Friday, April 20, 2018

CompoScene – The newest sketchup extension is just launched

Rafael Rivera has developed CompoScene, the newest sketchup extension that supports SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018. It can only function in windows platform.

The extension will be very effective for different industries like Architecture, Education, Film & Stage, Gaming, Interior Design, Kitchen & Bath, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Woodworking etc.

The extension can be used for generating and exporting sketchup scenes containing rendering channels and composing them in photoshop or other painting apps.

CompoScene has the ability to develop rendering channels for you to build upon and produce your individual art style.

One can access the extension from the extension warehouse extensions.sketchup.com

Go through the following video to have live demo of the extension.

CompoScene – The newest sketchup extension is just launched

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Eneroth Tool Memory – The newest sketchup plugin

Eneroth Tool Memory is just introduced in extension warehouse. It supports SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018 as well as Mac OS X and Windows platform.

The plugin can be applied to cycle recently utilized tools in sketchup to accelerate and simplify the modeling process.

The plugin is specifically designed for experienced professionals who prefer to make the best use of their work as well as most ideal for the tools which are utilized too little to get a shortcut for, but very frequent as soon as they are used.

It should be noted that the tool stack only will include actual tools. Other commands, e.g. Save or Zoom Extents, will not be remembered.

This sketchup extension can be downloaded from extension warehouse. extensions.sketchup.com

Go through the following video tutorial for online demonstration.

Eneroth Tool Memory – The newest sketchup plugin


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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Wire Bending & Routing Tool – The newest sketchup extension

Wire Bending & Routing Tool is the latest sketchup plugin that is compatible with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018.

The plugin is developed to serve different industries like Architecture, Construction, Education, Engineering, Heavy Civil, Interior Design, Kitchen & Bath, Urban Planning, Woodworking etc.


This plugin is used to draw wire with bending on corners and illustrate perfect length of it.
How does the plugin work ?
1. Choose lines in the model where it is required to route and draw wire
If lines remain in group - explode or edit that group.
2. Operate extension from menu - Extensions -> Wire Bending and Routing Tool
3. Fix parameters: units, wire diameter, bending radius, wire roundness parameter, bending roundness parameter
4. Press OK button
5. If you prefer, copy overall length from the report produced
The plugin is available in extension warehouse extensions.sketchup.com
Wire Bending & Routing Tool – The newest sketchup extension


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Tuesday, April 10, 2018

Carpentry for women in Hammerstone

Carpentry is a profession of men- this old thinking has broken by Maria, a successful lady woodworker and the founder of the school, Hammerstone: Carpentry for Women.

About SketchUp


SketchUp or Google SketchUp is mainly a 3D modeling computer program that is used for a broad range of drawing applications used by architects, interior designer, landscape architects, civil and mechanical engineers, film and video game designers also. SketchUp can be getting as a freeware version named SketchUp Make and a paid version with many more extra benefits called SketchUp Pro. SketchUp is software from Trimble Company and there is an online library of free model congregations and 3D Warehouse to which users can add other models; besides that, the program has drawing layout functionality with variable ‘styles’, supports third-party ‘plug-in’ programs hosted on the Extension Warehouse to supply other abilities and enables placement of its models in Google Earth.

Women are also working similar as men do in many fields which become a subject to be proven again and again for the sake of our society’s narrow mentality. Here is a formally trained women carpenter, Maria Klemperer Johnson who has taken over carpentry instead of her academic degrees and this article is dedicated for her, her passion, works and many unknown facts that are still hidden.

About Maria and her school of carpentry

Maria Klemperer Johnson is not a regular carpenter, but she is formally trained in computer science but had left her successful academic career to become successful in trades. But when she felt that there is the need of women in carpentry or woodworking, she established her own school the Hammerstone School of Carpentry for women which are basically her family business and now she is the owner and head teacher and leading carpenter on the School’s construction projects. She is fond of constructing buildings, particularly natural building ad timber framing is visible in her every work and classes. She is a supporter of high performance construction using natural materials and besides a creative woodworker; she is also an experienced SketchUp modeler and instructor.

Maria’s inspiration to start the school

From her childhood, Maria has enjoyed everything related to the building and got interested in it as both her father and grandfather were hobbyist woodworkers. They made many interesting projects and Maria helped them for completing the works, and following this passion she took woodshop classes in middle school. But soon she realized that it is not only her part of interest it has become her part of personality and decided fast to take up this field as her career path. She had studied Computer Science in college where she learned virtual creation that helped her to improve her passion for building and in Geology; she became to know the usage of both body and mind in an outdoor setting doing field work. But soon she lost all her interests in these two paths and chose the construction industry where she became a creative person, physical outdoors and working with wood. Though entering in this field was not easy for her as construction field is mainly recommended as a male field and she was dominated by them but she found the way to set up herself as a successful contractor. When this field also started to irritate her much she lost all her interest and started her school, Hammerstone: Carpentry for Women; an effort to introduce more women with construction and woodworking.

Role of SketchUp in her life

Maria is an expert SketchUp user and uses SketchUp for designing her projects, in her words she was introduced to SketchUp while building Timber frames and there she found that working with SketchUp is perfect for modeling timber structures. She also uses some more dynamic scenes of SketchUp for solving the challenges of growing frames and thinking through orders of operations of assembly.

Goal of Hammerstone

Hammerstone is the one school where females are carpenters and in America where fewer women chose carpentry as a career there Hammerstone has made its place so strong and all is for Maria. Hammerstone has the goal to create more gender equality in the trades and to empower more women to handle more construction projects in their career, this will open their minds and the minds of other people that carpentry or construction is not only for men, women can also handle this tough things easily.

About the students of Hammerstone and their expectations

The students of the school come from a wide range of life stages and some of them have a thought to build their own tiny houses or some are changing their traditional paths and starts to find something new that will give them more independence while moving to a new life. But some are very tough who faced difficulties in their life or drive motorcycles or some are senior citizens great grandmothers who just want to experience something new. The common thing among them is that they all are eager to learn their hunger to do something new and the power of breaking stereotypes that bound them in one line and they all become the students of Hammerstone.M

Philosophy between introducing carpentry to students

It is right that learning in age of adulthood is difficult than learning at the beginning stage as adults have a tendency to do everything perfect in a single try. They don’t want to fail and learn instead they want everything instant and not to spend much time over any particular thing. So Maria tells her students to work on SketchUp as SketchUp is all about practice and practice makes a person better.

Maria enjoys herself being a carpenter that has taught her the methods of fixing mistakes in life, inventing new ways to fix different mistakes which may in the life or in construction.


Carpentry for women in Hammerstone

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

About SketchUpdate Blog

SketchUp team has brought a new blog SketchUpdate to give the users some new experiences in getting the updates, navigating three blogs as a help in modeling etc.

About SketchUp

SketchUp or Google SketchUp is mainly a3D modeling computer program that is used for a broad range of drawing applications used by architects, interior designer, landscape architects, civil and mechanical engineers, film and video game designers also. SketchUp can be getting as a freeware version named SketchUp Make and a paid version with many more extra benefits called SketchUp Pro. SketchUp is software from Trimble Company and there is an online library of free model congregations and 3D Warehouse to which users can add other models; besides that, the program has drawing layout functionality with variable ‘styles’, supports third-party ‘plug-in’ programs hosted on the Extension Warehouse to supply other abilities and enables placement of its models in Google Earth.

As SketchUp users are most of architects, designers, builders, makers and engineers etc. who works hard to give a nice shape to our physical world, they need great tools to do the work. SketchUp is in mission to bring their best to produce some great tools for drawing as drawing is the key thing of the SketchUp users. They draw to search ideas, to identify the things and to show other people their work that they do with love and love to build; SketchUp understands it truly and trying to improve their software day by day.

SketchUp users always work with updated version which helps them to get new features and designs every time to make their models better than before; but they are not aware about the new updates as there was no such a way before to know it. But then SketchUp creators and updaters created a blog to keep them updated which is called the SktchUpdate Blog in the new domain blog.sketchup.com. The Blogger platform was one of the SketchUp designer’s few left things from SketchUp’s time at Google and after the creation of Blog; it has done some great works like releases, Basecamps, tutorials, lip-hair contests and many more. SketchUpdate blog will also introduce the users with some newest stories from the archive and people also can see new articles regarding tips, stories and images. Here is a quick overview of the blog that will help users to know more about this new one and may get familiar with its working method:

  • At first, the users can see a new added navigation bar that is highlighting the new blog family and they can navigate between three blogs like- SketchUpdate, Developer and 3D Warehouse. Later the team will expand their blog more to grow the experience of the users and to focus on each known categories.
  • In the post there can be seen a new graphic layout that will increase the reading experience and the content will adopt the qualities of SketchUp.com that will make the text easier to read, navigate the articles easily and help to get the wonderful images.
  • The best thing of the new feature is that now the readers don’t need to scroll down the pages to read them instead of they can migrate the blog to SketchUp.com where the developers has added all the needed features to enjoy the blogs.
  • SketchUpdate readers like most the post where the tips and tricks to use SketchUp is given to help them in managing SketchUp and its various tools. But it sometimes become hard to find the posts in the SketchUpdate blog, so the developers have created a new series called Skill builders that is located on the home page with own category tag. Besides that, they also started animating some short Skill Builder videos which are short and focused on lessons to make the users better modeler in a little time.
At last, it can be said that, the SketchUpdate team is happy to help the users and continuously updating the blog to give more updated news and features. In future they are going to bring mobile sensibility so that the users can get the blog in any device and continue their work. The team is eager to know the suggestions of the users.


Methods of adding Extensions to SketchUp

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Thursday, April 5, 2018

Methods of adding Extensions to SketchUp

SketchUp and Extension Warehouse both is making the work of drawing and 3D modeling easier with some added tools for the architects, interior designers, engineers etc.

About SketchUp

SketchUp or Google SketchUp is mainly a3D modeling computer program that is used for a broad range of drawing applications used by architects, interior designer, landscape architects, civil and mechanical engineers, film and video game designers also. SketchUp can be getting as a freeware version named SketchUp Make and a paid version with many more extra benefits called SketchUp Pro. SketchUp is software from Trimble Company and there is an online library of free model congregations and 3D Warehouse to which users can add other models; besides that, the program has drawing layout functionality with variable ‘styles’, supports third-party ‘plug-in’ programs hosted on the Extension Warehouse to supply other abilities and enables placement of its models in Google Earth.

As SketchUp users are most of architects, designers, builders, makers and engineers etc. who works hard to give a nice shape to our physical world, they need great tools to do the work. SketchUp is in mission to bring their best to produce some great tools for drawing as drawing is the key thing of the SketchUp users. They draw to search ideas, to identify the things and to show other people their work that they do with love and love to build; SketchUp understands it truly and trying to improve their software day by day.

About Extension Warehouse

It is an online resource with various plug-ins developed made especially for SketchUp and these extensions help to add some special tools and features to SketchUp. These extensions can be found for any particular application like drawing or 3D printing and some industry specified tools for architecture, interior design, construction and many more. So basically in this Extension Warehouse people can do the following things:

  • Users can search extensions by name or as per the functionality.
  • They can also install various extensions with a single click of a button.
  • Or users can also control all the extensions from easy-to-use location in the My Extension page.

Adding Extensions to SketchUp

From the above discussion it is clear that there is a good bonding between the Extension warehouse and Sketchup; so users can add an extension on their local copy of SketchUp by just only clicking on the Install button on the extension details page and the rest of work will done after that.
There are a few cautions that help to install this Extension Warehouse like:

  • Users have to entry the Extension Warehouse only from SketchUp and if it is accessed form a web browser then a Download button will be seen instead of Installation Button and users then need to install the downloaded .rbz file through SketchUp Preferences.
  • The good news is that this SketchUp is absolutely free so users can easily download and use them. In addition of that, developers can have the option of selling extensions for a one-time-free or can get a subscription. A trial extension is generally free to use for a limited time and sometime an extension can be purchased that need to buy from the developer’s website and install the extension manually.

Installing Extensions manually in SketchUp Preferences

While downloading an extension from the Extension Warehouse through a web browser or from a developer’s website it will come as an .rbz file that can be installed manually. Here are the steps to follow before installing:

  • At first go to SketchUp and select the Extension Manager Option form Window menu, after clicking on it the Extension Manager window appears.
  • Now click on the Install Extension button.
  • The Open Dialog box will appear where users can find the .rbz file, just save it to the computer, select the file and click OK in Microsoft Windows or Open in Mac OS X.
  • SketchUp will warn the users about installing only extensions from trusted sources just click OK option for further procedure and the extension will be installed.

Purchasing Extensions in the 3D Warehouse

Anyone can purchase an extension through signing in to the Extension Warehouse or through any browser or SketchUp; but it is essential to sign in to the Extension Warehouse through SketchUp before installing a trial version or buying an extension. Here are some needed steps that need to follow before a purchase:

  1. Go to the extension detail page and click the Purchase button.
  2. In the prompted option, users have to enter their billing and payment information, billing information will verify the credit card, the receipt is emailed to the email address that user uses to sign in to Extension Warehouse.
The following steps is needed to install a trial or purchased extension:

  1. Go to the SketchUp and select the Extension Warehouse from Windows and sign in to the Extension Warehouse.
  2. Now search for the extension that is needed or go to the extensions details page and click Install Trial option.
  3. Then go to the user menu and select the My Extensions option.
  4. The My Extension tab will open scroll down to the trial extension or the purchased extension to install and click on either the Install Trial or Install link. Click yes to install.

Finding an extension after installation

After installing an extension will appear on an Extension menu, select it from the menu to start using it.


Methods of adding Extensions to SketchUp

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Some information about SketchUp’s new updates

Trimble has already released the newest version of SketchUp Make and SketchUp Pro 2018 with some updates to give a free access to 3D modeling for everyone.

About SketchUp

SketchUp or Google SketchUp is mainly a3D modeling computer program that is used for a broad range of drawing applications used by architects, interior designer, landscape architects, civil and mechanical engineers, film and video game designers also. SketchUp can be getting as a freeware version named SketchUp Make and a paid version with many more extra benefits called SketchUp Pro. SketchUp is software from Trimble Company and there is an online library of free model congregations and 3D Warehouse to which users can add other models; besides that, the program has drawing layout functionality with variable ‘styles’, supports third-party ‘plug-in’ programs hosted on the Extension Warehouse to supply other abilities and enables placement of its models in Google Earth.

As SketchUp users are most of architects, designers, builders, makers and engineers etc. who works hard to give a nice shape to our physical world, they need great tools to do the work. SketchUp is in mission to bring their best to produce some great tools for drawing as drawing is the key thing of the SketchUp users. They draw to search ideas, to identify the things and to show other people their work that they do with love and love to build; SketchUp understands it truly and trying to improve their software day by day.

Trimble has recently updated SketchUp with some new features which are also very easy for the beginners as Trimble has focused this time on some important workflows in this new version. Users can easily feel many big improvements to mange section planes, extorting model data into collected reports for takeoffs and making even better drawings from the SketchUp models. Besides that, Trimble has brought their new web modeler out of beta and introduced SketchUp Free for everyone.

updates about SketchUp Pro and SketchUp Free

SketchUp Free is fast, stable and capable; Trimble has taken the motto to give access of free 3D modeling in the world for everyone and SketchUp Free is made to be used by lots of people everywhere. This new technology composes the middle of SketchUp into a web browser and is behind SketchUp for Schools which is one of the most famous apps in G Suite for Education; that’s why the new web applications can divide the DNA of the desktop modeler to provide better performance and stability of SketchUp for everyone and everywhere. In today’s 3D world of design, most of the designers and architects are familiar in using SketchUp’s desktop softwares such as SketchUp Pro or SketchUp Make; as a help they had also released a support update for SketchUp make which may be the last update for Trimble’s free desktop version.

According to the developers, SketchUp Free is the simplest, consistent 3D modeling till date that will help the user to access, learn and share the models with others easily. On the other side SketchUp Pro has developed to measure more ideas, make nice drawings and better buildings so that users can become more expert in their 3D designs to deliver some better things to the world.


Some information about SketchUp’s new updates
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Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Soap Skin & Bubble – The newest sketchup demo plugin

Josef L has developed soap skin & bubble, the newest sketchup plugin available in extension warehouse. The plugin is compatible with SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018.

The plugin is very effective for 3d printing, animation and drawing.


This plugin can be used to provide a skin over edges for generating complicated curved surfaces.
This Plugin is a Time-Limited Demo
Time restriction is April 10, 2019
This sketchup extension is available in extension warehouse extensions.sketchup.com
Watch the demo of the plugin.


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Monday, March 26, 2018

SentioVR for Sketchup – The newest web based sketchup plugin

SentioVR is a web platform to deliver 3D models in Virtual Reality efficiently for making demonstration to client.

SentioVR facilitates the architects and designers to produce a free account as well as upload 360 renders which are exported from 3D models and make interactive experiences and transfer their clients within their designs with Virtual Reality devices

Plugin to view Sketchup 3D models in Samsung Gear VR

This Sketchup plugin allows the users to directly upload their 3D models to the cloud, fix the scale of observing the model and present it in Samsung Gear VR for a virtual reality experience.

The clients can view the details of the model in 360, look at any point in the model to teleport to the new position and experience your design naturally devoid of any supplementary coding or rendering softwares.

To apply the plugin, you should require the following:

1) Active account on www.sentiovr.com
2) Samsung Gear VR to view your 3D model in VR


Watch the online demonstration of the plugin.

Video Source: SentioVR

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Thursday, March 22, 2018

3D print with print a thing – The newest sketchup extension in extension warehouse

3D Print with Print a Thing is the newest sketchup pluign available in extension warehouse. It is developed by Print a Thing, LLC.

It is compatible with SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018.
The plugin will be very useful for various industries like engineering, gaming, woodworking etc.
This extension facilitates the users to simply upload their creations to the Print a Thing 3D Printing service for a quick quote, rapid turnaround, and superior quality prints.
In order to download 3D Print with Print a Thing, click on the following link extensions.sketchup.com
For online demonstration, go through the following video tutorial.
3D print with print a thing – The newest sketchup extension in extension warehouse

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Some useful sketchup tips to improve your modelling skill with sketchup

Given below, some handy tips for sketchup users to improve their modeling skills significantly.

01. Apply the 3D Warehouse gallery: examine and cleanse models prior to importing them.

There is a universe of downloadable 3D models made by other users that can fast-track the construction of your own models. To avoid adding additional information such as lines, layers, and materials, which will only increase file sizes, purge the model's components before saving them.

02. Place the model properly in space.

Geo-referencing a project facilitates you to consider it with regards to location, an intuitive quality for any successful architectural scheme. It is required to place a 3D model, avail it from the window> model information> geolocation> add location / define location customarily.

It is also very important to consider the time zone of each location.

03. Employ plugins and explore the new things in Extension Warehouse.

SketchUp users create different types of plugins which provide solution to the problems in each version as well as utilize the capability of accessible tools, and integrate new 3D modeling equipment.

Extensions are available from Solar North, which offer tools to fix the orientation for the angle of sunlight and shadows, to Sketchy FFD, a mesh operated with a series of control points in its vertices and edges to manipulate the dimensions of the chosen object.

04. Arrange and save your toolbar settings.

It is very crucial to customize the work surroundings as per your requirements and preferences. Make sure that your ideal settings are saved for future application, just manage sufficient time to arrange a toolbar. It will be possible to accomplish tasks in organized way and invest more time in concepts, design, and detailing.

05. Utilize groups and components to streamline editing and developing a model.

The most powerful feature of sketchup is to arrange models into groups of objects, lines or figures. The process is very quick and easy (secondary button> create group) and facilitate you to modify a specific section of your model (by double-clicking on it), keeping the other figures near the object unchanged. It is suggested to double-click on the newly generated surface, thus choose both faces and edges, and make a group prior to utilize the push / pull tool or any other modification.

To get more useful sketchup tips, go through the following link archdaily.com

Some useful sketchup tips to improve your modelling skill with sketchup

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Monday, March 19, 2018

How to create the design of a bookshelf in 3D with sketchup

This sketchup video tutorial is intended for beginner’s sketchup users. The woodworking professionals find sketchup very useful for completing different types of woodworking projects. Besides, sketchup is also very useful for accomplishing metalworking projects.

SketchUp is a robust tool for creating the design of different types of furnitures and other woodworking projects. In the design stage, it is possible to instantly create objects, copy and compare variations, and check how things will appear in three dimensions.

In this video tutorial, one will be familiar with various buttons and tools as well as perfect order of operations which are used in a wood working project.

One will learn how to design a bookshelf with sketchup that is 36 inches tall, 36 inches wide and 16 inches deep. Different types of sketchup tools like rectangle, push pull, select, tape measures, move etc. are used to complete the design of the bookshelf.

To learn the complete method, go through the following video tutorial.


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Friday, March 16, 2018

Curic Align – The newest sketchup plugin in extension warehouse

Curic Align is the newest sketchup plugin that is available in extension warehouse. This sketchup plugin is compatible with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017 and SketchUp 2018.

The plugin will be very effective for Architecture, Construction, Engineering, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Woodworking etc.


This sketchup plugin can be used to align one or more elements as follow :-
- Align objects with the faces/axes of BoundingBox (Left - Center - Right).
- Align to edge, face, section plane.
- Ctrl = copy
- Shift = Move from point to plane
In order to download Curic Align, click on the following link extensions.sketchup.com
Watch the following video tutorial for online demonstration of the plugin.

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Some useful free sketchup plugins to improve your modelling speed

Sketchup plugins are useful to increase modelling speed, save huge time and get superior result. The sketchup plugins will facilitate you to get rid of redundant tasks like extruding (push/pull) several surfaces or generating offsets and multiple copies etc. Just provide the data, and the plugins will do rest automatically.

Given below, an extensive lists of free sketchup plugins which will allow you to produce some creative designs quickly and efficiently.

Tips to set up a plugin of SketchUp :-

Initially, click on “Extension Manager”; the red coloured gem icon located on the far right of the toolbar. Alternatively, one can open “Extension Manager” from “Window” drop menu. Then, click on “Install Extensions” located at the bottom left of the Extension Manager Window. Now, select the extension file with the ‘rbz’ extension from the download folder. The extension will be visible in your list of extensions. Ensure it is enabled. If you restart SketchUp, the shortcut toolbar or icon of the installed extension will come into view.

1. Joint Push/Pull (sketchucation.com): It is a plugin that offers different options for extrusion of surfaces. Among these options, one is extruding multiple surfaces in parallel. Get help from the user manual furnished by the developer for more details.
You have to download the Free Library extension supplied by the same developer before that.
2. Multiple Offsets (sketchucation.com): This plugin accomplishes the similar functionality found in AutoCAD’s offset but in 3D. It is possible to chose one or more surfaces which are going to be offset and then select one of the three options.
3. CLF Shape Bender (extensions.sketchup.com): This plugin allows you to bend a group or a component to tally the path of a curve or even a free-hand line. It provides you a wireframe preview of the product prior to implementation.
4. RandomPushPull (sketchucation.com): This plugin can be used to generate different forms or playful wall cladding. It arbitrarily extrudes all the selected surfaces inside the range you enter. You only require to provide a minimum and a maximum value, then you will obtain a set of extruded surfaces with depths ranging among these two values.
5. FredoScale (sketchucation.com): This plugin offers a diversified scale transformation options to your model. These options comprise of stretching, tapering, and twisting among others.
6. Soap Skin & Bubble (extensions.sketchup.com): This plugin allows you to utilize a skin over the space among specified edges as well as generate a complicated yet smooth surface. However, this plugin is only free till April 2018.
7. Curviloft (sketchucation.com): This is very effective plugin developed by Fredo6 that provides a parametric edge to the simple modeling software. It contains 9 different modeling options to be generated from a set of selected curved lines.
8. Selection Toys (extensions.sketchup.com): This plugin provides you a wide array of selection options, same as QSelect or Filter in AutoCAD. In this way, it is possible to avoid modifying or eliminating the wrong entity.
9. Weld (extensions.sketchup.com): Similar to the Weld option in 3Ds Max, this plugin can be used to transform a set of connected lines and arcs into a single polyline.
10. Fredo6: Bezier Spline (sketchucation.com): This extension provides you huge lists of line drawing options which comprise of Polylines, Bezier and Spline curves. These baselines are helpful to produce unique forms.
To get the lists of more free sketchup plugins, go through the following link arch2o.com
Some useful free sketchup plugins to improve your modelling speed

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Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Some useful tips to create cut openings in your sketchup model

In this sketchup video tutorial, you will be familiar with 5 different ways to cut holes and create openings in your sketchup geometry.

You will learn how to use push pool tool in sketchup to cut holes very easily and efficiently.

Next, you will learn how to apply intersect with model option to generate and eliminate faces. This options allow the users to connect cut out in different layers.

In SketchUp Make, it is possible to make the effect of a subtraction with the use of the Intersect with Model command. If Intersect with Model is used, the two shapes don’t have to be solid entities rather Intersect with Model employs a dissimilar effect if your shapes remain solids.

Then you will learn how to utilize cut components to cut openings in single thickness walls.

After that you will learn how to apply DoubleCut to cut openings in double walls.

Finally, you will learn how to employ the solid tools of sketchup pro to produce cut openings in your model.

Watch the following video tutorial to get more clear ideas.


Some useful tips to create cut openings in your sketchup model

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Saturday, March 10, 2018

Lumion LiveSync for SketchUp – The newest sketchup plugin

Act-3D B.V. is the developer of Lumion LiveSync for SketchUp. This newest sketchup plugin supports sketchup 2017 and sketchup 2018.

With this plugin, it is possible to create real-time, photorealistic rendering of your sketchup model.

The users can model their sketchup design in a wonderful and realistic surroundings.

Lumion LiveSync for SketchUp also comprises of:

- Camera synchronization among SketchUp and Lumion
- It has the ability to add and save Lumion’s stunning materials to your LiveSync project
- Real-time materials synchronization and visualization
- Automatic model importing into Lumion (there is no requirment to import a model individually)


To get live demonstration, watch the following video tutorial.
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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Mc-F3D – The newest sketchup plugin available in extension warehous

Mario C has developed Mc-F3D. This sketchup extension is compatible with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018.

The plugin is very effective for various industries like Architecture, Construction, Film & Stage, Interior Design, Kitchen & Bath, Woodworking etc.

The plugin includes four new functions to the context menu (right button) to curtail the working time. The first 2 are utilized devoid of any limitations. The "Open" function needs the F3D dynamic components available on the developer’s site.

4 The new commands are included to the contextual menu (right-click) along with a toolbar.

1- Line to wall : Right-click on a line and provide the thickness and height of the wall to elevate from it.

2- Perpendicular wall : Choose a line and the face it borders, right-click and provide offset distance, thickness and length.

3- Windows : Instantly produce your windows as required. Auto naming. The dynamic component is no more required.

4- Opening : It should be utilized on F3D doors dynamic components. Right-click on the component to create the opening. Alternatively, the toolbar can also be applied.


For online demonstration, watch the following tutorial video.
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Published By
Rajib Dey
www.sketchup4architect.com
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Wednesday, March 7, 2018

nz_Camera – The newest sketchup plugin

Natale Zappia has developed nz_Camera, an exclusive plugin for sketchup. It is compatible with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018.

The plugin is useful for Film & Stage, Gaming, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Woodworking and other.

The plugin can function to correctly trace your camera and subject as well as distantly explore and validate camera locations in sketchup.

Just choose the two critical points;

Where is the camera situated? and what is the camera looking at!

It is possible to strategically trace the camera distantly from a strategic view. GoBack option allows you to instantly return to your original vantage point and establish another shot distantly from a birds-eyes view.

Views are preserved through SU:Scenes of course, but it is also possible to set up a ‘Named Camera Position’ in order that it becomes easier returning to the that scene with nz_Camera itself.

These markers can be easily detected in outliner and eliminated as soon as all the probabilities are examined graphically.

Watch the online demo.
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Published By
Rajib Dey
www.sketchup4architect.com
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