Saturday, January 19, 2019

Make a professional kitchen design with easysketchup kitchen design plugin

John Atkinson develops easysketch kitchen design plugin. This sketchup plugin is compatible with SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018.

This plugin can be used to generate professional kitchen design concept in sketchup. After being set up within SketchUp, it is possible to obtain an expansive library of kitchen components from the EASYSKETCH window.

In order to create a new kitchen design, set your designs options through drop down menu. Apply the filterable search to include a cabinet to your drawing. Units will be filtered based on your search criteria, as for instance “drawer” will filter unit with drawers, “oven” will filter units for ovens. To include the selected unit to the drawing space, click on the unit and it is automatically arranged at the existing cursor position.

The most striking feature of EASYSKETCH is to create design modifications rapidly. Right-click on a unit to obtain the EASYSKETCH sub menus where some vital shortcuts exist to parameters like Carcass material, Door handle, Frontal material, Worktop material other design options.

Planned content updates include new handle packs, worktop supplier swatches, door styles and pre-configured units groups. New content can be added simply from the Plugins>EasySketch>Manage Content window inside SketchUp.

This sketchup plug can be accessed from the extension warehouse.

For online demonstration, go through the following video tutorial.

Video Source John Atkinson

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Rajib Dey

Thursday, January 17, 2019

s4u Transformer - The newest sketchup extension

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.

S4u Transformer is another extension from SketchUp Extension Warehouse which is used by users to select groups or components like Scale, Move, Rotate, Color etc. anyone can either trial or purchase it from the following link:

How to use: Here are the steps to select groups or components for Transformer.

1. Setting Base (origin of Groups, components): At first users need to click on interact Menu, and then click on Press Down Arrow or Click Right mouse for change.
2. Setting Axis: users have to click on Interact Menu or on Right mouse for change. Left arrow is for Green axis; Right Arrow is for Red axis and Up arrow is for Blue axis.

3. Transformer: a) Scale: Set scale mode option is used to set Distance, Ratio, Fixed Length. Input value by Key Number and Enter. Extend Function option is used to Extend scale follow axis. b) Move: Input value by Key Number and Enter. Extend Function is used to Move lowest, Move Highest and Move Height. c) Rotate: Input value degrees by Key Number and Enter. d) Color: Input Value color Hue (HSL) by Key Number and Enter.
4. Dynamic Transformer: a) Liner: Dynamic follow Distance from origin of object to Center of circle. b) Linear: Dynamic follow Distance from Origin of Object to Line. c) Points: Dynamic follow Distance from Origin of Object to Points. d) Random: Dynamic Random. e) Set: Set parameter dynamic.
5. Reset: a) Reset scale option to reset scale of Objects; b) Reset Rotate option for reset Axis of objects and c) Reset Transformer to reset scale and axis or Objects.

s4u Transformer

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Tips to create column in sketchup quickly

In this sketchup tutorial, you will learn some useful tips to create the model of a column by applying various sketchup plugins like Curviloft, JHS Power Bar, True Bend, Fredo Scale, Sketchy FFD.

The details of these plugins are given below :-

Curvilotft – This sketchup plugin is used to make surfaces from curves or contours by lofting & skinning.
Loft by attaches individual contours, open or closed, with smooth splines.
Loft along Path attaches contours, along a specified rail curve.
Skinning makes surfaces confined by 4 or 3 contiguous contours.
JHS Power Bar - This tool comprises of a series of powerful extensions from other developers, like TIG, Thom Thom, Rick Wilson, Christina Eneroth, and more.

Some of the useful functionalities of the tool set are given below :-

Softening and unsoftening hidden geometry.
Extrude a face whereas still keeping it upright.
Fll in faces on coplanar edges for a selected set of geometry.
Offset a single edge object in SketchUp.
Extrude an individual line into a 3D shape.
TrueBend – It is used to bend instances to a specified degree, without changing the original length of the reference segment. Presently the reference segment refers to the bottom front of the boundingbox.
Fredo Scale – This plugin allows you to orientate the selection box around a set of objects and internationally employs a number of geometric transformations, like Scaling, Tapering, Stretching, Plane Shear, Twisting, Bending and Rotation.
Sketchy FFD – This sketchup pluign is used to include a control cage to an object that facilitates the mesh to be maneuvered through control points.

To learn the complete process to make column in sketchup, go through the following video tutorial.

Video Source Tutorials Up

Tips to create column in sketchup quickly

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Rajib Dey

Thursday, January 10, 2019

Budgetime 1.0 – The newest sketchup extension

Budgetime belongs to a low-tech BIM tool that facilitates the users to automatically, easily and perfectly measures times and costs of a construction project.

This sketchup extension is compatible with SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018.

The design of your project will be enhanced with BIM LowTech since time spent on design and consultation with the Budgetime platform will be decreased significantly.

Given below, some exclusive characteristics of the plugin

Computation of times and costs of a construction project
Bills of Materials
Quantity of Materials

Get access to a collaborative database of price ratios.

Relationship among companies, project managers and building owners.

The plugin is available in extension warehouse

To watch online demonstration of the plugin, go through the following link.

Video Source Budgetime

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Rajib Dey

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

A position is vacant for Architectural Project Manager/Architectural Designer in USA

Chandler Pierce Architect, a New York City-based firm having more than 25 years of experience in the practice of architecture, is inviting applications for the position of Architectural Project Manager/Architectural Designer having 2-4 years of working experience in architecture or interior construction.

The prospective candidate has to mainly deal with an important client at the job site and working on projects that require high-end renovation and new construction. The suitable candidate should contain a sound aspiration to learn carefully and practical experience in different facets of architecture. The candidate should have the capability to draft quickly, assess to organize tasks, and offer an adjustable work style.


a. It is full time work. A standard office week is M-F and 40 hours.
b. Travel to and deal with showroom job sites in most important US cities.
c. Practical working knowledge to create designs and ideas materialize.
d. Start off and execute in various tasks like architectural design, project management, researching, and drafting in a quickly manner.
e. Organize construction documents, NYC permit sets, and give general support to team-members.
f. Be competent, organized, and detail oriented at the time of presenting strong design and drafting skills.
g. Ability to handle construction projects from preliminary design stage through to final execution without any support.
h. Confidently and efficiently collaborate with the construction team on job sites and provide solution to construction dilemmas when they occur.


1. Entitled to work in the United States.
2. An Undergraduate degree along with a Graduate degree in Architecture is preferable.
3. Strong communication (both verbal and written), listening, and follow up skills.
4. Fluent in written and spoken English.
5. Well versed with handling clients.
6. Knowledge of building materials and construction practices
7. Good knowledge in Vectorworks/AutoCAD, Rhino, SketchUp.
8. Mac savvy.
9. Friendly behaviour.

To get more clear ideas, go through the following video tutorial.

It is mandatory to have knowledge in Revit, 3D modeling, drafting by hand or Adobe Suite. Added advantages will be given for the candidates who have good experience with Vectorworks.

BENEFITS: Competitive salary with health care benefits, IRA, vacation time, holiday pay and personal time off/paid sick leave.

Process for sending application: To apply, send email to with subject line “Architectural Project Manager”. Please include cover letter, resume, (2) references and work samples. In the (1) page cover letter, briefly answer the following:

a. What experiences do I have to offer Chandler Pierce Architect?
b. What do I hope to experience at Chandler Pierce Architect?
c. Where do I see myself in 5 years?

A position is vacant for Architectural Project Manager/Architectural Designer in USA
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Rajib Dey

Monday, January 7, 2019

Design a staircase instantly with s4u stair plugin

In this exclusive sketchup video tutorial, you will learn step-by-step process to design a staircase with the use of s4u stair plugin.

This plugin is developed by Huynh Duong Phuong Vi. It is compatible with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018.

With this plugin, it is possible to create stairs from faces. This plugin allows you to create different types of stairs like simple, slab, zigzag, steps, extrude, treads, slope, slope simple and slope solid.

To speed up the process, apply the following shortcuts :-

Ctrl (Alt on Mac) + Select Point > Set Heigth Stair
Ctrl (Alt on Mac) + Select Face > Set Landing
Tab > Reverse Direction Stair
Double Click on Screen ( or Right Click) > Set Parameter
Double Click on Face > Set Index,Landing.
Double Click on Face (1 Selected Face)> Change Start Edge

The plugin is available in extension warehouse

To get more clear ideas, go through the following video tutorial.

To watch online demonstration of the plugin, go through the following link.

Video Source Tutorials Up

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Rajib Dey

Saturday, January 5, 2019

Demonstration of extrusion tools sketchup plugin

This is another useful sketchup video tutorial presented by the renowned sketchup trainer Justin Geis. In this video tutorial, he shows how to apply TIG’s extrusion tools to generate faces from edges by extruding them along an arc. The plugin comprises of a set of useful tools.
These tools can be used for extruding on the basis of the edges, rails, and more. The plugin makes the process simple to extrude edges into meshes.
The purpose of this exclusive sketchup extension is to produce faces and objects in sketchup with extrusions.
One can download the plugin by clicking on the following link.
To get more clear ideas, go through the following video tutorial.
Video Source TheSketchUpEssentials
Demonstration of extrusion tools sketchup plugin

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Download Ambient Occlusion Style 1.0

Ambient Occlusion Style 1.0 is the newest paid sketchup plugin that is available in extension warehouse. This plugin is developed by Rafael Rivera.

This sketchup plugin is compatible with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018.

This sketchup plugin can be applied to create fake ambient occlusion in SketchUp with various colors for concave and convex edges which are adjusted in the material editor. By default, the concave material is dark to create the edge look like a shadow and the convex edges are painted white to provide a highlight effect.

Once the tool is operated all the convex edges are concealed but another tool button is arranged to simply switch concealed geometry on and off so as to unhide the convex edges as per your requirement.

Besides, three pages are built with various edge widths in order that your favorite can be selected easily.

This sketchup extension is available in extension warehouse with free trial version.

Go through the following video tutorial to learn the functionality of the plugin.

Video Source CompoGames

Published By
Rajib Dey