Step into the Future of Design with sketchup’s VR Solution
Designers, rejoice! Trimble and Meta bring 3D models to life through Virtual Reality (VR) with SketchUp. On September 27, 2023, the two companies announced their collaboration and the launch of the immersive and powerful app to view and present models in a way that revolutionizes the future of design. SketchUp Viewer for Meta Quest VR headsets is targeted at professionals in the fields of interior design, architecture, engineering, and construction, providing them with a novel and interactive tool for reviews and collaboration.
on September 27, 2023, Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) announces the launch of SketchUp Viewer for Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest Pro and Meta Quest 3
all images courtesy of SketchUp
Dedicated to shaping the world’s future, Trimble is a technology company that delivers solutions enabling customers to revolutionize how they measure, build, grow, and transport goods, ultimately enhancing quality of life. With core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity, and data analytics, Trimble bridges the gap between the digital and physical realms, improving productivity, quality, safety, transparency, and sustainability. From purpose-built products to enterprise lifecycle solutions and industry cloud services, Trimble is driving transformation in critical sectors such as interior design, architecture, engineering, and construction industry (AEC), especially with the launch of the free-to-download SketchUp Viewer for Meta Quest with the VR headsets.
‘Meta has been at the forefront of growing VR adoption by making the technology easy to use, accessible and affordable. Collaborating with Meta to create SketchUp Viewer for Meta Quest is an important milestone toward making it easier for design and AEC professionals to tap into the power of VR as a rich, immersive way to experience, share and collaborate on SketchUp models,’ says Chris Cronin, VP, and General Manager of Trimble SketchUp.
model provided by DA Architects + Planners
sketchup viewer for quest engages clients in 3D walkthroughs
Through the groundbreaking collaboration, Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) has unveiled SketchUp Viewer for Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest Pro, and Meta Quest 3, inviting users to step into their designs, fostering informed decision-making and dynamic collaboration whether working from the office or out in the field. Regardless of their technical background, the application is designed to empower anyone to experience designs in a captivating VR environment. Say goodbye to complex controls and the need for powerful desktop machines as, now, architects and designers can effortlessly present their creations to clients in a manner that transcends traditional blueprints. More importantly, clients can engage in a walkthrough and truly comprehend the design in a true-to-scale environment.
regardless of their technical background, the application is designed to empower anyone to experience designs in a captivating VR environment
bringing a host of features to the virtual table
SketchUp Viewer for Quest brings a host of features to the table. In addition to native SketchUp tools, it offers tabletop and presentation modes, providing architects and designers with multiple ways to present their work projects. With tabletop mode, users can wander around the model and view it through a virtual scale mode, while presentation mode allows experts to curate a client’s digital walkthrough, complete with a simple user interface and intuitive controls.
‘We’re already seeing the value of virtual reality in architecture and design, whether it’s exploring ideas, solving problems or showcasing designs in the best possible light. We believe the combination of SketchUp and Meta Quest will create new opportunities for connection and collaboration. We look forward to working with Trimble to bring transformative technology to architecture and design professionals and their clients,’ emphasizes Jamie Keane, Director of Product Management at Meta.
SketchUp Viewer for Quest is a free application, available to all users
application name: SketchUp Viewer for Meta Quest VR headsets
collaboration: SketchUp Trimble x Meta
available with: Free, Go, Pro, Studio