The 3D Warehouse is the accompanying website for Google SketchUp to provide a place where modelers can upload their models to the internet. It is possible for modelers to create collections of models in the website, and the website uses algorithms to determine similar models. Individual models can be viewed in 3D in the browser, and can also be downloaded or viewed in Google Earth or on Google Maps.
Free or open source software
As an architect I often see firms spending a huge amount of ¥€$ on software. This is particularly difficult for small businesses and newer firms who must base the very establishment of their company on the availability of software licenses. In an attempt to see if this situation could be eased or changed, I started looking for alternatives to the expensive software solutions normally used in the industry.
The search for these alternatives is what this page is all about. I am not trying to move standards or reinvent practice. Rather, I am simply exploring alternative solutions and will post these along with any other fun stuff that I stumble upon on my way. I don't write fancy reviews or elaborated evaluations. I just communicate what I find.