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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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  • [Testimonial] See why McCarthy Building Co. chooses SketchUp0:25

    [Testimonial] See why McCarthy Building Co. chooses SketchUp

    See why Shannon Lightfoot from McCarthy Building Companies uses SketchUp. Hint: there's a much lower learning curve compared to other software.

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  • Revolutionizing the civil construction industry with Brasil ao Cubo and Trimble technology

    Revolutionizing the civil construction industry with Brasil ao Cubo and Trimble technology

    We sit down with Cáudia Mateus, Co-Founder and Architecture Manager, and Matheus Dubkowski, Architect, to talk about SketchUp’s role in all of their projects.

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  • Advanced Site Logistics with FatPencil Studio39:55

    Advanced Site Logistics with FatPencil Studio

    Joshua Cohen from FatPencil Studio shows us how SketchUp is used for advanced construction site logistics planning.

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  • [Testimonial] Why VDC managers choose SketchUp0:19

    [Testimonial] Why VDC managers choose SketchUp

    Listen in to VDC Manager, Renzo di Furia, as he explains why SketchUp plays an important role in prefabrication and modularization in the construction industry.

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  • SketchUp for Construction – Rachel Robinson | The Fireside Chat Series Season 2 Ep. 71:11:58

    SketchUp for Construction – Rachel Robinson | The Fireside Chat Series Season 2 Ep. 7

    SIGN UP FOR THE SERIES: https://get.sketchup.com/3dbc-fireside-chat-season-2.html ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- In episode 7, we speak with Rachel

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  • Tips for Designing a Net-Zero Energy Home

    Tips for Designing a Net-Zero Energy Home

    In 2015, we wrote about the Iowa Nest, a net-zero energy single-family home in rural Iowa. This article recaps high-level design moves and shares five learnings from its post-occupancy assessment.

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  • [Season 4, Episode 7] SketchUp Talk: SketchUp and BIM

    [Season 4, Episode 7] SketchUp Talk: SketchUp and BIM

    In this episode of SketchUp Talk, we talk to VDC Manager Shannon Lightfoot from McCarthy Building Companies.

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  • [Season 4, Episode 5] SketchUp Talk: Trimble and SketchUp

    [Season 4, Episode 5] SketchUp Talk: Trimble and SketchUp

    In this episode of SketchUp Talk, we sit down with Trimble's go-to, Ian Warner.

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  • Creative Practices to Develop Infrastructure and Abundant Social Life in Nagasaki

    Creative Practices to Develop Infrastructure and Abundant Social Life in Nagasaki

    A guide on i-Construction (ICT) guidelines unique to Japan, and the creative practices initiated in the construction industry to promote a healthy and abundant community life in Japan.

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  • [Season 4, Episode 2] SketchUp Talk: VDC Management with SketchUp

    [Season 4, Episode 2] SketchUp Talk: VDC Management with SketchUp

    There's a difference in the construction industry between using models and building models. We sit down with Renzo Difuria from Turner Construction to learn more about this and how they use SketchUp.

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  • Failed recycling-plant plan turned multi-patented project using BIM workflow

    Failed recycling-plant plan turned multi-patented project using BIM workflow

    A transformation of a failed Shenyang Urban Waste Industrial Recycling Park design into a multi-patented project that secured $244 million in funding using SketchUp with a BIM workflow.

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  • SketchUp Mobile & Virtual Reality Viewers

    SketchUp Mobile & Virtual Reality Viewers

    Bring 3D models to life in mixed reality. Step into a powerful new way to explore, understand, and share your work.

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  • Welcome to the Studio family, Scan Essentials!

    Welcome to the Studio family, Scan Essentials!

    We are thrilled to announce that Scan Essentials (a Windows-only extension) is now included in our Studio subscription!

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  • [Skill Builder] Prepping for Rendering10:04

    [Skill Builder] Prepping for Rendering

    We get a lot of questions about rendering with a SketchUp model. In this video, we talk through general rules of thumb when you are prepping a model for rendering.

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  • SketchUp Studio: Advance your workflow

    SketchUp Studio: Advance your workflow

    We've been busy evolving the Studio offering to make it [even] more robust for Architecture, Engineering, and Construction (AEC) professionals.

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  • [Testimonial] See why firms choose SketchUp0:23

    [Testimonial] See why firms choose SketchUp

    See why firms choose SketchUp for their entire design process including construction documentation.

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  • SketchUp + V-Ray 5: A match made in Studio

    SketchUp + V-Ray 5: A match made in Studio

    We’re proud to announce that we’ve teamed up with Chaos to bring you world-class rendering capabilities as part of your SketchUp toolkit!

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  • [Webinar] Explore your 3D designs outdoors

    [Webinar] Explore your 3D designs outdoors

    In this webinar, will show you how to get your 3D models from SketchUp and the digital world into augmented reality and into the physical world with Trimble’s SiteVision.

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  • Detailing out an efficient design-build workflow

    Detailing out an efficient design-build workflow

    From commercial to residential builds, Scott Miller from Remington Development Corporation uses the SketchUp suite of tools to perfect the conceptual design process.

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