Posted by Bryce Stout, Product Manager
The third maintenance release of SketchUp 6 and SketchUp Pro 6 (including LayOut) is now here. We've been working long and hard to fix bugs and improve general stability. For SketchUp Pro users, we've also made many improvements to LayOut (which is still in beta). If you're interested, you can take a look at the release notes for Windows and Mac.
The next time you open SketchUp, you should see a message prompting you to get the latest version; just follow the directions in the prompt to do so. If you don't see the prompt, choose Check for Update from the Help menu. If you're on a Mac, choose Check Web for Update from the SketchUp menu. Staying up-to-date is as simple as that.
The biggest news for this release is that we have done a lot of work which will allow us to begin localizing SketchUp into many more languages. For those you who have been patiently anticipating a release in French, Italian, German, Spanish, or Japanese, your wait is almost over. Look for the official announcement of these releases in the coming weeks.
Other fixes and improvements include:
- We fixed several crashing bugs in Sketchup
- Numerous upgrades to the Sketchup Ruby API.
- Over a dozen upgrades and fixes for LayOut.
One more important note: My reign as the Official SketchUp Scale Figure will continue for at least one more release! Now, I realize at this point you could be thinking: "Ugh. That scale figure guy annoys the crap out of me – I'm so sick of deleting him every time...." or, "Oh, no -- the day is coming when Bryce won't be the scale figure?" In either case, you really need to learn about SketchUp Templates so you can easily customize the setup of each new document you create.