Cadman has developed Snap Connector tool 2.1 for sketchup. This sketchup extension supports SketchUp 8, SketchUp 2013,SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015 as well as Mac & Windows operating system. It is a commercial plugin and available in sketchup extension warehouse.
With this plugin the modelers can implant snap connection points inside a group or component in sketchup. The tool can then snap the parts collectively (accumulate them) on the basis of those connection points. It can also be applied to copy & reorganize parts to each other. This sketchup plugin is useful for product assembly work.
After positioning the snap connectors inside your groups and components, one can perform the following:-
In order to shift anywhere else, click on a Yellow dot.
Once the point is moved, the dot changes into Orange.
In order to shift the object to, click on a Green dot.
For rotating the moved object, just about the world Blue (Z) axis, apply the UpArrow key: For rotating just about the world Red (X) axis, apply the RightArrow key For rotating just about the world Green (Y) axis, apply the LeftArrow key
To arrange the snap connectors in a line perfectly, apply the DownArrow key. After that apply the Up, Right, and Left arrow keys to support the aligned snap connectors relevant axes.
Press the Ctrl key [Option on the Mac] to position of a copy of the object at the chosen 'snap to' point.
If there exists an implanted snap connector component, the snap connector tool tip applies the Name attribute of it. If not, the tool tip states: 'Take this' and 'Snap it here'
Note: to modify the amount of rotation for each arrow click, edit the connector_names.txt file and denote the degree of rotation number. It is predefined by 90 (90 degrees).