SUNNYVALE, CA —Trimble has announced the launch of SketchUp for iPad, a new app that combines 3D with sketching by hand. SketchUp for iPad enables interior designers, architects, engineers and construction professionals to more effectively create, edit and collaborate on projects while on-site, on the go, and in the office, notes the firm.
With SketchUp for iPad’s smart drawing tools and support for Apple Pencil, users can intuitively sketch in 3D. The app offers capabilities and workflow enhancements that allow architects and designers to spend less time performing repetitive modeling tasks and more time exploring ideas, the firm adds. Autoshape, a new machine-learning feature transforms doodles into 3D shapes and configurable components. With Markup mode, users can capture client feedback in real-time by digitally overlaying annotations and illustrations atop 3D models using Apple Pencil. Connecting the physical and digital worlds, SketchUp for iPad also enables users to import satellite imagery and terrain data of existing site locations, apply photo textures using an iPad camera, and visualize 3D creations in the real world using augmented reality.
SketchUp for iPad offers a robust, native integration with the Trimble Connect collaboration platform. SketchUp models that are stored in Trimble Connect automatically sync across devices so project stakeholders can move seamlessly between SketchUp for iPad, SketchUp for Web and SketchUp Desktop applications.
SketchUp for iPad is included in all paid SketchUp subscriptions. To learn more, visit SketchUp for iPad or purchase from the Apple App Store.