Unleash the Power of Untethered VR with SketchUp Viewer for Meta Quest

SketchUp Viewer for Meta Quest

SketchUp Viewer is now available for Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest Pro, and Meta Quest 3, offering new sharing features and wireless capabilities for an immersive experience that can be enjoyed in all types of environments.

In addition to SketchUp's existing viewing and presentation features, such as the recently introduced Presentation Mode on iPad and augmented reality (AR) viewing using QR codes on 3D Warehouse, SketchUp has recently introduced SketchUp Viewer for Meta Quest—an ultra-immersive way to experience your designs in virtual reality (VR) that's tailored your needs.

Gone are the days of being constantly connected to a computer. Now, you can explore your SketchUp models in VR without any wires holding you back on your Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest Pro, and Meta Quest 3 devices. This newfound freedom allows you to fully immerse yourself and your clients in your designs. Let's delve into the features specifically designed for Meta Quest headsets that make navigating your virtual world easier and more convenient than ever.

SketchUp Viewer for Meta Quest can help to address some of the barriers that industry professionals face in an African context, such as challenges related to hardware access, remote collaboration, design review, client engagement, on-site decision-making, and file complexity, SketchUp Viewer for Meta Quest ultimately enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of design processes.

Invite Everyone into Your Vision

Building trust and facilitating informed decisions among stakeholders are crucial for driving project progress and achieving consensus. With the new Presentation Mode in VR, you can confidently hand over the headset to a client, whether they are architects, interior designers, or other non-design stakeholders, without worrying about a steep learning curve. Sharing your vision has never been this seamless, even in challenging environments.

Settle into Your New Home

When you power up SketchUp Viewer on a Meta Quest headset, you'll find yourself in a new home environment. Here, a dynamic table assists you in loading and manipulating models while in tabletop mode. The advantage? Navigating and exploring your models in VR is now as easy as scaling, orbiting, and moving them around.

Model from home in VR Rotate and drop into a model from the home environment in SketchUp Viewer.

"I love using tabletop mode. It's fantastic that you can dive right into the model or view it from an exterior perspective."

Sarah Vitale, Planning Director, Tampa Bay Regional Planning Council

Intuitive Controls for Seamless Navigation

Navigating your VR models with SketchUp Viewer is effortless, making it suitable for both experienced VR users and novices. The Meta Quest controllers' thumb and grip buttons have been customized for a more intuitive experience, allowing you to scale, pan, and rotate your models with the natural movements of your hands.

Effortless Handling of Large Files

Experience lightning-fast loading times and the ability to import complex files, including those up to 100MB or with 2.7 million faces. Paired with Trimble Connect integration, you can effortlessly create, publish, and access your SketchUp models from anywhere—whether it's on the web, iPad, or desktop.

Unlock Familiar Tools and Features

SketchUp Viewer for Quest seamlessly integrates familiar tools such as Scenes, Tags, Outliner, and Tape Measure in VR. This integration streamlines your workflow, reduces onboarding time, and ensures a smooth transition for users of Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest Pro, and Meta Quest 3.

Why Incorporate VR into Your Workflow?

VR combines computer modeling and simulation, enabling users to immerse themselves in a virtual environment via purpose-built headsets. If you haven't yet embraced VR in your design workflow, now is the ideal time to explore its limitless potential.

a woman wearing virtual reality goggles for SketchUp Viewer test
Using VR technology builds trust and equips stakeholders with the necessary information to make informed decisions.

In today's fast-paced world, designers and construction professionals are constantly seeking effective ways to convey their ideas. VR offers an immersive experience that allows you to communicate your vision more quickly and clearly than ever before, and our new Meta Quest viewer enhances this experience.

"I appreciate that you can simply press a button, and it will play the VR recording for our customers, which will be especially helpful for our older customers."

Kevin Guernon, Conceptual Designer, VAD

Your Quest for VR Simplicity Navigating the world of VR with SketchUp for Quest is straightforward, offering high-powered performance and collaboration tools. Unlike older VR headsets, Meta Quest 2, Meta Quest Pro, and Meta Quest 3 require minimal setup and do not need to be connected to a desktop machine. Embark on a journey into the world of VR with a headset that can accompany you wherever you go.

SketchUp Viewer for Quest is a free viewing application available to anyone with a Meta Quest headset. Explore sample projects included by Trimble’s SketchUp with the app or view any SketchUp models published or shared in your Trimble Connect account. To create your 3D models on desktop, mobile, or web, you'll need a SketchUp subscription.