2019 GLASER STX (1.0.10) for Sketchup

2019 GLASER STX is the newest sketchup plugin available in extension warehouse. It is compatible with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018, SketchUp 2019.

STX (Section Tool eXtended) facilitates the users to simply generate easy sections having individual depth and differentiate among visible, cut and hidden components and demonstrate them in the preview with several colors. Sections are exported as DXF or GLASER -isb cad.

GLASER STX allows the definition of any cut depth, comes up with suitable functions for individual treatment of the section drawings and maximize the export to GLASER isb cad or into the DXF-format. Unnecessary components in the construction drawing, e.g. hidden edges, are filtered.

The same is applicable to 3D-layers for several components, which are also exportable. Consequently, a construction drawing is produced that is properly customizable to your needs. It can be instantly passed to GLASER isb cad or saved in DXF-format.

It is possible to simply identify any section planes with individual cutting depths and transmit them to GLASER isb cad . Along with SketchUp Pro one can implement the world of BIM data (IFC) for further editing.

Features:

• Produce unlimited sections in X-,Y- or Z-directions
• Specify individual section depths directly in the 3D-model
• Preview with group and layer selection
• Transmit section drawings directly to GLASER -isb cad-
• Export of section drawings to DXF-File

Visit extension warehouse to download this plugin https://extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/2017-glaser-stx

To get online demonstration, go through the following link.

2019 GLASER STX

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Six free sketchup plugins to improve your design skill

SketchUp is a powerful 3D modeling software specifically useful for architects and interior designers. It also gains popularity among the maker community.

Plugins stand for the tools which are created by members of the SketchUp user community who prefer to improve the native tools by adding more features. Most are free and accessible in the SketchUp Extension Warehouse or in the Sketchucation Plugin Store.

Given below, the detail lists of 6 free sketchup pluigns :-

Soap & Skin Bubble: Josef L is the developer of this sketchup plugin. It can be applied for modeling curved surfaces, like the roof of a stadium. Initially, the plugin facilitates to produce a skin that is just a mesh formed with a closed edge loop.

It can be performed by clicking on the Skin button after choosing the relevant edges. Just put a subdivision value and press Enter. If the value is increased, the surface will be smoother if you “inflate” it.

Click on the following link to download it extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/soap-skin-bubble

ools On Surface: fredo6 has developed this sketchup plugin. This toolset facilitates the users to employ several native tools like line, arc, circle, rectangle or offset but on curved surfaces. It’s very suitable when it is required to divide faces and utilize various materials.

Click on the following link to download it sketchucation.com/pluginstore?pln=ToolsOnSurface

Curviloft: This powerful plugin is developed by fredo6. It can produce complicated geometries from contours or lines in a more perfect way than the SketchUp sandbox tools. This tool can also be used to create organic models. It offers following three functions:

1. Loft by Spline: It can create a surface by attaching several contours with smooth splines. (A spline belongs to a curve divided into parts.)
2. Loft Along Path: It facilitates attaching several contours or 2D shapes along a specified guideline to generate a 3D shape.
3. Skinning: It produces a surface from joined contours or lines.

Click on the following link to download it extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/curviloft

JointPushPull: fredo6 is the developer of this plugin. With this plugin, it is possible to extrude curved surfaces. It is a modified of SketchUp’s native push and pull tools. It comprises a toolset that can extrude any curved surface with various parameters and styles. It also facilitates creating several extrusions at the same time.

Click on the following link to download it extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/jointpushpull

Flowify: Anders L has developed flowify, the most powerful plugins developed for SketchUp. It facilitates the users to bend any group or component made in SketchUp along a “target geometry”. The initial surface should be a “quad surface”, that means it is confined to four vertices.

Initially, align the preliminery surface perpendicular to the quad surface. Then, it’s an easy process of choosing both geometries and pressing the Flowify button.

Click on the following link to download it extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/flowify

Slicer: TIG has developed this exclusive plugin. It can be used for transforming models to the real world. It’s a tool is specifically created for digital fabrication — production by a computer numeric control (CNC) machine. The plugin facilitates you to slice a model into several pieces, provide them thicknesses, and make them ready for cutting.

For instance, you have a 3D model of a chair and it is necessary to make it for real. The plugin allows you to slice the model and set up the pieces to be cut with a CNC mill.

Click on the following link to download it sketchucation.com

Six free sketchup plugins to improve your design skill

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AOS (1.0.0) for SketchUp

However, according to media reports, all this is just another social media hoax. Actually, nine digit numbers do not exist in India. Nine digit numbers exist in foreign countries and if Indian number receive such calls then it will be prefixed with a country code.

The plugin is compatible with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018, SketchUp 2019.

Rafael Rivera has developed AOS, an exclusive sketchup plugin to produce false ambient occlusion within sketchup with the use of several colors for concave and convex edges which can be adjusted in material editor. By default, the concave material is dark to transform the edge similar to a shadow and the convex edges are painted white to provide a highlight effect.

As soon as the tool is turned on, all the convex edges are concealed but another tool button is arranged to simply switch concealed geometry on and off in order that the convex edges can be concealed according to your choice.

Besides, three pages are produced containing several edge widths in order that the users can select their favorite one.

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

To get online demonstration, go through the following link.

AOS (1.0.0) for SketchUp

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The Engineering ToolBox – 1.0.4 for sketchup

The Engineering ToolBox is the newest sketchup plugin available in extension warehouse. It is compatible with SketchUp 6, SketchUp 7, SketchUp 8, SketchUp 2013, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018, SketchUp 2019.

The plugin is used to include standard and adjustable parametric components like flange beams, lumbers, piping and more to your Trimble SketchUp model.

The plugin is used to include standard and adjustable parametric components like flange beams, lumbers, piping and more to your Trimble SketchUp model.

How the Engineering ToolBox Extension will be added to your SketchUp.

Open your Sketchup installation

From the Sketchup menu – choose Window > Extension Warehouse – and look for “Engineering ToolBox” – and install!

The extension can be activated/deactivated from the Sketchup menu Window > Extension Manager

Restarting is necessary to activate the extension. Remember that this may vary in older Sketchup versions.

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

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

The Engineering ToolBox – 1.0.4 for sketchup

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nz_Sunshine for sketchup

Natale Zappia has developed nz_Sunshine that can be used to visualize a ray of light together with some solar data like SunAngle, Summer Solstice, Winter Solstice, Equinox, Latititude and Altitude.

This sketchup plugin is compatible with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018, SketchUp 2019.

nz_Sunshine offers a visual illustration of the relationship among the sun and architecture so that one can take hold of a grass-roots basic understanding of how shadow castings functions.

Sketchup can instantly recognize solar entry, and much can be obtained even with a Trial&Error approach however it is crucial to appreciate the physical mechanics of Light and Shadow to get directly access of feasible solutions…. nz_Sunshine may perform as a design tool in it’s own right as you compare option and retain your local solar data like the Solstice at the time of designing.

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

nz_Sunshine for sketchup

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“TrueBend: extension inspection”

SketchUp is simple yet powerful software full of special and useful extensions and TrueBend from Thom is another one that allows users to bend geometry within a single click.

About TrueBend:

This extension can be found in SketchUp’s Extension Warehouse and it bends instances for a given degree, saving the original length of the reference segment and in recent this reference segment is the bottom front of the boundingbox. As this works at the bottom front bounding box edge so it is recommended that the instance axis line up with the bend.

Tool Functions:

This tool or extension is totally designed to help users for bending objects within SketchUp for a given degree or radius and it also allows users to bend an object while keeping the length of the object intact. An example will definitely make this matter clear: suppose a user wants to bend a shape which is 60 inches long along a 180° bend then he/she will click and drag the red bar on the SketchUp design page for bending the object. Or the person can just click and drag to enter a value in the VCB to manually set the number of degrees in the bend; here the magic happens, this particular cool extension allows bending object sup to 360° where other extensions such as radial bend in FredoScale, only really allow users to go up to 180°. Moreover that, users can also adjust the number of segments created by typing an “s” behind any entered value and it is useful for things like spiral staircases or many other things where users need to bend as per on a set number of segments. Besides that, users can also adjust their created segments which has become softened or smoothed or may an unhidden geometry is created.

The above is the little explanations about the functions of this tool and here is the explanation of that tool applying on geometry by Aaron. According to his work TrueBend selects and groups certain geometry, there is only one icon of TrueBend and clicking on it appears some broken elements on the lower part of the geometry and a handle in the middle. By clicking and moving it the whole shape will get bended to the specified angle; right click on the object will give some options to fix the angle. His extension is just so perfect to use that while bending and working with; it holds on the length and bends exactly the same degree or edge as the users want in their model. Some geometry can be bended along the front and some are along back; all this can be happened just with one tool and one handle, it’s so much easier to do.

To see the detail tutorial follow:www.youtube.com/watch?v=k-e0wjINFr4

About The SketchUp Essentials

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SimLab IGES importer for Sketchup (9.0.0)

SimLab IGES importer for Sketchup is another useful sketchup plugin that can be used to import .igs, .iges files into SketchUp, with the purpose of editing them easily.

The plugin is compatible with SketchUp 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013 and SketchUp 8, on Windows and Mac OS.

To utilize this plugin, just request for a trial license. With trial license the user can utilize the plugin for 30 times (trial license automatically gets expired after one month).

With the professional license the user will be able to set up the plugin on two different machines.

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

SimLab IGES importer for Sketchup

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Eneroth Open Newer Version 1.0.3 is available now

Eneroth Open Newer Version is the newest sketchup plugin available in extension warehouse. This pluign is compatible with SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018, SketchUp 2019.

This sketchup plugin can be used to transform and open models created in newer versions of sketchup by initially transferring them down to a support format. It is very effective for opening model from sketchup free (2018 format) in Make 2017.

The extension is specifically designed for hobby users who use Make 2017 to open models created in SketchUp Free (that applies the 2018 format).

It is only compatible with 64 bit Windows.

Source code is accessible at GitHub github.com.

For online demonstration, go through the following video tutorial.

Video Source: Christina Eneroth

Eneroth Open Newer Version 1.0.3 is available now

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“About The SketchUp Essentials ”

SketchUp’s two specialist Aidan Chopra and co-author Rebecca Huehls has written the book the SketchUp for Dummies where the way of Animating sections is discussed.

SketchUp software is an essential 3D modeling software for all the 3D modeling lovers and the SketchUp Essentials course is just a path to guide the users to use the tools in it.

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.

The SketchUp Essentials is a platform which will help the SketchUp beginners by providing them right information that will help them to work faster; this is basically a course where people can learn through example, step by step information and will get many more links of useful SketchUp tools. This course is fully established and started by Justin Geis who took the initiative for giving information to the users for making them SketchUp Pro.

According to Justin there are some important reasons which inspired him to start this course cum platform of all kind of SketchUp answers, here are the reasons discussed below:

  • Comprehensive SketchUp Instruction:
  • people don’t know the actual information about every tool in SketchUp or don’t know the exact usefulness of those tools, in this course people will get the exact knowledge how every tool works and their right application.
  • Detailed Examples:
  • This course also provides some example models as a help in modeling for the beginners for each section with step by step tutorials.
  • Tips and Tricks from the experienced professionals:
  • Professionals also guide the users by some useful tricks and tips to avoid common modeling mistakes.
  • Moreover than that, the users can get answers from Justin directly every time.

Information about the Course: This course is every kind of SketchUp users from every type of industry like Architects, Interior Designers, Hobbyists, Construction professionals, Landscape Architects etc. whoever loves 3D modeling. But this course is not for those people who want to use the free online version of SketchUp as it will particularly focus on the desktop version of SketchUp like towards SketchUp Pro users, but most of the topics will be helpful for the students who are using SketchUp Make 2017 or earlier versions. The course or training in SketchUp Essentials will help the users to begin with the right fundamentals of 3D modeling and many other advanced features.

The training will continue for lifelong and it is a total self-rated online course where users will decide their duration of learning. Lifetime access is a little weird to hear, the reason of calling it lifetime is that after enrolling users have unlimited entry to this course and if any user is unsatisfied with the purchase he can contact the SketchUp essentials team in the first 30 days to get the refund.

Source:thesketchupessentials.teachable.com

About The SketchUp Essentials

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“SubD Extension in SketchUp”

Thom Thom’s new extension SubD has various tools for 3D modeling though the work on this extension is still under process; it is a new member in SketchUp Extension Warehouse.

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.

About Thom Thom:

Thomas Tomassen is actually known as Thom Thom, he is a modelmaker with a large desire for physical, digital and traditional design in most kinds of the trade. He is also focused on webdesign or programming and 3D visualizations but he is specialist in 3D modeling, SketchUp, Webdesign, graphic design and web programming.

About SubD:

SubD is another extension by Thom Thom and there are various examples and about it’s working on models. It is a parametric subdivision extension for SketchUp which is optimized for quad-based workflows. It is used to create different models within SketchUp; using free tools like QuadFace Tools will help to create meshes with quad-topology and subdivide and crease with SubD.

Here are few examples the tools under SubD and their use in various models:

  • Subdivide to Smooth the Mesh: At first, users have to select a group or component that have only faces and then turn Subdivision on or off. Next adjust the smoothness through increasing or decreasing the number of smoothing iterations and here turning the subdivision off for returning to the control-mesh whenever it is needed to edit the geometry.
  • Refine the Mesh with Creasing: This option helps to create creases in the subdivided mesh for refining the shape without having to add extra control loops in the control mesh.
  • Optimized for Quads: SubD uses a Catmull-Clark founded algorithm for the subdivision and this kind of subdivision is improved for quadrilaterals. Here for each subdivision each quad produce four new quads and each triangle produce three new quads; whether other polygons are triangulated prior to subdivision.

While working with quad based meshes users faster find the need for quads where the vertices are not coplanar and in SketchUp this is a challenge as SketchUp’s Auto-Fold feature will crack a quad into two triangles once it’s vertices isn’t coplanar any more. The extensions to work with quads that are not coplanar needed to be able determining which pair of triangles represent a quad and there is no official standard for this though the de-facto standard is the QuadFace tools type of quads. The definition of a QuadFace Tools quad is that two triangles share an edge which is soft and smooth with Cast Shadows turned off; this is very much recommended for installing QuadFace Tools for assisting to create quad based meshes for subdividing with SubD.

Video source:extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/subd

SubD Extension in SketchUp

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