Sketchup just released a major update after being acquired by Trimble and I'm going hands on to see what's changed besides the name. Speaking of which, Sketchup is now 'Sketchup Make' for non commercial use and Sketchup Pro 8 is upgraded to Sketchup Pro 2013. The Pro version also costs $95 extra towards a compulsory 'one year upgrade/maintenance program'...something on the lines of Autodesk subscription which kind of hints where Trimble is going with all this.
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The Pros and Cons of Styrofoam
Styrofoam By Any Other Name...We know it as Styrofoam, but its technical name is “foamed polystyrene”. However, whatever name it goes by, foamed polystyrene has been hailed by some as a technological marvel and by others as an environmental menace. What is the truth behind this everyday product, used for so much of our packaging? As with most things, the issue is not always clear cut. How…Continue
When it comes to shining a spotlight on specific sustainability issues, count on NGOs and consumer groups to target the most respected and trusted brands in the world. Overnight issues will make front pages and leaders will be pressed to make changes. The list of recent targets reads like a Who's Who of branding: NDTV-TOYATO( Greenothan / Save the Hills ) , Nike (child labor practices),McDonalds (Styrofoam clamshells and now obesity), and Coke (sugar and packaging) and many more What does…Continue
How long can a pedestrian ramp go continuously without a mid-landing on the way? (Like for staircases we normally provide a mid-landing after every 12 steps)Please reply urgently!ThanksContinue
We have launched our first app PunchLists for the iPhone which is available in the App Store in all markets. With PunchLists, you can take photos and notes in the app, generate a PDF report on the…Continue
This Unique Rating System that can be implemented by New / Upcoming and Existing Factory Buildings would not only give 'Universal Prestige' as well as the following long-term "Benefits":* Reduction in power demand by factory buildings * Reduction in…Continue