SketchUp Pro Desktop 2019.3 maintenance update has been released. The SketchUp 2019.3 release focuses on bug fixes for the new macOS Catalina as well as an update to the sign in workflow due to upcoming changes with Google sign in.
Sign In Workflow Changes
What has changed?
Users will now sign into our desktop applications via an external web browser, instead of an embedded web browser. This change impacts both subscription and classic license users.
The change in 2019.3 that will impact classic license users: Users need to be signed in before accessing the 3D Warehouse, Extension Warehouse and Add Location, which they didn’t need to do in previous builds. Accessing these features will go through the new sign-in workflow, which means classic license users need Trimble IDs (or Google IDs) to access them.
Why? This past April, Google announced that it will no longer support Google Sign In through embedded browser frameworks. In order to continue supporting Google Sign In, we’re following one of Google’s recommended solutions: to have users sign in through their default web browsers and capture the sign in information via a web server on their local machine (127.0.0.1).
What does this mean from a user’s point of view?
- All users need to be signed in to access the 3D Warehouse, Extension Warehouse, Trimble Connect and Add Location from within the desktop apps.
- When a user selects a ‘Sign In’ command from within a desktop app, the user’s default web browser will open a new tab in order for them to sign in.
SketchUp Release Notes
macOS Catalina Support
Added support for macOS Catalina, which included the following updates:
- Implemented the notarization process that will be required for macOS Catalina.
- Fixed an issue where the Welcome Window’s templates panel sometimes loaded slowly.
- Fixed an issue where text was displayed with a black background on some configurations.
- Changed our internet connection tests to work more robustly across the globe.
- (Win) Updated libcrypto and libssl dlls to 1.1.1c.
Please note: If you’re using either Microsoft Internet Explorer or Microsoft Edge as your default browser then you may run into some issues with this new workflow. You can read about this issue along with some workarounds in our article titled Support for Microsoft Internet Explorer or Edge Browser in SketchUp 2019.3 , please visit this article for more information.