PlaceMaker (Instant Site Context) released


I just wanted to let you know that a new Extension from mind.sight.studios (Dale Martens aka Whaat) and Ambit3D (Daniel Tal) for SketchUp Make or Pro called PlaceMaker is now available here:

PlaceMaker imports and optimizes OpenStreetMap data which allows you to automatically generate HUGE site context reference models with a simple mouse stroke! It can even automatically drape the models onto geo-located terrain.

With a full license, everything that PlaceMaker imports and generates can be edited within SketchUp and customized to suit your specific needs.

It also allows you to import high resolution licensed satellite imagery from DigitalGlobe over a large area, unlike SketchUp’s Add Location feature which simply takes a screenshot of your map window.

You can now order a 6 month preview (free trial) or purchase a license (with early adopter discount) at

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Looks amazing Dale! I wish I had a legitimate use for it.