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If you purchase any of these extensions through the links below, I’ll receive a commission at no additional cost to you, so if you’d like to support the show AND get some cool SketchUp resources, this is a great way to do it!

Profile builder is a smart assembly builder for SketchUp.

  • Build smart walls that automatically populate framing
  • Stairs that automatically draw stair rails
  • Generate material quantities based on assemblies

This extension has a 30 day free trial, so give it a shot!

Placemaker is the premier mapping and location modeling extension for SketchUp.

  • Import roads, paths, water
  • Quickly import hundreds of nearby buildings into your models
  • High resolution map images
  • International map imagery

This extension has a 6 Month Free Trial! Click below to give it a try!

Learn how to use SketchUp and LayOut to design and document any architectural project from concept to completion.

  • Step-by-step, easy to follow workflow
  • Learn to create a 3D terrain model of your existing site
  • Instructions on modeling the building and producing documents throughout each design phase.

This book is THE resource for workflows for creating architectural documents using SketchUp and Layout!

The SketchUp to LayOut book is the essential guide for

  • Woodworkers
  • Carpenters
  • Architects and Designers
  • Contractors and builders

who already know the basics on how to use SketchUp, but are looking to create stunning presentations to visualize their ideas with their clients using LayOut.

Artisan is a SketchUp extension filled with powerful organic modeling tools. It is perfect for designers to create:

  • Terrain
  • Furniture
  • Characters
  • Abstract Sculptures
  • Fabric, curtains, and pillows
  • Rocks, tree trunks, and plants
  • and much more!

Check out the 15 day free trial!

Bool Tools is an extension designed to help you work with solids with 3D printing in mind. Merge, intersect, and split geometry while creating 3D printer friendly solids!

  • Designed with 3D Printing in mind to work with small complex objects (no more scaling workarounds!)
  • Union, Difference, Intersection, Trim, Split
  • Results in solid 3D printable objects in almost all cases (if the original objects were also solids)

THE smart scattering extension for SketchUp. You can use Skatter to create unlimited

  • Vegetation and Plants
  • Grass and other landscaping objects
  • Carpet

Use the built in content library to create vegetation, trees, gravel, carpets, and more! Export directly into your rendering software!

Get the 15 day free trial here!

Quickly and easily estimate anything you can model in SketchUp. Assign costs by component, layer, or material and save this information to a template to make future estimates a snap!

Add quotes for labor and other intangible costs to account for all costs associated with your project, reported out inside of SketchUp in real time!

SketchUp cutting components are very useful for creating door and window openings but they only cut the face they are ‘glued to’.

Double-Cut is a SketchUp extension that will automatically make your cutting components cut through double-sided walls!  Not only that, if you move the component after inserting it, the double-cut will automatically be updated, saving you valuable time.