The Top Six Import and Export Plug-in for Construction in SketchUp Extension Warehouse

1. LIPID OBJ Exporter for SketchUp

The LIPID OBJ Exporter SketchUp plug-in enables Sketch Up users to export an OBJ file complete of geometry, texture images, mapping coordinates, colors, and the hierarchy scenes.

The plug-in works under Windows only, No Mac OSX version is currently planned; it was tested with SketchUp 2014 and released with no known issue. Please remember that the OBJ format does not support instancing multiple copies of the same object (components). If you are using Components, keep in mind that the output OBJ file size will impact.

Save the SketchUp model before exporting it to the extension won't work. Ignore back face? It is impossible to assign different front and back materials to the same surface in the OBJ specification. SketchUp face has various materials. The face export twice, then the back face is shifted in its normal's direction to avoid face superposition. If this method causes negligible changes to your model.

For more information, visit: lipid.epfl.ch

2. Cities Skylines Tools

Tools to export Cities Skylines assets and create a Grid Export tool for SketchUp Pro to export FBX assets for Cities Skylines. The SketchUp exporter inserts an extra node in the exported FBX. That makes the game no import the geometry.

This extension will attempt to patch the exported FBX such that it will load. It also features a guide grid to help dimension the model correctly. A quick walkthrough of the export process: glTF Export

For more information, visit: github.com

3. glTF Export

This exporter will create a glTF 2.0 model of your currently open SketchUp model. Pick either an embedded glTF (.gltf) file, or a binary glTF (.glb) file. If you have to run the export, from the 'Extensions' menu item, then select 'Khronos glTF', and select either 'Export Embedded glTF 2.0 (.gltf)', or 'Export Binary glTF 2.0 (.glb)'. That is a pure JSON payload with the binary data embedded with Base64 encoding.

For more information, visit: extensions.sketchup.com

4. 2017 Skalp for SketchUp

Skalp has designed as an easy use yet powerful Live Section Tool. It represents the key missing features needed to realize a long-standing dream: Create your stunning plans and elevations inside SketchUp.

The Skalp development Team has architecture and 3D software in its roots. Skalp is not only for architects or Pro users only. SketchUp is being used in so many disciplines nowadays. That is why we intended Skalp to be as 'generic' as possible.

That means we do not want to change or disrupt your specific workflow. "We feel Skalp should just try and do the same like in SketchUp and simply boost your ability to create superb drawings."

For more information, visit: skalp4sketchup.com

To learn more, watch the following video tutorial.

5. Point Gadget (2015, 2014)

Import, create, visualize, and export points are the variety feature of Point Creation Tools. It set the XYZ of the station location or model origin.

Tip: Use the Sketch Up model axis to properly align imported data (images, cad info) before shooting points. The green axis can be considered the North/back sight Shoot Tool that Use to place point markers with your mouse. ID numbers automatically will represent the markers and the points.

Tip: The Shoot tool is a good idea to shoot onto an actual surface.

Tip: The point markers used through the plug-in are components. If you do not want to use the Point Gadget tools to place a point marker and instead use the Component Browser to place your point, be sure to use the Point Gadget UPDATE tool to register them with the plug-in. XYZ Tool use to place point markers one at a time using specific XYZ coordinates.

For more information, visit: extensions.sketchup.com

To learn more, watch the following video tutorial.

6. SimLab OBJ importer for SketchUp

SimLab OBJ Importer for SketchUp plug-in allows Sketch Up users to import *.obj files into SketchUp. The plug -in imports geometries, colors, normal textures, and texture coordinates.

The plug-in supports SketchUp 2019, 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013, and Sketch Up 8 on Windows and Mac OS. The (10th) version of the plug-in supports SketchUp 2020 and only available on our website for the moment.

For more information, visit: simlab-soft.com

The Top Six Import and Export Plug-in for Construction in SketchUp Extension Warehouse