SketchUp Blog

  • Battling COVID-19 with educational, interactive designs

    Battling COVID-19 with educational, interactive designs

    We sit down with Christopher Westhoff to learn about his latest piece, an exhibit that visualizes microbial spread and promotes hygiene best practices.

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  • Converting bedrooms into classrooms

    Converting bedrooms into classrooms

    As we all learn how to live and work together but from a social distance, we need to come up with new ways to arrange our homes to accommodate both privacy and intimacy.

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  • Orbit from Home

    Orbit from Home

    We’ve put together a few ways you can take advantage of your time at your home office while we recover from the pandemic.

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  • Layers and dimensions: A smarter LayOut

    Layers and dimensions: A smarter LayOut

    If you love SketchUp, there’s a great chance you’ll love LayOut. For those of you familiar with LayOut’s magic, we think you’re really going to like the changes we’ve made for 2016.

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  • Design Competition Brasil: Tiny Houses

    Design Competition Brasil: Tiny Houses

    Our friends over at SketchUp Brasil hosted a design challenge where participants had to develop an affordable ‘Tiny House’ concept constructed from recycled shipping containers.

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  • Leveraging Trimble technology for construction with McCarthy Building Companies

    Leveraging Trimble technology for construction with McCarthy Building Companies

    We sit down with McCarthy Building Companies’ VDC Manager, Shannon Lightfoot, to discuss how they leverage Trimble across the entire lifecycle of their construction projects.

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  • Just added: SketchUp Viewer for VR now supports additional VR headsets

    Just added: SketchUp Viewer for VR now supports additional VR headsets

    Whether you have dabbled in virtual reality yet or not, we have some exciting news to get your creative juices flowing.

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  • Using LayOut to create winning interior designs with Tammy Cody

    Using LayOut to create winning interior designs with Tammy Cody

    Long time user of SketchUp, we dive in and take a look at one of Tammy Cody's most recent LayOut projects with the Netflix show, Queer Eye.

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  • SketchUp Talk Season 3: Get to know the team

    SketchUp Talk Season 3: Get to know the team

    Can you believe we are already premiering season 3 of SketchUp Talk? See what we are diving into this season.

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  • What we can learn from a Coachella lighting designer's 3D workflow

    What we can learn from a Coachella lighting designer's 3D workflow

    Stephen Lieberman of SJ Lighting explains why SketchUp is his go-to 3D modeling tool. Whether designing for large festivals or nightclubs, Stephen turns to SketchUp for early-stage visualizations.

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  • We promised more releases with subscriptions, and we delivered

    We promised more releases with subscriptions, and we delivered

    We worked hard all year long to produce a plethora of features and updates to make good on our promise to you.

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  • How University of Guelph Professor brings expertise to landscape architect students

    How University of Guelph Professor brings expertise to landscape architect students

    A top academic in landscape architecture at the University of Guelph, Dr. Nadia Amoroso focuses her work and her teaching methodology on visual representation, urban design, and creative mapping.

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  • Utilizing 3D modeling in top feature films for Marvel, Disney, and Universal

    Utilizing 3D modeling in top feature films for Marvel, Disney, and Universal

    Learn how Luke Whitelock utilizes 3D modeling to build some of the most iconic sets in the film industry today.

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  • It’s all about that workflow: Game-changer enhancements in 2020!

    It’s all about that workflow: Game-changer enhancements in 2020!

    Say hello to SketchUp 2020. From new ways to organize your model to custom viewports in LayOut, you don’t want to miss this one.

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  • How to create successful construction bids using 3D modeling

    How to create successful construction bids using 3D modeling

    Executing fast-paced construction projects requires expertise, clear communication, and the right tools. Learn how Barton Malow uses technology to demonstrate a thorough logistics plan, win bids and..

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  • Top 10 SketchUp extensions to boost productivity

    Top 10 SketchUp extensions to boost productivity

    Any 3D enthusiast can add these to their workflow to improve productivity and speed up modeling.

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  • 10 tips for modeling large design projects

    10 tips for modeling large design projects

    Ever wondered how design professionals manage to create gorgeous but more importantly functional models? (Ones that don’t take an age to load up and orbit?!) Well, wonder no more! We gleaned ten top

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  • Applying agile to building design

    Applying agile to building design

    Applying agile to building design could potentially lead to great benefits for any discipline. This article explores applying agile methodologies to projects in the built environment.

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  • PAVE(ing) the way for future FIT university students

    PAVE(ing) the way for future FIT university students

    See how FIT and the PAVE competition is paving the way for visual merchandising, retail and display education.

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  • Transforming drab to fab interiors with Graced Designs

    Transforming drab to fab interiors with Graced Designs

    Making the world a more beautiful place, one project at a time with Malia from Graced Designs.

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