Author Archives: James

Thea for SketchUp v2.2 – SketchUp 2020 support |


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We are happy to announce that we have released a new version of Thea for SketchUp (2.2.972.1867) that is fully compatible with the new SketchUp 2020. Release notes Plugin changelog: SketchUp 2020 support Added message next to the resolution text when OptiX fails. The raw image will be displayed instead Glare is temporarily disabled while rendering for performance reasons and applied when stopped Batch Render: The raw image will be saved instead of the denoised one in case OptiX fails […]

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From furniture and fixtures to tech-savvy workspaces: See the Grammarly office in Kyiv |


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Leading architecture and interior design firm, balbek bureau, was chosen to design an entirely new space for one of Grammarly’s largest offices. This large, forward-thinking corporate space is located in Kyiv, Ukraine and hosts 150 employees. We connected with the lead designer, Andrii to discuss the details, challenges, and why they chose SketchUp for this project. Give us some background on you, your team, and the types of projects you work on. I graduated from the Kyiv National University of […]

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ENSCAPE 2.7 Out Now! |


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Enscape’s newest version, 2.7, is available now! Buy Enscape 2.7 Great news for all of you who have been waiting for orthographic views, BIM data in your project, new lamps and surrounding buildings and many further new assets in our Asset Library!You will have access to all those amazing features by updating to our latest version:   Update to 2.7 Discover the new and enhanced features to help you maximize your design process with Enscape 2.7! Supported Solutions Revit (2015, 2016, 2017, […]

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V-Ray Next for SketchUp — update 2 released |


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V-Ray Next for SketchUp, update 2 works seamlessly in SketchUp 2020. It’s packed with new features and optimizations that make it easier, smoother and more enjoyable to create high-quality renders. Update my software Interested in Buying V-Ray for SketchUp Note: This update is free for all active V-Ray Next for SketchUp clients. New features in V-Ray for SketchUp, update 2 include: RTX support – Boost your V-Ray GPU performance with NVIDIA RTX technology. Proxies with materials – Import or create a proxy mesh asset […]

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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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