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@Last Software Announces Sneak Peek of SketchUp 4.03D model creation, viewing, modification and presentation (June 09, 2004)
@Last Software announced today that it will be presenting a sneak preview of SketchUp 4.0 in their booth at the AIA National Convention and Expo, June 10 12th at McCormick Place in Chicago. Members and attendees of The American Institute of Architects 2004 National Convention will be the first to experience the new powerful features of SketchUp 4.0, the tenth release from @Last Software.
The new features of SketchUp 4.0 will first be previewed on Thursday evening, June 10th, in an official ?Sneak Peek Party at the Embassy Suites Chicago Downtown-Lakefront. And 4.0 will be demonstrated in @Lasts booth #940 on Friday and Saturday.
SketchUp 4.0 will be released in July 2004 and includes the following new fun and powerful tools:
Use Follow Me to push or pull a surface along a path, quickly create stair railings, crown moldings & tubing.
Texture Tweaker allows any texture or photo to be stretched and manipulated across any continuous surface. Place a photo of a building onto a 3D square created in SketchUp and model directly from the picture!
Using Face me, 2D models of people and landscaping elements will always face the camera and appear to be 3D without bulking up your models!
The Intersector provides all the power of Boolean modeling without the overhead and is capable of performing multiple changes in rapid succession.
With SketchUps New Ruby Scripting Interface users can automate almost any task. Stair tool anyone?
SketchUp is ?3D for the rest of us with a unique user interface, which allows quick and easy 3D model creation, viewing, modification and presentation. Unlike 2D software, the SketchUp user is always working in 3D and can orbit around the model at any time with just a mouse click. SketchUps simple tool set and intuitive nature gives the user the look, feel, and freedom of drawing on paper. This patented edge modeling system is sophisticated enough for professional design projects yet easy enough to be used by everyone from engineers to elementary students. SketchUp for Windows and Macintosh OS X is available in 11 languages. $495, or $95 as an upgrade. A free trial version and more information is available at www.sketchup.com
About @Last Software
Headquartered in Boulder, Colorado, @Last Softwares mission is to bring 3D modeling to the masses and they appear to have succeeded with award-winning SketchUp. @Last distributes SketchUp directly and through distributors worldwide.
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