• Note: This page covers some basics to help you start using the 3D Viewer in Trimble Connect. For more detailed information about using the 3D Viewer see Trimble Connect for Browser's 3D Viewer User Guide in the Trimble Connect Knowledge Center.  Trimble Connect’s 3D Viewer allows you to view your files within Connect. This means you can access and view your SketchUp files from almost any device without having to download SketchUp.

  • Trimble Connect and SketchUp for iPad are fully integrated. You can choose to save any SketchUp files created or edited in SketchUp for iPad in Trimble Connect instead of saving them locally. 

  • SketchUp for Web is designed to work with Trimble Connect. Unless you choose to save a file locally, all files you create with SketchUp for Web save to Trimble Connect.  Accessing Files The Home tab in SketchUp for Web will always show the most recently used files. All files saved to Trimble Connect appear with the Connect icon on its tile in tile mode or next to its listing in list mode. 

  • SketchUp for Desktop and Trimble Connect work together through the Trimble Connect extension. The Trimble Connect extension is included in SketchUp by default and has its own dedicated toolbar.  You’ll also see a Trimble Connect option in the File menu. 

  • Trimble Connect and SketchUp work together to help you access your models across multiple devices and platforms. How SketchUp interacts with Trimble Connect depends on which version of SketchUp you are using. Choose your version of SketchUp below to learn more about how Trimble Connect works with that platform:

  • Note: This page covers some basics to help you start managing your projects in Trimble Connect. For more detailed information about managing your projects see Projects in the Trimble Connect Knowledge Center.  The Projects page is the first page you see each time you open Trimble Connect. 

  • A few things happen the first time you login to Trimble Connect. First, a prompt appears asking you to set up your Trimble Connect profile.  You can fill out any of these fields right now, or can fill them in later. Clicking continue will open the Projects page. 

  • Trimble Connect is a cloud-based common data environment (CDE) and collaboration platform designed with the construction industry in mind. When it comes to SketchUp, Trimble Connect can help organize projects, help teams collaborate on models, and easily share SketchUp models with stakeholders. Every SketchUp subscription provides access to Trimble Connect and includes unlimited cloud storage.  Take a look at these articles to help you get started using Trimble Connect with SketchUp: 

  • Trimble Connect is a cloud-based common data environment (CDE) and collaboration platform designed with the construction industry in mind. When you use Trimble Connect with SketchUp, you can organize project data, preserve version history, and share models with stakeholders. SketchUp subscription plans include access to Trimble Connect with unlimited cloud storage.