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3 Ways to Reveal Design Details with 3D Measurements

Noah Nehlich on Jun 26, 2017 11:13:00 AM

When you need to create the most incredibly precise, accurate, and detailed custom projects, the right tools mean the difference between good enough — and absolutely spectacular.

With all-new 3D Measurements, you can now share an extra level of detail with your clients and installers, making certain that the design you’ve created is exactly right.


Summer 2017 Update - Wooden Decks and 3D Measurements

Noah Nehlich on Jun 6, 2017 10:07:52 AM

Summer is a great season for kicking back and relaxing on the deck — for your clients, at least!

Today’s update offers you awesome new options, incredible new features, and some of the most precise tools to help you create amazing wood decks (and much, much more) for your clients — no knocking on wood required!

This is the update that makes designing custom wood decks incredibly easy — with integrated 3D wood deck design software that will help you design those decks faster, and more impressively, than ever before.

Ready to see what’s new today with the deck design software? Check out the update video and then read on for details!


Top 5 Need-to-Know Pool and Landscape Software Tips and Tricks

JR Rapp on May 18, 2017 5:00:00 AM

Every week, we offer training workshops designed to help you create your best work. From the fundamentals to the most advanced strategies, our workshops cover everything you need to know to create the most impressive — and the most client-amazing — 3D designs.

In case you haven’t had a chance yet to join a training workshop (or you’d just like a refresher) — we don’t want you to miss out.

Many of your fellow pool and landscape designers who attend our training say these are our top tips: the best timesavers, the greatest shortcuts, and the most impressive ways to create the most impressive designs.

Ready to enhance your design process? Read on to discover the Top 5 Most Popular Vip3D, Pool Studio, and VizTerra Tips:


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!


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:


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!

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