May 18, 2010

LEDAS Releases Driving Dimensions v.1.3 for Google SketchUp

More than 20,000 SketchUp users downloaded LEDAS Driving Dimensions toolset for easy parametric modification of their 3D models.

Novosibirsk, Russia - LEDAS Ltd has announced the availability of version 1.3 of its Driving Dimensions plug-in for Google SketchUp software, a simple in use toolset for parametric modification of history-free 3D models.

Version 1.3 supports new platforms and contains several improvements and fixes. Answering numerous requests by the users of Windows 7 and Mac OS X v.10.6 operating systems, LEDAS development team focused on supporting these new platforms for its SketchUp plug-in. The functionality of multi-document interface (MDI) on Mac platform has been improved. Version 1.3 also includes several fixes of internal errors reported by Driving Dimensions users. To see the full list of changes, please visit the release status page.

“More than 20,000 of SketchUp users worldwide downloaded our Driving Dimensions plug-in,” said Dmitry Ushakov, Director of Product Management, LEDAS Ltd. “When we first released it in October 2008, many users did not understand the value it added to SketchUp, but now reviewers estimated it as “an essential plug-in that can really help you speed up your designing”. We really appreciate this recognition.”
Availability and Price

A free version of the Driving Dimension plug-in for SketchUp can be downloaded from www.DrivingDimensions.com/SketchUp, where visitors will also find detailed on-line help, written and video tutorials, a set of sample drawings, and testimonials made by our users. The free version is not intended for commercial use and does not allow users to add more than 25 driving dimensions to one model.

Commercial licenses of Driving Dimensions v1.3 for Google SketchUp may be purchased for US$45 from the Share-it! online store, accessible from www.DrivingDimensions.com/store/SketchUp. All customers who bought the licenses during last year may upgrade to v1.3 free of charge.
About Driving Dimensions and LGS 3D

Driving Dimensions plug-in v.1.3 is compatible with Google SketchUp v.6 and 7.1, and has been thoroughly tested on the 32-bit versions Windows XP, Vista, and 7, as well as on Mac OS X 10.6.

Driving Dimensions for SketchUp is a plug-in that performs parametric modifications of 3D geometric models in very simple and intuitive way. With Driving Dimensions, users can modify any dimension (length, distance, radius, or angle) in any SketchUp model with just one click. All driving dimensions set in one model are satisfied simultaneously. The simplicity of the user interface of Driving Dimensions plug-in hides a very strong set of mathematical algorithms in the field of geometric constraint solving. Parametric design has never been so easy – even for beginners.

Driving Dimensions v1.3 is based on the latest version of LGS 3D, a geometric constraint solver integrated into a dozen commercial CAD packages. The latest release, version 3.0 of LGS 3D, contains many improvements in stability and performance, which are also available to SketchUp users.