Free SketchUp Plugins

Please feel free to download the plugins below.  They were written by our own Joe Zeh and are a collection of tools to make drawing in SketchUp easier and more enjoyable.

Layer Tools

This plugin provides a set of tools to more efficiently manage your layers within SketchUp.  The zip file will contain both the plugin and the documentation on how to use it.  Click here to download version 2.3.

Construction Plus

This is a collection of tools to perform drawing functions that aren’t natively provided by SketchUp. Click here to download. Unfortunately, we don’t yet have written documentation for the tools, but we hope to provide written documentation at some point.  Here is a list of the tools:

  • Construction Line
  • Dovetailed Components
  • Construction Point
  • Draw Normal
  • Face to Face
  • Get Component Dimensions
  • Construction Grid
  • Wood Expansion Calculator

The most relevant tool to CabWriter is the Construction Line tool.  You can see how it’s used in the Drawing a Refrigerator Cabinet video.  It will be used in other videos as well moving forward.  The other useful one is Get Component Dimensions, which allows you to activate the tool, then click on a component to get it’s length, width and thickness in the information bar at the bottom of the screen.  Please feel free to play with the other tools in the meantime.  You must activate, or make visible, the “Construction Plus” tool palette in order to use the tools.