AR-media Extension for Trimble SketchUp

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Installation

The AR-media Extension for Trimble Sketchup is available from the SketchUp Extension Warehouse for SketchUp starting from version 2019:

AR-media Extension (SketchUp Extension Warehouse)

Usage

When you install the extension, you will see the AR-media Extension’s toolbar which is your access point to the extension’s functionalities:

AR-media Extension’s toolbar

Using the toolbar you can:

  • Export the whole scene
  • Export selected models only
  • Go to your AR-media Studio account

You usually have to go to your AR-media Studio account to:

  • Retrieve your personal token (or a specific model token as described below)
  • Verify, manage and try the exported models

When you click the Export button the Export window pops up:

AR-media Export window.

First of all, you need to set your personal plugin token (that you retrieve from your personal account data) to bind the AR-media Extension to your space and resources available on the AR-media Studio platform. When you set a token you can check the “Remember me” option to make the token available among different sessions. Un-check it if you are working on a shared computer and do not want to allow other users to upload models to your account thus consuming your personal storage and limits.

Then to actually export a new model, you need to choose a name for your model. If you want to update a previously exported model instead, you must also specify a model token. The model token is automatically generated each time you export a model and is made available to you to keep working on the very same model asset instead of creating a new asset each time you export your content (this will also help you keeping the platform usage as low as possibile). Upon a successful export your model will appear in the AR-media Studio Asset Manager with the chosen model name.

NOTE: Model names have not to be unique even though you’d better choose unique names to distinguish them later on.

If available, by clicking the Export Selected button, only the selected objects (if any) will be exported otherwise the whole scene will be considered.

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