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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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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http://www.sketchup4architect.com
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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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http://www.sketchup4architect.com
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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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http://www.sketchup4architect.com
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Rendering Optimization in VRAY Sketchup

I have encountered these following questions “My client wanted me to print A0 size paper with nice quality, how can I do it?” Today I receive this from one of the follower with my Nomeradona Facebookpage “Nomeradona, I am working on a Google SketchUp 3D Floor Plan, and trying to Render it in Vray. I am able to Render it at (800×600), but I run out of ram, when I tried to output the (4000×3000 dpi) file size. Are there any tricks you can recommend to reduce the file size or increase rendering optimization?”

In this case, what shall we do? The good news is there is a very simple solution in Vray Sketchup 1.49.01 and here is this using the output vrimage.

This is an old Sketchup file which I did almost four years ago. Let me just use it to quickly show you the trick

Step 1: The output size

I have rendered before more than 8000px width x 4000px spherical panorama render which I used for this Virtual reality post. CLICK HERE to view this post. So far this was the maximum size I have tried. Anyhow in this particular render, I will make an output of perhaps half of this.

Step 2: IR passes
Since the image is huge, you don’t need that high min/max rate. I lowered my min/max rate to -5,-3

Step 3: VRImage output. 

Locate the output roll-out window and under the setting output, tick the box “Render to VRImage”. Once selected save it in exr root file to any folder that you want.

Step 4: Preview Image. 
Vray SketchUp will now begin to write the data in your hardrive. The Vray frame buffer will appear and you will see on the very top it reads “preview of the file output size that you have entered”.

Once done, the image file will be written to the assigned folder that you have chosen.

Open Photoshop and load the exr file

Step 5: Converting the Gamma 2.2 to Gamma1.0
Vray SU by default uses gamma 2.2. When we open the file in Photoshop you should not be surprise why it’s too bright. In order to convert the Gamma 2.2 to 1.0, select image/ adjustments/exposure.

Enter the value 0.45.45 ( 1.0 divided by 2.2)

Here it is..

I hope this is useful!

Nomeradona

How to render extra huge output image without crashing in Vray SketchUp

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http://www.sketchup4architect.com
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FrameModeler for sketchup

FrameModeler is the newest sketchup extension that is compatible with SketchUp 2018.

This user-friendly architecture tool is compatible with elementary architecture components like column, beam, wall, slab, grid etc. and can be set by the users with their fingertips.

FrameModeler works out the area and volume of the material similar to excluding intersected faces and edges.

• Information Export Tool
Export Excel data
• Select model data from ModelInfo
• Update Model Condition
Excluding intersected faces and edges, updating grid position.

Download the extension from extension warehouse extensions.sketchup.com

FrameModeler for sketchup

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Arka Roy
http://www.sketchup4architect.com
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How to use FlexTools sketchup extension to create dynamic components within sketchup

In this sketchup video tutorial, Justin Geis demonstrates the functionality of a useful sketchup plugin called FlexTools that can be used for generating dynamic components inside sketchup.

One can produce various smart objects like doors, windows etc. The plugin allows the users to arrange the doors, windows, louvers and other objects inside openings in your sketchup models instantly and smoothly.

This sketchup plugin is developed by FlexTools CC. It is a paid extension and cost is US$33 for one component and US$114 for all components.

One can download the plugin from thesketchupessentials.com/flextools.

Flex tools is a series of opening creation tools developed on the basis of sketchup dynamic components engine. It comprises of the responsive objects scale and modifies to openings automatically.

The components can be resized devoid of any distortion. Here, only the sections of components which are expected to resize like the door or the glass in the windows, will be only resized whereas the frames and other objects remain unchanged in sizes.

To get more detail, go through the following video tutorial.

How to use FlexTools sketchup extension to create dynamic components within sketchup

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Raylectron Render – The newest sketchup plugin

SoftByte Labs, Inc develops Raylectron Render, a user-friendly and photorealistic rendering and animation plugin for sketchup to transform any 3d models into a photo-realistic image.

The plugin is compatible with SketchUp 8, SketchUp 2013, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015, SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017 and SketchUp 2018 as well as windows platform.

Raylectron facilitates the professional artists, hobbyist or anyone who produce 3D designs and wishes to convert their models into photorealism presentations, and/or to observe their models in 3D stereo just as they were real.

Raylectron includes all the settings to modify the output, as a result, no other software is necessary for executing the task.

With the help of material, it is possible to provide diverse effects for materials. It ranges from reflection (like mirror), refraction (like glass), transparency, glossiness, shininess, bump maps, normal maps and background images. Generate your individual grass & fur. Shadows are not fraudulent or simulated like “Soft shadows”. Caustics are also real, not fraudulent or simulated.

Make your own animation that offers you a hands-free tour of a model.

Raylectron employs all the CPU cores and threads (user selectable) to render at a rapid speed and new GPU version available.

For more clarification, watch the following video tutorial.

To know it’s features and download the plugin from extension warehouse, go through the following link extensions.sketchup.com

Raylectron Render - The newest sketchup plugin

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http://www.sketchup4architect.com
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Some useful sketchup tips to improve your modelling skill with sketchup

Given below, some handy tips for sketchup users to improve their modeling skills significantly.

01. Apply the 3D Warehouse gallery: examine and cleanse models prior to importing them.

There is a universe of downloadable 3D models made by other users that can fast-track the construction of your own models. To avoid adding additional information such as lines, layers, and materials, which will only increase file sizes, purge the model’s components before saving them.

02. Place the model properly in space.

Geo-referencing a project facilitates you to consider it with regards to location, an intuitive quality for any successful architectural scheme. It is required to place a 3D model, avail it from the window> model information> geolocation> add location / define location customarily.

It is also very important to consider the time zone of each location.

03. Employ plugins and explore the new things in Extension Warehouse.

SketchUp users create different types of plugins which provide solution to the problems in each version as well as utilize the capability of accessible tools, and integrate new 3D modeling equipment.

Extensions are available from Solar North, which offer tools to fix the orientation for the angle of sunlight and shadows, to Sketchy FFD, a mesh operated with a series of control points in its vertices and edges to manipulate the dimensions of the chosen object.

04. Arrange and save your toolbar settings.

It is very crucial to customize the work surroundings as per your requirements and preferences. Make sure that your ideal settings are saved for future application, just manage sufficient time to arrange a toolbar. It will be possible to accomplish tasks in organized way and invest more time in concepts, design, and detailing.

05. Utilize groups and components to streamline editing and developing a model.

The most powerful feature of sketchup is to arrange models into groups of objects, lines or figures. The process is very quick and easy (secondary button> create group) and facilitate you to modify a specific section of your model (by double-clicking on it), keeping the other figures near the object unchanged. It is suggested to double-click on the newly generated surface, thus choose both faces and edges, and make a group prior to utilize the push / pull tool or any other modification.

To get more useful sketchup tips, go through the following link archdaily.com

Some useful sketchup tips to improve your modelling skill with sketchup

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http://www.sketchup4architect.com
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How to resolve the issue while modeling in groups & components in sketchup

In this sketchup video tutorial, you will get some nice tricks which will be very helpful while modeling inside of groups and components.

Groups and components play an important role to make the model clean and valid. But sometime, problem arises when the geometry is invisible at the time of editing when the remaining part of the model gets in your way. By applying these tricks, it is possible to get a clear view while editing components. It becomes easier to edit inside of a group or components.

To start with, go to window tab and from the drop down menu click on modeling info option and then click on components tab. Here, couple sliders are available. Under editing display, there are two sliders namely Fade Similar Components and Fade Rest of Model. Under Component Axes, there is one check box called show component axes. Make necessary changes in the sliders to resolve the issue.

There is another option. Go to view menu and from drop down lists click on component edit and select either hide rest model or hide similar components.

To learn the tips in detail, go through the following video tutorial.

Video Source Sketchup

How to resolve the issue while modeling in groups & components in sketchup

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