Google Sells Its 3D Modelling Tool SketchUp To Trimble Navigation

Posted on Apr 27 2012 - 6:46am by Editorial Staff

Engadget reports that Google has sold its 3D modelling tool SketchUp business to Trimble Navigation. The deal includes both the team members and the technology at SketchUp. Trimble and Google will partner up to continue operating SketchUp’s 3D warehouse, which is currently used to store more than two million user-generated 3D models. For those that use the basic version of the 3D software, the team says that things won’t be any different moving forward, writing that “the free version of SketchUp is an important part of our world as well, and that isn’t changing in the least.” Terms of the acquisition weren’t disclosed but the deal is expected to be finalized by the end of the second quarter.

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