New updates in SketchUp Pro 2021 |


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We’re happy to announce some more updates in SketchUp Pro. The goal of this latest release is to improve the consistency of how modeling works from tool to tool, increase workflow efficiency, and build on the learnability of SketchUp. Changes to SketchUp’s modeling modifiers  In SketchUp 2021.1, the way that ten core tools work in modifier states is changing. For example, SketchUp’s Move tool can also work as a Copy tool. And, with a modifier, Push/Pull can create new faces […]

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Experience world-class rendering with V-Ray 5 in SketchUp Studio |


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Do you need to generate high-quality images from your 3D designs to excite your clients and make better design decisions? SketchUp has teamed up with Chaos to bring you world-class rendering capabilities as part of a single subscription: SketchUp Studio.  V-Ray’s robust rendering engines mean you can take your 3D models from idea to art by adding global illumination and artificial lights, real-life materials and textures, atmospheric effects, and more. With the added benefit of V-Ray Vision, you can render in […]

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Welcome to the Studio family, Scan Essentials! |


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Who’s ready for some good news? It wasn’t that long ago that we announced the integration of Trimble’s Scan Essentials with SketchUp, and the positive response has been astounding. That’s why we are thrilled to announce that Scan Essentials (a Windows-only extension) is now included in our Studio subscription! This addition comes with a few new features to boot. That’s right, if you’ve already subscribed to SketchUp Studio, bringing point cloud files into SketchUp just got so much easier.  If you’re not familiar with Trimble’s Scan Essentials, let’s […]

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SketchUp Studio: Advance your workflow |


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Built for Building We’ve been busy evolving the Studio offering to make it [even] more robust for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) professionals. With that in mind, we are excited to announce two new features that will have your workflow more enriched and streamlined than ever before. Welcome to the Studio family, V-Ray and Scan Essentials! Import point cloud data with Scan Essentials (Windows-only) Similar to PreDesign and Add Location, Scan Essentials is, well, essential from the very start of your workflow. By giving you the tools […]

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V-Ray 5 for SketchUp – What’s New |


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Photorealistic rendering and real-time visualization all in one—all in SketchUp. From beginner to pro,V-Ray 5 has all the tools you need to visualize your SketchUp projects from start to finish. What’s New REAL-TIME VISUALIZATIONQuick previews of your SketchUp model and professional quality rendering of high-resolution images and animations— all without leaving your favorite 3D tool. FASTER, EASIER LIGHTINGAutomate your scene lighting process through hundreds of automatically generated light setups and lighting capabilities. POST-PROCESSING IN V-RAYPowerful tools for applying finishing touches […]

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