SpaceClaim for SketchUp!
It’s no secret. We’ve been fans of SketchUp from before day one. In fact, for many of us, SketchUp’s pioneering user interface and ease-of-use inspired us to do for mechanical design what SketchUp did for architecture and entertainment: create the fastest and most intuitive user experience possible.
How We Work Together
Our shared vision has also fostered a strong partnership between our companies. SpaceClaim uses SketchUp’s own technology to read and write SketchUp files. And recently, SpaceClaim has taken that technology to the next level to breathe new life into mechanically-oriented SketchUp files.
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What SpaceClaim Will Do for You
If you’re new to SpaceClaim,
you’ll see a lot that’s familiar to you. A push-pull oriented user
interface. Incredibly rapid creation and manipulation tools. A better
way of interacting with your clients. But you’ll also see a lot of
capabilities that only come from an industrial strength solid modeling
kernel, such as:
- The ability to create and edit precise curved shapes, such as cylinders and curved surfaces
that opens, repair, and can edit data from most CAD systems, including
SolidWorks, Pro/E, CATIA, and NX, neutral files like STEP and IGES, and
other systems such as AutoCAD, Rhino, and, of course, SketchUp
drawings that document your designs in 3D and cross sections to full
precision, all while conforming to mechanical drawing standards
- Watertight solids, without any hassle or cleanup, for 3D printing, CNC machining, and laser cutting
chamfers, lofts, surface patching, drafting, and other
mechanically-oriented geometry creation tools, all with a
straightforward push-pull interface
If you love SketchUp as much as we do, but you need to work with parts that come
from mechanical CAD systems or are destined for detailed mechanical
design, you might see value adding SpaceClaim to your design process.
We’d love the opportunity to show you how it works on your designs. If
you’d like to learn more, request a demo and we’d be happy to show you how well SpaceClaim works on your own geometry and models.
Customers Love SpaceClaim!
"SpaceClaim was the right solution for this project as it included a lot of conceptual work, so I would not have been able to use a history-based system. The flexibility of direct modeling was a significant advantage as I designed the Volkswagen Electric Bike with SpaceClaim. All the engineering was done in SpaceClaim. Most of the surface work was done elsewhere, and then everything was joined and modified in SpaceClaim and passed on to CAM and to production." Watch a Discovery Channel clip showcasing the development of this electric bike in SpaceClaim.
Volke Kommunications Design GmbH
"SpaceClaim and Google SketchUp share a long-term vision of enabling everybody to work in 3D. SpaceClaim's ability to turn SketchUp files into precise solids suitable for manufacturing - without remodeling - will enable mechanical SketchUp users to more quickly realize their vision, and help SpaceClaim users take advantage of the millions of models available in our 3D Warehouse."
Business Development Manager
"I have one shot to get the design right. My goal was to find a 3D design solution that would enable me to be efficient, fast, productive, and proficient in a short time."
"We've been using SpaceClaim for about 17 months and have more than recouped our investment in time saved, error reduction, and faster time-to-market. SpaceClaim is extremely easy to learn. Even our intern, without training, can be productive in just two weeks. You can't beat that."
FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER)
"SpaceClaim lets me bring designs to fruition four to five times faster than previous methods."
"From the conceptual side, SpaceClaim is a must-have tool. My clients' jaws drop when I make edits in real time, online, or in person."
CEO and Founder