New Features Foster Community Interaction and SharingSUNNYVALE, Calif., March 19, 2015 — (PRNewswire) — Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB) today introduced an update to 3D Warehouse, its online platform for sharing and downloading free 3D models and materials. A key component of the SketchUp 3D modeling software, 3D Warehouse connects designers to free, high-quality 3D content.
Every year, millions of SketchUp designers rely on 3D Warehouse to easily import prebuilt models directly into design projects. Today's release provides social enhancements that encourage communication and sharing with other SketchUp designers, including architects, interior designers, engineers, construction firms as well as building product manufacturers.
In addition to user-generated models, 3D Warehouse offers free 3D product models from hundreds of premier brands, including Bosch Appliances, Herman Miller, Kohler, Marvin Windows, Natuzzi and Teknion as well as surfaces and materials from Caesarstone, Formica and Sherwin Williams.
"Architects and designers are looking for ways to make well informed product decisions," said Mike Tadros, 3D Warehouse product manager. "3D Warehouse is the go-to site for designers looking for models of windows and doors, furnishings and finishes and everything in between. These enhancements empower 3D Warehouse users with tools for communicating with content developers and with each other."
New Social Features for Communication and Engagement
3D Warehouse builds on the SketchUp ecosystem with a new commenting system that allows designers to engage with and learn from each other by providing feedback, tips and other useful information. Users now have the ability to add new comments to models, edit or delete their previous comments, reply to comments left by others, and flag inappropriate comments.
A new "contact me" feature provides a way for users to contact other users, allowing them to communicate privately about opportunities to collaborate or to ask permission for special uses of models. An email notification feature helps users stay up to date with conversations.
3D Warehouse users also now have access to a more robust user profile with features that are designed to help users establish a more professional presence for promoting their brands, businesses and interests. New features include the option to create a custom 3D Warehouse URL space (e.g., 3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/by/NAME), link to social accounts, add custom links and more.
SketchUp is the world's most popular 3D modeling platform, used by more than 30 million designers around the world to create, update and communicate designs in 3D. SketchUp is a core product of Trimble Buildings, a part of Trimble's Engineering and Construction segment that delivers solutions to optimize the complete Design-Build-Operate (DBO) lifecycle of buildings.
For more information, visit: www.sketchup.com.
Trimble applies technology to make field and mobile workers in businesses and government significantly more productive. Solutions are focused on applications requiring positioning or location, including surveying, construction, agriculture, fleet and asset management, public safety and mapping. In addition to utilizing positioning technologies such as GPS, lasers and optics, Trimble solutions may include software content specific to the needs of the user. Wireless technologies are utilized to deliver the solution to the user in the field and to ensure communication between the field and the office. Founded in 1978, Trimble is headquartered in Sunnyvale, Calif.
For more information, visit: www.trimble.com.
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