SketchUp unveils native interoperability and removes barriers to creative exploration in 2023 with the Revit Importer for Studio and elevated modeling tools in SketchUp for Desktop.


Welcome to the next generation of creative exploration; updates for 2023 deliver the fastest, easiest, most native interoperable modeling experience yet. SketchUp connects two core tools in the industry: SketchUp & Revit! The Revit Importer elevates the Studio subscription, while tangible improvements to core tools boost workflows in our desktop application. Indulge in SketchUp 2023's powerful toolset for your next built masterpiece. Buy Now

Discoverable and connected workflows

Using Studio’s new common installer, you can discover, download, and install all the tools you need for advanced workflows and complex projects. The subscription also includes V-Ray 6 for creating cutting-edge visuals and Scan Essentials for importing point cloud data – both were enriched with new functionality in late 2022. Please note that Studio is a Windows-only subscription. Scan Essentials is English-only, and V-Ray offers English and Chinese versions.

Breakthroughs for desktop

Build your anything –  faster – with new modeling and documentation features and improvements in SketchUp for Desktop. Explore a brand new Flip tool that replicates design elements predictably, manage DWG files in LayOut, and more.  

Flip with confidence

Take the guesswork out of Flip transformations — the brand-new Flip tool lets you pre-visualize the outcome to model more predictably. Previsualize the plane you want to flip your selection along, then hover over the red, green, or blue planes to confirm the proper orientation. Click to flip! Fewer clicks and undoes means you can focus more of your valuable energy on developing a symmetrical relationship, evaluating it, and modifying it. Flip your model, and it just might flip your creative perspective too.

Pro Tip: Want to set up a quick, mirror relationship in a model to build more efficient components or make symmetrically-oriented copies? Toggle the Flip tool to activate Copy Mode, and you’ll flip a copy that is symmetrical to your selection. Use the tool to express a holistic vision based on a single, repetitive component. 

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Reign over referencing in LayOut

In LayOut, we are fortifying interoperability by adding the ability to manage imported DWG files as references. Sound familiar? It’s the same process for managing referenced files in LayOut, but now we’ve expanded it to apply to all images, text files, or AutoCAD drawings. View all external file references, receive notifications if a file reference is outdated, and update, relink, or remove a file reference using the File Reference Manager. Better still, all your custom style edits (line weights, scale, and viewport positions) stay intact even when reference files are updated. Document and present your work confidently, knowing that all your references are up-to-date without wasting previous layout and styling work.

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