SketchUp

Applications

  • Direct translation of SketchUp models for use within any of our tools: VE-Ware, VE-Toolkits, VE-Gaia and VE-Pro.
  • Quickly assign important required data; such as location, building, room, construction and HVAC type.
  • Demonstrate the impact of different design options, quantifying energy savings expected and aiding in the design of Building Management Systems.
  • Identify where substantial reductions in energy use can be realised during the design process.
  • Calculate performance against rating systems and regulation compliance.

Where can I obtain the IESVE plug-in for SketchUp?

Technical Details

Integrated quick effective feedback on low-energy design metrics
The IESVE plug-in for SketchUp enables the direct translation of models for performance analysis within any of our tools: VE-Ware, VE-Toolkits VE-Gaia, VE-Pro.

Don’t rebuild your model, translate it...
The plug-in offers SketchUp users a range of model building tools designed to make creating 'best practice' geometry for performance analysis effortless. It also allows you to quickly assign important required data; such as location, building, room, construction and HVAC type.

Latest Updates (V3)
This latest version strengthens interoperability and incorporates ‘Groups and Components’ functionality for both the Free and Pro SketchUp platforms and specific ‘Thick Wall’ features for SketchUp Pro users. Take a look at the video guide below - find more in our 'Video Guides'.

Compatible with both SketchUp Free and Pro
It works with both the Free and Pro versions of SketchUp (version 6 and above) and can be used for new build, refurbishment projects and in-use evaluation.

Energy, Carbon, Daylight, Solar, LEED analysis and much more...
Use your choice of IESVE tool to achieve energy-efficient building design, reduced CO2 emissions, and better utilisation of low-carbon technologies and renewable energy. Explore the rest of our software section to investigate the wide range of performance metrics we offer. These are our VE-Toolkits designed specifically for use with the plug-in that are intended for very early stage indicative feedback, when time is short and answers need to be rapid. Or VE-Gaia is guided but detailed step-by-step architectural analysis.

Continue your IESVE analysis outside of SketchUp
You can progress your design as informed by IES performance analysis within the IESVE platform, or from other CAD/BIM applications using our Revit plug-in and strong gbXML connectivity to ArchiCAD.

Availability
The IESVE SketchUp Plug-in is included as standard in all software downloads. If you already have SketchUp installed on your machine the Toolbar will automatically appear when you next open SketchUp.

VE-Ware and VE-Toolkits are designed exclusively for use with this plug-in. VE-Gaia and VE-Pro, allow you to edit model properties in detail if required, and undertake more advance analyses.

Benefits

Make energy modelling and environmental responsiveness a core component of the design process.

Integrate your design and performance model to deliver empowering energy, carbon, daylight and solar analyses.

Streamline the transfer of building information thus removing a significant time workflow and cost barrier to designing resource efficient buildings.

Screenshots

IESVE SketchUp Toolbar IconsSketchUp Toolbar Thin WallsSketchUp Analysis Right Click MenuIES SketchUp Room / Building Properties OverviewSketchUp Thick WallsSketchUp Plug-In Thick Walls Modelling - Room HighlightingIESVE SketchUp Plug-In - Select Components SketchUp Plug-In - Build a Storey
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