Thursday, August 31, 2017

How to create a home plan for 3 storied villa in skethup

In this sketchup video, you will learn how to create 7.5x9 m size home plan with four bed rooms in sketchup. SAM-ARCHITECT has modeled this 3 storied villa with sketchup.

Sketchup is good for designing home plan as it can generate either schematic or full construction documents easily. Sketchup can be used to measure the area of any room.

In Sketchup there are various useful tools like pencil tool, push and pull tool, section plane tool etc. to generate customized objects with a high level of detail. The plan of a house can be produced in a 3D view or a 2D view.


To learn the complete process, watch the following video tutorial.


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Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Sustainable Office Designer (SOD) – The newest sketchup extension

Ice Huli has developed Sustainable Office Designer (SOD). This sketchup extension supports SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017. It is very useful for low-rise steel composite buildings to create optimized primary structural design automatically on the basis of volumetric architecture design models.

The users have to install Windows.Net.4.6.1 to run the extension. Click on the following link to install it. www.microsoft.com

To get more information, click on the following link. www.metallbau.bgu.tum.de

Watch the following online demonstration.



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Tuesday, August 29, 2017

MapSpacer – Plan Your Space Better Virtually

SketchUp goes beyond any limit to provide the maximum benefits to the designers and artists. Extensions are introduced to venture into the unexplored areas proficiently. MapSpace is such an extension that helps event planners and organizers map an event space properly.

The preloaded features in the extension cover every area required your consideration while planning a grand event in a large space.
The regular scenario presents that planners and event organizers face certain problems related to the space distribution for speakers, product demonstration and foot traffics. A few conventional software applications serve the interest but not as precisely as MapSpacer does. With Atlas3D, planners and event organizers handle the task in a better way adopting the best possible routes to organize things. They can even go on a 3D tour in the space and witness the plan like never before. Modifying spaces according to your needs is not a tough task as you can change everything prior to the settings. The spaces for booths, kiosks, stages and seating can also be mapped out easily with this software application.
Data managers have to perform their roles attentively to make the design effective that follows physical security as well as the cooling configuration. MapSpace is a place that requires the work of both event managers and IT professionals to carve out a better plan for any event.

Modification can be done several times until the plan works as per the expectation. This application brings the design to live for communicating better with clients. They not only visualize the space but also walk through virtually to analyze every corner just like they do in real world.

The application is widely used in the areas like a convention centre, data centre or hotel meeting space. The application of this software is done by Orange Country Convention Centre, a seven million square foot convention centre in Florida. The centre has been known as the world’s largest and most high-tech centre that gives spaces for more 200 events every year. OCCC has digitalized the space through Atlast 3D interactive map platform that helps planners and organizers access to the place remotely to arrange events.
This new area seems profitable for the organizers and for the event planning industry. Since MapSpacer virtually presents the space to you, a better event planning is no longer a tough task.

This sketchup extension is available in extension warehouse extensions.sketchup.com

MapSpacer – Plan Your Space Better Virtually


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Monday, August 28, 2017

ShopperMX™ Uploader for SketchUp

InContext Solutions has developed ShopperMX™ that is compatible with SketchUp 2013, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016 and SketchUp 2017.

This extension facilitates you to upload custom SketchUp models directly into ShopperMX™.
ShopperMX™ applies virtual simulations to produce an unrivalled in-store viewpoint of new shelf, signage, display and store designs. These are utilized for category management, Marketing, Store Design, Promotions, Merchandising, Sales and Executive teams for internal planning, top-to-tops and on-going retailer and manufacturer collaboration.
ShopperMX™ offers a wide array of benefits for retailers and manufacturers - significant savings in operational costs, the perception to instantly remove losing executions and alleviate investment risk, and finally reach to market quicker and more efficiently as compared to customary methods.
The users can avail ShopperMX™ from a computer, mobile device, or with a head-mounted device via ShopperMX™ HIVE (Hi-Immersion Virtual Experience.)

This sketchup extension is available in extension warehouse extensions.sketchup.com

ShopperMX Uploader for sketchup


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nz_EasyGroups for sketchup

Natale Zappia has developed nz_EasyGroups for sketchup. This newest sketchup plugin is compatible with SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016 and SketchUp 2017.

The plugin can be used to generate named groups with interchangeable layers from all associated entities or from anything chosen. Besides, it can manage group/component names in Outliner: With this extension, the users can also perform renaming batch with successive numbering or include a prefix/suffix to the prevailing names.
It will improve the functionality of outliner and will be very fruitful while replicating complex models. Besides, it is also possible to apply outliner devoid of nesting groups but utilizing their names to sort groups.
This tool facilitates you to rapidly generate a group where any ungrouped entity is selected. It can groups the selection and any connected loose entities. The user can label the group and assign it a layer.
It is also possible to add a mixture of entities, groups and components.
Tool allows groups in Outliner to be renamed with/without sequential numbers. This allow you to identify one group from another.
This tool is mostly useful for dealing with complicated models where you may wish to rapidly re-organise groups and names.
This extension is available in extension warehouse extensions.sketchup.com


To get more details, watch the following video.

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Building Creator – The newest extension available in extension warehouse

Neil Burkholder has developed the building creating extension called Building Creator for sketchup.
This newest extension is compatible with sketchup 2016 and sketchup 2017.
This newest sketchup extension is specifically design to simplify the process for creating design of garages and pole buildings. Presently, it performs as a drawing and visualization tool. No building plans or materials takeoff can be performed with this version.
One can utilize this extension to swiftly design and draw buildings so that the clients can visualize their building in an efficient manner. All modifications are sketched live.
Just click and opening, porch, wing, or dormer to edit it. Several openings (doors, and windows) can be changed simultaneously.
Building Creator can also be presented with Sketchup Make. The users can obtain the installer from the Extension Warehouse to set up a version with restricted functionality.


To obtain the code for a completely functional 14 day trial version, click on the following link forums.sketchup.com

Building Creator – The newest extension available in extension warehouse


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Tuesday, August 22, 2017

How to apply camera key maker to produce smooth animation

This sketchup video tutorial shows in detail how to use camera key maker plugin to move camera along path in sketchup to facilitate easy animation.

The users can produce smooth animation on the basis of a camera path (Bezier Spline). Camera keys can be easily edited and saved inside the drawing. Edit camera key mode is accessible only (top - right - left - front ) view.

To download the plugin, click on the following link sketchucation.com


To have the complete process, go through the following sketchup video tutorial.


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Monday, August 21, 2017

Enscape Rendering for SketchUp – The newest sketchup plugin

Enscape Rendering for SketchUp is a newest sketchup extension that supports SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017. The extension is very useful for Design review, Internal Presentation, Client Presentation, Rapid Render Generation.

Enscape™ refers to a virtual reality (VR) and real-time rendering plugin for SketchUp. You can run it with a simple mouse click and walk through your entire rendered project. You don’t need to upload to cloud or export to other programs. All modifications in SketchUp can be instantly reflected in Enscape.

You can instantly test with various design options and present projects to clients. If the client prefers to view something unique in the design, Enscape will display the modifications made to the project immediately. There is an useful option like ‘create a standalone file of your architectural project’ that facilitates the users to transmit an Enscape file to your clients or colleagues for rapid presentations.

Features: Given below, some exclusive features of the plugin:

- Real-time walk-through
- Live link to SketchUp - The modifications in SketchUp can be directly reflected in Enscape
- Direct Integration - Retain your tools and employ Enscape via the SketchUp toolbar
- Standalone export - Generate an .exe file out of your project that runs devoid of SketchUp
- Effortless usage - Rendering with a simple mouse click
- Virtual Reality (VR) - Oculus Rift and HTC Vive support with one click

Click on the following link to download a 14-days free trial version enscape3d.com



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Saturday, August 19, 2017

How to use sketchup to produce a model in Gazebo

Models in Gazebo define a physical entity with dynamic, kinematic, and visual properties.

In addition, a model may have one or more plugins, which affect the behavior of the model.

This sketchup video tutorial provides some useful tips on how to use sketchup to create a model in gazebo and render the scene in vray 3.4.

Model in gazebo describes a physical object that contains dynamic, kinematic, and visual properties. Besides, a model may contain one or more plugins which impact the behavior of the model.

To create the model other plugin & tools like Su4 to component, mirror, 1001 tool are also used.

To have the complete process, go through the following sketchup video tutorial.



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Friday, August 18, 2017

Bezier Triangle Tool – The newest sketchup extension

Bezier Triangle Tool is the newest sketchup extension to generate and edit flatten nonrational and rational B├ęzier triangle surfaces.

This extension is developed by Jacob Samuel and compatible with SketchUp 6, SketchUp 7, SketchUp 8, SketchUp 2013, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017.

These surfaces can be scaled infinitely to facilitate creating more normal and complicated surfaces.

This extension is suitable to design structures without having a notably rectangular structure, and so rectangular patches are not treated as a natural choice for creating models of these complex geometries. They provide themselves simply to patches on spheres or quadrics.

The Bezier Triangle Tool is available in the Draw menu and in the Right Mouse Context Menu as soon as a Bezier triangle is produced or edited apply this tool is chosen.

By selecting Draw->Bezier Triangle, a default rational Bezier triangle will be drawn around the origin and keep you into the editing tool for the newly drawn surface.

Select a current Bezier triangle drawn/edited with this tool and applying Edit Bezier Triangle in the Right Mouse Button context menu will also set off the editing tool for the chosen triangle.

With the purpose of altering the weight of a non-end control point, hover the cursor over the control point to alter the weight of it so as to highlight it in green, put the new weight required for it, devoid of shifting the cursor away from the control point, and press enter or return to modify the shape of the triangular surface.

With the editing tool, it is also possible to choose either one of the 10 control points or one of the 18 lines of the control grid which are shifted to control the Bezier triangle as per your requirements.

Inferencing is also possible when the chosen point is shifted together with inference locking with the Shift key. If the Esc key is pressed throughout a move, the surface will reset to the way it was prior to the move initiated.


Download the plugin from extension warehouse extensions.sketchup.com

Bezier Triangle Tool – The newest sketchup extension


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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Bezier Surfaces from Curves – The newest sketchup extension

Jacob Samuel has developed Bezier Surfaces from Curves. It is the newest sketchup extension that is compatible with SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017.

The extension is used to generate and edit different types of Bezier surfaces out of Bezier curves, arcs, circles and lines.

This extension includes a toolbar and items to the Draw as well as Right Mouse Button Context menus with tools to produce Ruled Rectangle, Translational Rectangle, Coons Rectangle, Ruled Triangle and Coons Triangle rational Bezier surfaces out of bounding non-rational and rational Bezier curves, arcs, circles and lines.

The types of surfaces to be produced (availability of the tools) are based on the number of curves chosen and provided that they allocate common endpoints.

As soon as the surface is generated, the tools will assign you into the editing tool for the surface drawn afresh. If required, the surface is edited according to your choice by shifting the points or lines of the resultant control net or modifying the "weights" of the control points.

Inferencing can be accessed if a control point or line is shifted along with inference locking with the Shift key. If you press the Esc key throughout a move, the surface will be reset to the way it was prior to the starting of move./p>

With the purpose of modifying the weight of a non-end control point, hover the cursor over the control point for which the weight should be altered in order that it is featured in green, put the new weight you prefer for it, devoid of moving the cursor ahead of the control point, and press enter or return to affect the shape of the surface.

Afterward, choosing an obtainable Bezier surface drawn/edited with these tools and applying Edit Rational Bezier Surface or Edit Bezier Triangle in the Right Mouse Button Context menu will also activate the editing tool for the chosen surface.


Download the plugin from extension warehouse extensions.sketchup.com

Bezier Surfaces from Curves – The newest sketchup extension


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Monday, August 14, 2017

Eneroth Swift Layer Visibility Control – The newest sketchup plugin

Eneroth3 has developed Eneroth Swift Layer Visibility Control that is available in extension warehouse. This sketchup plugin is compatible with sketchup 2016 and sketchup 2017.

The plugin is suitable for Architecture, Construction, Education, Engineering, Film & Stage, Gaming, Heavy Civil, Interior Design, Kitchen & Bath, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning, Woodworking etc.

The plugin can be utilized to promptly conceal the layer of the nominated entities or display all layer in the active drawing context with a simple mouse click.

The plugin will save your significant time and allows you to model with fewer distractions. With this plugin, you don’t require to search for a particular layer manually and click it with the mouse.

To get rid of disarranging the view with layers, no need to show there exist third function rather re-hides all layers which were just revealed, excluding those related to the nominated entities.

With shortcuts, all these actions are accomplished rapidly. Point the shortcuts to Extensions > Eneroth Swift Visibility Control > < Action Name>. Apply Ctrl+L to conceal layers, Shift+L to display layers and Ctrl+Shift+L to re-hide layers.


To download the plugin from extension warehouse, click on the following link extensions.sketchup.com


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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Learn the process for watermark rendering in sketchup

This sketchup video tutorial is a part of sketchup skill builder series.

In this video, Aaron walks you through the method for adding his own watermarks and producing mock rendering quickly within sketchup with few tools devoid of applying any third party rendering software.
In the video, Aaron shows in detail how to visualize a log cabin with more realistic setting. Aaron explores some options with his render styles particularly watermarks. In styles window, the watermarks are located on the second to last tab.
Watermarks can be used to mark your render with a logo or name, so that others find it difficult to copy the image or identify who has created it.

Watch the following sketchup video tutorial to learn the complete process.


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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

How to create 3D walkthrough animation of a building in real time virtual environment with sketchup & Kubity

The concept of virtual Reality is gaining popularity among the architects & real estate developers worldwide. The most challenging part in design-headed industries, is to satisfy clients concerning an idea, that mostly gets presented in 2D plans and 3D impressions.

Virtual Reality can obtain the full gamut where clients acquire a real-time view of scale and scope of a proposal. Any prospective errors can also be detected at an initial phase for rectification. The clients can evidently observe the portions of the design liked or disliked by them.

This sketchup video tutorial briefly demonstrates how a 2D floor plan is transformed into a 3D model with the use of Sketchup. The video also presents a walkthrough animation along with a preview of the building in a real time virtual environment through Kubity app.

Kubity is a powerful app to distribute 3D models in Augmented and Virtual reality. Kubity can easily convert .skp files and after that models are viewed with additional features like AR/VR and cinematic fly-through tour or distributed through a mobile to any person and any location.

Visualize, explore and show your 3D models on desktop, web, and on-the-go with iPhone, iPad and Android gadgets.

Rapidly allocate with anyone over text, social media, or device-to-device by scanning the QR code with your mobile or tablet. The models can be available anywhere devoid of a network connection.


Get your models in 1:1 scale virtual reality with Google Cardboard. Superimpose a model in a real world surrounding with the camera of your phone or tablet.


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Friday, August 4, 2017

ArchiWIZARD – The newest sketchup extension available in extension warehouse

ArchiWIZARD is a useful extension for sketchup. It supports SketchUp 2013, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017.

The extension can be used to smoothly transmit a project to ArchiWIZARD for producing real-time building energy performance, solar potential and lighting analysis.
With this extension, ArchiWIZARD users will be able to coordinate their model(project) directly from sketchup.
This real-time 3D analysis software is founded on BIM model and directly associated with the architectural CAD solutions on Mac and PC.
ArchiWIZARD offers perfect thermal, light, solar gains and shadows analysis, renewable energy simulation (photovoltaic & thermal solar systems).
EnergyPlus building energy simulation engine (STD) is implanted in this extension to combine even more precise building performance analysis with the advanced practicability of ArchiWIZARD user interface and interoperability capabilities.
ArchiWIZARD notifies you about the consequence and performance of your architectural and technical choices concerning energy performance, thermal and visual comfort, and bioclimatic quality out of the sketch intended for new constructions and refurbishment.


It comprises of various building elements libraries and user-friendly configuration, results visualization and reports production tools.



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