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Susan Smith has worked as an editor and writer in the technology industry for over 16 years. As an editor she has been responsible for the launch of a number of technology trade publications, both in print and online. Currently, Susan is the Editor of GISCafe and AECCafe, as well as those sites’ … More »

Trimble SketchUp Mobile Viewer released

May 7th, 2014 by Susan Smith

Trimble SketchUp Mobile Viewer for iPad was just released, a product that should make model viewing on a tablet more dynamic. Below are some responses from John Baccus, Product Management Director, SketchUp at Trimble Navigation regarding the new release:


AECVoice: What users are most likely to take advantage of this Mobile Viewer for iPad?

We think professional designers will find the SketchUp Mobile Viewer most useful when sharing work with their clients, but the convenience of model viewing on a tablet is something we think all SketchUp users are likely to appreciate.


AECVoice: Does the release supplant a previous product from SketchUp?

This is an entirely new product, allowing users to view SketchUp models on their iPads for the first time.

AECVoice: Is the Viewer operating off the cloud?

Before being viewed, models must be processed through a web service— currently implemented as a component of 3D Warehouse. In this sense, the Viewer is operating off of the cloud. Once processed, however, models can be stored locally on the iPad so that they can be viewed without needing an active internet connection.


AECVoice: Is there any markup capability or is that available in the latest version of SketchUp 2014? 

This is only the first release of our model viewer, and its features and capabilities will evolve.  At this time, however, there are no native markup capabilities included in the SketchUp Mobile Viewer.

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