketchUp 13.0.4812 at .NeXT

Developer: Trimble
Last updated: August 14, 2013
License: Freeware
OS Support: Windows/Mac
File Size: 72.2 MB

Features:
Accurate measurements :

SketchUp is great for working fast and loose, but it's more than just a fancy electronic pencil. Because you're working on a computer, everything you create in SketchUp has a precise dimension. When you're ready, you can build models that are as accurate as you need them to be. To model with precision, simply type in dimensions as you draw. You can also use the tape measure tool to set accurate modeling guides.

Add Dimensions and Callouts :

In SketchUp Pro, LayOut allows you to get even smarter with your documentation. Use linear and angular dimensioning tools that snap to the edges of SketchUp models and quickly set the format, scale, and precision of displayed measurements. LayOut’s callout tools are also highly customizable: line weight, arrow and stroke style, curved leader lines, font formatting, line spacing... You get the picture.

Add Location :

Google Maps is built right into SketchUp. Grab site context for any place on earth. When you import an area with the Add Location tool, you get full-color aerial imagery, a 3D terrain model, and the geo-location information you need to perform accurate shadow studies. If you need more context, you can always bring in adjacent areas—they tile together smoothly.

Advanced Camera Tools :

SketchUp Pro’s Advanced Camera Tools let you work with real-world cameras in your 3D models. SketchUp Pro comes with a collection of real camera configurations that you can use right away. Cameras you create with the ACTs provide precise controls for settings like Focal Length and Image Width, which allows you to accurately preview real camera shots right inside SketchUp. Position and aim your ACT cameras using familiar moves like Pan, Tilt, Roll, Dolly, Truck and Pedestal. Look through your ACT cameras to preview Aspect Ratio and Safe Zones for the shots you’re planning. Toggle on and off all of your ACT cameras’ frustums to clearly see what is—and isn’t— visible in your shots. Need a custom camera configuration? Making your own is simple and straightforward.

Area & Volume Calculations :

Right-click any face in your SketchUp model to find out its area. You can also choose to see the area of all faces that share its material, or all faces that reside on the same layer. If you have a group or a component that’s solid (meaning it’s completely enclosed by faces), you can see its volume in the Entity Info dialog box.

Arrowheads :

If you’ve ever felt that LayOut’s arrowheads were a little too beefy for your drawings, you’re in luck. We’ve introduced slimmer, sleeker alternatives that look better just about everywhere you use them. While we were at it, we tweaked things so that arrowheads align properly with their line segments—no more curved callouts with broken necks.
Build your own tools with the SketchUp Ruby API

If you love SketchUp but have ever thought “I just wish it did ______,” there’s a good chance that the SketchUp Ruby API (Application Programming Interface) can make your wish come true. Our API lets you write scripts to create custom drawing tools, automate common modeling tasks, and generate customized reports. You’ll need to get your hands dirty with the Ruby programming language, but it’s fun to learn and you’ll be amazed by what you can do.

Choose raster, vector or hybrid rendering modes :

Which rendering mode you choose depends on what kind of information is in your model viewport. For physically large or linework-intensive views (like the ones you’d find in a set of construction documents), vector mode provides crisp edges and faster rendering times. If your viewport contains materials and complex styles, and it isn’t very large, raster mode is the one to choose. For the best of both worlds—smooth lines and rich textures and shadows—hybrid mode is the best option.

New In This Version :

# The following issues have been fixed:
* Graphics card-related crash when updating scenes which use a standard view (e.g., Top, Front) on some machines.
* Mac: crash when exporting a model with dimensions or text to 2d DWG.
* Mac: VCB does not work if you give it focus. Previously, when clicking in or tabbing to the VCB on the Mac and typing data, the VCB didn't behave as expected.
* Mac: machines with a 10.8 operating system show instructor content that is Windows-specific.
* Windows: crash when selecting the "File" menu item on a small subset of machines. Previously, on some machines, selecting the File menu item crashed SketchUp. This crash was caused by the fact that we used to load all exporters and importers when the File menu item was selected and, on some machines, loading the FBX exporter caused SketchUp to crash. Now, we only load exporters and importers when exporting or importing files. This should lessen the likelihood of experiencing the crash - i.e., the crash should occur now only when selecting File > Export > 2d graphic and File > Export > 3d graphic vs when selecting the File menu item. We are still working on fixing the FBX crash itself. The workaround to this crash is as follows:
- Open Windows Explorer
- Navigate to the C:\Program Files (x86)\SketchUp\SketchUp 2013\Exporters directory (or wherever you have installed SketchUp)
- Rename the file 'Skp2Fbx.dll' to some other name - e.g., Skp2Fbx.bak
- Launch SketchUp again - the crash should no longer occur
* Windows: SketchUp loses floating toolbar visibility state when closing from a minimized state. Previously, floating Ruby toolbars would no longer be visible when re-launching SketchUp if SketchUp were closed from a minimized state via the Windows taskbar.
* SketchUp quits extracting at first failure when extracting files from *.rbz zip files. Previously, when extracting *.rbz files, SketchUp would quit on first failure. Now, SketchUp continues to extract files if it encounters failures.
* Clicking on the "Name" column header in the Layers dialog doesn't sort layers as expected.
* Model Info > Geolocation Dialog does not always refresh after adding a location. Previously, after adding a location, the Model Info > Geolocation dialog did not always reflect that a location had been added.
* Crash when clicking on a material or style on some Unicode configurations. SketchUp previously crashed when clicking on a material or style when it was run using a username containing Japanese/Chinese characters on a native operating system.
* SketchUp fails to export and import for some Unicode configurations. SketchUp previously failed to import and export files when it was run using a username containing Japanese/Chinese characters on a native operating system.
* Bad translations, missing translations and string truncations for the FIGS languages.
* Crash when de-authorizing SU when using the Italian Windows build.
# The following new things have been added:
* We have new installs for the following languages - Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.
* LayOut:
- The following issues have been fixed:
> Crash on startup, or shortly after initialization, on Windows machines with user account names that were composed of at least one special character. Typically, this was more present with localized builds.
> Bad translations, missing translations and string truncations for the FIGS languages.
# The following new things have been added:
* We have new installs for the following languages - Japanese, Korean, Brazilian Portuguese, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese.

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