Add the Missing Tools to SketchUp!
Narrow down your selection using the “Filter Selection” dialog. First, select some entities, then use the dialog to choose the entity types or attributes that you want to keep selected.
With Deep Select Face, you can select any face in your model and open its containing group or component with one simple click! Not only that, you can back out of a deeply nested component by pressing escape or clicking on empty space.
The Move to Z tool is nice when you want to set the exact height of an object by keying-in a known elevation value. When you use this tool, you can be sure that the objects will only move up and down and you won’t accidentally change the horizontal position. This tool also supports inferencing so you can easily click on an existing point, edge, or face to match the Z position.
Have you ever had trouble getting SketchUp to make faces from edges? Usually the problem is that there is an edge that is not quite on the same plane as the others. With the Flatten to Ground tool, you can ensure that all edges end up on the ground plane. This tool is a game-changer.
The Smart Array feature is great for stairs but is also incredibly useful to create additional copies of a component to match the spacing between others you created previously. For example, if you want to add another window next to two existing windows, this tool can save you several steps!
Future Roadmap for SketchPlus
We have big plans for SketchPlus! The initial version launched with over 30 tools and we have ideas for many more. We intend to release multiple updates each year, always adding more tools and fine-tuning the extension based on your feedback. Here are some of the ideas we are considering for future tools:
- Wall Tool
- Pipe Tool
- Stretch Tool
- Roof Tools
- Window and Door Tools
- Saved Views
- Measuring Tools
- Bezier Curve Tool
- Draw lines on Surfaces
- Orient Faces+
- Texture Tools
- Follow Me+