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.


I am surprised to not see more users and reviews for this plugin. This plugin was a lifesaver in architecture school. Curtain wall is easy once you get the hang of it. Roof layout is amazing. Great program.

Hi there,

I do agree with Scott B, this plugin is one of the best Plugins that I see till now!
Thank you Goh C H so much.
Best Regards!

This PLugin loads perfectly well on SketchUp 8, but for some reasson does not, on version 2013. Can anyone provide some help. Thanks a lot

I have the same problem :(

How can I download it?

I have the same problem also.

Achille S.'s picture

Same problem for me.
It doesn't appear any "Plugins" window on the menu.
Any help, please?

Achille S.'s picture

Same problem for me.
It doesn't appear any "Plugins" window in the menu.
Any help, please?

Romy V.'s picture

I had this issue you need to make sure you have a Plugins folder. I did not have one :/

1) Open Finder and press this key combo:
command + shift + g
2) then enter this and hit enter:
~/Library/Application Support/Google SketchUp 8/SketchUp
3) After that just right click and make a new folder called Plugins
4) Try again!

You can also do this in terminal.app with the mkdir command:
mkdir ~/Library/Application\ Support/Google\ SketchUp 8/SketchUp/Plugins

paulo de tarso s's picture

this plugin its the perfect companion of sketchup! it's the best one that i fond!!!!!

Okoye C's picture

Simply great

I absolutely agree... Great Plugin... Freakin Clutch!!!

I've used this for years! Thanks

Fantastic plugin, many many thanks

i have downloaded the plugin. but it just give me .rbz file... i don't know how to function it... plz help me... appreciate the kind help...

The link you provided us on Aketchup 8 gives this http://sketchucation.com/images/tutorials/installing-plugins/installing-... .
But I am so frustrated when I notice there is no "Install Extension" button at the bottom of it. Which I have been understand that there should be none in other than Sketchup 2013. Please, help me clear this :(

Anthony N.'s picture

You have to launch it after opening up sketchup.

Santiago M.'s picture

Great set of tools. Thanks a lot

EliB's picture

Still my favorite set of tools to use in Sketchup. Even though there are other tools now that are similar, I have recommended this plugin to others when it was not free. Now more than ever, with it being free, I would recommend this solid and very stable plugin to all. This should come with SketchUp out of the box! But, if you really need to complete buildings from the ground up, I would suggest using the Pro version for serious users. This is a plugin that you can tell that time was taken to complete this. It also has a simply beautiful interface as well!


Simply great

I like to buy the tools pro. How do I install the program.?

Shahzaman S.'s picture

This tool is extremely helpful. Thanks GOH C H :)

Excellent tool. Thanks so much

James Ogston - (SEEIT3D)'s picture

Yip - we love it

Daniel L's picture

Interesting plug-in. Only issue I have is that it crashes SU13 everytime I try to use the array function and a few others.

same with me bro, I try with many way still crashes. Did you solve this problem now ?

it looks good.

thank Great Plugin...

divide selected face into panels is not working? it creates some kind of a group in the center of origin but it definitely does not work.. anybody knows why?

Dayane S's picture

The best plugins of all!! Tks for make free!

Javier L's picture



The Tools often Break and the Bug Splat Window appears

Excellent tool set. Especially for walls, openings, grooves etc. I found the framing a bit buggy but that could be because I haven't figure out how to use it well enough. Thanks so much.

Excellent tool set. Especially for walls, openings, grooves etc. I found the framing a bit buggy but that could be because I haven't figure out how to use it well enough. Thanks so much.

Jason H's picture

I use this for almost every project- huge timesaver- Thanks!

dong t's picture




I'm a student and Your tools saved me today. Thankyou very much. God bless you ^_^

Some of the tools lets crash my Sketch-up but the tools who don't are awesome

Romain A's picture

Great plugin ! I bought it few years ago and now it’s free… That’s a good think for new users. I’m not disappointed about my purchase, this plugin work perfectly !

Ali A.'s picture


Was waiting for a tool like this to use in sketchup, you are the greatest, thanks!

How to uninstall this 1001bit Tools?

Ein absolutes MUST HAVE für alle Architekten! Klasse! Thumbs up...

thx a lot

How do I use it, instructions could be of help

Juan David Enriquez Cuevas's picture

Excellent! Thanks

Dicky D.'s picture

simlply awsome

30421 users
1.85 MB
1.0.5; March 15, 2014
OS Compatibility: 
Extensions: 1
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.