We have in the past 6 months added a ton of new features and improvements to Ecdesign. In this sample design we share a couple tips on how to spice up the designs.
Import SketchUp models to add more detail
Now you can get free access to millions of 3D models which will make it easy to add much more details and realism to your Ecdesign layouts. We have created a video tutorial to show you how to search and import files here.
Edit the ambient spotlight colors
You can change the colors of the spotlights and that will help create a certain mood to the design. Here we have added a green color to match the interior of the fitness studio. Check out a tutorial video here.
Night or day..you decide
Why not show what the interior space will look like at night. Combine with a certain ambient spotlight color and the layout will amazing. The different time settings can be selected when in 3D view from the presentation menu.
Create walkthrough videos
Be sure to create a tour of your layout using the Ecdesign walkthrough video editor. Creating a beautiful video takes just minutes and is super easy to create. Learn how to create walkthrough videos here.
We are very happy to announce Stella Kuo, Johnson Health Tech Taiwan, the winner of our contest "Where do you create your Ecdesign magic". The contest was a great way to show how Ecdesign is used in over 115 countries. We received wonderful contest entries from every continent and a few of them are shown in the above image. The winner, Stella Kuo's took the photo in the Johnson Health Tech headquarter in Taiwan (Greta Chen is the woman in the picture). Stella wins a free annual subscription to Ecdesign. Congratulations to Stella and a big thank you to everyone who entered in the contest.
The summer is almost over here in Sweden and we are back to business as usual. During the summer our development team has been working on some exciting new & improved features to be released during the fall of 2017.
One feature we are extra excited about is a new local importer of Sketchup models. This means you will be able to add 3D from Sketchup Warehouse, the world's largest site for downloading 3D models. We are currently beta testing the new features and a release date will be announced shortly.
Ecdesign help business grow
In July we did a customer survey and 96% of our users feel Ecdesign is important to their business and 86% will recommend Ecdesign to a colleague or friend. We could not be happier about such great feedback, but we are not slowing down. The survey also gave us some very insightful feedback which we will closely study to help improve Ecdesign going forward.
Free online training
Be sure to enroll in free online Ecdesign training courses. Our Ecdesign academy is a great place to learn how to use Ecdesign. The courses covers every aspect of Ecdesign and you finish of each course with a quiz.