Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today announced the availability of the SketchUp Mobile Viewer for iPad, a new app providing design and construction professionals with convenient, on-the-go access to SketchUp models.
Available in the iTunes App Store, the app allows iPad users to store and access their own 3D models, as well as explore and download models from the entire universe of SketchUp files available in the 3D Warehouse. Users also can orbit, pan and zoom around 3D models using multi-touch gestures, and present their own private 3D models to clients and partners.
The app was launched during the SketchUp 2014 3D Basecamp 2014 conference in Vail, Colo., where over 300 power users and enthusiasts from across the globe are gathered to collaborate and learn through various training sessions, presentations and workshops.
The announcement follows Trimble’s recent release of SketchUp 2014, which featured major enhancements to 3D Warehouse, as well as new tools for classifying model components and tighter interoperability with other products in Building Information Modeling (BIM) workflows. The SketchUp Mobile Viewer is the first-ever SketchUp tablet product; Trimble plans to add support for Android tablets in an upcoming release.
The SketchUp Mobile Viewer is available now for $9.99 exclusively through the Apple App Store. The app is compatible with iPad 3 or iPad Mini 2 and newer Apple tablets, and with iOS 6 and newer Apple operating systems.
SketchUp for Construction
SketchUp is a popular 3D modeling platform used around the world and is key technology within Trimble Buildings, a group within Trimble’s Engineering and Construction segment offering solutions for construction project optimization across the design-build-operate (DBO) lifecycle. With solutions that span the brands of Meridian Systems, Plancal, SketchUp, Tekla, Trade Service, Vico Software, and WinEst, Trimble helps the construction industry improve productivity, increase efficiencies and maximize the profitability of projects, from simulation to renovation. Used in over 150 countries around the world and supported by a global dealer and distribution partner network, Trimble technology is a mainstay of the building industry. Information on Trimble Buildings’ DBO portfolio is available at: http://buildings.trimble.com.