SketchUp Extensions

SketchUp Extensions

Add special tools and features to SketchUp with these SketchUp extensions.

PlaceMaker by Mind.Sight.Studios

Modelling full-scale sites, cities and buildings can be extremely time consuming. PlaceMaker, a SketchUp extension developed by Mind.Sight.Studios allows you to import high-resolution aerials, 3D buildings, parametric 3D roads and walks and even bodies of water and trees, saving you hours, if not days, of work and create instant cities from across the world. You can create an instant site base file to use for modelling, design and rendering.

Instant city builder - PlaceMaker automates the creation of your site model with a simple mouse stroke.


Key benefits:

  • PlaceMaker automates the creation of your site mode, saving huge amounts of time.
  • Vast models can be created quickly, and then navigated around, giving you a better feel for the site as a whole.
  • The ability to look at an architecture project, and navigate your model using Google Street View.
  • Imagery, roads, paths, water and buildings can be imported directly onto terrain.

This SketchUp plugin is a flexible solution, ideal for a range of industries. PlaceMaker is a great way to help clients to truly visualise their site plan.

Profile Builder 2 by Mind.Sight.Studio

Profile Builder 2 is like a supercharged Follow Me tool with a library of pre-configured and custom profiles to extrude.

Profile Builder's Assembler allows you to extrude multiple profiles in one step. It can also insert pre-configured components along the extruded path at set intervals (useful for fences, stairs, railings, etc).

You can save your custom assemblies for future use with Quantifier. A complete estimating system that allows you to assign cost calculations to objects in your model to create a cost report. Not only does it work on Profile Builder 2 objects but it can be used on any object in your model.


Features include:

  • Build, edit and quantify intelligent models of real building materials.
  • Define and save custom profiles.
  • Automatic orientation of profile extrusion along any path.
  • Full control of profile orientation along a path.

SU Podium for SketchUp

SU Podium is an easy-to-use rendering SketchUp plugin. Users can add photo-realistic lighting, materials, and reflections to SketchUp models. Anyone who presents their models to a client may use SU Podium to enhance the final image, whether that be an architect, interior designer, landscape architect, or construction and commercial interiors. Since its launch in 2008, SU Podium has been used by over 25,000 customers.

Like SketchUp, SU Podium is intuitive and easy to learn. It runs completely inside SketchUp from start to finish and uses SketchUp features to achieve impressive results. The Podium library includes hundreds of free light textures, 2D face-me plants, trees and household components. 


Create beautiful, photo-realistic renderings of your SketchUp model without the pain and frustration of learning a complex program

SketchUp Viewer for HoloLens

With SketchUp Viewer for HoloLens, you can view and interact with SketchUp models using a Microsoft HoloLens device, engaging colleagues and clients in experiential design review - a powerful new way to evaluate, coordinate, and communicate in mixed reality.

With the application’s collaboration functionality, you can host multiuser see-what-we-see viewing sessions, users being able to join you in the same room or via the Internet. With HoloLens, you and your team mates can virtually inhabit a design, helping to facilitate clear and efficient communication about complex spatial issues.

With SketchUp Viewer for HoloLens, you also have the ability to interact with your designs as holographic scale models, supplementing or alleviating the need to build physical models of your projects.


Physical models cost time and money. Mixed reality models in SketchUp Viewer can be infinitely reconstructed and rescaled to suit your needs. With SketchUp Viewer, you can immerse yourself in a project at its true scale for the best possible experience of what your design will really feel like.

What truly differentiates SketchUp Viewer from any other product on the market is the ability for users to transition seamlessly to an immersive experience, allowing them to move freely as they inhabit their digital surroundings.

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