SketchUp users may be interested in a new physical keypad created for the SketchUp 3D modelling software providing quick access to functions within the software directly from your desktop. “take control of SketchUp and maximise your efficiency”. The wireless Bluetooth keypad has been specifically built for SketchUp and offers a tactile shortcut keypad to rapidly access the most useful functions within the SketchUp software.
SketchPad has been designed to work with both the locally installed version of SketchUp as well as the web-based version and has been created by construction professional Steve Moore. Launched via Kickstarter this week early bird pledges are available from $65 or roughly £51 and worldwide shipping of the controller is expected to take place during March 2020.
“Each colorful key has been meticulously arranged and re-arranged, many times, to be as intuitive and efficient as possible. This layout dramatically improves your speed without interrupting your concentration. The full-color keys allow users to recognize familiar tools and functions in SketchUp without pausing to think. Holding down a ‘2nd’ key enables numeric entry of dimensions and units using a standard ten-key layout. “
“Several of these keypads have been in testing; yielding amazing productivity gains. This controller is ready to start production as soon as this project is funded. This campaign funding will allow me to meet the factory minimum order quantities to produce the first batch of controllers. This thin, sleek keypad fits in your pocket or laptop case and travels with you anywhere, taking up virtually no space. This small Bluetooth device charges via an included micro-USB cable. “