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Open Coffee business event

For the first time since 2011, I have used the Competition’s contact list to invite  businesses to an event as it is so relevant to the local networking the 3D_lgc project was about: Open Coffee Letchworth, Wednesday 6 November at … Continue reading

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Add-ins for analysing energy performance

Add-ins to SketchUp for analysing energy performance keep cropping up, for instance Sefaira; 10-minute video.

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Creating a 3D model of an actual building for Google Earth

Here is a useful attempt to list all the main steps and options for creating a 3D model of an actual building for Google Earth: Geo-modelling and SketchUp by Debarti Nath. It is slightly ‘breathless’ and repetitive. It fails to … Continue reading

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SketchUp’s Extension Warehouse

This is a reminder of the Extension Warehouse for SketchUp: here The available tools are organised by Categories and by Industries. For instance, it gives access to a Bezier Curve Tool for SketchUp.

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Free rendering tool: Kerkythea

“Kerkythea is a freeware software that can produce high quality renders without spending a cent on software licensing. Kerkythea is using physically accurate materials and lights, aiming for the best quality rendering in the most efficient timeframe, with target to … Continue reading

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Coursebook for SketchUp (USA, PDF, $60)

Here is a new coursebook for SketchUp on Windows & MAC (USA, 505 pages, PDF, $60). It is designed for practical training within higher education, via numerous exercises and learning projects. “SketchUp 2013 Hands-On: Student Coursebook Designed for use in classroom … Continue reading

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Viso3D Exporter and Viewer for iPad

Viso3D is a new, free 3D tool for viewing SketchUp models on the Apple iPad: about You can download it directly from the App Store. It provides several controls, including stepping through a model’s scenes. The Viso3D SketchUp Exporter is a … Continue reading

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Trimble SketchUp 2013 launched

Trimble has released a new version of SketchUp, via a wide range of pricing packages: here “Change to SketchUp Licencing WIth the introduction of Sketchup 2013, Trimble have changed the way they licence Sketchup, the key points are: with each … Continue reading

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SightSpace View plugin

“SightSpace View is an on-line service with accompanying mobile app for Trimble SketchUp files. It gives all SketchUp users the power to make their 3D designs accessible to mobile users [via a QR code, on Apple & Android devices] and … Continue reading

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The End of Google Earth Modelling with SketchUp

Thanks to SketchUp Materials Library for this notice here “Yesterday (August 6), Google announced that user generated 3D content for the official 3D Layer of Google Earth will soon (with October 1) be over. With this move, an era of … Continue reading

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