Product Connect
For AEC industry professionals, Product Connect is a flexible takeoff & reporting solution for SketchUp.
Product Connect

Product Connect is a tool that's designed to help you answer the question: "What's in my SketchUp model?". Simple enough for new SketchUp users, yet flexible enough to be customized for large enterprise teams, Product Connect is the seamless way to pull important data into your model and then export it back out into an organized report. 

For Individuals

With Product Connect, you can: 

  • Download publicly available, intelligent SketchUp models - such as branded product catalogs - from the 3D Warehouse
  • Make your own SketchUp components and materials "intelligent", or compatible with Product Connect
  • Add or edit information about components or product models in your SketchUp project
  • Save product schedules or lists of components as a .csv file that can be opened in your favorite spreadsheet program

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For Businesses

Product Connect is open-source and can be customized to fit into your professional workflow. In addition to the features of the Product Connect extension listed above, teams, small businesses and large enterprises can contact us to:

  • Create intelligent, Product Connect compatible components and materials
  • Develop custom report types and templates
  • Integrate with existing databases
  • Initiate advanced user settings to connect admins and teams working together
  • Offer secure cloud hosting of critical or private data
  • Install and help maintain framework behind your firewall, on your managed server

Contact us at info@igloostudios.com for more information about how we can help you leverage Product Connect for your team. 

Applications

Product Connect is commonly used to facilitate:

  • Quantity Takeoffs
  • Bills of Materials
  • Product & Material Schedules
  • Price Estimating
  • Component & Materials lists
  • Data Export for analysis in a 3rd party application

Interested in customizing Product Connect to your specific needs? Contact us at info@igloostudios.com.

Industries

We've been pleased to see that Product Connect is useful across a number of industries. We've found the most prominent usage in:

  • Architecture & Design: Folks download products and materials from the 3D Warehouse and generate bills of materials that are useful for client presentation, product specification and construction documentation. 
  • Building Product Manufacturers: Recognizing the demand by Architects & Designers for publicly available product models, Manufacturers use Product Connect to deliver smarter, more useful 3D models to designers while also measuring usage through analytics. 
  • Construction: From small contractors to large construction firms, Product Connect is helpful in generating simple, quick quantity takeoffs that can be used to create job estimates.
  • Engineering: Whether it be volume, or a calculation that requires data beyond the geometry in SketchUp, formulas in Product Connect help engineers create advanced reporting solutions while maintaining the ease-of-use that SketchUp offers.
  • Retail: Use SketchUp to offer customers design-as-a-service, and use Product Connect to help estimate the price of  the design. Like a 3D shopping cart inside of SketchUp! 

Not sure if Product Connect is right for your business? Contact us at info@igloostudios.com and we'd be happy to chat about your specific needs. 

For Developers

Product Connect is open-source! If you are interested in helping us further develop the Product Connect extension, please email us at info@igloostudios.com.

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As an official Trimble SketchUp™ partner, we developed Product Connect - an open source reporting solution for SketchUp - to help Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry professionals quickly generate quantity takeoffs, estimates and bills of materials. Product Connect has been adopted by thousands of users - from sole proprietors to teams within Fortune 500 companies - to help save time and money over other solutions in the industry. In addition, we are a Trimble SketchUp Authorized Training Center and have delivered professional workflow training and support to tens of thousands of students in the classroom, as well as millions around the world via our popular online video training series. Established in March 2005, Igloo Studios is headquartered in San Francisco, CA. For more information, please visit us at www.igloostudios.com.