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  • Houseal Lavigne urban plan catalyzes Downtown Oshkosh redevelopment

    Houseal Lavigne urban plan catalyzes Downtown Oshkosh redevelopment

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  • Work smarter, not harder in 2022 with LayOut and SketchUp Pro

    Work smarter, not harder in 2022 with LayOut and SketchUp Pro

    2022 is off to a great start with brand-new updates in SketchUp Pro and LayOut. The release includes new and improved modeling tools, additional search functionality, and time-saving enhancements.

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  • Hanging out with Niraj Poudel on the SketchUp Pro axis

    Hanging out with Niraj Poudel on the SketchUp Pro axis

    Say hello to Niraj, the new SketchUp Pro scale figure for 2022. A self-described ‘behind the scenes’ guy, it’s time to honor him with the coveted spot on the axis.

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  • Looking back: Rave-worthy designs from the PAVE student competition

    Looking back: Rave-worthy designs from the PAVE student competition

    SketchUp sponsored the 2020 Planning and Visual Education (PAVE) Student Design Competition, and amidst a pandemic, college students worldwide got creative from their homes to compete for cash prizes.

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  • 2021: A 3D modeler’s year in review

    2021: A 3D modeler’s year in review

    Let’s look back at the highlights of 2021. All year, the SketchUp team worked hard to fulfill our goal of delivering intuitive, robust software that makes your heart twang with joy.

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  • Pozas Design Group: Designing the tallest building in Latin America

    Pozas Design Group: Designing the tallest building in Latin America

    The record-breaking Obispado tower in Monterrey, Mexico, is the first of two landmark structures designed by the high-end architecture firm, Pozas Design Group.

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  • SketchUp for Landscape Architecture: An Oasis in the City

    SketchUp for Landscape Architecture: An Oasis in the City

    Swedish consultancy group, Tyrens, transformed a 210,000 sqm field (equivalent to 30 soccer pitches) into a city oasis and a model for sustainable urban development.

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  • [Webinar] Designing Highly-Sustainable Buildings

    [Webinar] Designing Highly-Sustainable Buildings

    Join Architect at JLG Architects, Dane Andersen, and in-house performance design expert Niraj Poudel (Ph.D.) in our on-demand webinar about designing highly-sustainable buildings.

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  • Does your tech stack up from 2D-6D?

    Does your tech stack up from 2D-6D?

    Ever wondered if you’re truly getting the most out of your software tools? Take our free quiz to find out if you’re maxing out the value in your SketchUp toolset.

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  • Extensions on fleek: Try the new SketchUp UI style guide

    Extensions on fleek: Try the new SketchUp UI style guide

    Introducing Modus for SketchUp Extensions, a new UI style guide by Trimble.

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  • [Webinar] Architectural design: evolve your workflow

    [Webinar] Architectural design: evolve your workflow

    Designing the architectural elements of your project is an intricate and crucial step to its success.

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  • [Webinar] Delivering great interiors

    [Webinar] Delivering great interiors

    To deliver successful large-scale interiors, you require a thorough understanding of the existing space, design clarity through iteration, client input and approval, and collaboration.

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  • Why attend 3D Basecamp 2022? We have 10 reasons

    Why attend 3D Basecamp 2022? We have 10 reasons

    Have you heard the news? We are heading to Vancouver, B.C. for 3D Basecamp 2020!

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  • SketchUp for Schools 2021: Take SketchUp to the next level in your classroom

    SketchUp for Schools 2021: Take SketchUp to the next level in your classroom

    As you prep your classrooms for the upcoming school year, we’re excited to announce brand-new SketchUp for Schools for K-12 updates.

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  • Cross Trimble technologies to improve virtual construction workflows

    Cross Trimble technologies to improve virtual construction workflows

    Fredrik Bergström, CEO of FMT AB, exclusively works across Trimble software to make FMT AB an estimated 30% more efficient than his big-business competitors.

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  • Introducing dark mode viewing for 3D Warehouse

    Introducing dark mode viewing for 3D Warehouse

    Meet the new way of viewing 3D Warehouse models with dark mode! The slick-looking contrast makes 3D assets pop on the screen when browsing for models or collections.

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  • [Video] SketchUp in Architecture

    [Video] SketchUp in Architecture

    To win more work and deliver great architecture, you need technology that’s fast, robust, accurate, and interoperable.

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  • SketchUp extensions I wish I knew about sooner as an architectural designer

    SketchUp extensions I wish I knew about sooner as an architectural designer

    Kyle Burns spent over 10 years as a designer at architecture firms across the US, but it was not until he started working at SketchUp that he truly understood the power of extensions.

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  • EDG Design: streamline furniture design workflows with SketchUp

    EDG Design: streamline furniture design workflows with SketchUp

    We sit down with EDG Design intern Cameron Creath to get the inside scoop on his custom furniture design workflow.

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  • SketchUp & HOVER: Expediting design processes and reducing project cost

    SketchUp & HOVER: Expediting design processes and reducing project cost

    Learn how to leverage SketchUp in combination with HOVER's innovative technology to transform your design process and save significant time during schematic design.

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