Short news: WWML, Brad Schell, VectorWorks hearts SKP

  • Over on, Randall Newton alerts us to a press release by Nemetschek North America reminding everyone that many of their VectorWorks 3D authoring applications ($1,400+, Mac & PC) can already read the SketchUp (SKP) file format natively via a plugin, thus making 3D Warehouse a resource for VectorWorks users as well. “We expect similar announcements in the coming days from other vendors,” comments Randall.

    Google buys small a company, and the company’s file format becomes the de facto standard. How history repeats itself:-)

  • Or does it? The Earth is Square reported a few days ago that NASA World Wind 1.5 will get its own distinct geospatial XML, WWML — a combination of GML and World Wind-specific features. TEiS also points to the WWML spec sheet and a WWML wiki page.
  • If anyone is in Denver on May 9, you can catch Brad Schell, ex-founder of @Last (or is that founder of ex-@Last) speaking at a Rockies Venture Club event. (He made SketchUp.)