2018 BiMUp 5D for SketchUp – The newest sketchup extension

2018 BiMUp 5D for SketchUp is useful sketchup plugin that can be applied for quantity takeoff with reporting from sketchup models.

This newest sketchup pluign is compatible with SketchUp 2013/2014/2015/2016/2017 FREE, MAKE, PRO and 2018 PRO.

The plugin conducts the Quantity Takeoff (QTO) = Bill of Materials (BOM) in US or Bill of Quantities (BOQ) in EU – All in a single mouse click and at any design phase.

It is possible to accomplish complicated calculations with formulas and generate as many reports as necessary with custom-made templates:

• Count of Groups, Components, DCs
• Length, Width/Depth and Height Calculation (any element – beams, columns, windows, doors etc.)
• Area Calculation (room/floor, cladding, roof tiles, intumescent paint, soft or hard landscape etc.)
• Volume Calculation (concrete, insulation – can be converted to packs etc.)
• Weight Calculation based on volume or length (steel, stone etc.)
• Conversion of Volume (to bricks or blocks etc.)
• Windows schedule
• Doors schedule
• Extra Information can be embedded (manufacturer, specification, contact details, location within building etc.)
• Labour and contingency can be added
• Price and Taxes can be added

BiMUp 5D facilitates the users to Enrich/Embed the Data behind any SketchUp 3D models with the inclusion of necessary component specific information as follow:

• Manufacturer
• Links to your or Manufacturer website
• Product information
• Links to product information website
• Specification
• Links to product specification website
• Special requirements in relation to installation or maintenance
• Links to special requirements in relation to installation or maintenance website
• Contact details
• Location within building

It uniformly place two or more selected components.

BiMUp 5D will generate Adobe .PDF or MS Excel .CSV file with information related to 3D model.

The users can get this extension from extension warehouse extensions.sketchup.com

2018 BiMUp 5D for SketchUp – The newest sketchup extension

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Published By
Arka Roy
http://www.sketchup4architect.com
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How to space out objects instantly in your sketchup models with Curic Align & Curic Space extensions

This is another nice presentation by the renowned sketchup tutor, Justin Geis. In this tutorial, Justin shows some useful guidelines to utilize the sketchup extensions Curic Align and Curic Space to instantly space out different objects in your sketchup models.

The tricks will be helpful while arranging the objects on shelves and other regions where spacing of several copies of the similar objects is required.

Curic Align is compatible with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018. It offers the following functionalities :-

a. Align objects with the faces/axes of BoundingBox (Left – Center – Right).
b. Align to edge, face, section plane.
c. Ctrl = copy
d. Shift = Move from point to plane

Curic Align is compatible with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018. It offers the following functionalities :-

It uniformly place two or more selected components.

Both the extensions are accessible from extension warehouse.

To learn how different objects are spaced within your sketchup models, go through the following video tutorial.

Video Source TheSketchUpEssentials

How to space out objects instantly in your sketchup models with Curic Align & Curic Space extensions

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Published By
Arka Roy
http://www.sketchup4architect.com
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SketchUp to Sketchfab.com Uploader (2.5.1)

SketchUp to Sketchfab.com Uploader is the newest sketchup extension developed Alex Schreyer. This plugin allows the users to distribute interactive 3D content from sketchup on the web devoid of installing a browser plugin.

It is compatible with SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018.

The users will be able to uload their SketchUp models to the 3D (WebGL) viewing, rendering, and sharing website Sketchfab. Sketchfab is a very user-friendly website that allows anyone to upload 3D models, demonstrate them with WebGL, and allocate them with the globe.

After being installed, the extension includes a menu item “Upload to Sketchfab” to the File menu in SketchUp. Prior to upload any model, just make registration on Sketchfab’s website and obtain a “secret API token” that connects the uploads to your account. You will get that token on your personal account settings page once registration is completed.

As soon as the model is uploaded, it is possible to edit parameters and materials, grab a thumbnail or modity the default view on the Sketchfab website.

Application: Go to File > Upload to Sketchfab > Upload Model and transmit your complete model (or only the selected objects) to the cloud. Ensure you have first obtained your API token from the Sketchfab website. It is required to paste that token into the uploader dialog.

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

SketchUp to Sketchfab.com Uploader (2.5.1)

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Published By
Arka Roy
http://www.sketchup4architect.com
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3D Text Editor – The newest sketchup extension

SketchUp does not contain a command for editing of subsisting 3-D text smoothly.

Thomas Thomassen has developed 3D Text Editor, an exclusive sketchup plugin that can be used to generate and alter 3D text geometry.

This sketchup extension is compatible with SketchUp 7, SketchUp 8, SketchUp 2013, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017 and SketchUp 2018.

This extension facilitates editing of text that’s generated earlier, apart from providing the ability to live-preview various changes to your text.

The plugin can perform well in windows platform but some problems may arise in Mac OSX platform.

1. Menus & Toolbars
2. Draw » Editable 3d Text
3. Context Menu » Edit Text

1. Requirements
2. TT_Lib² — 2.11.0
3. Internet Explorer 9 or newer (Windows)

The plugin is available in sketchup extension warehouse (extensions.sketchup.com)

3D Text Editor – The newest sketchup extension

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Published By
Arka Roy
http://www.sketchup4architect.com
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SketchUp to KeyShot 7 – The newest sketchup extension

SketchUp to KeyShot 7 is newest sketchup extension that can be applied to export sketchup files to keyshot 7 and save out as .bip files.

This sketchup extension is compatible with SketchUp 7, SketchUp 8, SketchUp 2013, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018.

This extension combines SketchUp 3D modeling software and KeyShot 7 jointly on Windows or Mac OS X, in spite of arranging KeyShot inside the modeling application. This plugin attaches a menu button to your 3D software that transmits 3D data and other model information into KeyShot.

Given below, some useful features of it :-

Features:
• Retain colors and textures
• Supports SketchUp physics animations
• Recognize groups
• Export .bip

Requirements:
• SketchUp 2015 – 2018
• KeyShot 7
• Windows 7,8,10 64-bit or Mac OS X 10.8 or later

This newest sketchup extension is available in extension warehouse (extensions.sketchup.com).

To learn the detail process, go through the following video tutorial.

SketchUp to KeyShot 7 – The newest sketchup extension

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Published By
Arka Roy
http://www.sketchup4architect.com
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