Thursday, April 26, 2012

A new home for SketchUp



As has been announced on the official SketchUp blog, SketchUp is moving to a new home: Trimble.

I'm here to assure you that Trimble is committed to preserving the vitality of SketchUp’s developer community. You guys have made SketchUp great, and we have every expectation that opportunities will grow for you as we continue to develop SketchUp at Trimble.

It's often said that people building plugins have more to do with SketchUp's success than anyone else, and I couldn't agree more. In the years I've been at Google, the most rewarding part of my job has been interacting with all of you and seeing the amazing features you've created.

In the short term, this change will have zero impact on your plugins and businesses. Everything will work exactly as it does today. In the longer term, I expect it to improve the state of our APIs and developer resources. Trimble wants to invest strongly in SketchUp as a platform, and advance its mission of "3D for Everyone."

I'm very excited to be joining in this next stage of SketchUp's journey. See you all on the other side!

7 comments:

Thomas Thomassen said...

"Trimble wants to invest strongly in SketchUp as a platform"

This meaning we'll see more power to the Ruby API?

SketchUpArtists said...

Didn't see that coming...hope its for the best :)

SketchUpBBS said...

I will always support SketchUp!

parluciaga said...

Long live SketchUp

Bob from Cville said...

difference is...
I googled with google...
I tremble with trimble

Bob from Cville said...

SU was a means to end with google...it seems they invested and brought it along as a way to populate google earth.It was a give away that in return they got millions of hours of free content to showcase a grand vision of reproducing the world digitally...
Trimble, tyco, Vepco, ohhhnoooo...time to fleece the flock.
Pretty bumbed I must say.

Peter said...

This is a great next step in the evolution of SketchUp. Trimble has every motivation to make it even stronger, especially in the Ruby community.