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Trimble SketchUp and 3D Warehouse

The iSTAR5 program at the University of Utah uses Trimble (formerly Google) as a computer-based intervention for individuals on the autism spectrum. Our goal is to offer mentoring and educational experiences around visual-spatial tools like Trimble SketchUp and to guide children and youth with autism spectrum disorders toward positive experiences, social interaction, and fundamentals for potential occupational skills.

SketchUp is a 3D modeling program designed for architectural, civil, and mechanical engineers as well as filmmakers, game developers, and related professions. The program, which is designed for ease of use, allows placement of models within Google Earth.

Trimble's 3D Warehouse enables SketchUp users to search for, download and contribute free models.

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Click here to see the iSTAR logo in the Trimble 3D Warehouse

Screen shots of SketchUp projects by workshop participants: