I have been in design and production for residential and commercial cabinets for about 10 years. I find that Sketchup Pro is one of the best modeling spaces, hands down, for everything in residential construction and I see some great plugins like Plusspec, Medeek, and others doing great work for all the different products that go into building.
Currently, I only know of one main software add-on that uses Sketchup and that is Mosaic. There are many others that make attempts to provide pre-built libraries of cabinets that are not modeled for production purposes (parts and hardware included).
As yet, I haven’t seen a one stop plugin that can quickly aid the modeling process from schematic to the very act of preparing cut sheets and exporting nesting or at least .dxf files for CAD/CAM: all while being non-intrusive to the modeling experience and current UI of Sketchup.
So, my question is twofold, does anyone know of such a plugin and if it doesn’t exist, does it sound remotely possible to produce such an thing? When I look at PlusSpec and anything Medeeek has produced, I think yes. But I’m more an artist than a programmer so what do I know. If anyone could enlighten me that would be great.