It was announced yesterday that Sketchup is leaving Google for Trimble. The Search engine giant made the announcement on the official Google Sketchup blog.
Sketchup Is Leaving Google For Trimble
That’s why I’m sharing today that the SketchUp team and technology will be leaving Google to join Trimble. We’ll be better able to focus on our core communities: modelers who have been with us from the beginning, as well as future SketchUppers who have yet to discover our products. Designers, builders and makers of things have always been the heart and soul of SketchUp. With Trimble’s commitment to invest in our growth, we’ll be able to innovate and develop new features better than ever before.
For those of you in the architecture, engineering and construction industries, the knowledge and experience Trimble will add to the SketchUp effort are obvious. Together with our new colleagues at Trimble, we plan to continue making our tools for the building professions as innovative, intuitive and (dare I say) fun to use as we always have.
There has been mixed reaction to the announcement with comments ranging from “Should I be excited or worried now?” to “Such great news for Sketchup!” We will have to wait and see how Sketchup’s leaving Google for Trimble plays out.