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.


Mike S.'s picture


Will this plugin work with Sketchup Make?

Túrin T's picture

Yes, it does Mike.

ชัยชนะพล ม.'s picture

thanks for being free!!:D

click any icons on 1001bit_free tool but nothing happen!
Damn fake!

Haydee D. M's picture

1001bit doesn't seem to work, I'm using sketchup 2013 and when I click the buttons...nothing, absolutely nothing.

when I open the ruby console this appears:
looking for C:/Program Files (x86)/SketchUp/SketchUp 2013/Plugins/1001bit_freeware/staircase1.rb
looking for C:/Program Files (x86)/SketchUp/SketchUp 2013/Plugins/1001bit_freeware/staircase1.rbs
loading C:/Program Files (x86)/SketchUp/SketchUp 2013/Plugins/1001bit_freeware/staircase1.rbs
Error: #
(eval):280:in `gh_mnu_staircase1'
(eval):936:in `load'
(eval):320:in `call'

Please help! I'm an architecture student and this could really save my life :(

GOH C.'s picture

hi guys,
Please download the latest version from our website here:

The stability issue with SU2014 is fixed in the latest version.

(we cannot put it here because the there's some format difference between our code and the format that extension warehouse requires. sorry...)

Edikan E's picture

Thanks really appreciate it

Richard S's picture

Crashes alot in 2014 Pro. Nice ideas but needs working on to be reliable

Mohamad S's picture


jovial A.'s picture

it awesome

Umut K.'s picture

Great plugin. Thank you. Using since SU8.
Unfortunately i have a problem about SU 2014. I tried many times to install it.
Despite of the message shown "installed succesfully", plugin doesn't seem in the menu.
And next time i opened the program, i m facing 1001bit.rb not found.
Can you help me?

Kenrick S.'s picture

Yes Indeed this tool is really great! thanks!!

Paius B's picture

is there a way to use metric units with this pluggin?

Fruntside's picture

Thanks for the great tool set!

Its a great to be able to build staircases really quickly and easily! Here are two examples we have made using the stair builder tool. Watch the Animations on our website to the staircases in action(all models made in SketchUp) .




Neil W's picture

Can I ask what render you used for your animations?

edmilson a's picture

ótimo e muito pratico.

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Kevin C's picture

This is awsome. I've had no problems. Thank you for spending your time making my life immeasuably easier.

Mario E's picture

The Same problem like almost everybody on this post. Instalation OK but on Sketchup 8 the plugin is unUsable...

La D's picture

almost all of us are having the same problem, is this tool just for a particular version? i have 2013 pro and this bar and tools look freaking awesome. im so ready to make things from it, looks liek it would make our creations easier but only half of my bar is colored, and none of them is clickable :( is there an update we dont know of yet? im off to check their website 1001bit.

shai D.'s picture

awesome!! thank you very much!

Mahesh N's picture


La D's picture

im having the same problem and someone mentioned caps lock not working, mine is not even on so i dont understand fully what they meant. I installed it twice and still its some parts of tool bar I cant click on to use. I even tried the drop down menu and thats not working. I know I'm still new to working with the program but my other tool bars work just fine. even a few extensions I have added. If anyone can help us we would gladly appreciate it.

Angga P's picture

same case anyway.
why useful software like this doesnt work? please debug it. i love all your plug in and its very powerfull!!
done a lot of thing in instant

Noval H's picture

its because s'thing wrong with ur capslock

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René M.'s picture

¿Qué puedo hacer para solucionarlo? :(
Error al cargar archivo 1001bit_freeware.rb
Error: #
C:/Users/René/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2014/SketchUp/Plugins/1001bit_freeware.rb:23:in `exist?'
C:/Users/René/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2014/SketchUp/Plugins/1001bit_freeware.rb:23:in `'
C:/Users/René/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2014/SketchUp/Plugins/1001bit_freeware.rb:5:in `'
C:/Users/René/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2014/SketchUp/Plugins/1001bit_freeware.rb:3:in `'

Davesh S.'s picture

amazing plugin !!! -

ru ..'s picture

I don't know install....... and I can't find it anywhere

Kevin C's picture

I installed and everything seemed to work. However, when I try to use any of the buttons on the window it doesn't do anything at all? I have checked everything from folders to downloading sketchup 8 again and also this plugin. I am running on Windows 7. Help Please.

Note: When I click on the button icons no toolbar pops up at all.

Musonda C's picture

the best. thanks uploader

Caleb R's picture

This Plugin looks awesome, and I would really like to try it, except the fact it isn’t working!! I download the plugin, and it seems to work fine until you try to use it. Then, when the toolbar pops up and you try to click an icon to use it, it does nothing… Help!!!

Paola U's picture

thanks for being free!!:D

abdulahi T.'s picture

the 1001bit is not working on my sketch-up help please

it doesnt works on my computer... what i am doing wrong?

10004iomthon .'s picture

Thank you

cak w's picture

manteb ws..

John B.'s picture

finally got it installed and unpacked in the plugins dir (mac OSX 10.8 & skp 8.0.15157).
The tools don't respond though, nor the pull down menu commands.

Mrs. B's picture

Any User Manual Link Please....

La D's picture

gboon's picture

hello everyone,

1001bit installed today. The tool bar is visible, but when I click on an icon / tool press, nothing happens. The screen to enter the settings are not displayed. Hopefully a little problem. Comments welcome.

John B.'s picture

Hi guys,
I'm using Mac OSX 10.8.5, and sketchup 8.0.15157. I downloaded the rbi file, opened sketch up to install the extension from the "downloads" dir and got a message saying sketch up couldn't install for unknown reason. I'm obviously doing something wrong, just wish I knew what it was.
Anyone know?
solved…no idea how, trial and error.

David O.'s picture

got the same problem.

LFelipe C's picture

Im trying to use this and I cant!!! I install it and it doesn´t work at all. I have SK 2013 Pro.
I already tried to install my old version but the key is not working anymore (I have an student key) I NEED the tool :/ can anyone please help me??

Oluwagbenga O.'s picture

Plugin installed but tools not working on Sketchup 2013

Dan W's picture

I click on the buttons and nothing happens, everything else seems normal.

Gerardo Ivan T's picture

Same problem.

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1.0.5; March 15, 2014
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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.