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nVidia iRay now in SketchUp

2017-08-11

ProWalker GPU adds interactive visualisation work flow to architects and designers using SketchUp. Physically-based materials, lighting, and HDRI support take the guesswork out of rendering. All powered using Nvidia's iRay render engine.

Design decisions and lighting changes rendered in the viewport in near real-time. This offers a level of flexibility and freedom to iterate that is unique to GPU based rendering.

ProWalker GPU for SketchUp

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V-Ray 3 for SketchUp is out!

2017-08-11

V-Ray 3 for SketchUp is interactive and significantly faster, taking full advantage of CPU or GPU acceleration. From quick design models to fully detailed and photorealistic scenes, V-Ray 3 is designed to be SketchUp’s most powerful rendering solution.

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3D PDFs with Dimensions

2017-08-11

SimLab Composer 7.2 now allows the SketchUp design professionals to add linear, angular, and radial measurements and annotations to their presentations. Those measurements can then be exported to end users as 3D PDF files.

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Welcome to the party, Microsoft!

2017-06-07


Microsoft's Remix 3D: a new content repository for 3D models that plugs right into applications like Paint 3D, Word, and Powerpoint. We're proud to say that you'll soon be able to pull models from 3D Warehouse too!

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3D Basecamp 2016: The best one yet?

2017-06-07


For those of you who couldn’t join us in Steamboat Springs, I’m happy to share that 3D Basecamp 2016 lived up to the hype. Five days, 750 attendees from twenty-nine different countries, two incredible keynote addresses, two new product releases, and over 130 hours of knowledge-building sessions: I have to say, it was the best 3D Basecamp yet.

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Introducing my.SketchUp: 3D for even more of everyone

2017-06-07


tl;dr > SketchUp... in a web browser

This week at 3D Basecamp we launched a free preview of my.SketchUp, a version of SketchUp that runs in any modern web browser. Supported by Trimble Connect for storage, sharing and collaboration, “my.SketchUp” is the simplest and most ‘connected’ SketchUp modeler we’ve ever built. 3D for even more of everyone.

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The Mobile Viewer I’ve Always Wanted – Introducing V3.0!

2017-06-07

I’ve been excited about the latest release of SketchUp Mobile Viewer (available now on iOS and Android) from the moment I got the first developer build that allowed me to view dimensions. In fact, here's the model I created that same day just so I could play around with it!

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Welcome to the Trimble family, Sefaira

2017-06-07

With SketchUp, we imagined a design tool that would stand out of the way and let designers get about the business of doing their design. A tool that was simple enough to be useful in the way that a pencil and straightedge are useful.

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Book Review: Architectural Design with SketchUp

2017-06-07

It’s been two years since we first reviewed Architectural Design with SketchUp. Since then, Alex Schreyer (the book’s author) has spoken at 3D Basecamp, authored a few new SketchUp extensions, and sure enough, cooked up a second edition of this comprehensive resource for bending SketchUp to your will.

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Dig a bit deeper with SketchUp 2016

2017-06-07


It’s funny: you can get a lot from SketchUp, without really using SketchUp.

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