FrameModeler ? A useful sketchup extension for architects

BuildingPoint Korea is the developer of FrameModeler, the newest sketchup plugin available in extension warehouse.

It is a user-friendly architectural tool that is compatible with SketchUp 2018 and SketchUp 2019.

Instruction for set up

From Extension Warehouse, download the extension.

Run as Admin Sketchup.exe

If the installation process is successful, a text will be visible as “FrameModeler Install finish.”

FrameModeler is compatible with elementary architecture components.

The users will be able to arrange the following architectural components with their fingertips.

1. Column
2. Beam
3. Wall
4. Slab
5. Grid

FrameModeler works out the area and volume of the material not including intersected faces and edges.

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List of BIM software for project development

All through the BIM project stage, the Coordinator begins accepting an expanding number of obligations. Their inclination may shift and rely upon the undertaking, organization, and client necessities. In any case, it is exceptionally likely that a portion of the principal obligations is to consolidate the business models into a solitary, aggregate multidisciplinary model, checking for mathematical impacts between the ventures, and dealing with the identified imperfections by circulating them between colleagues. It is important to have coordination uphold projects to play out these undertakings appropriately. The absolute most mainstream is:

Navisworks Manage

Navisworks is an undertaking review programming designed to permit architecture, engineering, and construction professionals to review integrated models and information with partners to all the more likely control project results. It distinguishes issues with the design prior to construction in the field and, subsequently, minimizes revamp. Conflict detection and viewpoints are especially useful for individuals in the field.

It provides various highlights including conflict detective which includes the conflict test reports, NavisView which permits the user to drift over the model, and we can run the 4d simulation and maintain the information. The review gathered by and facilitated on G2.com.

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Custom SketchUp Workflow for Converting a 2D Warehouse Design to 3D Model

In today’s storekeeping operations, the need to visualize the workspace realistically is being felt more and more. Whether you are a logistics planner wanting to know the warehouse, or a builder or supplier wanting to show off their plans as real as possible, basic 2D CAD drawings (even worse, paper plans) don’t cut it anymore.

Wouldn’t it be nice to take that existing flat floorplan and whip up a shiny 3D model, depicting the space, presenting the relationships between the objects in the warehouse and the are? Well, if you think that way, you have come to the right place. This article presents a workflow to convert 2D from 3D in SketchUp. What’s so special about it? Well, it is customized for Warehouses specifically! And in relation, for any large general storage spaces.

So, without further ado, let’s learn it.

Raw materials

This is kind of obvious, but yes, you do need a 2D plan to begin with. Best if you have the 2D CAD files for the warehouse – you can import them directly into SketchUp. If not, you can scan paper drawings, blueprints etc. and take them into SketchUp.

Worst case scenario – you have only photos of the site. Well, even then SketchUp can work. There is a “Match Photo” feature in SketchUp that can input photographs of real space and you can construct a drawing around them. You will need complete picture sets, of course, covering all angles.

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ArielVision vs IRender nXt – Which Renderer to Use in SketchUp

ArielVision is a reasonable simple to utilize rendering expansion for SketchUp which makes wonderful renderings. It is anything but difficult to utilize on the grounds that it contains just the basic highlights required for renderings.

IRender nXt costs only somewhat more however has a lot more highlights. The extra highlights will expand the expectation to absorb information marginally in light of the fact that to utilize uncommon things like fog, depth of field, and acidic glass, to give some examples, you need to conclude whether to incorporate these alternatives and set their qualities. These highlights can make stunningly better renderings; however, it might take more effort to set them up.

Summarizing the renderers

IRender nXt

IRender nXt gives consistent SketchUp incorporation, lighting and material settings makes it simple to render photorealistic pictures. In the case of designing for work or fun, IRender nXt’s consistent incorporation into SketchUp makes it fast and simple to make photograph reasonable SketchUp Renderings that show your plans at their best.

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Arka Roy
www.sketchup4architect.com

Discovering SketchUp 2020

Exciting news, the new SketchUp 2020 is out! You can get the latest with the updates, if you already have the subscription. Or you can download a fresh copy off Trimble;s site. Either way, you get to enjoy the cool new additions to this hot design and modeling software.

Today, let us see what these new additions in SketchUp Pro 2020 are.

1. Meet Laura

Trimble has added a new and attractive personality in the SketchUp 2020. The latest scale figure in SketchUp is called Laura. To clarify, a scale figure in SketchUp is the figure you see standing at the intersection of the red, blue and green lines, at the time when you start a new drawing. The figure is given their according to scale. This helps you to design your model and compare it to real life dimensions.

Laura, the latest addition to the line of scale figures in SketchUp, is a great fit to the modern designers empty workspace. She looks caucasian with her fair skin and dirty-blonde hair. Dressed in simple crisp red-and-blue attire, she carries a bag and kind of brings up the working mom vibe. Mystery point: what does the pendant on her neck hold?

2. A New 3D Creative Space

To make sure the modeling space is more intuitive and the data structure more supportive to the users’ needs, Trimble has made some big changes in this year;s SketchUp. The first thing you will notice is in the Outliner, then it will go on to snapping objects, then we will move on to hiding stuff and changes in LayOut.

Discovering SketchUp 2020
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SketchOSM by PlaceMaker – The newest sketchup extension in extension warehouse

It allows the users to generate 3D buildings parametrically for the inclusion of site context to your model. The Buildings which are produced with SketchOSM can then be allocated universally by publishing directly to OpenStreetMap (OSM).

It is an extensive database for accessing and editing geo-information through GPS devices, websites, apps etc.

Given below, some exclusive features of the plugin :-

• Well matched with SketchUp 2017+ Make or Pro (Windows Only)
• Geo-location tool
• Geo-locate your model and import a satellite image from DigitalGlobe as a reference for tracing buildings
• Import OSM road centerlines and illustrate the current OSM 3D Buildings for reference
• Generate simple OSM 3D Buildings
• Generate Multi-Part Complex (Relation) Buildings
• Parametric tools to edit new buildings
• Height Tool
• Roof shape (gable, hip, round, skillion, onion, dome, round, pyramid)

• Roof Height
• Building Color
• Roof Color
• Edit Building Outline
• Minimum Building Height
• Copy Attributes (tags) from one building to another

To get more information, go through the following link. extensions.sketchup.com

To learn the complete process, go through the following video.

SketchOSM by PlaceMaker

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How to include v-ray materials in your sketchup models from v-ray material library

This is an exclusive Vray 3.6 for SketchUp tutorial which will teach you how to apply materials from v-ray material library to texture objects in sketchup to perform more superior renderings.

In v-ray, there is an extensive library that contains various materials and these materials can be employed in your sketchup models. You can get a superior rendering output as compared to low resolution sketchup materials.

The v-ray material library can be accessed from v-ray asset editor. Just make sure that the material section is clicked on, then click on the arrow located in left-hand side and go through the pop up menu with different categories where all the materials of v-ray are listed. As for instance, if you click on brick section, you will find various types of brick materials.

These v-ray materials range from paints, glasses, stones, wall textures.

To learn the complete process, go through: http://www.sketchup4architect.com/v-ray-materials-in-your-sketchup-models.html

How to include v-ray materials in your sketchup models from v-ray material library

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How to create curved ramp with various sketchup plugins

This is an exclusive video tutorial for sketchup users for learning how to create the design of a curved ramp in sketchup.

To create the model of curved ramp the following types of sketchup plugins are used :-

Fredo6 Tools (CurviShear)

FredoTools group a series of individual plugins. By providing them as a single package, it is possible to lessen the footprint on Sketchup and get rid of setting up each plugin separately.

CurviShear is a small independent script that facilitates to deform a curve or a set of curves by shearing them vertically along their contour. It is generally what is required to approximate CURVED RAMPS.

Curviloft – Curviloft produces surfaces from curves by Lofting and Skinning

Loft by Spline unites individual contours, open or closed with smooth splines

Loft along Path combines contours, along a given rail curve.

Skinning makes surfaces bounded by 4 or 3 contiguous contours

JHS Powerbar – This tool is actually a compilation of robust extensions from other developers, like TIG, Thom Thom, Rick Wilson, Christina Eneroth, and more.

To watch the tutorial in detail, go through the following video. Video Source Tutorials Up

How to create curved ramp with various sketchup plugins
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BIM based Point Layout Software is ideal for surveying professionals

Autodesk Inc. has developed Point Layout software to perform layout on the construction site accurately. This software can simplify the surveying process by maintaining the perfectness of the model to the job site for contractors and subcontractors.

It applies model coordinate information at the construction site to enhance office-to-field efficiency and QA/QC, curtail rework, and improve layout productivity.

The software generates points on almost any object and export point locations to a series of robotic instruments.

The software offers the following exclusive features

Generate points: Generate points inside drawings and models produced through AutoCAD, Revit, or Navisworks software.

Export to robotic instruments: Export points from AutoCAD, Revit, or Navisworks software to a total station or other robotic instrument to keep the layout of the construction accurate.

Import field conditions: Import staked point locations back into AutoCAD, Revit, or Navisworks software to facilitate generating an as-built model for handoff.

Export to Navisworks: Export your work from AutoCAD or Revit software and import it into Navisworks software to modify your point locations throughout the coordination process.

Control points: Add, import, and export control points to your model. Control points can comprise of automatic grid intersection placement, import, and manual placement in AutoCAD and Revit software.

Coordinate systems: Include coordinate systems to your model that match the job site. This allows you to align your points with the entire construction project.

3D-model based layout: Incorporeate with the BIM 360 Layout iPad app and manage your layout from the entire model.

Compare points: Utilize imported field points with field deviation reports for QA/QC, then pass issues to BIM 360 Field software for resolution.

Slab analysis: Import field or as-built points of any surface into Revit software for deviation analysis of field against the design model.

To download the trial version of Point Layout, click on the following link www.cesdb.com

BIM based Point Layout Software is ideal for surveying professionals

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SketchUp 3D Basecamp Benelux 2017

SketchUp 3D Basecamp Benelux 2017 will be held on Fri, November 24, 2017 from 8:30 AM – 6:00 PM CET at Het Evoluon, Noord Brabantlaan 1A, 5652 LA Eindhoven, Netherlands.

There will be instructional Keynote sessions about several SketchUp Pro workflows as well as supplementary scopes like rendering, Virtual Reality, 3D printing and more at 3D Basecamp for the sketchup enthusiast. Besides, an exclusive SketchUp, LayOut and V-Ray workshop will be conducted to transform your SketchUp Pro skills to the next level.

Given below, the lists of some renowned keynote speakers :-

Matthijs Kraan – Freyr Architecten about SketchUp Pro all the way
Nick Nijmeijer – ITCAD about SketchUp Pro & BIM
Dave Wayne – CADalog inc about SU Podium
Stijn Brilman – Canon Nederland about 3D Printing Architectural Models

Venue of the basecamp :-

08:30 – Reception with coffee / tea / refreshments
08:30 – Registration and Wardrobe
09:00 – Opening session in the Main Hall
09:15 – Keynote sessions in the Main Hall
10:00 – Workshop sessions in the Small Hall
10:45 – Intermission

11:00 – Continuation Keynote and Workshop Sessions
12:30 – Lunch
13:15 – Continuation Keynote and Workshop Sessions
15:30 – Intermission
15:45 – Continuation Keynote and Workshop Sessions
16:30 – Closing session with raffle in the Main Hall
17:00 – Drinks
18:00 – End

To book your seat online, click on the following link www.eventbrite.nl

SketchUp 3D Basecamp Benelux 2017

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