SketchUp Blog

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  • A Sustainable, Connected Workflow Drives BC Clean Energy Project

    A Sustainable, Connected Workflow Drives BC Clean Energy Project

    Peace River Hydro Partners is a joint venture between ACCIONA Infrastructure Canada Inc. and Samsung C&T Canada Ltd. created to complete the main civil works of the Site C Clean Energy Project.

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  • Bridging the interior design gap with 2D plans to finished project

    Bridging the interior design gap with 2D plans to finished project

    Australian-based interior designer Sarah Amos shows us how she “bridges the gap” for clients between their vision and the complete project. Melbourne, Australia Tell us about yourself and how...

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  • Preserving architectural history with digital twins

    Preserving architectural history with digital twins

    Brazilian architect Fábio Rakauskas shares how he’s preserving architectural history with digital twins to connect his community with their history and inform future renovations. Vila Baeta...

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  • Top reasons to adopt multidisciplinary digital workflows

    Top reasons to adopt multidisciplinary digital workflows

    How are architects keeping up with the rest of the construction industry when it comes to digital workflows? New research from Trimble and Dodge Construction Network spotlights where architects...

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  • [Webinar] Materials: working with textures, graphics, and photos

    [Webinar] Materials: working with textures, graphics, and photos

    In this webinar, the customer success team shows how you can apply and edit textures on your SketchUp models, best practices when working with materials in SketchUp, some great extensions that...

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  • [Webinar] Geo-locate your 3D models in SketchUp

    [Webinar] Geo-locate your 3D models in SketchUp

    In this webinar, our customer success team (plus a SketchUp product manager!) will show you how to geo-locate your 3D models in SketchUp and how to import high-resolution, aerial imagery using...

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  • [Webinar] Introducing PreDesign

    [Webinar] Introducing PreDesign

    Following the launch of SketchUp 2021, this webinar will dive deep into a brand-new SketchUp product, PreDesign. PreDesign is a web-based application that gives you insights into your design at...

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  • [Webinar] Explore your 3D designs outdoors

    [Webinar] Explore your 3D designs outdoors

    In this webinar, our customer success team (plus an industry expert within Trimble!) will show you how to get your 3D models from SketchUp and the digital world into augmented reality and into the...

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  • [Webinar] 3D modeling with point cloud data

    [Webinar] 3D modeling with point cloud data

    Learn all about how to use Trimble’s Scan Essentials in SketchUp. Please note that this is a pre-recorded webinar. To view our upcoming webinars, click here. 

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  • The ultimate guide to reducing construction’s environmental impacts

    The ultimate guide to reducing construction’s environmental impacts

    Deepen your understanding of how to improve sustainability throughout project lifecycles using building and construction technologies.  Construction stakeholders, from owners to contractors, are...

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  • Using 3D for environmental defense

    Using 3D for environmental defense

    Meet Julian Pearson, a parish councilor in Norfolk, United Kingdom using SketchUp in a very unique way... for environmental protection. Although Julian is only an amateur with SketchUp, he doesn’t...

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  • Tour the new SketchUp Campus

    Tour the new SketchUp Campus

    Meet the new and improved SketchUp Campus, your go-to for [free] in-depth SketchUp learning! Just like the rest of SketchUp, Campus is evolving with a brand-new look. A lot of consideration went...

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  • Standardizing SketchUp tools in the latest release

    Standardizing SketchUp tools in the latest release

    After our 2021 launch in November and a Studio revamp in April, we’re happy to announce another SketchUp update. With this release, our goal is to improve the consistency of how modeling works...

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  • HGTV star J.Pickens on his unconventional approach to fabricating for interior designers

    HGTV star J.Pickens on his unconventional approach to fabricating for interior designers

    Los Angeles, CA, USA “Creativity must always come first,” says designer and HGTV star J.Pickens. Join us as we learn about his journey from handyman to HGTV star and business owner. He shares his...

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  • Six tips for creating compelling architecture proposals

    Six tips for creating compelling architecture proposals

    Give life to your wildest ideas and clearly communicate your design vision for proposals with these tips from leaders in the design field. We all want to win more work. Even more, we want to win...

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  • Sharing and presenting in 3D just got a whole lot easier

    Sharing and presenting in 3D just got a whole lot easier

    We know that the stakes have never been higher for design professionals. Winning and keeping business requires creating stunning deliverables and exceptional experiences for clients. But...

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  • Studio St. Germain - combining style and sustainability using Sefaira

    Studio St. Germain - combining style and sustainability using Sefaira

    Sewickley, Pennsylvania, USA Nathan St.Germain (AIA, CPHC, RESET® Air AP) founded Studio St.Germain to create both sustainable and aesthetically-pleasing architecture. We catch up with him and 3D...

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  • Rebuilding L’Aquila in 3D with SketchUp

    Rebuilding L’Aquila in 3D with SketchUp

    On April 6, 2009, a powerful earthquake struck l’Aquila, Italy. Three hundred and eight people died, and most of the buildings in the city center and surrounding areas were damaged or destroyed....

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  • Rebuilding L’Aquila in 3D: Progress

    Rebuilding L’Aquila in 3D: Progress

    In mid-January of this year, we returned to l’Aquila, Italy to teach a Google Building Maker workshop, in further support of the post-earthquake 3D digital reconstruction effort of the city. If...

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  • Meet the new SketchUp Studio for Universities

    Meet the new SketchUp Studio for Universities

    Built for universities, SketchUp Studio for Higher Education has made some serious strides in providing a design program creative enough for students, and robust enough for administrators and...

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