2017 Skalp for SketchUp
Skalp is an intuitive and powerful Live Section Tool. It represents the key missing features needed to realize a long standing dream: create stunning plans and elevations inside SketchUp.
2017 Skalp for SketchUp

Skalp has been designed and built as an easy to use yet powerful Live Section Tool. It represents the key missing features needed to realize a long standing dream: Create your stunning plans and elevations inside SketchUp.

 The Skalp development Team has its roots in architecture and 3D software, but that doesn't mean Skalp is for architects or Pro users only. SketchUp is being used in so many disciplines nowadays. Which is why we intended Skalp to be as 'generic' as possible. This means we do not want to change or disrupt your specific workflow. 

"We feel Skalp should just try to respect whatever and however you're doing in SketchUp and simply boost your ability to create superb drawings."

Features

Skalp S​ections

  • Automatic hatch patterned cross sections.
  • Live updates, all model changes are tracked on the fly.
  • ​Use Styles to remap the look in each scene.
  • Fully supports nested groups and components.
  • Supports multiple drawing scales in one model.
  • ​Neat user interface filled with relevant features.

Skalp Styles

  • The same Section represented in multiple ways.
  • Each Scene can have its own cross section style.
  • Intuitive and powerful mapping queries.
  • Assign by layer, material, hatching or tagging.
  • Patterns adapt to the drawing scale.

Skalp Pattern Designer

  • Make awesome tileable Pattern textures for your Skalp Sections.
  • Texturize your model in a new creative way.
  • Import a zillion standard CAD patterns.
  • Build your own from scratch.
  • ​Supports scales, transparency, colors & line widths.

Skalp Export

  • Export to SketchUp Pro's LayOut. Persistent updates of Skalp sections in all scenes.
  • Export to DXF includes real CAD hatch patterns.
  • Batch export of scenes to DXF.

14-day FREE TRIAL license

You can activate a 14-day FREE TRIAL license after installing Skalp.

Buy a license

The price of the plugin is 79$ or 69€ and can be bought at our website www.skalp4sketchup.com

Support

You can send your all your support questions to support@skalp4sketchup.com

 Skalp for Sketchup 1.0: Getting Started manual

 

Reviews

André L's picture

I can´t use it...

Error Loading File Skalp_Skalp.rb
Error: #
C:/Users/ALSTCORP/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2014/SketchUp/Plugins/Skalp_Skalp.rb:70:in `require'
C:/Users/ALSTCORP/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2014/SketchUp/Plugins/Skalp_Skalp.rb:70:in `'
C:/Users/ALSTCORP/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2014/SketchUp/Plugins/Skalp_Skalp.rb:25:in `'

Skalp's picture

This problem at first sight looks like you aren't running the latest version of SketchUp 2014. Could you check Sketchup About > you should have version 14.1.1282 on windows or 14.1.1283 on mac

If your version is lower, please update that first. If you version is one of these and the problem would still persist, we will step into it further. You can contact us by email: support@skalp4sketchup.com

The Skalp Team

Matheus M.'s picture

I'm getting a "Load Error", and that's what appears:

Erro ao carregar o arquivo C:/Users/Usuário/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/Skalp_Skalp/Skalp_loader.rb
Error: The RubyEncoder loader is not installed. Please visit the http://www.rubyencoder.com/loaders/ RubyEncoder site to download the required loader for 'mingw' and unpack it into 'C:/Users/Usuário/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/Skalp_Skalp/rgloader' directory to run this protected script.
C:/Users/Usuário/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/Skalp_Skalp/rgloader/loader.rb:21:in `'
C:/Program Files/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/Tools/RubyStdLib/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.rb:45:in `require'
C:/Program Files/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/Tools/RubyStdLib/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.rb:45:in `require'
C:/Users/Usuário/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/Skalp_Skalp/Skalp_loader.rb:6:in `'
C:/Program Files/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/Tools/extensions.rb:197:in `require'
C:/Program Files/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/Tools/extensions.rb:197:in `load'
C:/Users/Usuário/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/Skalp_Skalp.rb:62:in `register_extension'
C:/Users/Usuário/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/Skalp_Skalp.rb:62:in `load_extension'
C:/Users/Usuário/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/Skalp_Skalp.rb:48:in `check_IE_version'
C:/Users/Usuário/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/Skalp_Skalp.rb:88:in `'
C:/Users/Usuário/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/Skalp_Skalp.rb:25:in `'

How can I solve it?

Skalp's picture

The problem is Sketchup having troubles with special characters such as 'á' in the user profile path. They will need to fix this in a future maintenance release of SketchUp. This Sketchup problem will manifest itself on a lot of plugins from the extension warehouse also.
Currently you can work around as follows:
- create a new user on your computer without any special characters in the name.
- Install and use SketchUp on that users.
- After you have create the new user profile, you may change your user name back to your real name including the 'ç'. On renaming a user, Windows will NOT change the actual profile paths themselves, so everything keeps working.
I do understand this is not an elegant solution, as you end up with either 2 user accounts and having to switch back and forth. Or you end up having to move a lot of stuff over to the new profile.
For windows 7 Microsoft also explains how to change your existing user profile here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/19834.how-to-...

giulio c's picture

Hello guys... here I get a continuos "Encode error" causing sketchup to close .. how can I solve it ??

Skalp's picture

Giulio,

Do you have a full or a trial license?

Remove the Skalp.lic file. And re-activate your Skalp version again with your license activation code.
You can find this file in the following location:
On windows:
C:\Users\\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp [n]\SketchUp\Plugins\Skalp_Skalp\

On OS X:
/Users//Library/Application Support/SketchUp [n]/SketchUp/Plugins/Skalp_Skalp/

If this doesn’ t fix the problem, please contact support@skalp4sketchup.com

Kind regards,

Guy
The Skalp Team

giulio c's picture

Hello !!

I confirm you I got a regula license and it worked pretty good since long... ( maybe I changed computer ...)

I found SKALP.lic file
Removed it
Launch SU for a new autorization

As result I got :
"All your activations have been used
for this License Activation Code "

Note that the SKALP.lic in not erased... just in another folder... so I can replace it with no prob !!!

What to do ???

Skalp's picture

Giulio,

I directly contact you by mail to do a screensharing to solve your problem.

Kind regards,

Guy

Skalp's picture

If Skalp doesn't work on your system please contact us at support@skalp4sketchup.com so we can fix your problem.

frequent problems:
- The user doesn't have Internet Explorer 10 or higher installed on his system (only windows). Skalp need IE10 or higher to work.
- Special characters in your windows user name. Contact us to solve this problem.

Please always update to the latest version on our server. If Skalp starts and you get the Skalp info dialog box and there is an update tab select this and choose to update.

Kind regards,

The Skalp Team

Skalp's picture

Gregg,

We will contact you by mail to solve your problem.

Kind regards,

The Skalp Team

Gregg D's picture

Seems like a great tool, but it crashes SketchUp every time I try to use it. Frustrating.

kts.son's picture

Me too. I use Sketchup 2015 and Window 7 64bit. How?

Skalp's picture

Please contact us at support@skalp4sketchup.com so we can fix your problem.

frequent problems:
- The user doesn't have Internet Explorer 10 or higher installed on his system (only windows). Skalp need IE10 or higher to work.
- Special characters in your windows user name. Contact us to solve this problem.

Please always update to the latest version on our server. If Skalp starts and you get the Skalp info dialog box and there is an update tab select this and choose to update.

Kind regards,

The Skalp Team

kts.son's picture

Ok. After update IE 8 to IE 10, It worked. Thanks

Gwénaël G's picture

This is really a great tool, i'm an architect, and i use it almost every day. Each scene is sketchup is a skalp section in my project. Thanks

Skalp's picture

Thanks!

Rita M's picture

Thanks for the awesome extension, and excellent support provided by Guy, I am very happy to not be applying hatches in Layout. Worth every penny.

Skalp's picture

Thanks!

Renee D's picture

I purchased a license and am running SketchUp 2015 on my iMac.
My model is set up by layer and I have followed the tutorials to use the by Layer function, but after I define a pattern for a layer in an active section, it doesn't show it in my model even after clicking the update arrows. Then, after a few seconds it jumps back to "no pattern selected" in the list.

It has also crashed my sketchup a number of times today.

I really like the idea of this add-on, but at the moment, it's frustrating me.

Skalp's picture

Rennee,

The Skalp pattern layer option gives very Nice results but is hard to setup correctly because there are some ruby api functions missing and you need to do some tricky parts manually. Once setup correctly it works like a charm.

Please send a mail to support@skalp4sketchup.com with your license information, some explination and your model so we can look what you're doing wrong.

kind Regards,

The Skalp Team

Vivek M's picture

Using skalp with sketch up 2014 on windows. My model is big (250mb ) and has a lot of groups. Skalp says Encode error and shuts sketchup down. What do I do to make this work ? Really like it and would like to purchase after my trial.

Skalp's picture

Vivek,

My colleague will contact you to solve your problem.

regards,

Guy

Vivek M's picture

hey . is it possible to export cut sections to Kerkythea like zorro2 does? really intresteted in the product.

Skalp's picture

At this moment this isn't possible, but this feature is high on our list.

Johannes P.'s picture

it’s awesome! Skalp fills a big gap when it comes to construction drawings within Sketchup/Layout.

eurogator1's picture

Skalp is great! Want to know if there is a way to get it to cut sections with walls in the new BuildEdge Pro 5.3? Right now, when I lay out a plan using BE Pro wall components, I can't get a successful section for Layout.

These two plugins together present a formidable combination and posture Sketchup closer to true BIM, if......I can get them to play well together. Your thoughts?

f's picture
f

I would also like to see if these two work together.

ferg

Gerrit D's picture

I try to run Skalp but when i click for run it i have the message, Please unload extension Dibac to run calp

Skalp's picture

Gerrit,

At this moment you can't run Skalp and Dibac / SolidSection together. Later today or tomorrow we will release a new version which can run together with Dibac. But we still recommend to unload SolidSection when running Skalp.

regards,

The Skalp Team

Wade S's picture

I knew I was going to buy this one after the 1st day of the trial.

The extension does exactly what we need for interior elevations, sections, details and plans.

There are tricks and techniques to create hatches and poches inside SketchUp, but nothing that works nearly this well and fluidly with section planes & scenes.

Anything that helps create the desired result inside sketchup before sending to Layout is great!

Great extension.

Skalp's picture

Thanks.

L c's picture
L c

Has anyone noticed any of their saved Scene tabs disappearing after they installed the latest version of Skalp ? I have about 42 saved scenes and for no reason about 8 of the scenes disappeared (like someone deleted them !) It could be caused by something else - so maybe thats just a coincidence, but its started happening to me after the update & its a problem.....

Skalp's picture

Lc,

Please contact us at support@skalp4sketchup.com. Can you send us a copy of the file before and after the deleted scenes?

Did you delete the sectionplane which was attached to this scenes? In that case all scenes from this sectionplane will be deleted, this is as designed. If you don't want this scenes to be deleted you first need to set this scenes to no active section and save this setting to the scene before removing the sectionplane.

The Skalp Team

Павел С.'s picture

after instaling and restart sketchup, I have this:

http://f5.s.qip.ru/fTUvrqbd.jpg

but:
http://f5.s.qip.ru/fTUvrqbe.jpg

Skalp's picture

This is a known issue which we already forwarded to the SketchUp Team. The problem is Sketchup having troubles with special characters in the user profile path on windows. They will need to fix this in a future maintenance release of SketchUp.

Currently you can work around as follows:
- create a new user on your computer without any special characters in the name.
- Install and use SketchUp on that users.
- After you have create the new user profile, you may change your user name back to your real name including the special characters. On renaming a user, Windows will NOT change the actual profile paths themselves, so everything keeps working.

We do understand this is not an elegant solution, as you end up with either 2 user accounts and having to switch back and forth. Or you end up having to move a lot of stuff over to the new profile.

For windows 7 Microsoft also explains how to change your existing user profile here: http://social.technet.microsoft.com/wiki/contents/articles/19834.how-to-...

The Skalp Team

Prathamesh K's picture

Congratulations !!!...A much needed Sketchup Feature by default!...Sketchup for serious BIM is one step away...

sl!m's picture

Hi There,

I Just installed and running the 14 days trial.
After doing a skalp section and selecting the groupI can't see any other patterns than the Skalp default one in the drop down menu. Is this normal ? Do they come with the permanent license one?

Thanks for helping.
Best

Skalp's picture

sl!m,

Thanks for testing Skalp for SketchUp.
To get you up and running, you best start with reading our getting started manual and watch the Skalp tutorial video's:

http://download.skalp4sketchup.com/downloads/docs/getting_started.pdf
https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL4o5Ke8mDBjjka1kZPJ5-tMhf_d51CVbr

The trial version is exactly the same as the full license only time limited.
You can use any standard SketchUp material or you can create special Skalp materials with the Skalp Pattern Designer.

How to create a Skalp material:
http://youtu.be/RVFQkZDZb4Q?list=PL4o5Ke8mDBjjka1kZPJ5-tMhf_d51CVbr

If you have more support questions please contact us at support@sklap4sketchup.com to get free support.

regards,

The skalp Team

Tracy M's picture

I have installed Scalp (trial) downloaded from your site on my 2015 Sketchup (Trial) Win 7, but the buttons ·Show more"& "Scalp menu" does not display menus. The behavior of the plugin is also erratic, and crashes. I want to buy the plugin but I dont know if it work properly.

Skalp's picture

The reported behavior sound like you have not the correct browser installed. Skalp needs IE10 (on windows) or higher to run properly.

mahdi M.'s picture

does it require internet ?

Skalp's picture

You need only a internet connection on activation.

wingchun K.'s picture

I love this tool , it does everything the guys say it does, there were a few glitches when it first came out, now i cannot do without it, great work guys

keep it up

Skalp's picture

Thanks!

Javier Diaz's picture

Its not working on SU 2015, the extension is registered but the toolbar is not showing.

Skalp's picture

Don't copy Skalp from a SketchUp 2014 plugin folder to SketchUp 2015 you need to install Skalp from scratch!

The Skalp version 1.0.0286 on the SketchUp Extension Warehouse works on SU 2015 (but there is a bugsplat in switching scenes). In a couple of hours there will be an update on our website with a fix for this bug. You can install 1.0.0286 and the update will be automatically.

Skalp's picture

The new version 1.0.0320 is online, this version works with SketchUp 2014 and SketchUp 2015.

habib t's picture

why it not free

Skalp's picture

Because we can't afford it. We've worked very hard on this plugin and we still do everyday. We only can do this by asking a little money in return for this fantastic tool. This tool can save you a lot of time and time is money.. so it's even better than a free tool ;-)

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Skalp has been designed and built as an easy to use yet powerful Live Section Tool. It represents the key missing features needed to realize a long standing dream: Create your stunning plans and elevations inside SketchUp. The Skalp development Team has its roots in architecture and 3D software, but that doesn't mean Skalp is for architects or Pro users only. SketchUp is being used in so many disciplines nowadays. Which is why we intended Skalp to be as 'generic' as possible. This means we do not want to change or disrupt your specific workflow. We feel Skalp should just try to respect whatever and however you're doing in SketchUp and simply boost your ability to create superb drawings.
Customer Support: 
support@skalp4sketchup.com