Most popular SketchUp plugins – 2010 Update

SketchUp Plugins

A member at the SketchUcation Forum recently asked SketchUp users for their three most popular plugins. While I am of course sad to see that non of mine made it into the list, this may serve as a timely update to an older post on my site. While we are waiting for a better plugin management in SketchUp, use this list as a basis to fill up the Plugins folder in your SketchUp installation.

By the way: Check out my book, “Architectural Design with SketchUp: 3D Modeling, Extensions, BIM, Rendering, Making, and Scripting.” In chapter 4, I have many tutorials that show how you can use these extensions/plugins.

This is the list of the most popular plugins (based on multiple mentions):

  • 1001bit Tools
  • BezierSpline
  • Curviloft
  • CutList
  • Extrusion Tools
  • FredoScale
  • Joint Push Pull
  • Mirror
  • Round Corner
  • Subdivide and smooth
  • Selection Toys
  • Tools On Surface
  • Weld

And here is the complete list of the top 82 (duplicates removed):

  • 1001bit Tools
  • 2D Tools
  • 3pt Rectangle
  • Add hidden layer
  • Arc Centerpoint Finder
  • Arc: center+2pts
  • Bezier Tools
  • BezierSpline
  • CD STANDARD & CD TOOLSET
  • Center of Gravity
  • CleanUp
  • Cline
  • Colour Edge
  • Curve maker
  • Curve Select
  • Curviloft
  • Curvishear
  • CutList
  • Default Layer Gemometry
  • Default Scene
  • Delete Cons
  • Edge Styles
  • Edge Tools
  • Exploded arc centerpoint
  • Extrude along path
  • Extrude Lines
  • Extrude Tools
  • ExtrudeEdges Suite
  • Extrusion Tools
  • Fillet
  • Fredo PushPull
  • Fredo Scale
  • Frontface
  • Fur
  • Grow
  • House Builder
  • Joint Push Pull
  • JSAlign
  • Kerkythea Exporter
  • Layer Tools and Layer Manager
  • Make Faces
  • Mirror
  • Mirror Selection
  • Move to Orgin
  • Nudge
  • Options
  • Perp. face tools
  • Plan Tools
  • Podium
  • Points cloud v6
  • Profile Builder
  • Protrude
  • Purge All
  • Put on layer
  • QJSAlign & JSAlign
  • Random Painter
  • Remove Materials
  • Remove unused edges
  • Repaint and Cleanup
  • Repeat Copy
  • Round Corner
  • SceneExporter Pro
  • Subdivide and smooth
  • Select curve
  • Selection memory
  • Selection Toys
  • Shaderlight
  • Shape bender
  • SketchyFFD
  • SketchyPhysics
  • Skindigo
  • Solid inspector
  • Tangent tools
  • Thea Exporter
  • Tools On Surface
  • Tube along path
  • Unfold
  • UV Toolkit
  • Vertex tools
  • Weld
  • Work Plane
  • Zorro

So where can you get those? You could start by installing my Plugin Loader plugin and browse the relevant websites. Alternatively, you could justĀ browse this list on SketchUcation or search the Ruby Library Depot.

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