What is my.SketchUp?
my.SketchUp is the core SketchUp modeler, tuned to work in modern web browsers. Draw, orbit, push-pull: make anything you can imagine in SketchUp, anytime you imagine it.
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Welcome to my.sketchup, our new web based version of SketchUp. There’s some great news, it works a lot like the SketchUp you already know and love, however there are some differences to be aware of when you start using this new version in your browser. Be sure to read to the bottom so you’re comfortable with the differences before you dig in.
They aren’t too complicated and do allow something you’ve been requesting for years, Linux support! My.sketchup is a web app and needs a modern browser with WebGL support, beyond that you’ll still see the same benefit from improved hardware that SketchUp Make and SketchUp Pro require; an accelerated video card, plenty of system memory and a strong processor. Because this beta you’re invited to test these limits, however when you manage to break it we kindly request that you visit the forum and let us know the specific hows and whys.
What’s Different?Web Sign in
Before you get started you’ll need to be able to Sign in to the site, you can use your Trimble ID or an existing Google Account.For more information on accounts click here. Once you have Signed in then you’ll be able to use Trimble Connect for saving and sharing files, they’ll be stored in the cloud and accessible from other applications.
SketchUp Make and SketchUp Pro use Extensions using Ruby for adding functionality. This isn’t available in my.sketchup at this time, this means some of our tools aren’t in yet and also means you can’t add any 3rd party functionality. All of the tools that made SketchUp great in the first place are available, use those and pretend it’s the wild west!
Some Limited Functionality
While we’ve included many Styles in my.sketchup there isn’t a way for you to edit them yet, for the time being please make use of those we’ve provide. Similarly the Component Edit functionality is still in development and you won’t be able to make all of the edits you’re used to when creating your own components.
Some Shortcuts will be Different
My.sketchup exists within a browser so we have to share functionality with that application, this means that some shortcuts you’re used to in SketchUp are in direct conflict and can’t be used. Don’t worry! We’re working on way to customize shortcuts further within my.sketchup, please be patient and keep your eyes open for changes.
User Interface and Menu Items are Different
Again, we’re sharing our functionality with a browser, this has the potential to make tabs and menu items more confusing. To keep the interface clear and easy to use we’ve placed all of the tools on the left side and many of the items you used to access from the Menu into a bar on the right side of the drawing window. You can learn about these interface changes below.
The my.sketchup Interface
Fig. 1 - The User Interface
Document Name - This is what your document is called. Click this and change the name, note that it will save your document to our cloud service “Trimble Connect”
Toolbar - You’ll recognize these icons from SketchUp Make and SketchUp Pro, they’re your primary tools with flyout options to change to other similar tools.
Dialog boxes - This is one of the “new” things mentioned above. You’ll access things like Components, Layers, Scenes or the Instructor from this toolbar.
Undo/Redo - You might be used to this being at the top, it just lets you undo mistakes, or redo them if you prefer.
Help Center - Having problems? Click this and it’ll bring you to the SketchUp Help Center
Tool Tips - If you’re not certain what a tool does or the options available for that tool then they’ll appear down here so you can quickly confirm and keep working without having to leave the application.
Measurements Box - Just like the SketchUp you know, you can choose a tool, perform and operation and then make it more precise by typing the desired value.
Report a Bug - This is BETA, you’ll find things that don’t work the way they’re supposed to, click this to jump to our forum and report the issue.
Fig. 2 - The Toolbar Flyouts
You'll notice that several of the tools in the lefthand toolbar have an indicator on their right side. If you click this it'll pop out a "flyout" with more, similar tools you can choose. These are all the tools you already know and love, they've just been simplified to a monochromatic icon but are still the same core tool which you can read about elsewhere in the Knowledge Center.
For further questions be sure to visit our F.A.Q. which addresses specific questions about my.sketchup
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