Placemaker refers to a useful extension for SketchUp that can be used to create 3D cities into your model quickly with a single mouse click.
It fetches geographical data and generates streets, paths, buildings, bodies of water, and more. It is also capable of fetching high resolution map data in SketchUp as well as importing buildings, trees and forests.
Placemaker also allows for importing OpenStreeMap roads, buildings, paths, water bodies, trees, as well as high resolution aerials and transferring these to functional site reference model ideal for rendering or exporting into other applications.
This SketchUp plugin is well suited with SketchUp 2016, SketchUp 2017, SketchUp 2018, SketchUp 2019 as well as AutoCAD, Revit, 3ds Max, Rhinoceros, Bentley, and Lumion.
The followings are some exclusive features of the plugin :-
Imagery – Mapbox and Nearmap
It can import up to 2.8″ (7cm) high-resolution aerials directly into SketchUp.
It can quickly import numerous real 3D building massing models for select locations and cities.
Trees and Forests
With a single mouse click, it can import 3D Forest for different locations and areas.
Roads and Paths
Arrange 3D roads, walks, paths and water into your model. All objects are modeled and render ready.
Model on Terrain
Placemaker for SketchUp can model and drape buildings, 3D roads and paths directly to terrain.
It comprises more than 300 detailed building components.
Export to Revit
With the use of the export to Revit function, it can import your model into Revit.
Instant Site Base
It can generate instant site base files to be utilized for modeling, design, and rendering.