How to Use SketchUp 3skeng for 3D Modeling and Design
SketchUp is a premier 3D design software that allows you to create whatever you can imagine. Whether you are an architect, engineer, interior designer, or hobbyist, SketchUp has the tools and features you need to bring your ideas to life.
One of the most powerful features of SketchUp is its ability to integrate with third-party extensions that enhance its functionality and performance. One of these extensions is 3skeng, a collection of tools for 3D modeling and design of pipe, steelwork, and channel systems.
In this article, we will show you how to use SketchUp 3skeng for creating realistic and accurate 3D models of pipe, steelwork, and channel systems. We will also show you how to export your models to IFC format for structural analysis and collaboration.
What is SketchUp 3skeng
SketchUp 3skeng is a set of extensions for SketchUp that allow you to model and design pipe, steelwork, and channel systems with ease and efficiency. 3skeng consists of three main tools: Pipe, Steelwork, and Channel.
Pipe: This tool allows you to create and edit pipe systems with fittings, valves, flanges, supports, and more. You can choose from a library of predefined components or create your own custom ones. You can also use magnetic points or numeric values to position and connect your components.
Steelwork: This tool allows you to create and edit steel structures with beams, columns, braces, connections, plates, bolts, and more. You can choose from a library of predefined profiles or create your own custom ones. You can also use quality control features to check the static considerations of centerlines and nodes.
Channel: This tool allows you to create and edit channel systems with ducts, vents, dampers, grilles, fans, and more. You can choose from a library of predefined components or create your own custom ones. You can also use magnetic points or numeric values to position and connect your components.
All three tools share the same intuitive interface and workflow that make 3skeng easy to learn and use. You can also use the Edit & Rotate tool to modify and re-arrange your system elements. And you can use the List tool to manage your system elements in a spreadsheet-like view.
How to Install SketchUp 3skeng
To install SketchUp 3skeng, you need to have SketchUp Pro or SketchUp Studio installed on your computer. You also need to have an active license of 3skeng for each tool you want to use. You can purchase 3skeng licenses from the official website: http://3skeng.com/en/buy.htm
Once you have purchased your licenses, you can download the installation files from the download page: http://3skeng.com/en/download.htm
Follow these steps to install SketchUp 3skeng:
Close SketchUp if it is running.
Run the installation file for each tool you want to install (e.g., 3skeng_Pipe_2022.exe).
Follow the instructions on the screen.
Activate your licenses by entering your email address and license key in the dialog box that appears when you launch each tool.
You are now ready to use SketchUp 3skeng!
How to Use SketchUp 3skeng
To use SketchUp 3skeng, you need to open a new or existing SketchUp model and select the tool you want to use from the Extensions menu or the toolbar. For example, if you want to use the Pipe tool, go to Extensions > 3skeng > Pipe.
You will see a dialog box with four tabs: Library, Settings, Help, and About. The Library tab contains a list of categories and subcategories of components that you can use for your pipe system. The Settings tab allows you to adjust various parameters such as units, colors, layers, etc. The Help tab provides access to online documentation and tutorials. The About tab shows 061ffe29dd