I’m curious to know what the community thinks of our new extension called SketchPlus. Our goal was to provide a large number of commonly used simple tools all in one package with a consistent SketchUp-like user experience, making it easier for professionals to manage their plugins.
In addition, we wanted to lower the barrier of entry into the world of extensions for new SketchUp users. The amount of extensions available is overwhelming and it takes time to research and learn about all of the options available. We thought that SketchPlus could help streamline this process for beginners.
We know there are some great free plugins from various developers that have similar functions to many of our tools but we hope to add some value by putting in extra efforts into the UI and user experience of the tools to make them feel that they are a natural extension to your existing SketchUp workflow. And by including them all into one ever-evolving and growing extension, the entire process of managing these commonly used tools will hopefully become much simpler!
Version 1 contains over 30 tools including:
Polygon Lasso Select
Deep Select Face
Select All Instances
Select Previous / Select Next (Selection Memory)
Explode+ (Recursive Explode)
Drop+ (Drop objects on the surface below)
Move to Origin
Move to Z
Flatten to Ground
Unpaint (all entities recursive, groups / components, or faces / edges)
Untag (all entities recursive, groups / components, or faces / edges)
Deep Paint Faces
SketchPlus is a (relatively low-cost) paid extension and there is also a free trial available.
You can learn more at the SketchPlus website below:
It would be great to hear your feedback on this! And also let us know which tools you think we should add to this product. Thanks!