Material Area Output to Excel

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.

Thanks All!

You could consider Dynamic Components

-change the material names to an underscore delimiter rather than a minus sign

  • create a template DC with all the materials, and use facearea to get each one. note you have to use a conversion to sq meters as it returns inches
  • you can use Simjoubert add DC Attributes to populate the existing
  • then build each level template and apply as for the first level

You then have a system of conversion and a method of working from scratch
The reports will be individually based on level, viewable on fly in DC option. or later as a generated report that is sent to excel


Many Thanks! We will try DC ~

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You may also can check this extension:

ReportArea | SketchUp Extension Warehouse

For learning Ruby, Dan have a nice collection here:

Ruby Learning Resources [WikiLists] - Developers / Ruby API - SketchUp Community


will give you an insight to DC “facearea” and Simjoubert DC extensions


Thanks for the extension. It made good report!

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You can export material areas + all applicable tags (and a bunch of more data) with 3DBI into a .json format. JSON is an open, human readable standard, that Excel happens to work great with. Once you setup your initial JSON import in Excel, whenever you export a new .json file Excel will with the push of a button update all information. Here is a video to illustrate that: use 3DBI to export SketchUp data to Excel - YouTube

As a bonus, 3DBI is actually ment to bring your models and data into Microsoft Power BI, so you can create immersive 3D dashboards, like this one for example: Microsoft Power BI

Many Thanks~
TRY “Microsoft Power BI …”

Kenny Geyskens via SketchUp Forum <> 於 2023年1月31日 週二 下午7:59寫道: