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2022 is off to a great start with brand-new updates in SketchUp Pro and LayOut. The SketchUp 2022 release includes new and improved modelling tools, additional search functionality, time-saving enhancements in LayOut, and so much more. These updates will help speed up and simplify your workflows so you can stay focused on your designs.

Before we get into the release, let us introduce our newest scale figure, Niraj Poudel! Niraj joined SketchUp in 2014 and is a key figure on our customer success team. He loves helping people optimize their SketchUp workflow and is passionate about early-stage sustainable design. Niraj enjoys the outdoors, playing the guitar, and finding new ways to bring a smile to his daughter's face in his free time. Learn more about our latest scale figure.

SketchUp Pro (desktop)
  • Search in SketchUp
First introduced in SketchUp for Web, Search is now a SketchUp Pro feature that allows you to quickly find and activate native commands and installed extensions. Instead of spending valuable time trying to find or remember a tool in SketchUp, you can type in the name or workflow-related query such as 'elevation', 'boolean', or 'chamfer' to quickly find it.

If you're new to SketchUp, this will help you get up to speed on the UI and toolset, allowing you to focus on your design rather than trying to find a tool. Search by name or search for what you want a tool to do in SketchUp and relevant results will appear.

For more experienced users, this will help reduce the amount of screen space devoted to toolbars. For example, instead of displaying all seven Joint Push/Pull toolbar icons, you can now search for 'Joint Push/Pull', and all commands associated with the extension show up.

The best way to bring Search (default shortcut: Shift +S) into your workflow is to customize the shortcut so the command is easy to find.

New and improved modelling tools

In 2022, we're speeding up, streamlining, and enhancing workflows by introducing brand-new tools and considerable updates to older ones. You can see the details in our release notes, but here are some highlights:

Lasso Select

The Lasso Select tool allows you to draw custom selection bounds without reorienting the camera. You can also create multiple discrete selections in one click-drag operation and select entities much faster with stylus inputs.

Stamp Copy

A new modifier state for the Move tool (introduced in 2021.1.2), Stamp enables you to make multiple copies of an entity, 'stamping' each with just a click. This tool is handy for naturally dispersing objects across a given area. For example, you can quickly place scale figures or other entourage in a landscape design. It's also helpful in making multiple copies along one axis at irregular intervals, such as displaying crosswalks in an urban design model.

Tag Tool

Streamline model organization using Tag, a new tool that allows you to click entities or pre-selected entities to apply tags. With the Tag tool, you can speed up the model organization by tagging objects directly in the modelling window, rapidly cleaning up unwanted tags, and improving reporting fidelity by bulk modifying the tagging of component instances.

Freehand

We made a big update to the Freehand tool. With smoother curve entities, you can create organically drawn lines and Follow Me extrusions with more natural variance.

Because Freehand's output is smoother, the tool creates more segments. Immediately after drawing a curve, you can decrease the segmentation of the curve incrementally. SketchUp provides visual feedback with each increment. Freehand also receives axis locking input to specify a drawing plane, and it's now possible to draw across adjacent faces on different planes.



Tangent Inference Lock

Using the new tangent inference toggles for 2-Point and 3-Point Arc tools, you can now quickly specify and lock arc tangency from an existing edge or arc. Not only is the tangent arc more predictable, but it also allows you to create curved faces in a shorter amount of time.

Scene Search

If you generate architectural visualization outputs or construction documentation, you probably create a lot of different scenes to communicate the design details. This results in having to visually scan long Scene lists with coded names. With Scene Search, a new search filter adjacent to the Scenes tab, you can now quickly identify and jump to your desired scene.

More modelling modifications

In 2021.1, we focused on improving the consistency of how modeling worked from tool to tool, specifically on our ten core tools. There are a couple of notable tool behavior changes to Tape Measure, Classifier, Position Texture, and directional inferencing tooltips in this release. Read more about these changes in our release notes.

Layout

With Auto-Text updates and Find & Replace, LayOut helps you work faster and more efficiently than ever before.

Viewport-based Auto-Text labels

In addition to existing labels that pull entity or component attributes from SketchUp viewports in LayOut, we are introducing new Auto-Text tags that can be selected from the Auto-Text menu in label creation or templated labels.

You can use all of these labels in scrapbooks or with transparent label leaders. This means that you can drag Auto-Text labels in from a scrapbook, hit enter to drag the label leader, and then the value associated with that viewport automatically displays.

With new and improved viewport-based Auto-Text labels, you can use more of the information embedded in SketchUp models while composing documents, making your templates more powerful and efficient. For instance, you can pick your Scene name or description using an Auto-Text tag to automatically populate a drawing title. Then use a tag to show the scale of the current viewport. If the scale of the model viewport changes, the scale call out will automatically update.

Explore how to use them in our Help Center documentation.

Page Management Auto-Text

Manually creating and maintaining a table of contents can be time-consuming and error-prone, but it doesn't have to be with new enhancements in title block management.

Complementing our existing tag, displays the number of pages in a range you can define. With , users can specify the start page (where a particular range starts), character style, and the last page of the range. This feature is useful when developing an index or table of contents at the beginning of your LayOut document.

With the tag, you can use the name of a page that is not the current page. For example, if you want to display the name of a page in the third position of your document, you'll input . Even better, the page name dynamically updates when pages are added, deleted, or re-ordered, saving time when developing and finalizing your table of contents.

If you're interested in learning more about the 2022 release go to See-It-3d.
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