Analyze this! Creating geometry for structural analysis in SketchUp

I just posted a tutorial on my new SketchUp book’s companion site,, about how you can use SketchUp to create geometry for structural analysis. You can find the article (and the video) here:

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  • Robin de Jongh

    I’ve used SketchUp with CSC S-frame for 2D and 3D analysis, and it works a treat. It’s much easier to create beam elements in SketchUp than in the program itself. All you have to be mindful of is the import scale or else you end up designing a beam 100x the weight ! =)

    Thanks Alex, and I look forward to reading your book.