BuildEdge for SketchUp
There among the AEC software giants whose towering booths are metaphors for the huge buildings they will help create, was Aaron Dietzen in a 10'x10' space showing off a little gem of an application that does nothing more than make one of those giants (SketchUp) just a little easier to use. Make that a lot easier to use if you are extending walls, making roofs, adding windows and so on.
BuildEdge makes a roof on a SketchUp model in no time flat.
Aaron shows me how BuildEdge is able to move a wall in SketchUp by dragging it. The adjoining walls stay with the walls that move. This is because BuildEdge treats walls as enitites whereas with SketchUp, walls are merely lines and surfaces. You may be used to that with your AEC software, but SketchUp users were having to reconnect the wall manually. Every change involved some clean up.