This is Aris from the SketchUp team and I am super excited to share some great news:
SketchUp is coming to Meta Quest! Over the past several months we have been hard at work building our VR Viewer from scratch to create a delightful new way for SketchUp customers to immerse themselves into their SketchUp models using their favorite Quest device.
Do you own or have access to a Quest 2 or Quest Pro device and want to help us out with testing?
SketchUp Viewer for Quest is available to use for free today, through the App Lab!
If you have a Quest 2 or Quest Pro device, head over to this page, sign in with your Meta Quest account and install the new app. You can also find it in the Store inside your Quest device, or on your mobile Quest app by searching “SketchUp Viewer”. SketchUp Viewer for Quest is available to all users (including Free and Classic users). All you need is a Trimble ID.
Below you can read about the major features we have introduced and a list of things to test.
You no longer need to be tied to a powerful desktop machine to experience your SketchUp models in VR. Our new Viewer works on Quest 2 and Quest Pro devices completely untethered, completely mobile!
Device Token Authentication
You can now sign in or create a new Trimble ID account using the 4-digit code that will appear on the launch screen. Go to xr.sketchup.com using a web browser or mobile device, sign in, and magic! Your device will be authenticated.
Open one of the two demo models we offer in the app, or access any of your SketchUp models by publishing them in Trimble Connect.
The new SketchUp Viewer features a brand new Home Environment and a dynamic table to view your models in tabletop mode. Open the tools panel to modify the table’s rotation and height, using the ☰ button on the left controller, or pressing any button and clicking on the cursor button.
Model Navigation (Tabletop & Immersive)
Zoom by holding both grip buttons and moving your hands close together or apart.
Orbit by holding both grip buttons and moving your hands forward and backward in opposite directions.
Move by holding one grip button while pointing at the model.
Pan by holding one grip button while pointing outside the model.
Teleport with Thumbstick
Tilt the thumbstick button of your controller to point at where you want to teleport and release.
Teleporting while pointing at the model will transfer you into immersive mode. You can keep teleporting in immersive mode.
Take Dimensions with Tape Measure
Use the tape measure tool in the tools panel to take measurements between any two points. You can also change units, delete a measurement, or delete all measurements.
Navigate with Scenes
Access and navigate all saved Scenes of your SketchUp model. Click on Settings to visualize the location of your scenes with markers, or hit play to navigate from one scene to the next.
Need to present a design to your customer? Set up your Scenes in SketchUp desktop, web, or mobile, enter Presentation Mode in VR (via the Scenes menu) and hand over the headset to your customer, enabling them to walk through your model via the new slick carousel UI.
WHAT TO TEST
Sign In using the Device Token Authentication
Is the new Sign In method working as expected? Do you find this easier and/or faster than older methods of signing in?
Is the welcome sequence and the onboarding tutorial videos clear? Would you want guidance on a topic we might not have included? Do you have other onboarding suggestions?
Let us know if something feels unnatural, or tiring.
Try to load SketchUp (.skp) files of various sizes and let us know how happy you are with the loading times and the overall performance of the app after the file is passed.
Whether you are a new or seasoned VR user let us know if controls gestures and behavior feel natural.
Do the offered features live up to your (or your customers) expectations from a Viewer application? What are we missing?
Does the image quality live up to your expectations? Are there any glitches or items that look blurry, non-legible, etc. How does the model and UI elements rendering quality feel like?
Let us know if you get stuck anywhere, or if something feels wrong.
- The app can only load SketchUp (.skp) files
- Tag Folders are currently not supported
- The 3D Warehouse integration has temporarily been removed from the application.
- The Collaboration Beta feature has temporarily been removed from the application.
- The Map View is no longer available.
- Any Measurements taken in the VR Viewer app are not saved with the skp file and are not persistent once the viewing session is terminated.
- When panning in Immersive mode the model appears to be sinking into the ground’s infinite grid.
- The app does not support loading files through the AR VR Extension from SketchUp desktop clients.
- The new VR Viewer version 22.214.171.124 is currently available only through the Quest App Lab store and only compatible with the Meta Quest 2, and Quest Pro devices.
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