The Top 30 Architecture Plugins from SketchUp
In addition to being used in architecture, SketchUp is widely used for the reason of its simplicity. Architectural design can also be limited by its simplicity.
It enhances SketchUp's rendering tools and provides better lighting tools, allowing complex scenes to be created and visualized more easily.
2. SketchUp BIM
With SketchUp BIM, you can make building models faster by converting SketchUp into BIM software.
It helps you to test different urban design options and create and create parametric cities within SketchUp using a parametric Urban Design tool.
Real-time 3D architectural projects with photorealistic lighting can be created using this software plugin.
5. Indigo Renderer
In architectural visualization and product visualization, photorealistic renderers simulate light to produce realistic images.
A self-contained and easy-to-use package that offers advanced Maxwell Render technology.
Creates rounded corners and edges on 3D shapes and profiles them in 2D.
It allows you to create presentation-quality images from your SketchUp designs using IRendernXT.
Artisan is a plug-in for designing organic shapes and amorphous shapes.
10. Tensile Structures
Build a flexible form and tensile structures with Soap Skin & Bubble.
With Dibac, you can use 2D tools to create architectural plans and then get the 3D automatically.
12. Build-Edge PLAN
Model buildings are parametrically with Build-Edge PLAN.
13. 1001bit Tools
There are a number of tools in the 1001bit Tools collection that can be used for fast assembly of architectural elements.
14. Toolbox for architects
Selection of tools to help build and create stepped terrains.
Using Photo-Sketch you can identify existing urban structures and build 3D models of them.
16. SketchUp Key-frame Animation
SketchUp's key-frame animation lets you animate objects by adding movement.
17. Podium Walker
It is walkthrough plug-in for Photorealism and Real-Time with Podium Walker.
18. BIM object SketchUp
SketchUp objects from manufacturers can be found in BIM object SketchUp.
Commercial Office Furniture can be selected and placed in SketchUp drawings with this plugin.
20. Artlantis 4
An Artlantis 4 export plug-in for SketchUp enables you to export data from SketchUp to Artlantis 4.
On an I-Pad or I-Phone, you can view and navigate SketchUp models in 3D using Viso3D.
This plug-in establish an affinity between the model, the spreadsheet, and the underlying data about the building requirements.
23. IESVE for Architects
This plug-in is guided approach to architectural analysis.
24. BIM up 5D
Create as many bespoke reports as you wish using the BIM up 5D formulas.
To learn more, watch the following video tutorial.
Video Source: SketchUp School
25. Product Connect
The Product Connect software helps you to answer the question with its flexible takeoff and reporting options.
26. Timber Frame Rubies
Modeling timber frame designs in 3D is simplified with Timber Frame Rubies. Automation of mortise and joints, generation of material lists, etc.
27. Instant Wall & Roof & Road
You just have to select faces and edges to create instant, complex roofs.
The Instant Fence & Railing tool makes it easy to construct fences, handrails, and balusters. Instant walls, pilasters, and curbs are all possible using Instant Wall.
Terrains are created instantly from simplified terrain meshes over complex terrains.
Using an outline or a centerline, Instant Road automates roads on a terrain.
This tool combines terrain around a boundary, much like the Stamp tool in SketchUp. It is not necessary for boundary edges to be planar.
28. Joint Push Pull
This plug-in is an operation which simultaneously pushes and pulls multiple faces.
29. Surface Operations
Draws lines, shapes, and offsets on curved surfaces, including Freehand and Poly line.
30. Free Scale
Orient the selection boxes around an object set and apply various geometric transformations interactively.