Sketchfab Uploader and SketchUp News extensions updated (again)

I just updated two of my SketchUp extensions: Sketchfab Uploader and SketchUp News. As always, you can get the updates directly from the Extension Warehouse or from the SketchUcation Plugin Store via the auto-update. Here’s what’s new: Sketchfab Uploader Version 2.4 (12/12/2016): – Added help menu item – Code cleanup SketchUp News Version 1.2 (12/12/2015): – […] Read more..

Merry Christmas, Joyful Holidays, and a Happy New Year 2017!

I wish you and your loved ones a peaceful and joyous holiday season and a happy and successful new year 2017! Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays! Cheers, Alex P.S. This year I had so many nice pictures from our stay in Scotland that I opted for a photo-based holiday image rather than my usual rendering. I took […] Read more..

How much abuse can Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) take?

Being about a month away from moving my office into a Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) building, I am of course interested in answers to this question. As it turns out, many recent research projects proved that CLT can evidently handle quite a bit of abuse (beyond regular day-to-day loading and use)! I may be biased, but […] Read more..

My [as] website is 10 years old today!

They grow up so fast, don’t they? As you may have noticed, I have completely redesigned my site. The older design – while nice – wasn’t a responsive design. It also wasn’t as flexible in terms of content placement as I would have liked it to be. So I completely overhauled it. The new design […] Read more..

Sketchfab uploader extension v. 2.3 is now available

I just updated my Sketchfab Uploader SketchUp Extension to v.2.3. This version does not offer many new features – it mainly just makes the uploader compatible with SU 2017. To update it in SketchUp, go to either the Extension Warehouse or SketchUcation Extension Store dialog right in SketchUp and hit “update”. While I have your […] Read more..

View UMass’ growth 1984-now in Google Earth’s Timelapse

Google just released a pretty amazing tool: Google Earth Engine Timelapse. This interactive tool (which is embedded below and can be reached via the link) lets you view global aerial photography from the past 32 years in an interactive timelapse video. Best of it, you can zoom into any region of the world and see what […] Read more..

Opening of T3 building continues recent mass timber building trend: Six examples

Today’s opening of the T3 building in Minneapolis marks a spectacular milestone: The construction of the tallest contemporary heavy-timber building in the US so far! I am saying “so far” because as this trend continues, it will surely by surpassed in height very soon. Completion of the T3 building continues a recent trend of larger, […] Read more..