Trimble's 'SketchUp Viewer' Lets Users Modify 3D Designs in AR

By: Joey Haar - Nov 8, 2016
References: sketchup & archdaily
With the SketchUp Viewer from tech company Trimble, architects have the opportunity to engage with their 3D digital models and designs in a totally new environment. SketchUp Viewer uses the Microsoft HoloLens to create AR images of digital designs, giving architects a far more tactile experience of their digital work.

Any architect is bound to be familiar with both digital and real-world modelling. However, typically, those two stages are consequential; architects first create digital models using computer programs, then they build those models using physical materials. SketchUp Viewer turns those two stages into one.

Using the app, architects can upload any digital model, don the Microsoft HoloLens glasses, and see that model in front of them. They can then make adjustments to the design from within the app, shortening the design cycle itself.