SketchUp was originally designed to make it easier to create 3D models. However, by using the Google 3D Warehouse and other component libraries, it can also be a good tool for creating layouts of components and creating reports (using RpReports .
New users who want to place components may not be familiar with the SketchUp Tools for placement, rotation and stretching symbols. RpTools provides wizard to make this functionality easier.
Download and Installation
- Proceed to Downloads Page to download a copy of RpWallMaker Free.
- After downloading the ZIP file, open it and click Click here to install RpTools to install it.
- After Starting SketchUp, Select 'RpTools from the SketchUp Plugins menu.
RpTools does not load its toolbar into SketchUp until you click "RpTools: Load RPS" from the Plugins menu.
When you start RpTools, it loads a toolbar with all the RpTools functions.
The room wizard will add a room to your model. The room is created a a group and is placed outside the current model. You can move to to the location desired, or edit the group if you want to make other changes.
- Select the Room icon ( ) to load the Create Room Wizard.
- Set parameters as desired.
- Click OK to create the room
The room is created as a Group . This allows you to glue components to the floor or walls, without inadvertently changing the room. If you want to change the room, right click on it and select Edit Group .
All the walls in the room are drawn as transparent from the outside and with a placement grid on the inside. You can change the materials on the walls when you are ready to complete your drawing.
RpTools Editing Wizards
The basic functions of RpTools make it easy to perform edits on components, or any set of selected items, using Wizards to enter precise dimensions and Arrow Icons to specify the direction or orientation of the edit.
Downloads and Installation
We offer a free 30-day trial for any of our products. These are fully functional versions, with no watermarks added to indicate that it is a trial version.
Follow the links on the Downloads Page to download the latest version.
If you have any problems or questions, post them on the: RpTools Forum