Entries by Lalka Nikolova

User-friendly updates to SketchUp Pro 2020

Based heavily on user feedback, SketchUp polished up a few features that will keep your workflow humming along smoothly!  Freshening up SketchUp Pro Scenes Panel. Now that you’ve had some time to enjoy better toggling visibility with hidden geometry and objects, this feature just got even better. Hidden geometry and hidden objects are now split […]

7 Tips for Remote Collaboration

Feeling disorientated away from your usual work routines? Working remotely (from home or otherwise) can either be a dream-come-true, not-so-ideal, or your standard work mode. Whatever bucket our global SketchUp community falls into, we’ve got a few collaboration tricks up our software sleeves that will help you make the most of remote working. Trimble Connect […]

Orbit From Home: 10 at-home learning resources from SketchUp

To our SketchUp community: our hearts go out to everyone affected by COVID-19. We’ve all had to make adjustments to keep our communities safe, and we are here for you while you’re at home and adapting. We’ve rounded up our top 10 learning resources that you can take advantage of while you #OrbitFromHome.  Check out […]

Workplace furniture design: the Danish way

Ten years ago, Icons of Denmark established itself as a distributor of Danish furniture for the U.K. market. Since then, they’ve been hard at work evolving from representatives of Danish design to creators of it. Through their unique market-led approach, they’re bringing Danish design to the modern office…one sleek sofa at a time. Tell us […]

Design at Starbucks: Brewing the right stuff

David Daniels heads up Starbucks’ America East design teams, overseeing over a hundred designers across New York, Chicago, Miami, Dallas, and Latin America. David and his team have executed over 1,400 major Starbucks renovations and new builds in 2016 alone. As well as being a passionate (and productive) designer, David is also a SketchUp aficionado, […]

From furniture and fixtures to tech-savvy workspaces: See the Grammarly office in Kyiv

Leading architecture and interior design firm, balbek bureau, was chosen to design an entirely new space for one of Grammarly’s largest offices. This large, forward-thinking corporate space is located in Kyiv, Ukraine and hosts 150 employees. We connected with the lead designer, Andrii to discuss the details, challenges, and why they chose SketchUp for this […]

What is NEW in SketchUp Pro 2020

The waiting is over as new SketchUp Pro 2020 is already here. The new version is all functioning and officially available since January 28th. So let us dive deep and see what software improvements are hidden there. Over the years, each SketchUp version has become more convenient to work with. Innovations are the result of […]

The digital transformation in commercial interiors

We recently chatted with Michael Kanoza, a product graphics analyst in the special visual collaboration department (how’s that for a job title!) about how Steelcase stays ahead of workplace trends to create spaces that help people work, learn, and heal.  Steelcase was established in 1912. Their first patent was for a metal wastebasket; replacing wicker […]

What’s Behind Update 1 in V-Ray for SketchUp?

V-Ray for SketchUp is a wonderful way to bring high-end ray-tracing to the world of architects and designers using SketchUp. Not only is the render engine seamlessly integrated into SketchUp itself, but its also optimized for the native SketchUp user. Additionally, it has an easy interface with many presets and libraries available. People who have […]