Pointools Plugin for SketchUp

Pointools has unveiled a Plug-in for Google SketchUp in time for the European LiDAR Mapping Forum, Autodesk University and SPAR Europe. The new Pointools Plug-in for SketchUp streamlines scan-to-model workflows for all SketchUp and SketchUp Pro users by enabling reuse of the largest point cloud models, and by providing a first-of-a-kind solution to create 3D city models from mobile scan data.

[ via Pointools ]

Plugin Links on delicious.com

So my latest idea is to use the social bookmarking site delicious.com to organize all the sketchup plugins. I created a new account and plan on using it only for SketchUp plugins (or very closely related) links.

Delicious has some features that I hope will make it easier to discover the best, most useful, and interesting SketchUp plugins available. By using a few well-chosen tags and tag bundles, it should be possible to build a quality SketchUp plugins link database.

I'm just getting started adding links, but my best estimate is there are now over 1,000 individual plugins available for SketchUp.  I want to encourage community participation in order to make the list as useful and complete as possible. If you have a delicious account and would like to help please send your plugins links to my account, or add me to your network. If not, you can still browse the bookmarks and hopefully discover something new.

Questions, comments, and ideas are welcomed. I'm particularly interested in hearing about tags to use as "Major Categories" in organizing the links. What makes sense to you? What is the minimum number of major categories that are needed to organize all plugins? 

[ pluginsblog's delicious bookmarks ]
I just thought I'd show a picture of a SketchUp model I had 3D Printed a few months ago from Shapeways.com. The model was made with a greeble plugin and is a 1 inch cube.

We are the Borg. Resistance is Futile.

gModeller: energy analysis plugin for Google SketchUp

Derek wrote in to tell us that the plugin formerly known as the Greenspace LiveEnergy Modeller has been improved and is now called gModeller.

From the greenspacelive site:

gModeller is an energy analysis plugin for Google SketchUp. Based on the gbXML standard for designing resource efficient buildings and specifying associated equipment, gModeller enables the building designer to decorate 3D SketchUp building models with gbXML surfaces and openings, to identify and label gbXML spaces, and to import and export gbXML models.

As a result of using gModeller, Google SketchUp becomes an intelligent solution for low carbon building design. Models can be quickly exported to gEnergyEPC for energy analysis and certification.

[ gModeller ]

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