Can anyone recommend an automated stud wall, roof truss & rafter timber framing add-on for sketchup? I’m looking for a tool with the ability to customise the framing timbers and construction approach to my build methods.
I’ve tried search Google, but have so far met with little success.
So far all I have found is PlusSpec. It’s a good tool with lots of promise, but it still needs a lot of work. The stud framing construction is hard coded to the construction methods built into the software. There’s no way to design your own framing techniques. I love that it automatically creates the framing for windows and door when inserted into a wall.
I don’t know whether this is against the rules of the forum, I’m not trying to promote rival products, but I need to show these as examples to get my point across. Revit has two third party add-ons that really go to town on automating timber & steel framing construction, which I would love for SketchUp. Aga-Cad and StrucSoft’s MWF. There’s also a product for ArchiCad called ArchiFrame.
If you’re a developer and feel you could create an extension for SketchUp then please do contact me.