Google sells SketchUp, uncertain future

Google has confirmed that it has sold Google SketchUp as part of streamlining its operations. It’s gone to a very odd-sounding buyer…

“Trimble, a California company specializing in making business or government workers more productive”

It’s also worrying that there’s no mention of SketchUp, or its associated 3D Warehouse, remaining free in future.

2 thoughts on “Google sells SketchUp, uncertain future

  1. “If you’re one of the many, many people who use SketchUp for something else—from education to woodworking, geo-modeling to movie-making—rest assured that there will be a SketchUp for you, too. Our mission has always been to make 3D modeling tools that anyone can use. The free version of SketchUp is an important part of our world as well, and that isn’t changing in the least.”

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

    I am more worried about Google Warehouse than the software itself. But this can be a good thing…perhaps.

  2. “The free version of SketchUp is an important part of our world as well, and that isn’t changing in the least”

    Thanks for that. It wasn’t in the news report I read.

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