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Vip3D pool and landscape design software with Sketchup import

Vip3D Update: Complete Outdoor Living Design Software is Even Better

Noah Nehlich on Aug 10, 2015 10:18:00 AM

This month marks the sixth anniversary of VIP Suite. To celebrate, we’re introducing three exciting new tools and enhancements, all designed to help make it faster and easier for you to create the show-stopping designs and presentations your customers love.

Want to see what's new? Our team has been working on some very exciting updates, and today we’re happy to share with you new features, new tools, and a brand new name for one of our programs!

Drum roll, please . . .

  • Exciting new tools (including the all-new SketchUp Importer, and more) that will help you create designs that are even more spectacular.
  • A refreshed new website (with new logos!) that makes it faster to find the information and the account management pages you need most.
  • A new name for VIP Suite — read on to find out why we’re renaming VIP Suite to Vip3D.

 Meet Vip3D (Visualize Infinite Possibilities in 3D)

Vip3D Logo

Vip3D is more than just a new name. It is the new 3D design package that goes beyond just landscape design software and pool design software. It is a new way of approaching outdoor living design.

With Vip3D, we’re adding totally unique enhancements — tools, features, and options that you can only find in Vip3D (we’re introducing some special tools today — stay tuned to learn what’s coming in future updates).

As much as we liked the meaning behind VIP Suite (what’s not to like about VizTerra in Pool Studio?), our team wanted the name to better reflect our focus on helping members use 3D tools not just to create those awesome designs and spectacular 3D presentations but also to see great sales results and an impressive boost in closing ratios.

Vip3D is no longer just VizTerra in Pool Studio. It is much, much more. So we renamed VIP Suite to Vip3D (Visualize Infinite Possibilities in 3D) to reaffirm our commitment to helping you achieve amazing results through 3D outdoor living design software. With the new Vip3D name, our team stays focused on finding new, ever-better ways to help improve lives through 3D experiences.

How Did VIP Suite Become Vip3D?

Since launching in 2009, VIP Suite has regularly been updated to make it better, faster, and easier for high-end outdoor living, pool, and landscape designers to design the visually stunning, truly impressive designs and presentations that have helped users like you grow their businesses.

So we’re always very happy to hear from our members when they tell us how each VIP Suite update has helped them.

Perhaps you found that you saved a lot of time after VIP Suite gave you the power to design both custom pools and unique landscapes from within the same program, without needing to open (and manage) separate files.

Or perhaps you have found that taking advantage of the gorgeous artistic fills and image effects — the vivid paint options, the elegant charcoal finish, or the beautiful watercolor choice — has helped you impress your customers with unforgettable renderings of their future outdoor living spaces.

Perhaps you have another favorite VIP Suite enhancement — like the new Video Mode options or the Camera Focal Length choices that have made it easy to capture both close-up views of your projects as well as grand-scale overviews.

While we're celebrating VIP Suite’s sixth anniversary, let's introduce a few more exciting new changes. Perhaps today’s update will include the one you like best.

Try Out the All-New Tools

See the New Color Scheme

To make designing in Vip3D a better, more user-friendly, and more enjoyable experience, we’ve added a new high-contrast color scheme that we think you’ll love.

vip3D_Pool_and_landscape_design_software_color_scheme

Import Your Favorite SketchUp Models

Vip3D Pool and Landscape Design Software Sketchup Import

With the all-new SketchUp Importer, available today to our Vip3D members, you can now interface with SketchUp, bring in models, and then add texture and fully render in 3D any object from the millions of amazing items available online to SketchUp users.

That means you now have access to the huge, completely free library of models in the SketchUp 3D Warehouse.

You can add anything you like to your designs, whether that means you add some new furniture to your client’s deck or you include a 3D model of their new sports car in their driveway. Anything you can find in the enormous SketchUP 3D Warehouse, you can add to your Vip3D design.

 

Plus, you can modify those models as much or as little as you like.

Check out the training team’s video to learn how to use the new SketchUp Importer:

 

 

Whether you create your own objects in SketchUp or select from the millions available in the 3D Warehouse, it’s easy to import SketchUp objects and then edit those objects the same way you’d edit any other library items in Vip3D.

Just click on the Application Menu, click on the Import Menu, select SketchUp File, and open your chosen file with a double click. Then you can scale your new object, change the color, and update the materials.

Sketchup Import Vip3D

After you’ve placed your object, you can even make adjustments to it in SketchUp. Then just click “Refresh Imported Object” to see those changes in your Vip3D design. (You can also save your modified objects to your own library.)

Would you like to try SketchUp import?

Upgrade to Vip3D

Note: while the SketchUp 3D Warehouse offers an amazing and extensive library of objects, it is worth noting that objects available for free online are often of varying quality. That’s why we made sure it was easy to adjust objects as much as you want — you can choose to update the size, scale, materials, and color.

Check Out Our Fast New Website

Structurestudios.com Website

Check it out — we’ve also completely refreshed our website (launched today, featuring our new logos!).

What will you see? A modern new look, improved navigation, and fun interactive features — all refreshed, reimagined, and reorganized so that you can find the info you need, when you need it.

What can you do on our new site? If you want to check out VIP Suite (that is, the new Vip3D!) to see if upgrading is right for you, then visit our website. You can compare features, examine the exclusive artistic effects in detail, and sign up for a demo. Or if you need to sign in (to join a new workshop or to manage your account), then just look for the easy-to-find account icon located in the top right corner — easy!

You’ll also notice that we’ve updated our branding — for Pool Studio, VizTerra, and the newly renamed Vip3D. Classic as our logos were, we wanted the logos to be instantly recognizable and even easier to read. Take a look and check out the refreshed logos:

Structure Studios, Vip3D, VizTerra and Pool Studio Logos

Plus, it’s easy to reach our blog from the same top right corner — just click on the blog link when you want sales and marketing tips, case studies on what other members are doing, or a first look at our latest software updates.

(And if you’re visiting our website on your mobile device and want to get in touch, you can click that same account icon to update your info or you can drop down to the footer and click on our phone number. The phone number is clickable, so you can give us a call!)

Ready to See the Updates for Yourself?

Try out the new SketchUp Importer today — it’s available now as an update for our Vip3D (formerly VIP Suite!) members. If you're not a Vip3D Member yet, you can upgrade right now! And visit our new website. We’re looking forward to hearing your thoughts!

 

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