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decorative accessories. This innovative program allows design professionals to create their client's space in a live, navigable 3D environment,
try any combination of real-world products and materials and prepare
presentation reports and images that help sell the project. 3Dream helps
engage and excite clients, remove any fear and instill confidence by
painting a clear picture of your vision with 3D visuals.
Website: www.3dream.net
Twitter: www.Twitter.com/3DreamDesign
Facebook: www.Facebook.com/3DreamDesign
YouTube: www.YouTube.com/3dreamin

* SketchUp. This is a 3D modeling program for architects, interior
designers, civil and mechanical engineers and film and video game
designers. Choose Sketchup if you want a 3D design and rich modeling
program that's easier to use than some of its counterparts. There is an
online repository of free-of-charge model assemblies (ie. windows, doors,
automobiles, etc.) called 3D Warehouse to which users may contribute.
The program includes drawing layout functionality; allows surface rendering in variable "styles;" supports third-party plug-in programs hosted
on a site called Extension Warehouse to provide other capabilities (ie.
near photo-realistic rendering); and enables placement of its models
within Google Earth.
A freeware version, SketchUp Make, and a paid version with additional functionality, SketchUp Pro, are available. Self-directed learning
is available at www.sketchup.com/learn. There is also a great kitchen
plugin company for SketchUp offering consultation, training and modeling found at Sketchthis.net.

Olioboard is also a community of home decor lovers who chat, compete in design challenges and have fun experimenting with interior design. Designers are able to use Olioboard to find unique products and
samples, which will help them build an Olioboard aka "moodboard" with
their favorite items, fabric samples and materials. The interactive tools
available to members help experiment with style and mood of space
and present beautiful design solutions to clients.
Website: olioboard.com
Twitter: twitter.com/olioboard
Facebook: www.facebook.com/olioboard
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/Olioboard
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/olioboardapp

* DesignMine. DesignMine is an inspiration, collaboration, design and
presentation tool for designers and
homeowners to create and share
personalized design boards from
thousands of high-quality images of
spaces, including kitchens, bathrooms and outdoor and living areas.
The design boards can be shared with clients, family and friends for easy
collaboration. DesignMine is part of HomeAdvisor's suite of products and
is a free tool currently available online and for iPad users. HomeAdvisor is
a leading website and mobile app provider offering resources for home
repair, maintenance and improvement projects. n
Website: www.sketchup.com
Kitchen Design Plugin: sketchthis.net
Twitter: twitter.com/SketchUp
Facebook: www.facebook.com/sketchup

* Olioboard. This program appeals to interior designers because
it is a simple way to convey "complex artistic concepts visually." Use
Olioboard to brainstorm ideas or just organize thoughts. As online, interior
design, moodboard creators, users can create 2D and 3D room designs
using real products from all their favorite brands. All items on Olioboard
link through to the retailer's online store for purchase.

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Website: www.homeadvisor.com/designmine/
Twitter: twitter.com/homeadvisor
Facebook: www.facebook.com/HomeAdvisor
YouTube: www.youtube.com/user/HomeAdvisor
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/homeadvisor/

- Katy A. Garrett is CEO of Connexionsoft Project Inc., producer of the
Design Tech Summit, a DesignCamp.com counselor and an author and
speaker. Follow her on Twitter @Designtechie and like her on Facebook @
DesignTechSummit.

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Online Contents
Editor’s Note
Show Director’s Note
People & Places
All Abroad
Tech Savvy
Special Report
Trends
Products
Design
Open “More” Plan
Cover Story
Full House
Solutions
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