ArchVision® Releases Discovery ViewerTM for SketchUp®

View SketchUp Models in Microsoft PowerPoint, Word and Internet Explorer

Lexington, Kentucky USA, April 17, 2006 -- ArchVision, Inc. today announced the availability of its newest publishing tool, the ArchVision Discovery Viewer. The Discovery Viewer provides users with the ability to publish and view native 3d SketchUp models (.skp) in Microsoft Office products. The Discovery Viewer [Desktop] provides users with a simple, intuitive interface for publishing SketchUp models in applications such as Microsoft PowerPoint and Word as well as an HTML generator for easily publishing web pages containing the model(s) to be viewed with Internet Explorer. The Discovery Viewer [Server] product provides users with the desktop product as well as a license for serving the models from a web server. Users can install a free Discovery Viewer for viewing presentations and web pages on any computer.

“The Discovery Viewer lets non-technical users leverage the 3d models being created using SketchUp in new and exciting ways”, says Randall Stevens, President and CEO of ArchVision. “From management and marketing teams using PowerPoint to win new projects to clients viewing updates on a project website, the Discovery Viewer extends the value of creating 3d models using SketchUp. This is an exciting product release for ArchVision as we continue to expand our core platform tools to support 3d formats other than RPC. We’ve enjoyed great support from the @Last/Google development team as we worked on integrating support for their content.”

“We have received a tremendous response from our partners and customers in Japan and throughout Asia for the Discovery Viewer”, says David Wayne, President and CEO of Cadalog, Inc. “This product expands the usefulness of SketchUp for many of our customers.”

ArchVision offers a broad range of content, publishing and content management tools for the design visualization market. Products include the popular RPC (Rich Photorealistic Content) content libraries, ArchVision Composer for Photoshop and the ArchVision Content Manager.

RPC has become the de facto standard format for managing image-based content and is supported natively or via plug-in by the world’s leading 3d visualization applications including Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk VIZ, Autodesk ADT, Autodesk Civil 3D, Autodesk Revit, Bentley MicroStation, Alias Maya, Newtek’s Lightwave, Maxon’s Cinema 4D, Robert McNeel & Associates AccuRender, Adobe Photoshop and others. For a complete list, visit

Pricing and Availability
ArchVision Discovery Viewer [Desktop] is available for US $129.
ArchVision Discovery Viewer [Server] is available for US $499.
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About ArchVision, Inc.
ArchVision is the leader in the development of image-based content creation, management and delivery solutions. In addition to its RPC (Rich Photorealistic Content) Plug-in technology, ArchVision's products include a growing library of RPC content ranging from people, trees and shrubs to image-based automobiles and other popular objects.

ArchVision currently serves customers located in over 90 countries around the world. RPC is the image-based rendering technology of choice for many of the leading animation, CAD, real-time simulation, and 3D modeling software packages on the market today. Native and plug-in RPC support now exists in Autodesk 3ds Max, Autodesk VIZ, Autodesk Civil 3D, Bentley MicroStation, Alias' Maya, Newtek's LightWave 3D, Maxon's Cinema 4D, AccuRender from Robert McNeel & Associates, Revit, Piranesi from Informatix, Adobe Photoshop, Graffiti RenderPro, Cubicspace's rtre, Arc+ Render, VR4MAX, and SGI Performer. For more information, call ArchVision at 859-252-3118 or visit us on the web at

ArchVision and RPC are registered trademarks of ArchVision, Inc. Other trademarks are owned by their respective companies.

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