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History - sketchup


Wiki article,Sketchup history
SketchUp was developed by startup company @Last SoftwareBoulder, Colorado which was co-founded in 1999 by Brad Schell and Joe Esch.[2]

SketchUp was first released in August 2000 as a general purpose 3D content creation tool, with the tagline "3D for Everyone" and envisioning a software program "that would allow design professionals to draw the way they want by emulating the feel and freedom of working with pen and paper in a simple and elegant interface, that would be fun to use and easy to learn, and that would be used by designers to play with their designs in a way that is not possible with traditional design software. It also has user friendly buttons to make it easier to use."[3]
The program won a Community Choice Award at its first tradeshow in 2000.[4] Key to its early success was a shorter learning period than other 3D tools.
As of SketchUp 6, features were added to allow the user to extrude and widen as well as the ability for a face to "follow" the cursor around an object.
Google acquired @Last Software on March 14, 2006,[5] attracted by @Last's Software's work developing a plugin for Google Earth.
On January 9, 2007, SketchUp 6 was released, featuring new tools as well as a beta version of Google SketchUp LayOut. LayOut includes 2D vector tools, as well as page layout tools intended to make it easier for professionals to create presentations without jumping to a third-party presentation program.
On February 9, 2007, a maintenance update was released. It corrected a number of bugs, but brought no new features.
On November 17, 2008, SketchUp 7 was released, featuring ease-of-use improvements, integration of SketchUp's Component Browser with Google 3D Warehouse, LayOut 2, dynamic components that respond appropriately to scaling and enhanced Ruby API performance.

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