If you used an older version of SketchUp Layout, but weren’t convinced that it was the 2D drawing tool for you, it’s time to take another look!
SketchUp Layout 2018 has just been released, and it has some major improvements. We LOVE it, and so do our customers!
With PlusSpec for SketchUp, your 2D drawings are created with SketchUp (Pro) Layout, and you can draw plans, elevations, sections, details, specifications, title blocks and other graphics with LayOut. When your model changes, so do your 2D drawings.
Image by Summit Legend
Layout is different to traditional Drafting tools. It gives you the power of a Drafting Board, combined with In-Design and Powerpoint!
And unlike most Drafting software, Layout gives you total control over the look and feel of your drawings, so you can make it suit YOU!
The 3D Model is connected to the 2D drawings, allowing you to focus on designing, not drafting (while doing both).
Unlike other CAD/BIM software, you can actually design with PlusSpec for SketchUp!
The best of parametric BIM tools (PlusSpec) and 3D sketching tools (SketchUp) = The Ultimate Design Tool.
Detail – Understand Structure/Engineering
As you draw, PlusSpec simultaneously adds structure, which you can control or modify at any time.
This means that you can start detailing from the start, instead of as just an afterthought. It also enables you to value-engineer and reduce error on site.
Estimate / Understand Cost
If you are a Builder, you can create comprehensive Estimates or BOM’s from your model.
If you are an Architect or Designer, you can understand costs and manage client budgets like never before.
Drew Povey joined RubySketch in 2015 and now heads up the Melbourne Office. He has a Masters of Architecture, a B.A in languages, and a Diploma of Business.