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V-Ray 3 for SketchUp is out

2017-05-27


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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Announcing the SketchUp for Schools beta

2017-05-20


At SketchUp, we believe every student should have access to intuitive 3D modeling tools that enable creative expression and skill development from a young age. That’s why we are so excited to introduce SketchUp for Schools: SketchUp in the web for any primary and secondary school signed up with Google’s G Suite for Education.

Oh! And did we mention it’s free!?

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3D Warehouse Launches Feature Enabling Users to Download Materials

2017-05-20

TL;DR: We recently launched a bunch of new features for 3D Warehouse. Two new features have been added to the model details pages that allow you to browse and download In Model materials and components. You can also browse models that include the component you’ve landed on. Last but not least, we brought back contributors (finally!). Whew, that was the TL;DR version? Keep reading for more details or head over to 3D Warehouse now to check out all the new stuff.

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Sefaira'n Up the SketchUp office

2017-05-20

For the team at SketchUp HQ, Boulder is home. Our office has a fantastic view, three-hundred (or so) sunny days a year, and more perks than most: nerf guns, a kickball team (go Sketchballs!), and a pro-grade espresso machine that pumps coffee-scented life into our veins during the afternoon slump. Not to mention, we’ve got some of the coolest, most inspiring people to work with.

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CallisonRTKL: Keeping ahead of the curve

2017-05-20


We spoke with Joseph Kim, architectural designer with CallisonRTKL; a global architecture practice responsible for some of the world’s most memorable and successful environments for developers, retailers, investors, institutions and public entities.

 

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Scaling the wall: a climbing gym comes to life in SketchUp

2017-05-20


An advantageous member of the DAJ design team, architect Ryan Costner has completed many commercial and residential projects that anyone would be thrilled to call their own. A Colorado native, the latest EVO Rock + Fitness climbing gym in his backyard is his latest endeavor. In a community where climbing is a passionate hobby for many, I asked him how SketchUp helped him create another project that he could be immensely proud of.

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Meet Canvas: 3D home scanning for everyone

2017-05-20


Today, we’re interviewing Alex Schiff, product manager for Canvas, a new 3D scanning app that makes it fast and simple to capture a 3D model of a home… for use in SketchUp, of course!

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FutureHAUS: A hypothetical future home derived from real research

2017-05-20


Every day I see wild concept videos of futuristic homes. Last week, I saw a floating pod that you could live in. The bedroom was underwater and your living room was up top. A couple of years ago, someone on the SketchUp team watched this video which led is to us making a digitally fabricated Wikihouse.

I love insane, ridiculous, and forward looking concepts of the future. Not being bound by budgets, design norms, and consumer demand can allow for anyone's creativity to produce some amazing ideas.

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Get phenomenal DWG files out of LayOut 2017

2017-05-07


LayOut 2017 is available, and you know what that means! That’s right! Massive improvements to DWG and DXF output. This release includes several enhancements that will help SketchUp and LayOut fit into your CAD workflow like never before.

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Using Tables to manage spreadsheets in LayOut

2017-05-06


In our never-ending quest to help you create the best documents (and get the most out of your SketchUp models), we built Tables: a great way to manage spreadsheets in LayOut.

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