1001bit Tools (Freeware)
Collection of useful tools for architectural works.
1001bit Tools (Freeware)

1001bit Tools (Freeware) is a collection of various tools useful for fast creation of architectural elements.

Staircases, spiral staircase, windows, doors, walls, customised openings on walls, automatic generation of hip roofs, rafters and purlins etc.

1001bit Tools also include some useful drawing and editing tools such as fillet edges, extend, chamfer etc.


bobbie B.'s picture

not working on sketchup 8 pro..why?any help?

bobbie B.'s picture

not working on sketchup 8 pro..why?any help?

c S.'s picture

Buttons are there,but are not active

GOH CH's picture

issues with buttons not functioning can be solve in 2 ways;
1st: install the tool using the 'install extensions' button that comes with SketchUp.
i.e. go to menu >> Window >> Preferences >> Extensions
you should see an 'Install extensions' button at the bottom,
click on that and then select the 1001bit_freeware_v1.0.x.rbz file
That normally solves the issue.

If that doesn't another possibility is that there is a character in your username that is causing some issue with the program path;
you can by pass that by moving the 1001bit_freeware folder to c:\

Find your 1001bit_freeware folder; for Windows, it should be at
C:\Users\your username\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp 2015\SketchUp\Plugins
then move the 1001bit_freeware folder to c:\ directory.
i.e. the 1001bit_freeware folder's final path is c:\1001bit_freeware

This should by pass the special character in the path.
please note that you need to keep the 1001bit_freeware.rb file in the plugins folder. Move only the 1001bit_freeware folder.
that should solve the issue.


Tamara K's picture

Do you provide any tutorial on how to use your plugin. It seems great, but if you don’t know how to use it, it is just a load of icons. Please send me a link to any video tutorials. Thank you.

joaquin C.'s picture

Nice!! muy bueno!

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cherrie c's picture

thank you:)

thanks ya.,

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somkiat k's picture

thank you

nabi S's picture


I found bug in your plugin . I have explained in the picture and this link is for that file :



Thanks, I've solved my problem.

Stephen H's picture

New to SU & using 2014 Make on windows XP.

Looking for some help, as when I install this extension I loose the images from the buttons. (even the images from the standard SU buttons). When I turn the extension off the images on my standard buttons return. Any Ideas as I would really like to the extension as it seems to be very powerful.

Darja O's picture

the same problem as may others. Installed in different ways and doesn´t work.
Skechup 8 pro. Windows 7

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Ade S's picture

thank you for all

Brel H.'s picture

The Chamfer and Fillet tools do not work well on rounded solids' edges. Trying to fillet a cylinder is impossible

دلير م's picture

شكرا جزيلا فعلا اداة رائعه ومفيدة

Hak S.'s picture

i got it thank you so much ! ^_^

Hak S.'s picture

Ple any body kindness send me this is my email : hak_sidara@yahoo.com

Thank you so much !

rakesh S's picture


i'm already installed the 1001 bit tools but did not working? why?

Kyaw H's picture

Hi this is Kyaw Hlaing. I have instaled the 1001bit_freeware_v1.0.5 but it wouldn't work. Whenever i click on any tool nothing happen
Please GOH CH reply me as soon as posible

Janos K.'s picture

Hallo, Installation scheint nicht funktioniert zu haben. Zusatzfunktion nicht aktiv.
Bei Programmstart kommt Fehlermeldung "1001bit setup error -- cannot find c:\1001bit_freeware/1001bit_loader.rb"
Danke im Voraus für die Hilfe

Hi, installation seems to be failed. Extensions do not work.
Starting the program it says: ""1001bit setup error -- cannot find c:\1001bit_freeware/1001bit_loader.rb"
Thx for help

edgardo p's picture

where is the guy who uploaded this plugin.

علاء الدين ا.'s picture

اداة رائعة

alraiq a's picture

فعلاً رائعه ^^

Sarah C.'s picture

English Please, So that way others can understand you and help you if needed. Not trying to offend anyone

alraiq a's picture

He just said great tool ^^

Jerome T's picture

there isn't a 1001 tools how dare you

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agavril@hotmail.com's picture

In a previous post, Jay B writes:
"An avid SU8 user (never care for S2013, 14, xx) and had tried the updated version in 8, and it didn't work (when clicking on icon, the popups won't show up), yet the SU2015, it works with version 1.0.5. I had to revert back to 1.0.2 rbz of 1001 tools for my SU8.

I think the new version needs fixing so it could work on both platforms.

I thought I say this for the 1.0.5 does not work with SU8."

Where can the old version be found, as the new one (1.0.5) definitely does not work with SU8.
And I did just as we are advised - windows-preferences-extensions -load extension located in downloads.
Help will be appreciated.

Jay B's picture

I have 1.0.2, if anyone's interested!

Norm T's picture

I would like a copy of 1.0.2 if you wouldn't mind sending it via email to norm_townsend@live.com

Thanks Norm Townsend

Jay B's picture

Why would they put that 1.0.5 works with version 8 - it doesn't.

carles V.'s picture

genial thanks !

Muhamed S's picture

Installing RBZ files in SketchUp

Since the release of SketchUp 2015 the clever folks at SketchUp made installing plugins a one click operation. They introduced a new file format (.rbz) which means that you can install plugins from within SketchUp itself.

Under the Window menu select Preferences to display the following dialog box...

extension manager location

Selecting Extensions from the sidebar lists all the active and inactive plugins currently installed.

Clicking Install Extension... allows you to navigate to the .rbz file you downloaded.

A warning dialog asks to confirm that you want to install this plugin and that you are aware that it makes changes to your file system. No real need to worry here if you downloaded the file from a reputable source.

install warning pop-up

The final dialog box confirms the installation is successful.


That is a pretty painless means of installing scripts but the adoption of the RBZ format is not yet widespread. Later we will look at making other non RBZ plugins into .rbz files.

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James M's picture

Sorry if these questions seem dense , but I'm not able to install the trial version.

I'm using Mac, OS X 10.10.2.

The downloaded file goes directly to my "Downloads” folder", and does
not appear in SU among the SU15 "Extensions".

Within SU15, the "Install Extensions" button shows up in
"Menu/SketchUp/Preferences/Extensions", not as you advise in

So how do I download your trial program to the "Extensions" menu in order
to activate it?

Thanks for your help, I'm quite eager to learn your program.

Antonio B.'s picture

the same problem as may others. Installed in different ways and doesn´t work.
Skechup 8 pro. Windows 7

GOH CH's picture

please drop me an email to help@1001bit.com
I will troubleshoot this with you.

Илья Б's picture

Hi, i have a setup error in the beginning of Sketchup 2015. Tried different ways, folder locationfs and files, help please!

James M's picture

I am using SU15 on Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10.2, and having trouble installing trial version of 1001bit Tools:

1. It downloads as, "1001bit_pro(v2", not, "1001bit_pro(v2.2).zip".

2. My directory is "Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Google SketchUp 8/SketchUp/plugins/1001bit_pro(v2", and does not include a file called "1001bit_pro.rb". (note the incomplete download name)

I'm new to SketchUp, can you help? Thanks!

GOH CH's picture

hi, it seems that you are trying to place the files manually?
Please download the .rbz file instead of the zip file and use the 'install extensions' button that comes with Sketchup;
menu >> Window >> Preferences >> Extensions
That should put the necessary file in the right place.

Александр П.'s picture

It doesn't work with sketchup 8

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Author of 1001bit Tools, 1001bit Pro and 1001Shadows. Achieve More While Doing Less. Our aim is-- to provide architects with tools (plugins) that makes architectural conceptual design works -- EASY.