5 Essential Sketchup Plugins

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Sketchup plugins can make a world of difference when you’re modeling. Finding the right ones can take a ton of time and I simply don’t want that for you. I’ve collected the 5 I use daily when working in sketchup to help you get to modeling faster… sooner!

If you need help learning to install sketchup plugins or extensions I’ve created a post to walk you step-by-step through that process.

5 Essential Sketchup Plugins



If something looks good in the top parallel projection view, but in 3d has lines all over the place, you can use this tool to squish all the lines to the same plane.  Sometimes this alone will help create faces easily by simply adding another line, sometimes it doesn’t.

Remove Lonely Vertices

I hate having more lines then I need, and in a large file, unnecessary lines can add up and really hinder your workflow. Of all the sketchup plugins I’ve used this seems to do the best job for getting rid of those extra segments you don’t need. sketchup plugins sketchup plugins


Weld will combine any lines you select into a single line and ask to close your line to make a shape.  If your face edge looks right but won’t close, chances are it’s not a closed shape.  This takes the guess work out of trying to find where your shape is still open.

Make Faces

When you get to making complex shapes, closed shapes sometimes won’t close.  This plugin is a good quick way to try to make a face from a complex closed shape that sketchup won’t recognize.

Joint Push Pull

Simply put, vanilla sketchup doesn’t allow you to extrude faces that are curved… but this plugin does! joint push pull sketchup plugin

Hope this helps you model quicker and with fewer headaches!  If you found this helpful you might enjoy our other sketchup tutorials.


  1. DesignerHacks January 18, 2016 at 7:18 am #


    Your email has not yet been confirmed. You should have received an email with a link to will confirm your subscription.

  2. galih January 18, 2016 at 5:52 am #

    I already Subscription newspaper

  3. A_Nonamouse October 3, 2015 at 3:40 am #

    Don’t bother!
    Tony deletes posts that reveal the truth: he doesn’t send the plugins!
    I signed up and confirmed a week ago and he still hasn’t sent them. He deleted my previous post complaining about his lack of response.

  4. A_Nonamouse September 27, 2015 at 9:01 pm #

    I signed up more than an hour ago and got the “Confirm your subscription” message right away, but still don’t have the download.

  5. Tony Gushanas May 18, 2015 at 9:10 pm #

    You’ll receive an email asking to confirm your email address and then you’ll get the download.

  6. se777ens May 8, 2015 at 12:47 pm #

    Why cant I download the so called 5 free plugins?

  7. DesignerHacks January 13, 2015 at 1:15 pm #

    After you opt-in to our newsletter we’ll send you an email with the downloads to your free plugins. You’ll also get additional bonus content on sketchup that we don’t share on the site. You should have received an email a few minutes after subscribing to the newsletter.

  8. NativexoxKisses January 11, 2015 at 9:06 pm #

    Can I get the plugins? I did every thing the site told me to do from signing up for the subscriptions and the newsletter hacks. I tried to downtown all top 5 plugins instantly for free! but when I click on it the same pop up keep telling me to subscribe all over again.. Where’s the real link to the downloads so I can share the info with friends?


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