Import Sketchup 2016-2017 SKP files to Revit

What Revit Wants

Revit natively supports importing Sketchup up to version 8. You may need to install the Sketchup Import addin for AutoCAD to import 2016 and newer versions of Sketchup. 3d warehouse sketchup trimble

Trimble acquires SketchUp from Google

Extranet Evolution

My mind is still a bit boggled with today’s news that US-based IT giant Trimble is acquiring SketchUp from the search giant Google (normally, we hear lots of stories about the latter buying businesses – it’s less common for us to read about it disposing of technologies).

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SketchUp 2015 Offers More Integration With Trimble's Portfolio

ENR Construction

SketchUp 2015 premiers at Trimble Dimensions. Technology

The Best New Features in Enscape 1.9, and a Sneak Peak at Enscape for Sketchup

What Revit Wants

and now, your Sketchup models too. 1) A quick look at the Enscape Sketchup Extension Sketchup is still a solid workhorse in a lot of firms, as it is almost too easy to use. enscape sketchup

SketchUp 2014 aims to make BIM processes more simple and flexible

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Trimble has released SketchUp 2014 , the latest version of its popular 3-D modeling platform for architects, engineers, design and construction professionals, as well as members of the global maker community.

Use 3ds Max to prepare geometry for Smooth surface import into Revit

What Revit Wants

It essentially shows you how to hide the edges of imported geometry (such as from Sketchup), so that when it imports into Revit, you only see the shaded surfaces - not the ugly triangulated surface edges. dwg edges Autodesk 3ds Max Design sketchup

SketchUp Pro 2014, IFC and BIM - what are the implications?

What Revit Wants

Some thought-provoking stuff from the shoegnome blog: "SketchUp was a disruptive force when it appeared so many years ago. Anyone could model anything in SketchUp. SketchUp can now attach IFC data to elements. In 2014 SketchUp became BIM. Read Jared''s whole article at: SketchUp Pro 2014 and IFC: welcome to the new world of BIM via https://twitter.com/bimannouncer/status/455783135368601601.

SketchUp acquisition extends Trimble’s BIM reach

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SketchUp is a no- and low-cost application already widely used in construction businesses to help people learn the rudiments of BIM, and to access a substantial library of 3D objects – the 3D Warehouse – built up by Google over the past six years and integrated with Google Earth.

HVAC Software Helps Calculate Mechanical System Sizing at Start of Project

ENR Construction

A web-based HVAC system sizing tool quickly analyzes with Revit and SketchUp files. Technology

Here comes Trimble's Sketchup strategy - going for more BIM market?

What Revit Wants

Image: Link: Download SketchUp | SketchUp. bim trimble sketchup

SketchUp Your Next Home

Green Building Insider

According to architect and founder Alestair Parvin, the concept behind the approach is that 3D models can be downloaded from a freely shared library and adapted in SketchUp for users to create their own custom homes. That sums up the idea behind WikiHouse, an open-source construction system.

Trimble Buildings pushes SaaS, BIM and whole lifecycle approach

Extranet Evolution

Since then, Trimble has continued its expansion strategy, building a stronger design-build-operate proposition and incorporating design solutions into its portfolio – notably with the acquisition earlier this year of Sketchup from Google ( April 2012 post ).

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Enjoy Revit with these 6 great tips (including downloads and videos)

What Revit Wants

The hidden edge trick in 3dsMax for Sketchup import to Revit. HyunWoo Kim Enjoy Revit adaptive families workaround sketchup HyunWoo Kim has been posting some very interesting stuff over the last couple to his English-language blog, Enjoy Revit.

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Trimble enhances cloud and mobile tech

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Trimble SketchUp Viewer for Microsoft HoloLens. While Bentley was talking about deepening its relationship with Microsoft and demonstrating Microsoft HoloLens, Trimble has launched Trimble SketchUp Viewer for Microsoft HoloLens.

ScanToBIM alternative for Sketchup Users? Trimble Scan Explorer Extension now available

What Revit Wants

The Trimble Scan Explorer Extension dramatically reduces the time required to generate a SketchUp Pro 3D model from scan data. laser scanning point cloud ScanToBim sketchup trimble

Holographic collaboration, anyone?

Extranet Evolution

At the conference, Microsoft demonstrated integration of HoloLens with Trimble’s SketchUp 3D modelling software and the Trimble Connect collaboration platform launched in October 2014 , following its September acquisition of GTeam.

Turner turns to Sketchup Pro.

DebunkTheBIM

Wouldn’t call this an article and as a press release it is hard to fault, I have been known to predict (foresee or hope for) more decisive use of Sketchup in AEC, especially at the construction end. and together they fill fifteen pages of Google-search results.

Experts Offer Advice for Using SketchUp 2015

Green Building Insider

Now that Trimble has unveiled SketchUp 2015, what should users know before switching to this new version of the 3D modeling software? In search of an answer to this question, ConstructionPro Week (CPW) asked a Trimble representative, as well as several practitioners and trainers who are well-schooled in the program, for their input on the best way to make the transition. To see some of the suggestions they gave, click here

SketchUp & Revit, Part 1

bimx

This may be old news for most SketchUp/Revit users, but I am not a SketchUp user, so it was new for me! I received DWG and PDF from the architect, along with their SketchUp model. I've heard that SketchUp & Revit are interoperable, so I decided to give it a try.

SketchUp & Revit, Part 2

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I had opened the SketchUp model to better visualize the buildings, so I started to rotate the model - play a little. I'm not used to SketchUp, so I ended up click on the building instead of rotating around it. I had create a SketchUp file with only Building 3 in it.

Enscape 2.0 Professionally Preserves The Artistry in Architecture

What Revit Wants

for Revit and Sketchup. Here is a complete list of new features and changes made in development of version 2: Design tweaks for SketchUp lights window. Change light icon for Sketchup. Sketchup: Export billboards. We live in an age of robotics, drones and automation.

Trimble Connect offers cloud-based collaboration

Extranet Evolution

Various Trimble products are already “Trimble Connected”, including: SketchUp (acquired 2012 ). MEPdesigner for SketchUp, and.

DebunkTheBIM: Whatever floats your boat? Google Sketchup is no.

DebunkTheBIM

Whatever floats your boat… Google Sketchup is no more. 2 comments: Anonymous July 24, 2012 12:12 AM SketchUp are advertising six new Software Engineer and Sales positions today. ’ Whatever floats your boat… Google Sketchup is no m. DebunkTheBIM.

What Revit Wants: Vectorworks can assume object identity when.

What Revit Wants

Vectorworks can assume object identity when importing Sketchup. I havent really played with this, but theoretically you could: Import a Sketchup file into Vectorworks. When importing a sketchup document, by default it will attempt to import the file as if it were an architectural design document, it will try to determine which objects are floors, roofs and walls. Vectorworks KnowledgeBase :: 3rd Party File Formats - Google SketchUp.

Visual-Wise – immersive 3D on a phone

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London startup Visual-Wise can take an architectural model and, with a little help from a cardboard holder, turn your smartphone into a 3D headset.

(bim)x: Not that SketchUp is BIM, but.

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Not that SketchUp is BIM, but. I dont actually think that SketchUp is BIM, but some people are saying that it has some potential, especially with the new release. D Google and Sketchup has provided the opportunity for developing free and effective software tools for small contractors who are not willing to pay for luxurious BIM software. I just wonder if this is more intriguing due to the ease of SketchUp or the cost… 4:16 PM. Not that SketchUp is BIM, but.

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Tekla BIMsight updated to Version 1.9.3

What Revit Wants

Release notes show support for new Sketchup formats, and tcZip: Tekla BIMsight - Help Version 1.9.3 bimsight ifc sketchup tcZip tekla Download links: 64bit 32bit.

GTeam added to Trimble Buildings portfolio

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In April 2012, industry watchers were surprised when Trimble added Google’s Sketchup application to its portfolio of built environment applications, which already included Tekla and the (formerly Meridian-branded) project collaboration tools, Proliance and Prolog ( see post ).

Dynamo, Nearing its Big Day

Sean Burke

Heck, even in the SketchUp world it was announced this week (from none other than the Computational Design powerhouse of Thornton Tomasetti ) that there’s the ability to connect with Grasshopper and Dynamo now. Today marks an important milestone, Dynamo is now at version 0.9,

Catching up with Buildingpoint ANZ

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It bought Meridian Systems in 2006 , and acquired Google’s SketchUp in 2012 , both consolidated into its Trimble Buildings design-build-operate (DBO) offering. The Australian collaboration market has been hotting up in recent years, and BuildingPoint is stoking the fires still further.

Could Google disrupt the construction IT market?

Extranet Evolution

With a hint of Google Genie out of the bottle, could the search giant overtake the established AEC IT giants?

Project Tango, Genie, Google Glass – converging?

Extranet Evolution

2013 also saw a successful Kickstarter campaign raise US$200,000 in R&D funding for Spike , a laser-based device that attaches to an iOS or Android smartphone and enables users to rapidly and accurately measure and model an object up to 200m away, with data managed using Sketchup.

Collaborative BIM developments

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For Revu CAD version also allows creation and markup of 3D PDFs from Autodesk’s Revit and Navisworks, plus Sketchup Pro and any IFC file.

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“I’m thinking of going BIM way – what software packages should I consider?”

DebunkTheBIM

A closet Sketchup-er? I’m so over this topic! Haven’t we all heard it before? And soooo many times? And seen helpful ‘would be advisors’, tripping over each other to be the first to fire questions back to the questioner asking to clarify – Are you a small company? A large multinational?

woods greenhouse - fins architecture blog

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Posted by fins | Filed under architectural project , architectural renderings , hawaii architecture , residential construction | Sep 28, 2010 | Tags: greenhouse , renderings , sketchup renderings | No Comments. Rederings with SketchUp Software. sketchup renderings. about.

Random Tree Heights and Locations in Revit - make a forest in just a few clicks

What Revit Wants

this is the Sketchup tree that I used for the example above). After spending some time trying to make a workable, geometrically driven random reactor, I decided that it was far easier to use dp Stuff Randomizer (get 2014 version for free from here or older 2013 one on Exchange here ).

The emerging power of Trimble Buildings

What Revit Wants

Check out the list of companies in the following quote: Trimble Buildings and the Trimble DBO platform will initially combine technology from Trimble's former Building Construction Division with SketchUp, Tekla, Meridian Systems, WinEst, Plancal and Vico Software. trimble sketchup