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Now 13 Feb 2017: SketchUp and LayOut M2 Release

January 26, 2017

SketchUp and LayOut 2017 M2 is scheduled for public release on February 13 2017, the development team have been working on a host of stability fixes across all platforms. See the below release notes for a brief overview.

 

This release is now open for beta testing, If you’re not yet on the beta program - please contact richard@sketchup.com.

 

SketchUp Release Notes

 

Fixes/Improvements:

 

Stability

  • Fixed a frequent crash that could occur when inserting components and doing other actions (e.g., renaming a component, deleting entities, changing component properties)

  • Fixed a frequent crash that could occur when copy/pasting geometry that needs to be merged with hidden geometry

  • Fixed a frequent crash that could occur on some systems with AMD/ATI graphics cards

  • Fixed a crash that could occur when opening/working in some models with unfixed validity errors

  • Added a fix for a non-reproducible crash that could occur when using the Rectangle tool

  • (Mac) Fixed an issue where simultaneous Component Browser searches led to SketchUp crashing

 

Tools and Inferencing

  • Made updates to VCB (Measurements toolbar) entries for tools

    • A closing bracket is now added automatically when an opening bracket is entered for both square and angle brackets related to point and delta input such as [nn,nn,nn] and <nn,nn,nn> (in US locale)

    • (Win) SketchUp now recognizes both the decimal and list separators that are set within the Windows OS

  • Fixed an issue with the Rotated Rectangle tool where entries in the VCB (Measurements toolbar) were not working as expected after the second click.

  • Fixed an issue in which Dimensions or Text would snap to a sub-component origin instead of the component origin

  • Fixed an issue with the Tape Measure tool in which a model would not rescale when measuring two points on a face and entering in a value in the VCB (Measurements toolbar).

  • Fixed an issue with the Tape Measure tool in which you could not infer from a face to create a guideline along another face

  • (Win) Fixed an issue with the Tape Measure tool where guides would toggle off when using Ctrl + Z to undo a previous operation

 

Miscellaneous

  • Fixed an issue where materials on faces could be lost or faces could be flipped after modifying geometry in certain cases

  • Fixed an issue where an offset of an ellipse would sometimes offset as a circle

  • Fixed an issue where color swapping/pixelation would occur on very small textures

  • Improved Checkup’s messaging for graphics cards that would report inaccurate memory information

  • Improved our ability to get diagnostic data on startup crashes

  • Fixed an issue where the letterbox bars were displayed incorrectly when the Advanced Camera Tools’ aspect ratio did not match the current window

  • Fixed an issue where Advanced Camera Tools did not correctly export 2D images

  • (Mac) Fixed an issue where users on certain iMacs were not able to export to 2D graphic containing Transparent Backgrounds

  • (Mac) Fixed an issue where exporting a 2D graphic with transparent background would produce jagged edges on certain iMacs. These artifacts could also be seen in LayOut

 

LayOut Release Notes

 

Fixes/Improvements:

 

Stability

  • Fixed a crash related to the Text Edit

  • Fixed a Raster and Hybrid Rendering crash that would show up during DWG export

  • (Win) Fixed a crash with DWG export when the file being exported was in use or the user does not have write permission

  • (Mac) Fixed a Style Builder crash on quit.

 

Tables

  • Fixed an issue where inserting certain Excel files would fail, we have expanded the ability to insert a wider range of Excel formatting

  • Fixed an issue where the user would not be able to update a table when the external file was lost

  • Fixed an issue where Excel formatting was used when the ‘Use Excel Formatting’ was unchecked

 

PID’s/Dimensioning

  • Fixed an issue where entering a new dimension after exiting Edit 3D View would produce a wrong measurement

 

DWG Export

  • (Win) Fixed an issue where exporting an individual page would export the following page

 

Miscellaneous

  • Fixed an issue where current camera position would be lost when switching to a scene with no camera properties

  • Fixed an issue where Classification attributes were not showing up in the Label auto-text dropdown

  • (Win) Fixed an issue where the SketchUp model text can appear too big within LayOut

  • (Mac) LayOut now uses SketchUp’s mouse scroll direction. An issue has been fixed where the paperspace and modelspace zoom directions were reversed when set to mac’s ‘Natural’ scroll direction

 

SketchUp API Release Notes

 

Fixes/Improvements:

 

General

  • (Mac) Fixed issue where SKM files lost attribute dictionaries when saved from ‘In Model’ to local library

 

Ruby API

  • Fixed an issue with HtmlDialogs where SketchUp would crash when the dialog was closed before all callbacks were processed

  • Fixed an issue where extensions with multiple periods in filenames would not load

 

C API

  • Fixed an issue where BSTRToUTF8() returned unreliable data

  • Added SUGetColorOrder() to allow for a platform dependent way to get the indices indicating the ordering of color data within 32-bit bitmap images

  • Added SUTextureWriterGetImageRep() to allow for a way to export ImageRep from TextureWritter

  • Added SUModelCreateFromBuffer() to allow for the creation of models from the bytes buffer

 

 

 


 

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