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Enhanced inferencing in SketchUp 2016

2017-06-07


Moving a component along an inferenced parallel: it’s time to fall in love with inference locking all over again!

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Layers and dimensions: A smarter LayOut for 2016

2017-06-07


If you love SketchUp, there’s a great chance you’ll love LayOut. For those of you familiar with LayOut’s magic, we think you’re really going to like the changes we’ve made for 2016...

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What makes a great 3D Warehouse model? A checklist...

2017-06-07


For years now, SketchUp users of all skill levels have provided 3D models to the world through 3D Warehouse. We’re continually surprised by the breadth of 3D Warehouse contributions, but for a while now, we’ve been wondering how to help people make good models great.

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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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