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ARCHLine release BIM LT software for £450! |


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ARCHLine.XP LT Has Arrived! For active professionals looking for something different – a smart BIM software ARCHLine.XP LT is a fully certified BIM software for architects, home builders, and remodeling professionals. Solid 3D CAD/BIM product at an affordable price To celebrate the launch of our new software, we are offering a special price for a limited time only. Say goodbye to the subscription-based industry standard model; ARCHLine.XP LT comes with a perpetual license. Buy it once, keep it forever What […]

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Discover Enscape Version 2.6 NOW! |


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Enscape’s newest version, 2.6, had now been launched! The new features and overall improvements let you achieve better results with even less work. Enscape 2.6 will render any design you can dream up in seconds. Collaborate more easily with your colleagues and precisely communicate your design intent with the new 2.6 features. Click here for more>

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Thea for SketchUp: Full Support of SketchUp 2019.2 |


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We are happy to announce that Altair has released a new version of Thea for SketchUp that is fully compatible with the new SketchUp 2019.2… hangelog: SketchUp 2019.2 full support Large model opens faster now when the plugin is already opened Plugin opening takes same amount of time regardless of active model complexity ESC key closes texture properties Accelerated display and Stereoscopic views work back again SU2019: Hidden materials coming from deleted image can be edited now Caustics is enabled […]

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Thea Render v2.1 Out |


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Thea Render is the most versatile renderer featuring state-of-the-art Unbiased, Biased and GPU engines. Versatile Renderer Thea Render is a physically-based global illumination renderer of high quality. It is a unique renderer that is able to render using state-of-the-art techniques in Biased photorealistic, Unbiased and GPU modes. This video takes you through the new features of the Thea Render v2.1 engine and the new features/enhancements of these plugins. 0:14 – Thea Render Engine 1:19 – Thea for SketchUp 2:14 – […]

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SU Podium V2.6 released for SketchUp 2017 – 2019 |


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Adds support for HDR image-based lighting, with almost 40 sky options included! Podium Browser is now fully included with a Podium V2.6 license — purchasing the upgrade is the most cost-effective way to unlock over 20,000 render-ready furniture components, appliances, materials, and more! Click here to read about additional updates in V2.6: A SU Podium V2.6 license now includes all Podium Browser “paid” content. Because of this, there are two upgrade “tiers” depending on whether you already own Podium Browser […]

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Announcing SketchUp 2019 feature updates! |


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We are excited to share some of our favorite features and improvements in the latest product update to SketchUp Pro 2019 and LayOut.  This release has made SketchUp more intuitive and fun to use with focus on improvements to imagery exports, usability, and a seamless LayOut connection. Get ready — your professional workflow will greatly benefit!  Get the latest 2019.2 Features update here New in SketchUp Professional output enhancements Exporting images Exporting 2D graphics, raster files, and animations just got […]

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A Constructible Model with M Moser Associates |


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We spoke to Jason Li, Associate and Charles Corley, Director of Organisational Development at M Moser Associates about how virtual design and construction complements an integrated project design and delivery approach. Over the past fifteen years, M Moser, a global AEC firm with an extensive track record in workplace design and construction, has used SketchUp and LayOut not only for design and conceptualization but as a vital communication tool throughout the project delivery process. What does the term “VDC” mean […]

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Making a door and window schedule in SketchUp |


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Let’s take a look at how you can combine Advanced Attributes and ‘Group By” aggregation in Generate Report to create door and window schedules. To generate a schedule, we’ll start by adding a few attributes to the door and window components in my model. Specifically, we’ll add a Size using the new Advanced Attributes (access these through the “More” button in the Entity Info window). In addition to Size, there is a new attribute for Price, URL, Owner, and Status. […]

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From concept design to construction with SketchUp |


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Northpower Stålhallar is a construction company based in Stockholm, Sweden that specializes in warehouse construction. They build industrial warehouses using SketchUp from concept design all the way to the construction phase, including LayOut for construction documentation. Tell us about  Northpower Stålhallar. What do you do? Northpower Stålhallar was started in 2006 by two brothers from the northern part of Sweden. We were something completely different from the company you see today. Our founders were sitting in a small office by […]

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Tom Kaneko Design & Architecture: Sketch, Design / Build in Practice |


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Tell us about your background as an architect and how this influences your approach to design. I’m drawn to the technical aspects of the profession and the site. Luckily I had a very hands-on experience at the University of Edinburgh that has served me well in practice. As a designer, you have to know your craft… knowledge gaps become apparent when you transition from design to construction, particularly when engaging in conversations with builders and subcontractors. What was the “Aha!” […]

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