Woodworking Toolbox for sketchup

Woodworking Toolbox belongs to a SketchUp Extension that can automate the process for producing cut lists toward woodworking projects.

This plugin is compatible with SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017.

The plugin is available in English, French, German languages.

This extension chooses the present selection or the whole scene when nothing is opted and generates a list of parts having quantities and sizes.

The extension arranges the parts with attributes of materials along with different types of sorting options.

It is possible to directly print the “cut list” out of the plugin or export it as a CSV file. This extension is Open Source.

The Source Code can be accessed under GPL (www.gnu.org) license on its GitHub repository (github.com).

Woodworking Toolbox for sketchup

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Download AB3D Plugin for SketchUp

AB3DLabs has developed AB3D plugin for sketchup. This plugin can transform any two or more 2D drawings, demonstrating various views of a 3D model, into an accurate 3D model with the help of special attributes that it contains devoid of missing dimensions or either the 2D drawings match/fit one another. The plugin can easily & rapidly convert any unclear design concepts into professional 3D models.

This feature provides great advantages toward both the 3D modeling and 3D printing industries, whether for individual users or professional firms or companies.

AB3DPlugin for SketchUp contains a very user-friendly interface that facilitates the designer to imagine in 2D and integrate his 2D projections into a 3D new model, thus extending the scopes for imagination and creativity in design.

The plugin is compatible with SketchUp2015, 2016 and 2017 versions.

To download the latest version, click on the following link AB3D Plugin for SketchUp

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Brief demonstration of all the plugins included in Fredo Tools

Fredo Tools combine different types of plugins. Given below the lists of these plugins :-

Revert Curve
Curvi Shear
Report Label Area
Construct Face Normal
Mark Vertices
Count Faces By Sides
Remove Lonely Vertices
Thru Paint
Reverse Orient Faces

 Edge Inspector
Move Along
Draw Along
Angle Inspector
Element Stats
Auto Reverse Faces

In this sketchup video tutorial, one can learn the process for applying Fredo tools along with all the plugins included within it.

To run Fredo tools, you have to install LibFredo6 7.5b or higher version.

To download the latest version, click on the following link sketchucation.com

 The above plugins will not be visible in the toolbar rather they can be accessed from the menu.

Watch the demonstration of each plugin.

Brief demonstration of all the plugins included in Fredo Tools

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Importer Active3D – A newest sketchup plugin

Geraldo Brodbeck is the developer of Importer Active3D. This plugin supports SketchUp 8, SketchUp 2013, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017. This plugin is available in Brazilian and Portuguese.

This plugin can be used to import the 3D model of Active3D or Arqui_3D.

Every object generated inside Sketchup comprises of an identifier that facilitates you to keep your geometry updated inside Sketchup every time the original project modifies in Active3D or Arqui_3D.

The objects belong to groups whose name is the identifier. It is suggested not to modify the group names.

The materials related to objects inside Sketchup are preserved if they are involved with the group. If you relate the material with the faces of the group, this association tends to be lost in the update.

For upgrading, just press the command again. There is the option to delete the objects which are no more available in the original project can be deleted or retained.

The context menu includes tools to choose all objects equivalent to the chosen one, by layer or material, simplify the process to assign materials.

More information at gbcad.com.br

 One can also download the plugin from extension warehouse extensions.sketchup.com

Importer Active3D – A newest sketchup plugin

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2DXY SlickMoves for SketchUp

Barry Milliken has developed 2DXY SlickMoves for sketchup. The extension is compatible with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017. This sketchup extension contains 14 powerful tools of 2D graphics which are useful for any plane in 3D shape. Besides, these tools can be used to manage components and groups efficiently.

This extension offers the following features which are associated with power tools :-

  • Rotate about Z axis by any angle (2 tools) • Mirror about center X or Y (2) • Resize (absolute or incremental) (1) • Align (Left, Center, Right; Top, Middle, Bottom) (6) • Equal Space (between objects or between their centers) (2) • Display the Active Plane and XY Axes on any group or component. (1)


  • Choose one or more OBJECTS (Component Instances and/or Groups) • Click on one of the 14 SlickMoves tools. • All selected Objects will be “moved” with a single click

To download this extension, click on the following link. extensions.sketchup.com

2DXY SlickMoves for SketchUp

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Demo of render farm to improve your rendering with sketchup vray

This sketchup vray video tutorial provides demonstration on the process of render farm.

A Render Farm comprises of a group of networked computers which operate jointly to execute large rendering tasks. Render farms moves silently, devoid of graphical demonstration of the renderings as they advance, or you can apply the Render Farm Display tool to show the parts of the image as soon as they are finished. The Render Farm facilitates you to utilize more compute power for lengthy tasks at the expense of some interactivity.

The nXt Render Farm contains four pieces of software:

  1. IRender nXt is applied to state the model to render. The Render Farm is initiated directly from IRender nXt, or if it is required to preview the rendering first, a preview rendering can be started (with smaller resolution and fewer passes), and then start the Farm from IRender Batch.
  2. The Farm itself, (nXt.exe ornXt64.exe, running on each Farm CPU). This belongs to a version of the nXt rendering engine which renders nearly mutely, in the background, requiring very little user interface. This portion of the nXt Render Farm Software is utilized by itself, in combination with commercial render farm software, for a more sophisticated render farm solution.
  3. nXtFarmer.exe (nXtFarmer64.exe) is a small executable that operates on each network rendering station, waits for jobs to be produced, and begins the Farm Processor.
  4. IRenderBatch.exe is a utility program to show renderings once they are completed and save them as .JPG, .PNG or .ArImage files.

Downloads: The IRender nXt Render Farm software can be downloaded from the McNeel nXt Forum: (accurender.ning.com)

  • Render Farm Downloads
    Make sure to download the version to tally your operating system (32 bit or 64 bit)

Demo of render farm to improve your rendering with sketchup vray

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The move rotate tool for sketchup

The move rotate tool is a powerful sketchup extension developed by Idibri. This extension is compatible with sketchup 2016 and sketchup 2017. The sketchup users can apply this extension to move and rotate components and groups in actual time with text input. The users can convert their components and groups with live updating.


  1. Choose a component.
    2. Touch the menu button.
    3. Type in a position or rotation in the X,Y,Z axes.
    4. Watch it live update while typing.
    5. Select ok or cancel


  • Position in meters or inches will be dependent on the settings of model
    • Axis rotation in degrees
    • Identified issue with modals in osx

To download this extension, click on the following link The Move Rotate Tool

The move rotate tool for sketchup

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Learn to make silestone material in v-ray for sketchup

In this sketchup vray video, MasterTuts teaches you how to generate silestone material by applying a single mapping.

Besides, one can also produce different colors. In this tutorial Sketchup Pro 2016 is used to create the 3D model of the kitchen.

Initially, download a silestone material with white textures.


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One day sketchup class for the interior designer, architect, builder, set designer, designer

A one-day beginner class will be conducted on 28th January from 9:30AM – 5:00PM with a one-hour recess for lunch. The class will be held at 50 Harrison St. Hoboken, NJ. The class will provide practical training as well as necessary information and tools which are very useful to improve your capability for designing independently.

The class is specifically designed for the interior designer, architect, builder, set designer, designer or a decorator to express their ideas more confidently.

The class size is restricted for 6 students.

The class will provide discussion on the following topics :-

– Convert 3D shapes into real world objects

– The effectiveness of rectangle tool as compared to generating squares

– The usefulness of the Push Pull Tool

– The Line Tool and following an axis

– Inferencing and how to settle If required

– Scaling your objects

– Knowledge on the variation among a component and a group

– Various application of The Follow Me Tool & how it saves significant times

– The importance of Option Key

– Process for using textures, produce and light a scene

– Arrangement for camera angles

– Importing furniture through Google Warehouse

– Arranging objects in your model with Layers

– Inserting dimensions to plan, elevation and Isometric views

Requirements for the class:

– Personal laptop with power cord

– The most updated version of SketchUp Pro or Make

– Basic 3 button scroll wheel mouse

In order to get more information, call Ken directly at 201-218-0413 or email info@sketchupnyc.com

One day sketchup class for the interior designer

Book your seat online sketchupnyc.com

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Bob Lang is conducting two days classes on Sketchup

BOB Lang, the renowned  woodworker, author, designer and illustrator, is going to conduct some exclusive classes on sketchup which will commence from Saturday, October 10, and Sunday, October 11, 2015 in the computer lab of The Manufactory, in Cincinnati.

The classes will focus on the “Building Blocks of SketchUp” format and the participants will gather knowledge on how to utilize sketchup through fundamental geometric shapes as well as navigate in three-dimensional space and produce, adapt and manoeuvre objects.

The demonstration will be provided through a large screen projector.

After attending the course, the participants will be expert in modeling anything with sketchup.

Details of classes :-

Classes will be started from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, October 10 and from 12 noon to 6 pm on Sunday, October 11. There will be one hour lunch break on Saturday, and a mid-afternoon break every day.

In order to attend the classes, the participants should have basic knowlege in operating computer. The participants can carry their own laptop or utilize one of the Manufactory’s desktop computers.

Besides, bringing their own computers, the participants have to bring the following :-

A three button, scroll wheel mouse

Download and set up SketchUp directly from the SketchUp website. To sharpen your knowledge, you can take help from some good video tutorials on the SketchUp website and here on ReadWatchDo.

While downloading the program, it starts with a 30-day trial of SketchUp Pro. Once the trial period is finished, it will return to the free version, SketchUp Make. The techniques provide in class are based on SketchUp Make, and there will be discussion on the discrepancies between Make and Pro.

Course Fee : The participants (non-members of the Manufactory) have to pay $300 for attending the two-day classes. The members of Manufactory will get a discount of 20% and their cost will be $240.

Make online registration to book your seat as seats are limited.

Bob Lang is conducting two days classes on Sketchup

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