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'''Applications:'''
 
'''Applications:'''
  
* '''Native application(s):''' [[Native Application::Engineering Format Application Template]]
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* '''Native application(s):''' [[Native Application::Google SketchUp]]
  
* '''Interoperable applications:''' [[Interoperable Application::Engineering Format Application Template]] - Applications which can read or write files of this format, but are not native applications for the format.
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* '''Interoperable applications:''' [[Interoperable Application::None]]
  
'''Magic numbers:''' [[Magic Numbers::]] - Unique identifying characters at the beginning of files for this engineering format.
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'''Magic numbers:''' [[Magic Numbers::None]]
  
'''Format(s):''' [[Format::]] - The MIME file types.
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'''Format(s):''' N/A
  
'''Rights:''' [[Rights::]] - The name or type of the license for the engineering format. Examples: BSD-style license, Apache License, Proprietary license
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'''Rights:''' [[Rights::Unknown]] (Only listed as freeware)
  
'''Sustainability Factors:''' - Facts about the sustainability of this particular engineering format.
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'''Sustainability Factors:'''
  
* '''Standardization:''' [[Standardization::]] - Information regarding standardization attempts with this format.
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* '''Standardization:''' [[Standardization::None]]
  
* '''Adoption:''' [[Adoption::]] - Information about how this format has been adopted by other organizations.
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* '''Adoption:''' [[Adoption::None]]
  
** '''Licensing and patent claims:''' [[Licensing and patent claims::]] - Any licenses or patent claims that the engineering format makes.
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** '''Licensing and patent claims:''' [[Licensing and patent claims::U.S. Patent 6,628,279]]
  
* '''Self-documentation:''' [[Self-documentation::]] - Any self-documentation capabilities of the format.
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* '''Self-documentation:''' [[Self-documentation::None]]
  
* '''External dependencies:''' [[External dependencies::]] - Anything that the format depends on outside of its control to function.
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* '''External dependencies:''' [[External dependencies::None]]
  
* '''Technical protection considerations:''' [[Technical protection considerations::]] - Any considerations that are necessary when it comes to technical protection.
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* '''Technical protection considerations:''' [[Technical protection considerations::None]]
  
'''Typical use:''' [[Typical use::]] - Keywords that describe the format's typical use. Examples: CAD and CAM
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'''Typical use:''' [[Typical use::3D Modeling for architects and civil engineers.]]
  
'''File classification:''' - Specific properties that pertain to this engineering format.
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'''File classification:'''
* '''Type {Binary, Text}:''' [[File Classification Type::]] - The type of file, choices are binary and text.
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* '''Type {Binary, Text}:''' [[File Classification Type::Binary]]
* '''Raster data:''' - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports raster data.
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* '''Raster data:'''
** '''Raster data 2D:''' - Can the format support 2D raster data? Example: A format that can contain 2D pixelated data supports 2D raster data.
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** '''Raster data 2D:'''
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 2D - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 2D - Is Supported::true]]
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 2D - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 2D - Description::None]]
** '''Raster data 3D:''' - Can the format support 3D raster data? Example: A format that can contain 2D pixelated data of a 3D model supports 3D raster data.
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** '''Raster data 3D:'''
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 3D - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 3D - Is Supported::true]]
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 3D - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Raster Data 3D - Description::None]]
* '''Geometric representation:''' - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports geometric representations.
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* '''Geometric representation:'''
** '''Implicit representation:''' - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports implicit representations.
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** '''Implicit representation:'''
*** '''Implicit surfaces:''' - Can the format support implicit surfaces? Example: A format that can contain surfaces that are generated with mathematical equations that contain the independent variables x, y, and z, like x^2 + y^2 + z^2 * R^2 = 0, supports implicit surfaces.
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*** '''Implicit surfaces:'''
**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Implicit Surfaces - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Implicit Surfaces - Is Supported::true]]
**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Implicit Surfaces - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Implicit Surfaces - Description::None]]
*** '''Implicit curves:''' - Can the format support implicit curves? Example: A format that can contain curves that are generated with mathematical equations that contain the independent variables x, y, and z, supports implicit curves.
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*** '''Implicit curves:'''
**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Implict Curves - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Implict Curves - Is Supported::true]]
**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Implicit Curves - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Implicit Curves - Description::None]]
*** '''Point set:''' - Can the format support point sets? Example: A format that supports surfaces and lines that are generated by points that form triangles supports point sets.
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*** '''Point set:'''
**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Point Set - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Point Set - Is Supported::true]]
**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Point Set - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Point Set - Description::None]]
** '''Mesh:''' - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports mesh.
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*** '''Manifold surface meshes:'''
*** '''Manifold surface meshes:''' - Can the format support manifold surface meshes? Example: A format that supports surfaces that are mathematical spaces in which every point has a neighborhood which resembles Euclidean space
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Mainfold Surface Meshes - Is Supported::true]]
**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Mainfold Surface Meshes - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Surface Meshes - Description::None]]
**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Surface Meshes - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Manifold volume meshes:'''
*** '''Manifold volume meshes:''' - Can the format support manifold volume meshes? Example: A format that supports volumes that are mathematical spaces in which every point has a neighborhood which resembles Euclidean space
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Meshes - Is Supported::true]]
**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Meshes - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Meshes - Description::None]]
**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Meshes - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Non-manifold meshes:'''
*** '''Non-manifold meshes:''' - Can the format support non-manifold meshes? Example: A format that supports meshes that are not manifolds
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Meshes - Is Supported::true]]
**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Meshes - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Meshes - Description::None]]
**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Meshes - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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** '''Parametric representation:'''
** '''Parametric representation:''' - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports parametric representations.
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*** '''Parametric surfaces:'''
*** '''Parametric surfaces:''' - Can the format support parametric surfaces? Example: A format that can contain surfaces that are generated with parametric equations supports parametric surfaces.
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Parametric Surfaces - Is Supported::true]]
**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Parametric Surfaces - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Parametric Surfaces - Description::None]]
**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Parametric Surfaces - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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*** '''Parametric curves:'''
*** '''Parametric curves:''' - Can the format support parametric curves? Example: A format that can contain curves that are generated with parametric equations supports parametric curves.
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**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Parametric Curves - Is Supported::true]]
**** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Parametric Curves - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Parametric Curves - Description::None]]
**** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Parametric Curves - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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** '''Contour sets:'''
** '''Contour sets:''' - Can the format support contour sets?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Contour Sets - Is Supported::true]]
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Contour Sets - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Contour Sets - Description::None]]
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Contour Sets - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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** '''NURBS:'''
** '''NURBS:''' - Can the format support Non Uniform Rational Basis Splines? Examples: The engineering formats IGES, STEP, ACIS, and PHIGS
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification NURBS - Is Supported::true]]
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification NURBS - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification NURBS - Description::None]]
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification NURBS - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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* '''Multi-resolution models:'''
* '''Multi-resolution models:''' - Can the format support models with multiple resolutions? Examples: A format that supports a highly detailed and lowly detailed model simultaneously supports multi-resolution models.
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** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Multi-resolution Models - Is Supported::false]]
** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Multi-resolution Models - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Multi-resolution Models - Description::All models must be at the same resolution.]]
** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Multi-resolution Models - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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* '''Dynamics:'''
* '''Dynamics:''' - Section describes whether or not the engineering format supports dynamics.
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** '''Kinematics:'''
** '''Kinematics:''' - Can the format support kinematics? Example: Does the format allow model parts to rotate?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Kinematics - Is Supported::true]]
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Kinematics - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Kinematics - Description::None]]
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Kinematics - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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** '''Assembly:'''
** '''Assembly:''' - Can the format support assembly? Example: Does the format allow the assembly instructions to be explicitly specified with a model?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Assembly - Is Supported::false]]
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Assembly - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Assembly - Description::Only meant to be a "rough draft" application in order to quickly produce a 3D model.]]
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Assembly - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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** '''Force(s):'''
** '''Force(s):''' - Can the format support forces? Example: Does the format support acceleration forces?
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Force - Is Supported::false]]
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Force - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Force - Description::The technology within SketchUp is called "Push/Pull", but this is not really applying forces in the sense of this attribute.]]
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Force - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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* '''Boundary representation'''
* '''Boundary representation''' - Can the format support models with boundary representations?
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** '''Manifold surface boundary representations:'''
** '''Manifold surface boundary representations:''' - Can the format support manifold surface boundary representations? Example: The engineering format STEP
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Manifold Surface Boundary Representation - Is Supported::false]]
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Manifold Surface Boundary Representation - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Surface Boundary Representation - Description::None]]
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Surface Boundary Representation - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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** '''Manifold volume boundary representations:'''
** '''Manifold volume boundary representations:''' - Can the format support manifold volume boundary representations? Example: The engineering format STEP
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Boundary Representation - Is Supported::false]]
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Boundary Representation - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Boundary Representation - Description::None]]
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Manifold Volume Boundary Representation - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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** '''Non-manifold boundary representations:'''
** '''Non-manifold boundary representations:''' - Can the format support non-manifold boundary representations? Example: The engineering format STEP
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*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Boundary Representation - Is Supported::false]]
*** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Boundary Representation - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Boundary Representation - Description::None]]
*** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Non-manifold Boundary Representation - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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* '''Material transparency:'''
* '''Material transparency:''' - Can the format support transparency? Example: Does the format allow models to have a clear window in a car?
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** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Material Transparency - Is Supported::false]]
** '''Is Supported:''' [[File Classification Material Transparency - Is Supported::]] - Is the feature supported in the engineering format?
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** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Material Transparency - Description::SketchUp files can be converted to Google Earth files which do support transparency, so in a way it does indirectly support transparency.]]
** '''Description:''' [[File Classification Material Transparency - Description::]] - This field is used to describe the support or lack of support of the feature.
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'''References:''' [[References::]]
 
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'''References:''' [[References::]] - A list of references regarding any aspects of this engineering format; any reading material supplemental to this page.
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Latest revision as of 19:25, 11 May 2009

Title(s): SKP - Google SketchUp

Version ID: 7

Date released: 2009-02-27

Date: 2000-08-01

Creator(s): @Last Software

Contributor(s): Google

Relationships:

  • Previous Version(s): N/A
  • Contains: N/A
  • Syntax Format(s): N/A
  • Family Format(s): N/A

Description: SketchUp is a 3D modeling program designed for architects, civil engineers, filmmakers, game developers, and related professions. It also includes features to facilitate the placement of models in Google Earth. It was designed to be easier to use than other 3D CAD programs.

A feature of SketchUp is the 3D Warehouse that lets SketchUp users search for models made by others and contribute models.

History: SketchUp was developed by startup company @Last Software, Boulder, Colorado which was formed in 1999. SketchUp was first released in August 2000 as a general purpose 3D content creation tool. It won a Community Choice Award at its first tradeshow in 2000. Key to its early success was a shorter learning period than other 3D tools.

As of SketchUp 6, features were added to allow the user to extrude and widen as well as the ability for a face to "follow" the cursor around an object.

On March 14, 2006, Google acquired @Last Software, attracted by their plugin for Google Earth.

On January 9, 2007, SketchUp 6 was released, featuring new tools as well as a beta version of Google SketchUp LayOut. LayOut includes 2D vector tools, as well as page layout tools intended to make it easier for professionals to create presentations without jumping to a third-party presentation program.

On February 9, 2007, a maintenance update was released. It corrected a number of bugs, but brought no new features.

On November 17, 2008, SketchUp 7 was released, featuring ease-of-use improvements, integration of SketchUp's Component Browser with Google 3D Warehouse, LayOut 2, dynamic components that respond appropriately to scaling and enhanced Ruby API performance.

Example(s): SketchUp Example

Identifier: http://sketchup.google.com/

Documentation: SketchUp Documentation

File Extensions: skp

Applications:

  • Interoperable applications: None

Magic numbers: None

Format(s): N/A

Rights: Unknown (Only listed as freeware)

Sustainability Factors:

  • Standardization: None
  • Self-documentation: None
  • External dependencies: None
  • Technical protection considerations: None

Typical use: 3D Modeling for architects and civil engineers.

File classification:

References: