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Solid lines don’t always tell the full story. Sometimes dashes are needed to convey a design idea. Welcome to dashed lines. Even better, components on Layers will inherit the dash pattern.
3D Warehouse Categories
With millions of models and 17 languages, it’s not always easy to find exactly what you’re looking for on 3D Warehouse. Say hello to Categories. Less time searching, more time creating.
SketchUp has always played nice with others. Import/export of the 2018 DWG file format is now supported and improvements have also been made to the import and export of line styles and materials.
Tape Measure tool
Upgrades to the Tape Measure tool mean less time opening up Entity Info; now, the length of selected edges, areas of faces, and coordinates of guides and intersections can be viewed from an inference tip.
LayOut File Locking
It’s now harder to overwrite LayOut files with unintentional edits. If a file is opened in two separate LayOut instances, it will temporarily lock the file as “read only.” Simple.
As well as support for the 2018 DWG format, it is now simpler to export and adjust units when importing DWGs.
SketchUp dashes control
With the introduction of dashed lines in SketchUp, LayOut now has the ability to modify how those lines styles are displayed. With the SketchUp model viewport selected, the SketchUp Model inspector will allow for modification.
Export for SketchUp
‘Export for SketchUp’ has been added to the DWG/DXF exporter, placing all LayOut entities into the Model Space so that SketchUp better interprets the data. Groups are read as components and fills/patterns are read as faces.