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Are you looking for a Sketchup viewer online? XUVER has created the world’s first multi-user communication platform for SketchUp that works completely online. No heavy downloads, fast and easy convert to publish and share your models online to clients within moments from anywhere in the world. In this blog, we do a deep dive into how XUVER works and how it can help you save time and money and inform your existing and new clients in the best way possible.

This software was created with the designer and client in mind. The idea was to create an easy-to-use communication platform that anyone can use and you can share within moments from the comfort of your home.

XUVER is a fully web-based online platform that enables you and your clients to meet inside your SketchUp design in real-time, walk around with your own avatar and discuss ideas using the voice module. XUVER is your complete online and interactive viewer platform. 

Meet your clients online inside your SketchUp Design

For every architect, it’s quite a challenge to explain a design to your clients. It’s often a lengthy and complicated process to explain a design from a 2D drawing. Creating a 3D rendered image or short video already works better. But what if you could actually take your client on an interactive 3D viewing inside your design? That’s what XUVER is all about. 

All your SketchUp models are easily converted into an interactive 3D experience that requires no software downloads for your client. You and your client walk around inside the 3D design with an avatar (a 3D figure). This intuitive, game-like atmosphere makes it easy to move around, but also adds space and dimension. The result is that clients will be able to form their own opinion about a design easier and faster. 

Easily convert all your Sketchup files

With this new tool, it has never been easier to convert your Sketchup files and view them. In order to do this smoothly, we developed our one-of-a-kind Sketchup extension that works inside the SketchUp tool. This extension can be downloaded directly inside SketchUp Extension Warehouse.

After installing the extension, you can easily convert your .skp file into a XUVER (.xr) file, which can then be easily uploaded into your online backend system and viewed in the browser. The whole process from converting to viewing and sharing online can be done in a matter of moments.

The benefits to the busy SketchUp Designer

This viewer now gives you – the designer -the ability to do what’s important and that’s creating. Quickly show your designs to clients before spending hours on rendering only to find out, it’s not what they are after.

With XUVER you can invite them inside your model at the click of a button, highlight objects, point out specifics and discuss your design. This gives you and the client greater flexibility and we believe, a better working relationship. We have developed this viewer over years with the intention of making it easier and quicker for designers to showcase their models without the need to visit clients or download heavy software. The result has led to XUVER now having over 10,000 users in most countries in the world. 

Feel free to enter our Demo viewer here and find out how it all works

An interactive 3D model

This online viewer does not ‘just’ allow you and your client to view your models online easily and effectively. They can be viewed alone by your client as well as with others involved in the building process. Walk around the model with a personalized avatar. You can now showcase your models to clients without the need to send them heavy files or visit them in person.

This gives your clients the opportunity to view the designs at any time. If they’d like to show other people including friends and family, they can do this at any time.

I’d you have invited a client inside the model, it can also be discussed in real-time by using the built-in voice module. This allows you to easily explain your interactive 3D models. Another great feature can be found in pointing out objects and details with the built-in laser pointer. It is also possible to remove and re-add layers in the model. All these features make it easy to explain your 3D model, even for those that do not possess the biggest technical knowledge.

A SketchUp viewer online from your office chair

And perhaps the best part of this SketchUp viewer online: there is much less need to travel back and forth to meet your client. Our platform works completely online. Indeed: from your own browser. For the best result, it is recommended to use Chrome or Firefox, but Safari is also compatible.

Simply send your design browser link to the client. After opening the link, your client will appear next to you inside the rendered online model, with their own avatar. There is no need for extra training to navigate the avatar through the design and conduct an online viewing with your client. 

Gone are the days when you had to personally see a client to show them a model, and when heavy software was required to do so. Moreover: with this revolutionary SketchUp viewer online you can simply invite everyone involved, after which they can walk through the model. Everyone can view the model from their own location and from every possible angle. This makes it clear for everyone what is eventually meant with the project. And at XUVER, we are all about that clarity and efficiency.

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