All in all, everything feels faster and cleaner (both in SketchUp and in Layout). You can definitely feel the difference in speed, which I think everyone will love. At first look, many of the updates or new features may feel slightly underwhelming, but when you dig deeper you realize that these changes are actually a lot bigger than you first thought.
That being said, the main focus of this release has been based around the shift to the subscription model and add-ons (such as Trimble Connect, SketchUp Viewers and the new SketchUp Campus – a new learning center). For those of you who are still scared of subscriptions (although you really shouldn’t be as it is 100% the future of software, and offers the end user so many benefits) the perpetual SketchUp Pro license still remains available and unchanged.
Even though the new tools/features are somewhat ‘light’, we think that 2019 is still definitely worth the upgrade. The only question you need to ask yourself is: will you stay on the perpetual license or switch over to one of the subscription bundles. We won’t go into pricing in this review, but click HERE to see more about the new subscription model and it’s benefits.