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Winter Update 2016

Noah Nehlich on Dec 21, 2016 9:58:52 AM

Smart Data, Virtual Reality, and so much more — 2016 has been a pretty amazing year.

Here at Structure Studios, we’re incredibly happy today to share with you an extra-special update to mark the end of an extra-special year: we’re celebrating our 15th Anniversary!

In 15 years, we’ve come a long way from that very first 3D swimming pool. From Smart Data that does the number crunching for you to Virtual Reality that lets you share the most breathtakingly immersive experience possible with your clients, we’re innovating the most game-changing software on the market today.

We’d love to share some cake and party balloons with you — since our members are worldwide, however, we’re celebrating with you by offering you great new tools and features that are 100% focused on making your design experience better than ever.

As we prepare the super-duper-amazing (we really can’t wait for you to see!) updates we’re readying for 2017, we decided to send off 2016 with super-precise, super-detailed improvements that will help you do your very best work.

What better way to celebrate?

In today’s update, we’ve refreshed art, polished features, added options — and eliminated more than 50 bugs, all so that we could help you create the very best designs. If you love precise, accurate, detailed designs as much as we do — then this is the update for you.

Ready to see what’s ready for you? And ready to look back at just how much has changed in the past 15 years?

Watch the update video and then read on for the full list!

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Freehand Fall 2016 Update

Noah Nehlich on Sep 22, 2016 9:22:37 AM

Welcome to the Fantastic Freehand Fall Update 2.220!

When Pool Studio was released in 2005, the common pencil became obsolete for pool designers all over the world.

Today, we’ve reinvented the pencil.

With today's update, we merge the best of the “old” with the best of the new: you'll get to experience the everyday pencil, now improved with the brand-new Freehand Tool. And you'll see how to transform the average trip through the backyard into an incredibly awesome experience with new Virtual Reality tools.

That's just the beginning: today's update also includes new pool shape customizations, faster loading, more Smart Data, better construction, and, yes, full virtual reality support!

Check out our update video and see what else you’ll discover in the Fall 2016 update, including the new Freehand Tool and more than 80 other awesome improvements:

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Smarter. Brighter. Stronger. - Summer Update 2016

Noah Nehlich on Jun 21, 2016 10:15:29 AM

The first day of summer is here! Summer update 2.210 brings to you brand-new tools that make creating super-spectacular projects a breeze. Want to show your clients exactly where you’ve created a perfect sunny spot or the perfect shady nook for relaxing? Now, you can with True Shadows. Want to take the headache out of punching numbers into a calculator — and let Vip3D, Pool Studio, and VizTerra do the number crunching for you? From concrete yardage to dirt displacement, plumbing to rebar, the brand-new Smart Data can handle it all — and today, you can try it for yourself.

Spring Update for Vip3D, VizTerra and Pool Studio

Design Faster with Spring Update 2.2 for Vip3D, VizTerra, and Pool Studio

Noah Nehlich on Mar 30, 2016 1:46:29 PM

When we rounded up the shortlist of member-favorite tools in 2015, we promised that our next update would help you shave time off your design process. Today, we're following through. With new and improved features that will help you make your Vip3D, VizTerra, and Pool Studio designs absolutely spectacular — Update 2.2 includes faster tools, better controls, and smoother finishes. 

What’s ready for you to try out today?

Top 19 Features of 2015

Vip3D, Pool Studio, VizTerra: Top 19 New Features from 2015 [Video]

Noah Nehlich on Dec 31, 2015 7:47:42 AM

As we look forward to 2016, and wrap up a year in which we released some pretty big updates, we decided to check in with thousands of our Vip3D, Pool Studio, and VizTerra members to get a feel for what our users liked best — and what they want to see in the next year!

The results are in: Vip3D, our redesigned take on 3D outdoor living design software, tops the list as one of the most exciting updates we’ve ever released. It’s fantastic to see the awesome projects designers are creating with Vip3D’s new tools and features. (If you haven’t checked it out yet — take a look!)

What else caught designers’ attention? Check out our highlight reel: the top 19 new features of 2015, according to our members.

Have you tried all 19? Watch the video to find out!

Update 2.150

Update 2.150: Our Last Update of 2015 [Video]

Noah Nehlich on Dec 14, 2015 2:51:20 PM

Just because there is a big new movie coming out this week, doesn’t mean we're too busy to update Pool Studio, VizTerra, and Vip3D!

Today we’re sharing some great updates that will make your designs look amazing — and your life easier. From an improved Construction page layout to new Snaps and Constraints settings, plus new tools that make it easy to give old favorites a refreshed look, this update has it all.

Grab your lightsaber, and watch what's new!

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60 Seconds to Make Your Laptop 5x Faster! (4 Settings)

Noah Nehlich on Dec 2, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Does your laptop feel slow in our 3D pool and landscape design software? Do you feel sad when your line won’t keep up with your mouse?

After a long journey, searching many catacombs for the answers, on an adventure that would rival Indiana Jones, we think we have the solution for you!

Follow us on this adventure and let’s get it fixed!

Disclaimer: Following us on this adventure will possibly help fix laptops that are slow in 2D and 3D. This adventure does not guarantee any gold, riches, or fancy money idols on top of pedestals.

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Legendary Update: Vip3D, VizTerra, and Pool Studio Update 2.14 [Video]

Noah Nehlich on Oct 5, 2015 1:30:00 PM

What would make the best Pool and Landscape Design Software even better? How about great new construction tools? New timesaving enhancements to design stages? Stunning new textures and 3D objects?

Yes, Yes, and Yes!

Last update, we made some pretty exciting changes (VizTerra became Vip3D, along with a new color scheme and access to the SketchUp 3D Warehouse).

We also promised we had some exciting new tools in the works.

Outdoor Kitchen in Landscape Design Software

You Won't Believe These 3 Wall and Fence Stage Tricks

Noah Nehlich on Sep 17, 2015 5:00:00 AM

Finding creative uses for our landscape design software tools is one of our favorite things to do. We’re just as excited when our members share their favorite shortcuts with us as when our team discovers a new use of a familiar feature.

The reason why we love finding new ways to use familiar tools is simple: making the most of powerful features is what sets great designs apart. And time-saving shortcuts are an easy way to take advantage of the most powerful tools and features in your own designs.


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