We used “Eneroth Material Area Counter” extension to take-off all the materialized area of faces from the SketchUp Model made for real construction project. Many thanks to this free extension by the author Eneroth. One Project SKP file (the V apartment) was attached for details. V apartment SKP file
It is so simple to copy the information in the msgbox after executed this extension to Excel file for further analysis.
As discussed with construction office, we found the need more information combined with results from aforementioned extension. Maybe “multi-tag” function for each materialized face can be expected. Please see the outline of the sketchup modeling framework. We try the sketchup outline to achieve the “multi-tag” function.
As we expected, by the help of Ruby Script, Sketchup can output CSV file to Excel. The CVS format was setup as shown. The hierarchy outline information of one floor architecture layout can be collected and recorded as the Comma-Separated String in each line of the output text file.
However, it was difficult to start scripting without the base knowledge of Sketchup Ruby Script. We studied “Automatic SketchUp RUBY” book and even tried ChatGPT, but not get good results so far.
Any suggestion is deeply appreciated.