As of April 26, Trimble Navigation Limited (best known for its GPS technology) has entered into an agreement to purchase SketchUp from Google.  Trimble is announcing that it “will provide a stand-along and enterprise solution that will enable an integrated and seamless workflow to reduce rework and improve productivity for the customer.  Users will be able to collect data, design, model, and collaborate on one platform.”

At this point Trimble says that the 3D Warehouse will continue in its current form, that it will support the SketchUp’s developer program, and continue to offer both the free and the professional versions of the software.

More can be found at:

http://sketchupdate.blogspot.com/2012/04/new-home-for-sketchup.html

http://ww2.trimble.com/3d/

http://ww2.trimble.com/3d/Trimble_Customers_FAQ_SketchUp_pre-close_FINAL_20120426.pdf

Trimble’s privacy policy can be found here:

http://ww2.trimble.com/privacy.aspx

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