2015 DIBAC for SketchUp
Plugin for architectural drawing
2015 DIBAC for SketchUp

2015 Dibac for SketchUp is a plugin for architectural drawing. It’s a great tool for architects and for anyone who wants to draw architectural plans using 2D tools and then getting the 3D automatically.

You can draw walls, doors, windows, wardrobes and stairs, all dynamically created. In this new 2015 version you can also add any component, carpentry and joinery from your library or even from the 3d warehouse.  

Many more features will come in future upgrades. Watch the video to see it in action:

Download now Dibac for SketchUp and test it during 16 hours of use.

Then you can buy it from www.dibac.com

Also check our YouTube channel for video tutorials: https://www.youtube.com/c/dibac

Thanks.

 

 


2015 DiBAC para SketchUp
es un plugin para el dibujo arquitectónico. Es una gran herramienta para los arquitectos y para cualquier persona que quiere dibujar planos arquitectónicos utilizando herramientas 2D y luego conseguir el 3D automáticamente.

Puede dibujar paredes, puertas, ventanas, armarios y escaleras, todo de forma dinámica creada. Y muchas más características vendrán en futuras actualizaciones. Mire nuestro video para verlo en acción.

Descargue el 2015 DiBAC para SketchUp DEMO y probarlo durante 16 horas de uso ilimitado !

Si te gusta, puedes apoyarnos por conseguir que por tan sólo 69 € (IVA no incluido. Para los miembros de la UE).
Usted puede comprarlo en www.dibac.com

Canal de youtube: https://www.youtube.com/c/dibac

Gracias.

Reviews

Hello Dibac!

I have been playing with your plugin and find it very usefull for what I do. I am very interested in creating my own custom doors and windows and have managed to create my own custom window and get it to work. I couldn't get it to work correctly until I made sure to create the new window component in a seperate Sketchup model and then import it into a new model with a Dibac wall. I want to create door and window components that already have trim (door casing or window casing) on them but I want the hole that Dibac punches through the wall to be the width and height of the window or door without the trim. Is it possible to do this or does the hole have to be the overall width of the entire component? I can send a screenshot of what I'm talking about if that helps. Thanks!

esta plugin hay que comprarlo o tambien se puede instarlar gratis ???

There's a lot to like with this extension. Being able to use warehouse, staying inside SKP functionality, penetrating walls and vector drawing ability are effective features. The data export (csv) works seamlessly. Having just worked with Dibac for 2 days I think it's going to be a good match for our needs (commercial/pre-construction).

We sent a few questions yesterday via email @customer support. Hoping to hear back.

Michael M.

Tengo problemas con el armario al momento de transformar de 2D a 3D , todo se transforma puertas y ventanas pero el armario no

Thanks for your post. Have a good day.

Ar. Nitin S.'s picture

Hi

I have purchased the plugin.

I am running Sketchup 2015, 2016 as well as Sketchup 2017 on the same machine and have installed the plugin on all three versions.

After installing the window component, when I go on to change its parameters via the Sketchup Dynamic Components toolbar, Dibac gives an error stating: "ERROR: Callback function error: Object doesn't support property or method 'attachEvent' @ /dcbridge.js[601]". This error message comes for all the three versions of Sketchup - viz 2015, 2016, & 2017.

Kindly resolve this bug at the earliest. You have a good plugin, please do not get your name tainted by simple issues !

Thank you.

Ar. Nitin Sharma
ans.3dads@gmail.com

Iscarnet's picture

Hello Nitin,

Thanks for your comment.

I have already sent you an email with a solution for your problem.

You need to install the latest Dynamic Component extension in the warehouse: https://extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/dynamic-components

Kind regards,

Juan

Ar. Nitin S.'s picture

Hi Juan

Wow! Thanks for your electric fast reply. Usually this kind of alacrity is seldom seen by script developers. Well done.

Just wanted to inform everything is working fine now, after I downloaded the latest patch of Dynamic Components from the Extension warehouse. There is nothing wrong with your plugin.

Many thanks, and wishing you well on your script, it is by far the best script on Architectural planning, drafting and 2D/ 3D conversion yet.

Best wishes

Ar. Nitin Sharma
3DA Design Studio
www.3rdarch.com

I watched some of the videos and read some of the reviews and went ahead and purchased the plugin. After using the program and building a sample house, I have to say that I am very disappointed. I was hoping to find a replacement for the Buildedge plugin that went out of business, but I find Dibec to be clumsy and not user friendly. I was also disappointed to see that the version I bought was 2 years old and has not been updated to 2017.

I regret buying it and wish I could return it and get my money back.

I will probably just go back to using sketchup without the plugin.
Maybe if it was updated it might be better, but I wouldn't recommend it at this time.
Save your money

Iscarnet's picture

Hello Jeff,

Thanks for your comment.

I´m sorry to hear you are dissapointed with Dibac. We take very serouisly the feedback of our customers. We are constantly working on improving Dibac to make it more powerful and complete. To achieve this goal I´d like to ask you to please send me an email with a more thorough description of your concerns and opinions regarding the extension. I will try to offer the best possible solution and if you are still not satisfied I could refund to you the full license quantity.

We spent quite some time creating an user manual and video tutorials in english and spanish to help our customers learn all the tools and features of Dibac. You can check it out in our website: www.dibac.com This could help to make it a little bit more friendlier.

Please send me an email to: info@iscarnet.com I will get back to you as soon as possible.

Kind regards,

Juan

Jeff,

We are general contractors trying out Dibac for use during pre-construction phase. We are not affiliated with the developer we are simply trying to find an extension for our precon needs.

With Dibac we like the speed at which walls can be drawn, defined by height and width and then converted to 3-D where we can quickly penetrate the wall with openings and also assign material attributes to the wall surface. When openings are placed in the wall their area is subtracted from wall surface yielding net area which is also on our need list.

What we've seen with other SketchUp extensions is extremes in development where; they either offer amazing LOD, it's just that the detail and levels are rigid and not adaptable for our assemblies, or they are minimal and require the user to build multiple walls of the same assembly for every possible wall height.

Dibac is the best compromise we've found so far. One feature we do need is the ability to "name" walls (at assembly level) so we can quantify the assemblies and cost them which we do as csv export.

Juan (the developer rep) has been very receptive to our input and quick to reply. They are looking into what can be done with Dibac future builds and our "wish/needs list".

Regards,
Michael M.

Juan,
I spent quite a bit of time trying out this plugin and have concluded that it is not worth the effort. I was hoping for a plugin that did what the now defunct BuildersEdge did. But Dibec simply doesn't do the job

I sent an email to you requesting a refund and so far have not heard back from you.

Did you mean what you said in your initial response to me?
TIme will tell.

Ar. Nitin S.'s picture

Hi Jeff, Nitin here.

I am amazed at your expeditious trashing of this wonderful plugin. I have been using this plugin for a long time and have followed it in its development over the years and can safely say it is by far THE BEST plugin in its class on the globe. If you really indeed have tested it extensively, please enlighten us by naming a single plugin that lets you use any (yes, ANY) sketchup model as component for insertion, editing and 2D/3D conversion into the modeling workflow, and that includes 3D warehouse models. This feature ALONE makes this plugin indispensible for serious sketchuppers. Up until now, there have been various plugins: Goh's 1001 bit tools, Buildedge plan, Wall and numerous other free/ paid plugins that let you insert their pre-made vanilla components, but DIBAC is the ONLY plugin that gives the user to pick and choose any model and then use it as custom component. This, apart from dynamic component editing, ease of creating centre, left, right aligned walls of differing thicknesses, stairs, et al put this plugin in the same high-respect class as plugins made by Fredo, Thom, TIG and other masters.

I am a very frugal poster on the net. I used to post extensively 5-8 years back on the sketchucation, and arch viz forums such as vray sketchup / podium when I was younger, and was brought to post only after reading your trashing this gem of a plugin which could sway iffy purchasers away and decided somebody had to speak up. I am neither an employee nor a friend of the plugin makers, just a satisfied and convinced power user. I run an architectural firm 3DA (www.3rdarch.com) & purchased the plugin right from its inception. I am sorry if my comments hurt you. Please mention WHERE this plugin failed your expectations, and I might help you out. Still if you would want your money back, I guess you want your 69 Euro pretty badly to trade away a gem.

I am reachable on my personal email at ans.3dads@gmail.com should you want any help.

Ar. Nitin Sharma
Macho3001
ans.3dads@gmail.com
www.3rdarch.com

Andrés R's picture

Me parece el colmo que hagan negocio con este plugin cuando debería ir incluido en sketchUp, se que es una empresa diferente pero personalmente aunque uso SketchUp, me parece mejor Revit. Si ofrecieran gratuitamente lo que Sketchup por defecto debería ofrecerle a sus usuario lo haría mas atractivo e inclusive mejor programa que los demás.

Me parece también que era mejor sketchUp cuando era de google y no ahora que es de Trimble.

Iscarnet's picture

Hola Andrés,

Muchas gracias por tu comentario.

Como ya sabes, SketchUp y Revit son dos programas totalmente diferentes, con sus ventajas e inconvenientes. Nosotros intentamos ofrecer una herramienta para facilitar y optimizar el flujo de trabajo de miles de profesionales que prefieren trabajar con SketchUp.
Si juntamos la inversión que haría un usuario adquiriendo SketchUp + Dibac, es muy probable que sea notablemente inferior a la que se haría con otros programas "similares".

Un saludo,

Juan

I want to download the 3v geodesic plugin, I have loaded the 2017 sketchup version, but seems not to be able to get this plugin downloaded.

Moshe A.'s picture

why it works only in inches? doesnt work with cm..

Iscarnet's picture

Hello Moshe,

Dibac draws in the same unit as SketchUp. Therefore, if you are working in cm in SketchUp, Dibac will draw in cm too.

You can easily change the units in SketchUp: Window > Model Info > Units

Best regards,

Juan

how to install dibac sketup

Iscarnet's picture

Hello Lester,

First you need to download the installation file (RBZ). Please go to our website to download this file www.dibac.com
The installation of Dibac now depends on the SketchUp version you are using:

SketchUp 2016: Window (SketchUp in Mac) > Preferences > Extensions > Install extension...

SketchUp 2017: Window > Extensions Manager > Install extension...

Best regards,

Juan

Thanks

Faeza R.'s picture

can draw curve design using dibac ?

Iscarnet's picture

Hello,

Dibac does not draw curved wall yet.
However, you can draw with the SketchUp tools the curved walls in the floorplan in addition to the walls you have created with Dibac, and Dibac will convert everything to 3D as long as it belongs to the same group and drawn in 2D.

Best regards,

Juan

I can't authorize my version of Dibac, when I post my authorization code into the area, a pop up comes that says authorize and just stays white forever.

Iscarnet's picture

Hello Patrick,

This was a issue that occured in previous installation files. Please download the latest version from our website: www.dibac.com

You can install it directly into SketchUp without deleting the previous version.

Please try to authorize again after installing the new version. If you keep having problems please send us an email to support@dibac.com

Best regards,

Juan

hi
can I draw several floors?
can I draw a mezzanine? a partial second floor?
thanks

Iscarnet's picture

Hello Balazs,

You can draw several floors individually, but they need to be grouped one by one to select the one you want to convert to 3D/2D.

Dibca cant draw a mezzanine but you can draw it in SketchUp and create a component to insert it in the desired floor with a 2D representation.

Best regards,

Juan

Buenas tardes,
Quisiera usar Dibac por su fácil e intuitivo manejo, ya usé el dibac 2004. Ahora parece que es un plugin de sketchup y con un coste de 69 €, lo cual me parece razonable. Mis preguntas son:
1.- Para usar el plugin de Dibac previamante tenemos que tener el sketchup, y ese es también de pago o hay alguna versión gratuita?.
2.- Para el uso del plugins Dibac hay que saber manejar Sketchup o se puede entrar directamente a Dibac y dibujar, A mi solo me hace falta dibujar en 2D.
3.- Y por último, hay algún tutorial en español del plunig Dibac.

Muchas gracias y perdonar por la ignorancia.

Saludos

Iscarnet's picture

Hola Javier,

Muchas gracias por tu comentario.

Seguimos teniendo disponible el programa de Dibac Professional 2016. El plugin de Dibac es una extensión para SketchUp. Son dos programas distintos: http://www.aurumcad.com/software/dibac/

1. El plugin de Dibac se instala en SketchUp. Se puede instalar en la versión PRO, aunque también existe una versión libre llamada "SketchUp Make" que es compatible con Dibac.

2. Es conveniente tener algunas nociones de SketchUp para trabajar de forma fluida con Dibac. No obstante, ten en cuenta que ambos programas son muy fáciles de usar y si sigues nuestros tutoriales aprenderás rápidamente las herramientas y funciones necesarias para realizar tus proyectos.

3. En nuestra página de Dibac tienes disponible un manual de usuario y video-tutoriales: http://www.dibac.com/es/

Si tienes más preguntas puedes escribirnos directamente a nuestro correo de soporte: support@dibac.com

Saludos,

Juan

俊傑 江.'s picture

付費後是永久的嗎?

Iscarnet's picture

The full license of Dibac is permanent for the current version. Future upgrades will be optional and will have a reduced cost for licensed users.

Kind regards,

Juan

Carlos Z.'s picture

I'd rather use REVIT than to waste my money into it.

As a user of Revit since its inception, before it was purchased by autodesk, I can only say i will celebrate loudly and clearly the day i can walk away from it and wash my hands clean. I LONG for common sense tools that reflect the way things are actually built, and i dislike very much being constrained. Revit, for all of its "greatness", will never be a great design tool. Everything is so right angle and over constrained... I am hoping that Dibac is a step in the right direction for the construction industry side of SU, and that soon, we will be able to build a bim solution from the components available for sketchup. (I habe been waiting a very long time though)

As far as this type of hit and run critique, i can only add, if your first impulse is to bash something you are not capable of producing, or at least capable of making a cogent argument about ( commenting on to make better), better to just zip it pal. At least Dibac and it's people are responding and caring what real users have to say.

Iscarnet's picture

Hello Carlos,

SketchUp and Revit are different softwares with different characteristics. Dibac is a SketchUp tool focused to enhance some of its features and functions in a very efficient way.

Nevertheless, sorry if we couldnt meet your expectations.

Kind regards,

Juan

nour c's picture

may i ask if it works on sketch up 2014 ?

Iscarnet's picture

Yes, you can download the trial version directly from our website and check it out yourself.

If you have any problems do not hesitate to get in contact with us through our support email address: support@dibac.com

Regards,

Juan

nour c's picture

may i ask if it works on sketch up 2014 ?

Had several questions regarding Dibac and wanted to ask prior to downloading. We are general contractors interested in how we would use it in estimating where our primary focus is generating a bill of materials (BOM)/quantity survey "quickly" and then associating costs. - 01- Can walls be drawn by selecting the tool and clicking where you want the start/end points (like "tracing" a .pdf) instead of haveing to click start then inputting length? - 02 - Is it possible to identify items in a component and generate a BOM report within Dibec? - 03 - Can components be built within Dibec, say several different types of walls or concrete slabs with rebar? - 04 - how are applied finishes identified and placed into drawing using Dibec, especially those with linear foor (lf) as the primary unit of take off? It looks promising from watching the video's but it's hard to tell. Thanks.

Iscarnet's picture

Hello,

Thank your for your interest in Dibac.

I´ll quickly answer your questions:

1. Yes. You have a lot of flexibility to draw and edit the walls with Dibac.

2. The components used in Dibac are SketchUp components. The only difference is that Dibac inserts them in 2D in our floor-plan. Therefore the components will keep the same information we have given them in SketchUp. Dynamic components are also compatible with Dibac and the plugin shows all of their attributes when selected.

3. As mentioned before, Dibac just shows a 2D representation of our SketchUp built components. Of course, afterwards they can be converted to 3D with the walls of our project. The only thing we can edit within Dibac is the 2D representation (2D symbol) of our components and joinery.
Regarding the wall, Dibac only has one type. The materials and details (rebars) can be defined after you create the geometry of the wall with Dibac.

4. To work well with Dibac you need to represent all the finishes within the 2D view. Dibac always creates in 2D and then converts to 3D, doesnt work the other way around.

Hope this helps. I recommend you to download the trial version (16 hours of use) and try with one of your projects to find out if this is an useful tool for you.

We have available an user manual and some video tutorials in our website to learn all of Dibac´s features and tools: www.dibac.com

If you have any further questions please send us an email to support@dibac.com

Kind regards,

Juan

Mwaffaq R's picture

Since i installed the pluging the eraser tool stoped working ,
whenever i choose erase a sentence appeares on the top left of the screen (Dibac : plug in for architectural drawing L *** * ** * * * promotional license ). i olny can delete a whole face by pressing Alt + Erase ,
when i removed the pluging evry thing is ok
anysuggestions ?

thanks

Iscarnet's picture

Hello,

Please go to our website and download the latest RBZ installation file of Dibac. We fixed some bugs, especially some regarding the eraser tool of SketchUp. www.dibac.com

Hope it works.

Kind regards,

Juan

Can Dibac draw in feet and inches?

Iscarnet's picture

Hello Eddie,

Dibac draws with the same units you have established in SketchUp.

You just have to select the desired units in SketchUp preferences.

Kind regards,

Juan

Does this work with sketchup trial or is it made for pro only?

Iscarnet's picture

Hello Petra,

Dibac is compatible with the trial and Pro version of SketchUp 2014, 2015 and 2016, and also with SketchUp Make.

Best regards,

Juan

Tanarat T.'s picture

My comp. is Macbook. Use SketchUppro 2015 V.15.3.329. My Old Dibac V.2015.28 But I cannot Remove. I just buy V2015 now I Can not installe new Dibac and My Plugin folder have no Dibac or iscar file. can you help to remove old vertion and installe new vertion please

Iscarnet's picture

Hello Tanarat,

I have already replied to your email.

To remove Dibac from your computer you need to go to:

Windows – the default location is: C:/Users/YOUR USERNAME/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp #/SketchUp/Plugins

Mac OS X – the default location is: Open a new Finder window, press and hold the "Option" key on your keyboard, the click Go in the menu bar > Library > Application Support > SketchUp # > SketchUp > Plugins

And in that folder you need to delete both the ‘iscarnet_dibac‘ folder and the ‘iscarnet_dibac.rb‘ file.

Please let me know if you need further assistance.

Regards,

Juan

Douglas J's picture

I purchased their product, Solid Section.

I found Solid Section to be a really useful tool.

I initially had some difficulties with getting my license authorized. Perhaps because I'm using the latest Sketchup Pro and El Capitan.

Juan was very helpful and went the extra mile to fix things. Customer service was faultless. He answered emails promptly.

Thanks!

Iscarnet - jc's picture

Thanks for your purchase and your kind feedback.

Regards,

Juan

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