Planner 5D, an easy-to-use 3D home design platform, has launched a free educational version that will help colleges teach interior design, architecture, and engineering, according to a recent press release. With Planner 5D teachers can set group assignments and design challenges for their classes. Any teacher anywhere in the world can apply and get up to 100 free educational licenses for their students.
Planner 5D introduces an interactive learning experience that can enhance any curriculum, and teach the importance of computer-based design and engineering tools. At the same time, teachers can encourage students to foster their creativity while learning basic design principles through color combinations, lighting effects, landscape design, visually appealing graphics, unique sketching, and more. Previously, Planner 5D was only available to colleges as a paid product but the demand it has received and the testimonials from the users pushed the team to make it free.
“We see a great future for the technology that we create and we want as many students as possible to have access to it,” Alexey Sheremetyev, Planner 5D co-founder and CPO, says. “Our goal is to help teachers encourage their students to develop creative and spatial thinking, problem-solving approach, and their unique artistic vision. We hope to make education a more immersive experience, where students can experiment and test their ideas in real-time.”
At the moment Planner 5D already helps more than 70 million users who have created over 300 million projects improving their living or working spaces, renovating their homes, and changing the look and feel of places they belong to. The educational version of Planner 5D provides virtually the full functionality of the app, including the immersive editor and the catalog of over 6 000 objects. Teachers can integrate the interior design software into project-based activities. Students complete their tasks and then share their work with the teachers who’d be able to see and assess these projects in their personal dashboard. Planner 5D is available on Google Chromebook, macOS, Windows, iOS, and Android.
Planner 5D also launched an online interior design school which has helped 43,000 students master the fundamentals needed to design functional and ergonomic interiors.
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