What’s New in Sketchup 2014

Sketchup 2014

If you’ve been buried in your work, it’s possible that you missed the release of Sketchup 2014 on February 28, 2014.  With the rollout comes some pretty awesome new features so we’re here to break it down and feed you the tasty stuff.

If you’d like to simply go and download the latest version checkout our page showing how to get google sketchup free.

What’s New In Sketchup 2014

  • BIM Capabilites – You can now tag geometry in your model to let sketchup know if something’s a wall, roof, floor, etc.  This helps when transferring to other programs that understand 3D elements in that manner.
  • New 3D Warehouse – The 3d warehouse got a face-lift and we have to say, it’s looking pretty good.  It’s now easier to browse and shows more helpful information.  Checkout how I use the new 3d warehouse in this video on how to keep your sketchup file sizes down.  There’s also a really awesome new embed code for components so you can feature them on a website.

As an aside, if you’d like us to host the embedded code of your model on our website, just ‘like’ our facebook page and leave us a request by posting a comment with a link to your model in the 3d warehouse.

Some manufacturers have placed some of their products on the 3d warehouse as well, making it easier then ever to create convincing, accurate models.

  • Harder, Better, Faster, Strong – Things should be quicker now with the sketchup 2014 roll-out.  Some of the code was tweaked to increase performance.
  • The Extension Warehouse – Now there’s a quick and easy way to add plug-ins.  It has a great user-interface and things are easy to find and sift through.

sketchup 2014 extension warehouse

Have you tried out Sketchup 2014 yet?  What’s your favorite new feature?  Let us know below!

If you’d like to start learning sketchup view our tutorials page.


  1. Matt123 January 14, 2017 at 12:39 pm #

    You aced the exam because at no point in your life has your brain been deprived of oxygen for 10 plus minutes. Seriously. That’s about the only way to fail.
    I took mine last year and after all the reading online I was scared. I bought practice tests, books, did hours of reading and studying.

    All this mess about the questions have several answers is a lie. EVERY SINGLE ONE of my questions had 1 answer. I rocked through the test in less than 20 minutes. I do have building/construction experience, but I remember the quality of the questions. Anyone using basic common sense and process of elimination can figure them out. I thought myself surely I’m not the lucky one who got the easy test? Nope, that’s just how the test is. But the internet likes to scare you, because they know you will buy study material.

    LEED has gotten a bad rap, and the deeper I get into green and natural building the more the joke of LEED is seen. Don’t waste your money or time on their “Green Associate” garbage and certainly don’t waste MORE money to keep up this phony “credential”

  2. Mike January 4, 2017 at 11:04 am #

    Hi Tony,

    I need to take 5.0 PPD & PDD. Do you plan on posting notes such as “Caroline’s Notes” that you had posted for the various 4.0 exams for either of those sections? I found those notes to be some of the best resources in studying for the 4.0 sections. If so any idea when? Thanks

  3. Stephen October 17, 2016 at 9:30 pm #

    Hi Tony,
    Any updates on the SS exam ? If there’s an expected release date ? Thanks

  4. DesignerHacks October 4, 2016 at 12:11 pm #


    We are releasing practice exams for the SS exam later this fall.


  5. Paige October 4, 2016 at 11:34 am #

    Will you have SS questions on here at some point?

  6. Daniel September 9, 2016 at 8:47 am #

    Great post, very helpful with the lists of suggested materials, I just passed CDs in July and am taking PPP in November so I definitely needed the list.

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