The moment every SketchUp Pro user has been waiting for is finally there! The newest version of SketchUp Pro, SketchUp Pro 2013
, is available from now on! SketchUp Pro 2013 is focused on two things:
- Adding extra functionality to SketchUp Pro
- Making LayOut 2013 an even more powerful presentation tool than it already was
Note: The free version of SketchUp is now named SketchUp Make and is not to be used commercially!
New Features and Improvements
SketchUp Pro 2013 and LayOut 2013 offer you the following new features and improvements:
SketchUp Pro 2013
- Extension Warehouse:
Looking for new tools in SketchUp Pro 2013? You can now explore, download and install many plugins without having to leave SketchUp Pro.
- Video Export:
Export HD videos at 720p, encoded in popular formats like H.264 AVI and WebM.
- New look:
A fresh, new look with new toolbars and icons.
- Smarter Toolbars (Windows): Drag tool icons between toolbars and make SketchUp look the way you want it to.
- Stable and Robust:
SketchUp 2013 covers several bugs and the newest operating systems and hardware will be supported.
- Vector Rendering:
Speedier vector rendering for reducing wait times for large models.
- Zoom Function:
Zoom function has been increased by a factor of ten, from 1000% to 10000%.
- Copy Array:
Copy array for easily creating multiple copies of objects with your keyboard.
- Pattern fills:
Pattern fills for filling shapes with hatching and other patterns.
- New Arrowheads:
Arrowheads are slimmer, so your documents like nicer and arrowheads have better alignement with line segments.
- Curved Leaders:
Curved label leader lines for creating jauntily curved callout lines with a simple click-drag commando.
- Dashed Dimensions:
Dashes in dimensions for better readable dimensions.
- Page Numbers:
Page Numbers in the Pages panel, which makes it easier to print and export portions of your document.
Two Products: SketchUp Pro & SketchUp Make
Besides SketchUp Pro, there will remain a free version of SketchUp. This version will be branded SketchUp Make
and is meant for all of those hobby-ing hero's designing and creating stuff in 3D. Trimble has changed the EULA for SketchUp Make such that it is not allowed to use SketchUp Make commercially
. In short, the Pro must really use the Pro now!
If you are already using SketchUp Pro 8 or earlier, you can now upgrade for € 77,- excl. VAT (standalone) or € 121,- excl. VAT (network). For this amount, you will receive every update, upgrade and support on installation/authorization at no additional cost in the year after purchase. We call it 'Maintenance' and you will get the possibility to extend it every year. You can also choose to purchase Maintenance for 2 or even 3 years. In that case, you are assured of every update, upgrade and support (on installation/authorization) within the time frame purchased.
Annual Release Cycle
From now on, a new version of SketchUp Pro with new features and improvements will be released every year. In the past, the release schedule was too erratic, which makes budgetting difficult for some people. With this new annual release cycle, you know exactly what to expect from now on!
SketchUp Pro 2013 has got the following advice selling prices (excl. VAT):
Standalone licenses: € 475,-
This price includes 1 year Maintenance
- Including 2 Years Maintenance: € 552,-
- Including 3 Years Maintenance: € 629,-
- Maintenance per standalone license: € 77,- per year
- Maintenance per network license: € 121,- per year
Maintenance can be purchased for 1, 2 or 3 years.
Join Our Free Webinar
To inform yourself simply and as an opportunity to answer your questions, we have organized a few live webinars.
Webinar 1: Tuesday May 28 2013 from 16:00 - 17:00 (Subscribe)
Webinar 2: Thursday May 30 2013 from 10:00 - 11:00 (Subscribe)
Click 'Subscribe' behind the webinar of your choice to subscribe yourself for this webinar.
There is place for 100 persons per Webinar, so subscribe yourself as soon as possible.
We will show you the new features of SketchUp and LayOut and answer as many questions as possible.
Click here for buying SketchUp Pro 2013 and Maintenance.
Click here to download the free SketchUp Pro 2013 demo.
Click here to read everything about SketchUp Pro 2013.
All frequently asked questions about the v2013 release can be found here.