Tuesday, 18 November 2008
Thursday, 13 November 2008
Google has introduced voice and video chat from gmail. All yo need is a plugin which can be installed from within Gmail.
You can view the videos in the small fly-out panel or pop-em out to a large PIP view. You can even blow them up to full screen and have a smooth chatting experience at the same time.
Below is a video tutorial highlighting some of the features of this new service along with instructions on how to use them.
Voice and Video Plugin Direct Download
Wednesday, 12 November 2008
Energy Analysis Plugin from Integrated Environmental Systems (aka: IES
VE). You can download this free plugin for SketchUp from the IES
Website: www.iesve.com. The Plugin allows SketchUp users to conduct
energy analysis simulations of their SketchUp models at the earliest
stages of design, which will hopefully help us all to design buildings
that will be more energy efficient, reduce energy consumption and
ultimately keep Earth from melting.
Video can be viewed and downloaded here.
white satellite imagery into skecthup. This episode (#52) by the skecthup show shows how to import sattelite imagery and terrain from google earth in COLOUR. The Episode is a continuation of Episode #51.
Video can be viewed or downloaded from here.
Search for it in youtube..it could be uploaded. Last time I checked it wasn't available yet.
Saturday, 8 November 2008
Synchro is a 4D (3D +
scheduling) application that allows you to create and see the
construction schedule of your project -- all at the same time. They've
created a plugin
for SketchUp and have full support for the SKP file format. The plugin
allows you to bring geometry from SketchUp into Synchro with a unique
ID attached to each component. This gives users the ability to make
changes in their SketchUp models and port those changes back to Synchro
while iterating on designs.
Below is a video representing the product in action provided by Construction Software Advice:
Via Sketchup Blog
Thursday, 6 November 2008
Whether you need basic whiteboarding/brainstorming tools or
fully-featured project management applications – you should be able to
find a tool or two that’s worth checking out.
You can now view 3dmodels in google 3d model maps using the Google Earth Plugin.
To see this in action, first find a geo-referenced model in the Google 3D Warehouse. Then, click on the Map tab and choose the Earth
map type (this plugin is currently only available on Windows). You'll
see the model load and the view change to focus on the 3D model - all
within the 3D Warehouse.