In this video, I just wanted to go through some of the great extensions that are available for creating different kinds of house and building models within SketchUp.
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Medeek Foundation – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCQysLKZbSA&list=PLEQT0qjXe6zjImhShRK0_6RScSTsInp0Z&index=6
Medeek Foundation is a detailed foundation building extension that allows you to create accurate concrete foundations for your buildings. This extension can create everything from anchor bolts to rebar for your foundations.
Housebuilder – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eBR87a9YXIE
House builder is an older extension that contains a set of tools designed to help you model house framing. It contains everything from framed flooring to wall framing. You can go back and add and move around doors and windows to the walls you’ve created, as well as creating roof framing. Note that this is an older extension, and some people have had some issues getting it installed, but it seems to be working fine for me.
Profile Builder – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rvKHQBvuTmg&list=PLEQT0qjXe6zjImhShRK0_6RScSTsInp0Z&index=21
Profile builder is a smart profile building extension. While house builder creates wall framing, you can set up wall assemblies within profile builder that contain things like framing, sheathing, drywall, and batt insulation. Once you’ve created these assemblies within Profile Builder, you can also create a schedule of materials, allowing you to quantify the objects within your model. In addition to assemblies like walls, you can also create objects like stair rails and other objects with repeating pieces with profile builder.
1001 Bit Tools – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlwTNTJwBwE&list=PLEQT0qjXe6zjImhShRK0_6RScSTsInp0Z&index=8
1001Bit Tools is a collection of tools designed to make architectural modeling much easier. This extension contains everything from wall building tools (including tools to add openings to those walls), stair creation tools, door and window frame tools, roof framing tools, and more. This large toolset contains many useful tools – check out the link below for more information on how to use each of them!
Tig Roof – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-QYW-4z71A&list=PLEQT0qjXe6zjImhShRK0_6RScSTsInp0Z&index=46
Tig’s roof extension is an extension designed to help you create many different kinds of complex roofs easily. This extension works on simple rectangular roofs, as well as roof with more complex shapes, allowing for a lot of flexibility when working with different shaped buildings.