Paul Geraedts

Xuver SketchUp converter for Mac users

SketchUp is rightfully a very popular software program for designers. For everyone using SketchUp on a Mac computer, Xuver has now developed a custom SketchUp converter. This converter will turn your SketchUp file into a Xuver (.xr) file. The converter can be downloaded for free and is available through our website. In this article we will tell you all about this handy converter and how to use it for Xuver’s in-browser viewer.

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What is Xuver?

So first of all, what is Xuver all about, and how can it be used by the SketchUp designer? Xuver is the world’s first viewer that works completely inside the browser. Besides that unique fact, this is also a multi-user viewer, which means that you can invite others inside your SketchUp design to view it with you. As a SketchUp designer, showing your designs to clients, colleagues or anyone else who is involved in the process is an important part of your job.

Xuver in a nutshell

So what easier way is there than just simply walking them through the 3D model, as if it were a real-life viewing? That is what Xuver is about. Viewing a model is easily done by navigating your avatar (a 3D figure) through the building. This approach creates an unprecedented sense of dimension and space, which makes it easier for your clients to visualize a model. Would you like to read more about this one-of-a-kind viewer? This article will tell you everything you need to know.


The SketchUp converter for Mac users

So how does one use the SketchUp converter? As a SketchUp designer, there is a big chance that you are using Apple hardware for your work. For Xuver it would only be logical to create a plugin for this popular drawing program. The SketchUp converter can be downloaded for free through the Xuver website. First thing to do is a very quick sign-up for our free trial. Now download the SketchUp convert. Which installs itself just by following the simple steps provided by the software.

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Using the SketchUp converter

After signing up for Xuver and installing the SketchUp converter, you can start using this handy software to convert your skp files into the aforementioned .xr file. Simply open the converter after installation and drag and drop your desired SketchUp file into the Sketchup converter. Now click ‘convert’ and your file will be converted in seconds! This step is necessary to visualize the file inside your own browser. Now you login to our Backend System with your own credentials, create a new project and upload the file that was converted. Upload this file as a scene. Now you select ‘submit’. The only thing you need to do now is to wait a few seconds for the file to load and set your avatars starting position. After doing this, you can walk around the model freely and experience Xuver.

Multi-user accessibility and interactivity

But the true potential of Xuver comes across in its multi-user accessibility. With Xuver, you can invite others into your model, after which everyone can walk around explore the model. Take your clients, colleagues or any other interested parties on a journey inside your model. While viewing the model with others, you can also explain all the details through the built-in voice module. That is just one of the many interactive features added inside Xuver. Another key point is user-friendliness. Everyone can use the viewer right away and navigate through the model.

Start using Xuver right away

You are only a few small steps away from using Xuver to explain your SketchUp designs to your clients. Sign up for our free trial below and experience for yourself how convenient this tool is for you and your clients. Welcome to the future of visualization!

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