Sharing Models With Customers

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Sharing Models With Customers

Postby Joe Wood » Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:05 pm

I haven't looked into this in quite a while. What's a good way to share my model with my customer?

I'd like to create Scenes for them to click thru and don't want them to be able to edit it.
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Re: Sharing Models With Customers

Postby Rich O Brien » Sun Jan 22, 2023 3:29 pm

Video is my choice. Most people know how to play video files on computers. Not everyone is comfortable with 3D. Plus your IP could be compromised.
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Re: Sharing Models With Customers

Postby ntxdave » Sun Jan 22, 2023 4:10 pm

You might also explore the possibilities of sharing a PowerPoint file. Since the latest versions of PPT now allows you to insert skp files you could share the models in a format that would not allow them to modify them and you could and descriptions/comments. Interesting where that is going these days.

Just a thought…. ;-)
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Re: Sharing Models With Customers

Postby Joe Wood » Sun Jan 22, 2023 4:24 pm

Yeah guys I've never done a video or used powerpoint. I thought there'd be a good 3d sharing option available by now.
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Re: Sharing Models With Customers

Postby ntxdave » Sun Jan 22, 2023 4:46 pm

You could also look at something like ShapeSparh or Enscape (I think) but of course they will cost something.

Here is also a place to explore: https://foyr.com/learn/interactive-3d-p ... softwares/
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Re: Sharing Models With Customers

Postby Box » Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:12 am

There are various Trimble Connect sharing options available now.
Probably the simplest option for you would be to upload your model to the web version and then use the 'Share' option that has recently been added.
It will give you a link that you can sent to clients that allows them to view and orbit around the model, with no editing and nothing to download.

Here I created a model with 3 scenes for you to check out what the result would be if you sent it to a client.
https://app.sketchup.com/share/tc/north ... source=web
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Re: Sharing Models With Customers

Postby Joe Wood » Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:15 am

yeah that's pretty nice Box.
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Re: Sharing Models With Customers

Postby Box » Mon Jan 23, 2023 2:34 am

Something else I didn't realise about this sharing option, if you edit the model and save it the same link will reflect the changes.
So the client only needs to have the one link.
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Re: Sharing Models With Customers

Postby ntxdave » Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:05 am

That is really a pretty neat feature. :thumb: :thumb:

I need to learn more about this. Where do I go to learn more?
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Re: Sharing Models With Customers

Postby ntxdave » Mon Jan 23, 2023 4:47 pm

Box, I went and looked at the Trimble Connect web site but did not see anything about this capability. Can you point me to some place to learn more about this?

I have SU 2020 & 2019. Can you use this feature with them?
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Re: Sharing Models With Customers

Postby Box » Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:16 am

As I said elsewhere.
Click to view animation.
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Re: Sharing Models With Customers

Postby ntxdave » Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:36 am

Thanks for the video. Seems it is rather simple process. :thumb:
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Re: Sharing Models With Customers

Postby Box » Tue Jan 24, 2023 1:48 am

It must be if I can do it.
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Re: Sharing Models With Customers

Postby ntxdave » Tue Jan 24, 2023 3:30 pm

OK since this seems to be pretty easy and gives you a really good way to view a SU model, is there a way to embed this capability into PowerPoint? If so, this seems like it would be a better way that just adding your SU file to PPT because this would allow you to interact with the model and view multiple scenes during your presentation.
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