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Looks like Google SketchUp will soon be just SketchUp again. Google is selling the 3-D modeling software company to Trimble, known for its engineering and construction management software. Daniel Tal, a frequent contributor to LAM and author of Google SketchUp for Site Design, says he’s received e-mails from various SketchUp employees and “they’re all pretty happy about this.”

“Thankfully,” Tal says, “they did not kill it like previous Google products lost to the trash heap.”

It seems there may actually be big plans for combining the strengths of the two companies and creating more integrated software. “Users will be able to collect data, design, model, and collaborate on one platform,” says the press release from Trimble. SketchUp’s blog is also talking up the move, saying: “We’ll be better able to focus on our core communities.”

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