At AIA 2013, we launched SightSpace Pro, a monthly subscription to unlock the advanced features and capabilities of our mobile app SightSpace 3D (for Apple and Android). If you are not familiar with SightSpace 3D, it is a powerful tool with Augmented Reality to virtually explore digital designs overlaid onto the live camera feed of a device. One of the best features is that SightSpace is the only mobile app that loads SketchUp files (8+) in the native .SKP format (as well as .KMZ and .KML). That means you can place your SketchUp model right onto your device using iTunes or USB, Dropbox, or email and you do NOT need a plugin or to upload to a website. The ease of SightSpace enables users to display buildings, products, designs and more – annotate, bookmark views, take screenshots, and share notes and photos. SightSpace Pro extends the capabilities of 3D by adding features including connecting an external GPS for accurate Augmented Reality, location markers for Augmented Reality that are ideal for indoor use, photo markup and annotation, animated bookmarks, dimensions, and more.
At AIA 2013, we introduced our newest product for Trimble SketchUp: SightSpace View. Have you ever wanted to share your designs with a client? Want to show people passing by a construction site how the building will look when completed? All of this and more is possible with SightSpace View. It is a plugin and companion mobile app to connect any Trimble SketchUp digital model with a QR code for a mobile Augmented Reality experience. When the code is scanned with the free View mobile app, users experience the 3D design overlaid onto the real-world using the live camera feed of the device (see image below for a small-scale example).