3D Scanning Extension for SketchUp

The Trimble Scan Explorer Extension
Trimble (NASDAQ:TRMB) announced today the release of Trimble® Scan Explorer Extension for SketchUp Pro; a powerful, easy-to-use tool enabling architects, engineers and geospatial professionals to create models from 3D scanning data. The new solution connects the high-resolution field data from Trimble scanners with intuitive and powerful professional modeling software; simplifying the process of creating, accessing and sharing precise 3D models of the real-world environment.  

The BIMobject® App released for SketchUp

BIMobject® announced today that the cloud integration App for Trimble SketchUp is now released. The App is completely free of charge for all SketchUp users worldwide.  The App contains features such as providing the user with a toolset to find, source, update and check BIM objects supplied through the BIMobject® cloud completely integrated in their software.

Modeling SketchUp roofs on a click with Build Edge PLAN


If you’ve ever taught someone to use SketchUp, you’ve probably drawn the basic SketchUp house and then breezed over the details when it comes to detailing the roof. The truth is that designing roofs is not always a straightforward task, even for experienced modelers.

Extension Warehouse: A smarter approach to SketchUp plugins

Over the years, our beloved plugin developers—the folks who use our Ruby scripting tools to build add-ons for SketchUp—have created some truly amazing features. Historically, these extensions have been crazy useful, laughably affordable, and (for the most part) incredibly difficult to find. No more.

Can SketchUp do X, Y, or Z? Extension Warehouse is the place to find out.

SketchUp at Trilogiq USA Expo Demonstrates Holistic Material Handling (VIDEO)

The Trilogiq USA Second Annual Material Handling Solution Expo is to be held on October 10th for manufacturing leaders. The focus will be how distribution centers can become more effective. The company, based in Livonia, Michigan, develops new methods and applications for manufacturing companies. Years of growth in capabilities, geographic reach, and comprehensive one-stop-shopping solutions have created a wide scope and value proposition for Trilogiq USA’s customers. 

ArtVPS launches new cloud-based platform for AEC professionals to share 3D projects

ArtVPS, the company behind Shaderlight - the leading interactive rendering plugin for Trimble SketchUp - is launching a secure, cloud-based collaboration platform that enables AEC professionals to share ideas and 3D data.

Chaos Group Ships V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp


With today’s launch of Chaos Group’s V-Ray 2.0 for SketchUp, the access designers have to faster rendering, better lighting tools, and more detail in complex scenes has reached new heights. It’s the biggest expansion to V-Ray for SketchUp’s rendering capabilities yet, and it’s all thanks to the help of a vast and very dedicated group of beta testers.

Maxwell for SketchUp 2013

The Maxwell Render team at Next Limit is now offering the long awaited Maxwell for SketchUp 2013 plug-ins.

Making of Old Town – Day, Night (V-Ray Tutorial)

3D Vizualiser and Graphic designer Zernan Suarez has produced this tutorial for us, covering scene set-up, materials, both day and night renders and NPR. Software used includes SketchUp, V-Ray for SketchUp, Photoshop and the freeware filter software FotoSketcher. Included in this comprehensive tutorial are downloads to help you follow along if you wish.