Modeling Architectural Elements in SketchUp with 1001Bit Tools – SketchUp Plugin of the Week #33

This week’s SketchUp extension contains a suite of tools designed to help you quickly create architectural elements in your models!
Plugin Name: 1001bit Tools
Plugin Developer: Goh Chun Hee
How Much does it cost? Standard Version is Free. Pro Version Costs $48.
Where do you get it?
You can download the free version from the SketchUp warehouse, and you can download the pro version from
Tool Functions
This tool contains a GIANT collection of tools for creating architectural elements. I’m going to struggle to get through all of them in one video, so I’ll run you through the highlights.
Specifically, I’m going to focus on the tools that create actual architectural features, though this toolbar also comes with multiple tools for splitting lines, creating guides, chamfering edges, and more.
This extension comes with options for creating walls along paths, along with tools that allow you to create openings in the walls that you create, as well as tools for creating windows and grilles in those openings.
The window creation tool is especially useful, and will probably change my workflow for creating windows in the future.
It has several different ways to create grilles and louvers.
Staircases are very easy to create with this extension, with several different styles and options.
It also comes with several tools designed to quickly create rafter and roof framing.
Finally, it has a tool built in that allows you to create a hip roof directly from a face.
All in all, this is an EXCELLENT suite of tools designed with architecture in mind. Even in the quick amount of time I’ve spent with this extension so far, it has at least one, maybe two functions that I don’t think I’m going to be able to live without.
Make sure you visit to check out the pro version – it has even more tools, including tools for columns, foundations, profiles, and more framing options.

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