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SketchUp for iPad: Capture your creativity on the go

SketchUp 2022 has just been released. Check out what is new and if you have an existing subscription, the next time you open SketchUp, it should prompt you to automatically renew...

SketchUp 2022 is Here!

SketchUp 2022 has just been released. Check out what is new and if you have an existing subscription, the next time you open SketchUp, it should prompt you to automatically renew...

SketchUp – The Uncomplex Solution

With operations spanning Australia, New Zealand, Asia, and Papua New Guinea, CPB Contractors is the Australasian construction company of the CIMIC Group.  Combine the construction expertise and track record formerly delivered by Leighton Contractors…

New updates in SketchUp Pro 2021

We’re happy to announce some more updates in SketchUp Pro. The goal of this latest release is to improve the consistency of how modeling works from tool to tool, increase workflow efficiency, and build on the learnability of SketchUp. Changes…

The benefit of point clouds

Want to learn about how you can hire an X7 to scan your next project and then use SketchUp Studio with the point-cloud? Talk to our team. - Although this is a US customer spotlight - we wanted to share this great article by Trimble SketchUp: Innovator…

SketchUp Studio Relaunch: Advance your workflow

We've been busy evolving the Studio offering to make it [even] more robust for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) professionals. Today, we are excited to announce two brand-spanking-new features that will have your workflow…

Scan Essentials is now part of SketchUp Studio

Happy SketchUpping! Who’s ready for some good news? It wasn’t that long ago that we announced the integration of Trimble’s Scan Essentials with SketchUp, and the positive response has been astounding. That’s why we are thrilled…

V-Ray 5 is now part of SketchUp Studio

Do you need to generate high-quality images of your designs to excite your clients and make better design decisions? Well, we’re proud to announce that we’ve teamed up with Chaos to bring you world-class rendering capabilities including…

Considering building performance during conceptual design

SketchUp Sefaira Daylight Analysis Visualization. Image courtesy of SketchUp The paradox of early design is that architects have to make the most critical decisions when they have the least time to evaluate them thoroughly. This is especially…

SketchUp turns 20 years old!

Although SketchUp has just turned 20 years old, you would never know it! SketchUp is constantly evolving to stay at the forefront of technology and feel fresh and new (whilst maintaining the features that everyone knows and loves). With…

Introducing SketchUp PreDesign

Looking for simple ways to access helpful climate insights? Do you want to better understand how the environment affects your projects? Well, the future is here, and its forecast is bright and sunny. Using your site location and building…

A new look for SketchUp

With the launch of 2021, you can't help but notice that this update is more than skin deep. If the pandemic has taught us anything, it’s to not cut our own hair - leave it to the professionals. That’s why when it was time to give…

SketchUp 2021 is here!

SketchUp 2021: Building a Foundation for Success Have an active subscription (or still in your last classic M&S period)? Download SketchUp 2021 now! This unprecedented year has changed the way we live and work. Like many of you around…

SketchUp Australia YouTube Channel

Have you seen our new YouTube Channel? SketchUp Australia YouTube Channel We're working hard to build an Australian channel for Australian users. Please support us by subscribing. Happy SketchUpping! Already have an active subscription…

Massive update for SketchUp 2020: It’s time to throw away your other 2D drawing software

With SketchUp moving to subscription only, we are living up to the promise of delivering continuous updates (rather than just a couple of changes once per year. Boo!). And this update is huge - especially for Layout (2D drawings)!! Already…

Connecting Nearmap high-res imagery to SketchUp!

Awesome update alert! Drum roll please... We are excited to announce high-res imagery in SketchUp's Add Location tool - provided by Nearmap! In addition to our base imagery offering, we are thrilled to offer SketchUp users clearer,…

Bringing Landscapes to life: The TPLA way

Built by Webb & Brown-Neaves. Photo by D-MAX Photography Tristan Peirce Landscape Architecture, with sole operator Tristan Peirce is quite possibly a name you have heard of if you live in the Western Suburbs of Perth.  TPLA, a boutique…

3D content: How to get the most from 3D Warehouse manufacturers

No matter what industry you’re in, efficiency is key to meeting tight timelines and keeping your project on track. When designing a space in 3D (think: interior floor plan, kitchen remodel, entire commercial building), architects…

Builders: Changing the way you build with Trimble layout technology

In October 2019, we wrote an article on the same topic about an Australian example, with Daniel Perrem, owner and operator of Daniel Perrem Building and Drafting based on the NSW South Coast. Haven't read this article? Read the Australian spotlight. In…

SketchUp to become 100% subscription

Today, Trimble announced a big change to how customers will be able to purchase SketchUp products. As of November 4, 2020, SketchUp will no longer sell Classic Perpetual Licenses and Maintenance & Support renewal plans. SketchUp…

How The Escape Game was made with SketchUp

You can get in, but you may not be able to get out of The Escape Game. From the first prototype being built in a basement using baby monitors and bargain store props to the professional-grade communication and fabrication tools they use now,…

User-friendly updates to SketchUp Pro 2020

Based heavily on user feedback, SketchUp polished up a few features that will keep your workflow humming along smoothly!  Download SketchUp Pro 2020.1 HERE. Freshening up SketchUp Pro Scenes Panel. Now that you’ve had some time…

Workplace furniture design: the Danish way

Ten years ago, Icons of Denmark established itself as a distributor of Danish furniture for the U.K. market. Since then, they’ve been hard at work evolving from representatives of Danish design to creators of it. Through their unique market-led…

Trimble Scan Essentials for SketchUp

A new decade, a massive new dimension to SketchUp is on its way. Introducing the NEW Trimble Scan Essentials for SketchUp: This new Trimble-made extension for SketchUp now gives you the ability to import, view, and model from point…

Bringing it all home with SketchUp

SketchUp is not just for Pros! It is the perfect weapon for Home-owners looking to renovate or build. Not only will it let you communicate like a Pro (so you get what you want) - but it will also save you thousands! Martin English is a…

3D Printing with SketchUp

Did you know that SketchUp is the perfect tool for 3D printing?! In SketchUp, you can import and export STL files, which are used in 3D printing. For a SketchUp model to become a successful 3D printout, the model needs to meet certain criteria,…

Design at Starbucks: Brewing the right stuff

SketchUp rendering of the Starbucks Reserve Bar at Brookfield Place, NY. Images courtesy of Starbucks. David Daniels heads up Starbucks’ America East design teams, overseeing over a hundred designers across New York, Chicago, Miami,…

Work from home, but stay connected with Trimble SketchUp!

Introducing Trimble Connect Did you know that one of the most powerful tools that comes with your SketchUp licence/subscription is Trimble Connect? Even though you may be working from home - Trimble Connect will make you feel like you're…

From furniture and fixtures to tech-savvy workspaces: See the Grammarly office in Kyiv

Leading architecture and interior design firm, balbek bureau, was chosen to design an entirely new space for one of Grammarly's largest offices. This large, forward-thinking corporate space is located in Kyiv, Ukraine and hosts 150 employees.…

Designing innovative workplace interiors with 3DEA Bulgaria

Ivan Borov got the 3D bug at fourteen when he collaborated with a friend on a project using SketchUp and Google Earth. He was fascinated by SketchUp’s accessibility and technology as a whole. Whilst studying interior design in Milan, a short…

The digital transformation in commercial interiors

Office in a loft style with large windows, gray walls and concrete columns. There are many workplaces with computers and shelves and lockers, relax zone with armchairs with round tables and lamps. SketchUp Official recently chatted with…

No SketchUp? No thanks, says Field Office Architecture

Life without SketchUp? No thanks, says Field Office Architecture, an award-winning practice based in Melbourne, Australia.   Established in 2014, the practice believes in the “beauty of simplicity and designing…

SketchUp 2020 is here

Say hello to SketchUp 2020! We’re introducing new ways to organize your model, custom viewports in LayOut, and so much more. SketchUp Pro 2020: your 3D creative space Overview: This year, we focused on data structures and modelling…

How De Vries Designs win projects with SketchUp

Landscape designer Sam de Vries has married his practical and theoretical skills to stunning effect with his WA-based practice, De Vries Designs.  And at the heart of what he does is SketchUp which, Sam explains, is not only allowing…

Wow your clients with amazing presentations

Part 2 of 2 In part 1 of this series, we revealed how to create winning interior design options in SketchUp. Now that you’re finished modelling, what’s next?  We show you how to present your vision to customers and blow…

How to win interior design projects with SketchUp

Part 1 of 2 Pitching for a new project is one of the most exciting parts of the design process. Creativity needs to flow but deadlines are around the corner. You want to get ideas out of your head quickly and turn them into winning…

Why Communication is key for Studio Nine

"SketchUp's power is its flexibility & speed in communicating ideas" Agility and flexibility are just two of the abilities SketchUp has helped deliver to a prominent architectural and interior design practice.  Studio Nine Architects,…

SketchUp to Site with the Trimble Total Station

"The days of pegs, lines & tape measures are over" A builder and draftsman who was seeing the benefits of SketchUp in his operations has taken a giant step into the future with the adoption of Trimble technology into his business. Daniel…

Around the world with SketchUp

This month, we're taking a trip around the world to celebrate all the places your projects are taking shape. From Australia to Barcelona to Bangalore (and everywhere in between) SketchUp users create noteworthy designs, often influenced by…

A pressure valve for busy architects

Running an architectural practice is hard, but many companies are unaware that help is available. In this spotlight, we check in with Mark Gregory from Smudgeable to explore how he is helping Architectural firms and why SketchUp and Layout…
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