How to use sketchup for designing an architectural plant quickly

This sketchup video tutorial will introduce you a useful system to develop an architectural plant in quickest possible time. The video will help you to make the best use of your modeling time as well as make the process well-organized.

In this sketchup video, Profile Builder, the exclusive sketchup plugin is used to create the design. Profile Builder 2 is mostly used for lightspeed sketchup modeling of smart building materials.

Go through the following link to download the most updated version of profile builder. www.profilebuilder4sketchup.com

Download SketchUp 2017

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Arka Roy
www.sketchup4architect.com
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Artisan Organic Toolset For Sketchup

Whaat develops Artisan Organic Toolset for sketchup. These toolset include powerful subdivision, sculpting, and soft selection tools which are specifically designed for artists, designers and landscape architects. Artisan Organic Toolset is compatible with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017.

Artisan can be used for generating the following :-

• Terrain and landscapes

• Furniture

• Characters

• Abstract sculptures and decorative objects

• Fabric, curtains, and pillows

• Rocks, Trees, and Plants

Artisan can optimize the mesh creation process by minimizing the number of polygons in a mesh with a specified percentage.

One can access a free 15-days trial version for generating organic free-form models in sketchup.

To get more information, visit artisan4sketchup.com

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Arka Roy
www.sketchup4architect.com
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How to use Sketchup SVG Outline Plugin to design an interlocking box

This sketchup video provides the demonstration of Sketchup SVG outline plugin and how it is used for creating the design of an interlocking box as well as cutting it through the Arduino CNC. This sketchup plugin will transform any sketchup model into SVG format (Scalable Vector Graphics), then apply makercam to load the file onto Easel.

This SketchUp plugin is very useful for exporting faces from any 3D model into the 2D Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) format.

This will facilitate to apply editors like Inkscape (open source) and generate 2D layouts for laser cutting, simple CNC milling, scrollsaws, etc.

Download SketchUp 2017

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Arka Roy
www.sketchup4architect.com
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GKWare Cab Maker, kitchen, vanity version v1.0.60 is launched

This exclusive sketchup plugin is used to generate cabinets for kitchens, vanities, bookcases, entertainment centers etc. There are reasonable sizes for the cabinets which can be used substantially. Besides, there exist different types of styles and textures to be selected. It is possible to include supplementary textures as per your choices. Cab Maker provides support for user definable profiles, cabinet libraries and handles.

Imperial (fractional inches or decimal inches) or metric (mm) Face Frame or Frameless. Overlay or Inset.

This sketchup plugin is compatible with Mac OS X, Windows, SU 7, SU 8, SU 2013, SU 2014, SU 2015, SU 2016 and SU2017 and available in English, French, German, Russian, Portuguese and United Kingdom.

A toolbar alias “GKWare CabMaker is available for the plugin. Beside, a submenu under the plugins menu called “GKWare CabMaker” and menu option below that known as “CabMaker” also exists. A hot key can be inserted to the menu item.

After resolving all the disputes, then press the “Enter” key or select “Create” from the “Cabinets” Tab. The mouse will be converted to a “Door” cursor. Click the exact position to implant the cabinet and drag to notify Cab Maker what direction is required for the cabinet to face. Base cabinets default to an elevation of 0 and Upper cabinets default to the height over the floor as specified on the “Defaults” Tab.

To get more updates, click on the following link sketchucation.com

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Arka Roy
www.sketchup4architect.com
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Demo of Lauwerk, a new plugin of Sketchup

This sketchup video is based on Laubwerk, a new plugin for sketchup. Laubwerk provides simplified software extensions for architects and CG artists who are searching for genuine 3D plants, and plant scattering tools.

By applying simple drag-and-drop feature, and user-friendly tools, the users can revise the shape, age, season and level of detail for each of Laubwerk’s stunning 3D plants. The users will be able to consistently include 3D trees to any CG project.

Laubwerk Plants Kits include a wide array of render-ready 3D trees which provide maximum flexibility for users whereas reducing the time (and computer memory) incurred inserting foliage into 3D scenes.

Each Kit comprises of 10 species of render-ready smart trees, which can be dragged-and-dropped into 3D scenes, then rapidly and smoothly modified in accordance with the shape, age, season and level of detail the scene requires.

All of this is performed through the free Laubwerk Player that transforms the 3D trees to life. This plugin Player consistently incorporates into Autodesk 3ds Max and 3ds Max Design, MAXON Cinema 4D, SideFX Houdini, Trimble SketchUp, and Python.

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Arka Roy
www.sketchup4architect.com
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Review of 3.4 Beta for Sketchup

Recently Chaos Group launches vray 3.4 beta for sketchup. The users can access this vray 3.4 beta for free by making registration online in Chaos group webpage. But the licence key will be activated till to the next year at January 1.

Go through the following sketchup video to be familiar with the new feature of vray 3.4 beta for sketchup.

This newest version of v-ray includes the new interface and three toolbars with easy shortcuts to some of the most recognized V-Ray components.

There is new black theme interface in v-ray asset editor. By clicking on the small arrow at left side, one can access the category and library material tab. The V-Ray Asset Editor can be used to efficiently manage V-Ray associated assets and V-Ray render settings. Go to quick setting and drag the parameter setting, and it’ll be modified automatically in material view.

A render icon exists in the gear tab icon at the right and the users will be able to render directly from here.

Now, it is possible to modify the behavior of the render icon in vray rendering and options toolbar by clicking on it. Go back to vray asset editors, and click on this box. The users can render it for production render mode, or for RT render mode.

With Batch Render, set up all of your scene tabs, and render each individual scene tab with a single mouse click.

The V-Ray 6:1 Stereoscopic Render button automatically creates a 6:1 aspect ratio cube map for both eyes, applicable with easily accessible V-R Headsets. By clicking on the 6:1 Stereoscopic Render button, V-Ray will automatically produce a stereoscopic image.

Then, v-ray frame buffer. v-ray frame buffer commonly used to view all render elements in a single window and switch between them easily. It’s also used to view the rendered channels individually and many more.

V-Ray for SketchUp 3.4 (BETA)

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Arka Roy
www.sketchup4architect.com
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Review of Sketchup 2017

In this sketchup video, Robson Jacobsen, CEO of Jacobsen3D, briefly reviews the primary new features of sketchup 2017.

The most vital modification is made to rectangle tool in SketchUp 2017. Now, there is a small pre-drawn rectangle that will facilitate the users to choose the axis automatically on which the drawing will be produced. It is also possible to lock the axis with the use of the arrow keys.

The speed is also significantly enhanced (minimum 20% to 30%). SketchUp 2017 offers the new graphics (line work, transparent materials, shadows, etc) in both SketchUp and Layout.

Download SketchUp 2017

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How to pass sketchup models to buildable (molds) for 3d printing with PDF & AutoCAD

This sketchup tutorial will provide step-by-step guidance on how to run four models of SketchUp to buildable (molds) to make them printable with PDF and in AutoCAD which can be utilized to generate models specially curved figures. The scale and some useful tricks are used to adapt 3D and 2D.

Every model contains a height that will be compared with the height “assembled size H” (size once armed). The height is given in millimeters and the scale will be rectified. After that, the size of the paper together with, other details like flaps to paste and lines will be modified.

The thickness of the material is proportionate to the size of the machine. There are other features like “paint overflow”, “paint flaps”, editing, layout, export, password protection, numbers of flaps, fold angle, join faces, insert texts and images etc.

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Arka Roy
www.sketchup4architect.com
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How to exchange data between Sketchup and Excel

A new sketchup extension has been released in November 15, 2016 with a view to smoothen the task of exchanging data between sketchup and excel.

Specifications:

Size: 682.87 KB

Version: 2017 SU2XL (0.562.1)

SketchUp Compatibility: SketchUp 8, SketchUp 2013, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017.

OS Compatibility: Mac OS X, Windows

There are basically two types of toolbars.

1) SU2XL toolbar: User can export SketchUp entity (line, surface, volume) data to Excel or a csv file and can import some data from Excel (or a csv file) to SketchUp using this toolbar.

2) WATTRIBUTES toolbar: User can add individualized portions of information to the entities. It is helpful to trace the entities exported by SU2XL to a worksheet also.

The video below with detailed information will make user able to understand the entire procedure regarding the data exchange (bill of materials) from sketchup to excel.

Download 2017 SU2XL

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Arka Roy
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