Placemaker for SketchUp

import 3D models and data

SketchUp PlaceMaker is a plugin (extension) for the 3D modeling program SketchUp. PlaceMaker imports into SketchUp a variety of 3D data, aerial images and unique geographical features.

Quick and easy to use, PlaceMaker saves time and money. What would take days, if not weeks, can be done in minutes.

PlaceMaker brings in detailed 3D cities from around the world including terrain, roads, walks, buildings, rails, trees. matchless aerials, textured meshes and more!

why placemaker

High Resolution Aerials

One of PlaceMaker’s most popular features are the High resolution aerials from Mapbox and Nearmap. Get unprecedented imagery quality for many locations around the world. Mapbox provides global coverage, with sharp imagery for most major world cities. Nearmap’s almost 3.5cm resolution and recency is a game changer for modeling and presentation.

High Quality Terrain

PlaceMaker now offers access to high quality terrain from Cesium. The high quality terrain adds a new level of accuracy and granularity to terrain models. Terrain resolution varies by location. The coverage is global and the results detailed. You can even drape aerials, 3D buildings, roads and other infrastructure onto the terrain surfaces.

3D Cities and Infrastructure

40 hours of work in 4 minutes! Quick, full of detail and easy to use, the popular PlaceMaker Extension for SketchUp lets you import 3D building massings, road and walk surfaces, high resolution aerials, trees, water and more. It’s global data for cities and towns AROUND the WORLD.

AI Generated Surveys

Digitizing the world with Artificial Intelligence. PlaceMaker is happy to bring you SmartSite; top of the class, next generation vector data. Using AI, SmartSite takes high-resolution aerials and transforms them into accurate site plans that include roads, walks, paths, sports fields, parking areas, bridges, highways, lawns, open spaces and much more. Available in SketchUp and DWG (CAD) formats. Does not require the purchase of the PlaceMaker Plugin.

3D Mesh Cities

Google Earth’s 3D models and mesh envy no more! Created by Nearmap – high resolution 3D Mesh and Textures of Cities and Towns across the United States and Canada for a super low cost!

Available in SketchUp and FBX Formats. Does not require the purchase of the PlaceMaker plugin.

Get Placemaker for Sketchup now.