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SketchUp on MyGDaaS

Posted by Tine Vyvey on May 2, 2018
Tine Vyvey

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MyGDaaS offers powerful virtual desktops that allows graphic-intensive applications such as SketchUp to be accessed instantly, anytime and on any device. Here's an overview of how users of SketchUp can take benefit of using powerful GPU's of MyGDaaS. 

What is SketchUp?

SketchUp is a computer-aided design solution that gives users great tools to create all kinds of 2D and 3D designs. It is used for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, civil and mechanical engineering, film and video game design. With its intuitive interface, you can add details, lightning effects, textures and animations to your models and design with dimensional accuracy. 

GPU acceleration for SketchUp

With MyGDaaS, designers, architects, engineers and builders can use SketchUp on any device effortlessly. Moreover, teams that use SketchUp can collaborate remotely in a secure cloud environment. Want to learn more about using SketchUp or another CAD drawing software on MyGDaaS? Check our website here. 

Use SketchUp on MyGDaaS

Download and install SketchUp on your MyGDaaS desktop here.

As explained on the website of SketchUp, its performance relies heavily on the graphics card driver of your computer and, therefore, requires certain hardware specifications in order to install and run.

Recommended hardware for SketchUp

  • 2+ GHz processor
  • 8+ GB RAM
  • 700MB of available hard-disk space
  • 3D class video card with 1GB of memory or higher and supports hardware acceleration. 

With MyGDaaS, you don't need to worry about these hardware requirements. We recommend starting with M602 (4 vCPU – 6GB RAM – 2GB GPU RAM) which proves to be more than enough for regular projects in SketchUp. In case your (3D) model is very heavy, you can at any time upgrade your desktop to M604 (8 vCPU – 32GB RAM – 4GB GPU RAM) to better meet your needs and have increased performance. 

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SketchUp provides the necessary tools for 3D modeling that can take advantage of the powerful GPU's of MyGDaaS for effortless designing, real-time rendering and easy collaboration.

Enjoy using SketchUp on MyGDaaS and let us know what you think of it!

Need more information about SketchUp or about MyGDaaS in general? Give us a call or write us an email and we will be happy to help you!

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Topics: CAD, SketchUp, AEC, Cloud Computing

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