Transcript of "Google SketchUp informational presentation"
A brief overview<br />prepared for Melanie Monturano<br />Dir. Occupational Skills / Continuing Education <br />Camden County College., Cherry Hill, NJ.<br />Image by Google 2010<br />property of Cary Pittman IV 2010<br />
/<br />PRO <br />Three dimensional modeling program designed to be less cumbersome than other three dimensional cad programs<br />Enhanced version of the popular Google SketchUp software program<br />Intuitive engineering/design tool that has grown in popularity since inception, PLUS...<br />modeling s/w program downloadable from the internet; presently utilized by industry professionals as well as engineering & design students.<br />GS/Pro can export three dimensional models in 2D and 3D formats which can then be utilized with other popular cad software packages (e.i. Autocad).<br />Software tool that provides a simple - yet unique tool sets with an intuitive learning system, promoting an unencumbered method to design. <br />1<br />
Industry applications…<br />/<br />PRO <br />Architecture, landscape, interior, urban, graphic , environmental.<br />Architecture & Design<br />Engineering<br />Civil, mechanical, structural-architectural engineering. <br />Construction<br />Small to medium size construction projects.<br />Digital entertainment<br />Gaming and “pre-visualization” design for entertainment industry.<br />Education<br />Educators, school students; K thru12 / Secondary - Higher Ed.<br />2<br />
Engineeringpraise…<br />/<br />PRO <br />“Is there any doubt that SketchUp / PRO really is capable of communicating design ideas in the mechanical engineering world?” You and I both know that once they start using this revolutionary new program engineers will come flocking”. - Lead Designer, Westinghouse Electric, LLC.<br />“SketchUp / PRO’s flexibility and intuitive nature allows me to quickly develop process graphics and engineering details which communicate much better than traditional 2D cad type drawings”. - J. Clements, Brown and Caldwell, Ltd.<br />“SketchUp / PRO is the finest (and most innovative) tool available for anyone designing anything from coffee pots to skyscrapers”.<br />- V.P., McCall & Associates<br />3<br />
Student work…<br />/<br />PRO <br />Architectural Technology Course Program. <br />Dumfries and Galloway College, Dumfries, UK.<br />Market-Rate Housing design, Brooklyn, NY. <br />Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, Conn.<br />Student design competition. <br />Virginia Polytechnic State University. Blacksburg, VA. <br />4<br />
Market share…<br />VS.<br />“Since it’s recent acquisition by Google, the SketchUp solution is among the leading AEC software packages developed both for conceptual and detailed design. In 2007, SketchUp rapidly gained 7% of AEC market share and is predominantly used for conceptual design”.<br />- Gartner Research Analysis. <br />“Currently there is no single leading CAD conceptual design tool appearing in the market. AutoCAD dominates AEC software market, but (AutoCAD) has functions for detailed design which are not necessary in early design stages, and is therefore functionally over weighted.” <br />- The Business Advantage Group. <br />= continued growth <br />5<br />
Synopsis…<br />SketchUp and SketchUp / PRO are cad programs geared toward advancing the skill of novice users by presenting a clear method of interface for creating 3D objects and models. SketchUp is flexible in that it supports virtually all technical, architectural, and engineering disciplines. Furthermore, sketchUp will export to other popular cad systems as well and easily functions in both Higher Ed. and professional applications. The 3D segment of cad modeling continues to expand and will most likely be a key driver for industry growth. Google appears to be quietly positioning it’s answer to AutoCAD as a player in the 3D modeling arena into the foreseeable future. Purchasing information for Educator licensees can be found at: <br />http://sketchup.google.com/industries/edu/educators.html<br />6<br />