April 28, 2012

Trimble To Acquire Google SketchUp 3D Modeling Platform

Big news from Trimble recently... As part of the SketchUp platform, Trimble will also partner with Google on running and further developing SketchUp's 3D Warehouse, an online repository where users can find, share, store and collaborate on 3D models. The site enables users to create collections of models, including 3D Buildings, and share them with fellow modelers around the world.  Individual models can be loaded, saved and viewed in 3D from within SketchUp or a web browser.  For the foreseeable future, Google will host and operate the 3D Warehouse for Trimble and together the companies will continue to offer the same capabilities, functions and services that are offered today. The ability for users to submit 3D Buildings for potential acceptance and viewing in Google Earth will be maintained
See also the Google blog - A new home for SketchUp

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