Author Archives: James

Designing innovative workplace interiors with 3DEA Bulgaria |


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Ivan Borov got the 3D bug at fourteen when he collaborated with a friend on a project using SketchUp and Google Earth. He was fascinated by SketchUp’s accessibility and technology as a whole. Whilst studying interior design in Milan, a short film submission that combined his love for graphic design, video, and photo editing won him a scholarship.  During an internship at a large showroom in Milan, he realised colleagues were still drawing only in 2D. Keen to help transform […]

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The digital transformation in commercial interiors |


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We recently chatted with Michael Kanoza, a product graphics analyst in the special visual collaboration department (how’s that for a job title!) about how Steelcase stays ahead of workplace trends to create spaces that help people work, learn, and heal.  Steelcase was established in 1912. Their first patent was for a metal wastebasket; replacing wicker with steel was a lifesaving innovation at that time in crowded cities where fires spread quickly.  Since then, the company established roots as a top […]

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SketchUp 2020 is here! |


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We spent a lot of time in 2019 learning more about what you, the user, wish SketchUp did better. So…thanks for speaking up! You helped us discover what you need to improve your workflow.  Want to test out the new features? Try SketchUp free for 30 days. Ready to go Pro? Buy SketchUp.  The result? Some exciting improvements in SketchUp 2020. Read on to learn more.  These new features are available to users with an active SketchUp Pro and SketchUp  […]

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BORNEO BIM – CURTIN UNIVERSITY RECEIVES ARCHLINE.XP-GRANT |


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9 January 2020, Miri, Malaysia – Curtin University Malaysia (Curtin Malaysia) recently signed a software agreement with Cadline Network Limited in Budapest, Hungary, for sponsorship of ARCHLine.XP software developed by the company to Curtin Malaysia. ARCHLine.XP, a professional architectural design software for BIM (Building Information Modelling), will be used for teaching and learning activities for Civil and Construction Engineering and Construction Management students of the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering at Curtin Malaysia’s Faculty of Engineering and Science. Curtin […]

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How to win interior design projects with SketchUp – Part 2 |


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In part 1 of this series, we revealed how to create winning interior design options in SketchUp. Now that you’re finished modelling, what’s next?  We show you how to present your vision to customers and blow them away with your designs. Pssst…sign up to watch a live demo of this workflow in our upcoming webinar. A SketchUp Pro subscription includes a powerful ecosystem of products to help you communicate your creations. Let’s explore! Add custom Styles to your design Adding […]

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How to win interior design projects with SketchUp – Part 1 |


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Pitching for a new project is one of the most exciting parts of the design process. Creativity needs to flow but deadlines are around the corner. You want to get ideas out of your head quickly and turn them into winning results that will wow your client, boss or team.  Leverage the full power of a SketchUp Pro subscription at every stage of your creative process to deliver impactful concepts, quickly. Watch us do it live by signing up for […]

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Keyshot 9 is out! |


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KeyShot 9 brings you complete creative freedom and a level of visual agility that allows you to explore your design at the speed of thought. Built as the hub for all your visualization needs, KeyShot 9 includes features and updates to help you realize your ideas faster. Learn more>

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SketchUp release maintenance release 3 |


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Have you checked this out yet? now with macOS Catalina Support Trimble has released SketchUp Pro 2019.3 to the world and you can get it here For existing SketchUp 2019 users you can access this update for FREE. If you have an expired Maintenance and Support Contract, less than 3 years expired, you can renew now should you need access to SketchUp 2019.3. Contact us Sign In Workflow Changes The change in 2019.3 that will impact classic license users: Users need […]

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V-RAY NEXT FOR SKETCHUP, UPDATE 1 RELEASED |


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Enhanced SketchUp integration. Faster interactive rendering. New, smart functionality.  V-Ray Next for SketchUp, update 1 offers a feature-packed boost with deeper SketchUp integration, performance optimizations and even more streamlined workflows. V-Ray Next for SketchUp is available here DEEP SKETCHUP INTEGRATION The latest V-Ray update features even tighter integration with SketchUp. Enjoy an improved user experience for some of your favourite tools, as well as detailed instructions on how to use them. What’s more, you can make material color corrections and […]

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FlexTools to Fire Up SketchUp! |


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For many years, we have been dabbling with various 3D modeling workflows to create the quickest and graphically correct components in SketchUp for architectural elements. Whilst it is possible to create initial simple 3D model versions of doors, windows, and stairs, everyone always wants to do that work once in both basic and detailed form. Then after completing, moving quickly onto other project requirements. For many years there has always been a need to streamline what would appear to be […]

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