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PlaceMaker: SketchUp Extension Review

The PlaceMaker plugin for SketchUp allows you to import High resolution Aerials, 3D buildings, Parametric 3D roads and walks and even bodies of water and trees. It will save you hours, if not days, of work and create instant cities from across the world.

Quick to learn and simple to use, just geolocate your site and start importing.

Currently, you can import buildings, roads, paths, trees, water bodies and high resolution aerials?everything to get your project started with rich context and detail.

PlaceMaker now gives you access to even more 3D Buildings!

Microsoft has generously made public all the 2D building footprints for the USA. PlaceMaker now imports those footprints and converts them to 3D buildings.

From the smallest, most rural town, to the largest city, our US customers can expect to have complete 3D buildings, roads and high-resolution aerials for their projects in the United States.

And more 3D buildings for other countries are on the way as part of the promise at PlaceMaker to obtain and provide more.

Free Bonus Content - With just a one-time payment of $199 you get:

1. PlaceMaker 1-year subscription with High Rez Aerial Imports
2. Building Bundle of over 300 buildings
3. Subscription to 15 hours of SketchUp Master Tutorial Videos
4. Includes over 3000 component models and other downloadable content

Placemaker refers to a useful extension for SketchUp that can be used to create 3D cities into your model quickly with a single mouse click.

It fetches geographical data and generates streets, paths, buildings, bodies of water, and more. It is also capable of fetching high resolution map data in SketchUp as well as importing buildings, trees and forests.

Features Include:

1. Import High resolution aerial imagery from DigitalGlobe and Nearmap
2. Import OpenStreetMap 3D roads, walks, paths, water and 3D building massing models
3. Imagery, roads, paths, water and buildings can be imported directly onto terrain.
4. Navigate your model using Google Street View
5. Geo-location tool that works with SU2016 and newer

PlaceMaker fetches geographical data and generates streets, paths, buildings, bodies of water, and more. It is also capable of fetching high resolution map data in SketchUp as well as importing buildings, trees and forests.

Placemaker also allows for importing OpenStreeMap roads, buildings, paths, water bodies, trees, as well as high resolution aerials and transferring these to functional site reference models ideal for rendering or exporting into other applications.

This sketchup plugin is well suited with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018, SketchUp 2019 as well as AutoCAD, Revit, 3ds Max, Rhinoceros, Bentley and Lumion.

The followings are some exclusive features of the plugin :-

Imagery - Mapbox and Nearmap
It can import up to 2.8" (7cm) high resolution aerials directly into SketchUp.

3D Buildings
It can quickly import numerous real 3D building massing models for select locations and cities.

Trees and Forests
With a single mouse click, it can import 3D Forest for different locations and areas.

Roads and Paths
Arrange 3D roads, walks, paths and water into your model. All objects are modeled and render ready.

Model on Terrain
Placemaker can model and drape buildings, 3D roads and paths directly to terrain.

Building Bundle
It comprises more than 300 detailed building components.

Export to Revit
With the use of export to Revit function, it can import your model into Revit.

Instant Site Base
It can generate instant site base files to be utilized for modeling, design and rendering.

PlaceMaker: SketchUp Extension Review