1001bit Tools Pro is a collection of plugins (Ruby scripts) for Google Sketchup dedicated to performing architectural tasks with the minimum of effort. Create 3d models of staircases, spiral staircases, escalators, walls, doors and windows, and even self-generated roof rafters, by simply keying in the parameters and dimensions.
1001bit Tools Pro adds the following 40 additional commands to Google SketchUp:
Point on Face – places a construction point on a selected face by defining horizontal and vertical distances. It is intended to be used for creating setting out reference points, particularly on faces that are not vertical or horizontal.
Align Selected Entities – allows for aligning any group or component instance by defining 3 basepoints and 3 target points. This is particularly useful for accurate placement of elements on non flat planes, for example placing a car on a slope.
Extrude Along Sloping Curve Path – for extruding a profile along a sloping curved path; for example, car park ramp, railing of spiral staircase, etc. The tool will maintain vertical profile along the slope.
Revolved Surface – creates surface by revolving along a selected profile along a defined axis. It has an added feature to scale profile as it’s being revolved. The scale factor refers to the ratio of the final distance of a point to the axis over its original distance.
Slope Selected Edges – allows the user to change the selected edges into one with continuous slope. It comes with a slope calculator that allows for calculation of gradients between degrees and ratio as well as actual height in relation to the length of the edges.
Vertical Walls – creates standard, cavity and partition walls with studs maintaining verticality of walls even if created along a sloping path, and will automatically sort out the profiles necessary when running along a slope.