10 must-have SketchUp plug-ins
Google has always prided itself on the simplicity of SketchUp’s toolset. In fact, the last new tool to be introduced to the standard set was the Follow Me tool, which came in with version 4.0 (we’re now on 7.0) and added the capability to extrude profiles along paths. But version 4.0 also saw the introduction of the Ruby scripting interface. This enabled anyone with scripting skills to write plug-ins for SketchUp to extend its core functionality, and that’s exactly what users did – in their thousands. We’ve sifted through the add-ons currently available to bring you our list of the 10 most vital plug-ins. While it’s still perfectly possible to build complex structures using the standard SketchUp toolset, sometimes it’s nice to have helpers to take a little of the load off you. Some of these plug-ins automate tasks that would take a fair bit of planning and desk time, while others add capabilities that would simply not be achievable using the base toolbox. 01. 02. 03. 04. 05. 06. 07.
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