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    SketchUp 2013 Is Out

    The new version of SketchUp has been released. Check it out here. Download SketchUp 2013 Make if you want the free version.

    Most of the changes are under the hood but there's some cool stuff like easier plugin installation and customize-able toolbars. All the details are on the SketchUp site.
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    dave, i downloaded the free version of 2013, and it says that it is only a trial version that has an 8 hour time limit. what gives?
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    You get an 8 hour trial period of the free version. After that you'll switch to the free version, called SketchUp 2013 Make, if you don't buy the license. Since you've got the pro version for 8 hours of running time you should look at LayOut, Maybe Style Builder if you're interested in that. Try out the Solid Tools, import or export some CAD files and so on.
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    I did not know about the trial period. That's some good info. I'm going to hold off on it until I'm really ready to try the layout functionality.
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    Not a bad idea, Brent.
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    thanks for the info dave, had me a little worried there.... lol
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    No worries.

    One thing you'll find with the new version is that if you set up toolbars to run down the left side, you'll only be able to get them to display as a single column. This is due to the way they had to create the toolbars so they wouldn't get scrambled as they do once in awhile in SU8 and earlier versions. I'm used to having two columns so I made two custom toolbars I could put next to each other like this.



    I just took the tools off the original bars and put them on alternate custom toolbars to get essentially the same layout as the old tools have.
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    There's a list of some of the new things in SketchUp 2013 and LayOut 2013 to check out. Most of the improvements have been performance related and probably won't be noticeable at first glance.
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    I'm going to try the new version when I have a bit of time. I'm still having mouse problems with SU8, and I'm hoping the problem goes away with the new version. It's not like I'm using an oddball mouse or anything...a Logitech M305 with Logitech drivers. The stock MS drivers produced the same problems, namely that the middle/wheel mouse button does not do anything.
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    Vaughn, you probably need to go in and reassign the function of the CMB.

    I've used several Logitech mice but never installed the driver and they've always worked perfectly. The mouse drivers have historically been problematic because they change the assignment of the CMB away from that which is native to the basic PC mouse setup.
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