Am I the only one who thinks the most recent SketchUp/ Trimble survey titled How does SketchUp fit into your design process? was seriously flawed.
Real time rendering is very important to me (and a boat load of other SketchUp professionals) … but the survey assumed (presumed?) that VRay was the only solution. No mention of Enscape.
And working with point clouds is also very important to me … but again the the survey only referenced Scan Essentials. No mention of Undet.
Trimble touts the “openness” of SketchUp … until they decide to offer their own product in a particular space … then they use their clout to shut down anyone competing with them. (Anyone remember Skalp)?
This is a free market … so any company that bases their business on extensions to SketchUp should be fully aware of the inherent risk in “partnering” with Trimble. Obviously Trimble is free to extend SketchUp as they see fit … that’s not what I find flawed.
What I find so problematic about this most recent SketchUp survey is that it completely ignores the product offerings of Enscape and Endet … dismissing out of hand the possibility that there might be some functionality there that SketchUp users find useful.
Ostensibly the objective (of the survey) is to help determine how best to improve SketchUp. But when the survey presumes that the existing product roadmap is indeed the best … then the survey will deliver no useful information. It will only confirm the genius of the current roadmap.
This is a survey failure of the highest order.