3D Modeling App for the iPad

  • Prize
    Winner in Construction Product Design - Others construction products
  • Company/Firm
    Trimble SketchUp
  • Lead Designer
    Mike Tadros
  • Location
    Westminster, Colorado
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This company’s 3D modeling software is one of the most popular in the world; used by 33+ million people to bring designs to life. In April, this company launched an app version of its 3D modeling software for iPad – a new, versatile way to create, edit, and collaborate in 3D on a job site, in the office or on the go.

Designers can:

- sketch out ideas in 3D with the tool of their choice: Apple Pencil, multi-touch gestures or mouse & keyboard
- easily view, share and change designs as a project progresses
- work seamlessly between iPad, Web and Desktop
- pull in satellite imagery and 3D terrain data to provide accurate site context.
- add real-world textures by importing imagery or taking a picture.
- completely immerse themselves/clients in the design with Augmented Reality mode
- turn doodles into 3D objects instantly, with AI-assisted tools like AutoShape that automatically recognize a wide variety of shapes
- spend more time exploring ideas and less time learning software

Since its launch, the app has been downloaded by more than 750,000 people and is ranked among the top 10 apps in the Graphics & Design category on the Apple App Store.

Trimble is developing technology, software, and services that drive the digital transformation of construction with solutions that span the entire architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) industry. Empowering teams across the construction lifecycle, Trimble's innovative approach improves coordination and collaboration between stakeholders, teams, phases, and processes. Trimble's Connected Construction strategy gives users control of their operations with best-in-class solutions and a common data environment.