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SpaceDesign vs SketchUp Report Features Comparison

This Report Features Comparison highlight the differences between the internal SketchUp Pro Reporting feature and SpaceDesign by Render Plus .

Overview

SketchUp Reports SpaceDesign

Dynamic Component reporting uses the metadata embedded in your components to create tabular reports.

In SketchUp Pro, you can export detailed lists of every named entity and their corresponding attributes in either HTML or CSV format, for use in your favorite spreadsheet application.

SpaceDesign is an add-on for SketchUp for defining attributes and creating reports from SketchUp components.

SpaceDesign can be very easy to use for simple reporting - such as a count and cost of components placed in a model. The report canbe saved as a .PDF file, or a .CSV file.

It also has very powerful features - such as as length, area and volume calculations which can create more complex reports, but will also be a little harder to use.

The Report Features Comparison highlight the differences between the internal SketchUp Pro Reporting feature and SpaceDesign by Render Plus .

Overview

SketchUp Reports SpaceDesign

Dynamic Component reporting uses the metadata embedded in your components to create tabular reports.

In SketchUp Pro, you can export detailed lists of every named entity and their corresponding attributes in either HTML or CSV format, for use in your favorite spreadsheet application.

SpaceDesign is an add-on for SketchUp for defining attributes and creating reports from SketchUp components.

SpaceDesign can be very easy to use for simple reporting - such as a count and cost of components placed in a model. The report can be saved as a .PDF file, or a .CSV file.

It also has very powerful features - such as as length, area and volume calculations which can create more complex reports, but will also be a little harder to use.

Main Differences

SpaceDesign...
  • Works with SketchUp Free as well as SketchUp Pro
  • Reports on both Components and Groups
  • Combines similar components and adds a Count column.
  • Create a PDF report with image and report data
  • Lets you order and format the report columns.
  • Creates "global" attributes for all components.
  • Totals fields on a special Total row.
  • Lets you add custom report rows after the totals row.

Basic Features

Report on Dynamic Component attributes

SketchUp Reports SpaceDesign
Yes Yes - also reports on attributes you add to ordinary components


Add your own attributes and report on them

SketchUp Reports SpaceDesign
Yes - add attributes to Dynamic components. Yes - add new attributes for all components in the model.

Define new attributes to be used in editing and reporting

SketchUp Reports SpaceDesign
No - attributes names are extracted from Dynamic Components. Yes - define the new attributes you want to use and they will apply to all attributes.

Edit Attributes for components

SketchUp Reports SpaceDesign
Yes - right click on Dynamic Component and change attributes. Yes - right click on Component or Group to change attributes, or extract all attributes into a .CSV file and change them on Excel.

Perform calculations on attributes

SketchUp Reports SpaceDesign
Yes - using calculation in Dynamic Component. Yes - uses DC calculated attributes and also additional calculations on SpaceDesign attributes.

SpaceDesign only features

Include an image of the SketchUp model in the report

SketchUp Reports SpaceDesign
No Yes

Image of model and attribute report and ability to customize report format.


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Report on both Groups and Components

SketchUp Reports SpaceDesign
No - Components only. Yes - Dynamic Components, other components and groups.


Define which attributes you want to include in your report

SketchUp Reports SpaceDesign
No - all attributes are reported Yes

Combine and count components with similar attributes

SketchUp Reports SpaceDesign
No Yes - similar components are consolidated into a single report line. The Count attribute is automatically created and can be used for other calculations - such as extended cost, total weight, etc.

Extend cost and other fields (multiply by quantity)

SketchUp Reports SpaceDesign
No Yes - extend cost and other fields by multiplying by the quantity or count.

Total extended cost and other fields

SketchUp Reports SpaceDesign
No Yes - specify which fields you want to create totals for.

Report of areas and volumes

SketchUp Reports SpaceDesign
No Yes - use the areas of faces or volumes of solids as attributes of in calculations. See: Area and Volumes

Advanced Features

Define order and format of report columns

SketchUp Reports SpaceDesign
No Yes
  • You can define the format of each column in the report - number of decimal places, currency, etc. See: Number Formatting
  • You can drag the names of the attributes in the header row left or right to change the order of the report. See: Report Format

Use Excel or a .CSV file to define attribute values

SketchUp Reports SpaceDesign
No - all attribute values are stored in the Dynamic Component Yes - extract current and desired attributes for all components into a .CSV file, edit it in Excel, and reload into the Component Definitions. See: Define Attributes

Add custom report rows

SketchUp Reports SpaceDesign
No Yes - add custom rows below totals, using calculations based on the totals.


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Show multiple attributes in a single column

SketchUp Reports SpaceDesign
No Yes - To save room on the report, you can combine attributes into a single column.

See: List Attributes

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See also

SpaceDesign: