nz_Edge2Polygon – The newest sketchup extension

Natale Zappia develops nz_Edge2Polygon, the newest sketchup extension that is available in extension warehouse. It generates polygons by maintaining perfect reference edge lengths.

This extension is compatible with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018. The plugin is ideal for enhancing your drawing and productivity.

nz_PolyhedralJuctions also comprises of nz_Edge2Length and also provides more complicated operations. Here n denotes nth number or sides.

To download the extension, go through the extension warehouse

nz_Edge2Polygon – The newest sketchup extension

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Arka Roy


nz_Gradients&Driveways – The newest sketchup extension

Natale Zappia has developed nz_Gradients&Driveways. It is the newest sketchup extension that supports SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018 as well as Mac OS X and Windows platform.

The plugin is suitable for different industries like Architecture, Construction, Education, Engineering, Heavy Civil, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning etc.

The plugin is used to define the necessary gradients & transition zones toward your driveways & vehicular access ramps. This extensions help in computing or transforming gradients into falls (1/distance), % grades or .deg. Visually calculate as well as label a grade among any two points.


Facilitates the users to set global requirements in compliance with your Local Authorities
Indicate Local Authorities and Legal Requirements.

Personalize/Override/Elaborate on the CODE settings to meet your specific needs.

This tool can be applied to draw a ramp to the maximum permissible grade.

If the grade surpasses the permissible grade then the tool will automatically compute and draw an appropriate ramp with the necessary transition zones, with reference to CODE and USER settings. Under this situation, it will also relate priorities the Drop(RL) or the Length with regard to your optional preference.

To get more information on this plugin, go through the following link

For more clarification, watch the following video tutorial.

 nz_Gradients&Driveways – The newest sketchup extension
Published By
Arka Roy

ShadeDat (Beta) – The newest sketchup plugin is available in extension warehouse

ShadeDat (Beta) is the newest sketchup plugin developed by the shadow factory.

The plugin performs shadow data visualizations for SketchUp. It visualizes the shadow range and daylight duration during the year or a specific day.

The plugin is compatible with SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018. The plugin can be utilized for various sectors like Architecture, Construction, Education, Engineering, Interior Design, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning.


Shadow range analysis:

Take screenshots of the model at several times of the day or year, then combine them together

Average daylight duration:
Employs a gradient map image filter to the above shadow range image on the basis of average daylight duration, and apply a colour legend.

Hover over image to show average daylight duration.

To download the plugin, go to extension warehouse

ShadeDat (Beta) – The newest sketchup plugin is available in extension warehouse

Published By
Arka Roy

V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp now supports sketchup 2018

In this sketchup v-ray video tutorial, demonstration is given on new V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp. V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp comprises of some advanced features like fast-paced GPU rendering, smart hybrid rendering, a efficient UI, viewport rendering, VRscans support, and lots other. V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp now supports sketchup 2018.

Given below, some exclusive features of this latest version :-

VIEWPORT RENDERING: New viewport rendering facilitates the users to simply choose and render several regions simultaneously, and instantly intermingle among V-Ray render and SketchUp model with +/- hotkeys to manage opacity.

STRONG GPU RENDERING: Rapid, more strong GPU rendering with additional support for aerial perspective, displacement, subsurface scattering, matte/shadows, and more.

HYBRID GPU+CPU RENDERING: With V-Ray GPU running on NVIDIA CUDA, the users can reap the complete benefit of all existing hardware along with CPUs and GPUs.

ADAPTIVE LIGHTS: For scenes which contain adequate lights, the new Adaptive Lights mode can allow minimizing render times by up to 700%.

SMART UI: The complete V-Ray for SketchUp interface now becomes cleaner and easier, with superior support for 4K monitors.

FILE MANAGER: Organize all of your scene files under one position. Arrange file paths, form scene archives, and monitor assets like textures, IES files, and proxy objects.

V-RAY COLOR PICKER: With the addition of new color picker, it makes it possible to choose color values in Screen sRGB (0–255) or Rendering (0.0–1.0) color space.

V-RAY SCENE IMPORT: Import and render V-Ray scenes (.vrscene) from other applications like 3ds Max, Rhino, and Revit

To view online demonstration of V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp, watch the following video tutorial from Chaos Group.

Download Sketchup Pro 2018

V-Ray 3.6 for SketchUp now supports sketchup 2018

Published By
Arka Roy