Google draws up contract to sell off 3D modeling application SketchUp


SAN FRANCISCO — Google on Thursday confirmed that it has sold 3D computer modeling program SketchUp as the Internet titan continues streamlining its product line with co-founder Larry Page at the helm. SketchUp technology and members of the team will join Trimble, a California company specializing in making business or government workers more productive in jobs such as surveying, construction, mapping, fleet management and public safety.

The companies did not disclose financial terms of the deal, which was expected to close by the middle of this year.