We use Sketchup Extensively to provide 3D graphics for our office furniture products.
We have worked with 2 partners (with no success) to develop a catalog function for Sketchup that will export to a consolidated Bill of Materials. There are industry specific programs (See 2020 Technologies & CET Designer for examples) but neither are as fast or as easy to model in as sketch-up.
We have our own catalog of components that are labeled with the correct product code/name/list price.
Basically what we need is very simple: Ability to create an exported quote from a model or selected area of a model.
Additional functionality would be the ability to apply / select finishes for a product from a pre-determined selection of finishes. (Example, select a desk leg then select the finish, the selected finish would populate in the quote when exported)
Be very glad of ideas/solutions to this challenge - maybe there’s a plug-in we’ve overlooked?
Right now we are doing manual counts… very time consuming and human error issues play in.