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Trimble Announces Enhancements to SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse

Trimble introduces an update to 3D Warehouse, its online platform for sharing and downloading free 3D models and materials. A key component of the SketchUp 3D modeling software, 3D Warehouse connects designers to free, high-quality 3D content.

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Sunnyvale, Calif., March – Every year, millions of SketchUp designers rely on 3D Warehouse to easily import prebuilt models directly into design projects. Today’s release provides social enhancements that encourage communication and sharing with other SketchUp designers, including architects, interior designers, engineers, construction firms as well as building product manufacturers.

In addition to user-generated models, 3D Warehouse offers free 3D product models from hundreds of premier brands, including Bosch Appliances, Herman Miller, Kohler, Marvin Windows, Natuzzi and Teknion as well as surfaces and materials from Caesarstone, Formica and Sherwin Williams.

“Architects and designers are looking for ways to make well informed product decisions,” said Mike Tadros, 3D Warehouse product manager. “3D Warehouse is the go-to site for designers looking for models of windows and doors, furnishings and finishes and everything in between. These enhancements empower 3D Warehouse users with tools for communicating with content developers and with each other.”

New Social Features for Communication and Engagement

3D Warehouse builds on the SketchUp ecosystem with a new commenting system that allows designers to engage with and learn from each other by providing feedback, tips and other useful information. Users now have the ability to add new comments to models, edit or delete their previous comments, reply to comments left by others, and flag inappropriate comments.

01 - Trimble has announced an update to 3D Warehouse that adds more social connectivity features to the popular SketchUp community modeling site.

01 – Trimble has announced an update to 3D Warehouse that adds more social connectivity features to the popular SketchUp community modeling site.

A new “contact me” feature provides a way for users to contact other users, allowing them to communicate privately about opportunities to collaborate or to ask permission for special uses of models. An email notification feature helps users stay up to date with conversations.

3D Warehouse users also now have access to a more robust user profile with features that are designed to help users establish a more professional presence for promoting their brands, businesses and interests.

About SketchUp

SketchUp is the world’s most popular 3D modeling platform, used by more than 30 million designers around the world to create, update and communicate designs in 3D. SketchUp is a core product of Trimble Buildings, a part of Trimble’s Engineering and Construction segment that delivers solutions to optimize the complete Design-Build-Operate (DBO) lifecycle of buildings.

For more information, visit:  www.sketchup.com.

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