Bezier Curve Tool
A tool to create Bézier curves.
Bezier Curve Tool

The Bezier Curve Tool is used to model smooth curves that can be scaled indefinitely and aren't confined to the limitations of the Arc tool, allowing for more natural and intricate shapes. 

To draw a Bezier curve:

  1. Choose Draw > Bezier Curves
  2. Click to set a start point
  3. Click again to set the end point of the line
  4. Move the cursor to adjust the first curve
  5. Click to apply the first curve
  6. Move the cursor to create the second curve
  7. Click to set the second curve

Reviews

Het werkt!
Ben gelukkig :)

I am new to SketchUp
I installed the extension, but on the Extension manager it shows as unsigned and it doesn't work. How do I get it to be sign for it to work.
Please help.

Thank you.

Tim Q's picture

There should be a way of adding this tool to the TOOLBAR. If there is, one without having to pay an indepent $3.99, please let me know. Thanks SU

Please, help me!
How to set more than 20 segments curve?

i use su 2016. where do i have to put the bezier plugin to? thaks before

i mean where do i have to copy-paste the file. btw i got .rbz file is that right or i got wrong when downloaded it? thank you before. :D

sunny m's picture

I am using sketchup 2015 on windows 8. This plugin is successfully installed, but does not show up in the extension menu, neither in right-click. This also happens to some plugins. What can I do with this?

William R's picture

It will be listed in DRAW from the Menu Tabs just scroll down. It wont show from View>Toolbars either, but if you go from Windows>Preferences>Shortcuts. In the Draw selections it will show up and you can assign a keyboard shortcut of your choice. I have V set and the tool has 2 or 3 click( control point) options.

So I do V>backspace then hit 2 this set the curve to build with only 2 clicks. By doing V>backspace then 3, it sets the standard 3 selection point options that is common with setting Bezier curves. VERY USEFUL tool....

Hi, it happens to me as well. Have you sorted it out yet?

Works OK but you can't go back and make changes to your curve later once you double click out. Plus it doesn't make a face if you connect them even when I tried to use "make Face" extension it still didn't work. As I need it to make 2D landscape pathways this is vital for me so I will be uninstalling and looking elsewhere.

William R's picture

Draw a rectangle bigger then the curve you need. Layout the shape of your curve on it, then connect the two opened ends. While it is closed or not you CAN edit it anytime, highlight the curve. A simple left click on it will do it. Then right click when highlighted, select the first of the 3 edit options. There will be a yellow line with 3 '+' signs as edit points to drag. Or left click on the yellow line itself to add as many edit points as you want.

Extremely useful, since I got the hang of the pen in Photoshop this kind of tool is my bread and butter.

Although I'd appreciate it greatly if the tool itself was available in the tray rather than in a menu, it'd make things a lot faster and substantially more ergonomic. Apart from that, great plugin, definitely a must.

William R's picture

I set a keyboard short cut for the tool. I use V, after I select it, Sketch Up will put a 3 in the VCB( measurement box) I hit backspace to clear it, then select the #2 numeric key. Now I only have to set the first point then set the end point. Hold down LMB to manipulate and release when I am satisfied. With a context click you can go back in to edit or add control points to further establish the curve. Speeds things up a bit.........

Hi, I cant install the extension

Can't install it

thank..im try to this tools.....

Do I have to use second curve? This would be great if you could press right click to set path after first curve.

William R's picture

I set a keyboard short cut for the tool. I use V, after I select it, Sketch Up will put a 3 in the VCB( measurement box) I hit backspace to clear it, then select the #2 numeric key. Now I only have to set the first point then set the end point. Hold down LMB to manipulate and release when I am satisfied. With a context click you can go back in to edit or add control points to further establish the curve. Speeds things up a bit...........

William R's picture

I set a keyboard short cut for the tool. I use V, after I select it, Sketch Up will put a 3 in the VCB( measurement box) I hit backspace to clear it, then select the #2 numeric key. Now I only have to set the first point then set the end point. Hold down LMB to manipulate and release when I am satisfied. With a context click you can go back in to edit or add control points to further establish the curve. Speeds things up a bit..........

TrophyJoe .'s picture

Just click twice.

Nunca se me vio al extension ):

Brian K's picture

Herramientas > Curva Bezier

TrophyJoe .'s picture

Just installed this an hour ago and I find it to be fine for my needs. All I wanted was to create a push/pull object to round the corner of a "block of wood". Worked just fine.

PIM F: I first drew a rectangle and then selected the new bezier curve tool. Click on a point anywhare on the perimeter of the rectangle and then move the mouse and click on another perimeter point. then just move the mouse to create a simple curve--then click. Then move the mouse some more to make the curve switch back on itself and create an "S" shape. Click again. Now the rectangle is subdivided and either piece can be pushed/pulled.

NOTE: do not click and drag. Just left click down and release. You can click and drag, but I don't think it was meant to be used that way.

My installation experience:

Open Sketchup (I use 2016 Make 64-bit under WIN7PRO)
Click on Window Menu, select "Extension Warehouse"
In the search box at the top, type "bezier curve tool"
locate "bezier curve tool by SketchUp Team)" in the list and click on it.
The window will now have an animation and a large red button labeled "Install"
Click on install. Click yes to the next prompt about access to filesystem.
You should now see a prompt saying that installation is complete.

No need to restart SketchUp.

Hope this helps someone.

I am on Win10, SketchUp 16. I have tried downloading this ext many times. I have restarted program as well as computer. The loading process seems to happen, with a window stating 'ext did not load, need to check ext manager and click box for ext'. The ext name is in ext manager, but I cannot click the box. Any suggestions would be so appreciated, as I know this tool could save me soooo much time!! Thank you in advance.

Hope W's picture

i am using sketchup 8 the instructions for installing Bezier Curve Tool is incorrect, can someone please tell ma how to do this.

harap W.'s picture

after you download the extension file (.rbz) go to Windows/Preferences/Extensions and click on Install Extension... button. Make sure you browse to the location where you downloaded and install it. RESTART Sketchup, go back to Windows/Preferences/Extensions and make sure it is selected with the checkmark. If not then select it. You may need to restart Sketchup again in order to load properly. If all installed properly it should now be found under Draw as Bezier Curves

Hi, How do you install it on Mac OS?

Yohanes Bosko W's picture

good ! terimakasih

Ryan G's picture

Team, how can i have more than 2 points in the B-Curve?

원정 김.'s picture

Good!

Ray C's picture

I'm looking for a bezier tool that works like Illustrator's. This one certainly does NOT. The others I've tried all have their quirks as well. Is there an "Illustrator" bezier tool for SketchUp?

Joe C.'s picture

Seems like this doesn't work good with the Follow Me tool and the like. Objects break up and just get weird when they follow the bezier path. If I go back and use the stock Arc, Line, etc.. the extruding works fine.

James G's picture

Why does it say my time has expired and I can no longer use this feature? I have the 2016 sketchup pro

Robert T's picture

Great tool but I need to join multiple points with a curved line (deck line of a boat hull) is this the best tool to use or is there another tool that will do this?

we h's picture
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This is exactly what I want to draw a curved lione in boat building . Any help ?

Eduardo C.'s picture

Somebody please help me every time that i change the tool have to go and turn on again the bezier curves whyy ??

George L's picture

The extension appears to work just fine in Sketchup 2016

Kent M's picture

not so--big probs with the downloaded bezier curve file--for starters i cant find it in the download folder to install it--although my windows pref says it is installed but wont show up in the draw tool bar--name :bezier curve is there--but cannot click it--nada

weird unworkable tool--i use my bezier in pshop a lot--but cannot get this guy to even show up

Gabriel A.'s picture

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Doug T's picture

I can't get the curve to draw only in 2d. No matter what I do. I do not expect a reply from Trimble. I do not expect them to fix it. Ever. So dissapointed in Sketch Pro so ofetn, and yet there's nothig out there to compete with it. Get it together folks. I paid $500 damn dollars for this. Incompetence.

Edward N's picture

Use the workplane plugin to draw complex shapes in 2D.

William R's picture

I have had it installed for sometime and it did take a bit of time to figure out. Try selecting the tape measure tool and double click the blue axes. Then click on it again and move down the green axes any distance. Then repeat with the red axes. This should give you three guide lines running vertical. I measure up any distance on each one of different heights to set three point. Connect the three points and then close it with a line or 2 point arc. Wham~o. I then select all the edges and use SKIN / Soap Bubble tool: click Skin after selecting the edges and it gives 10 squares as a default iterations, just hit back space and type in 20, then hit enter. It will fill it in and I just made half a Pringle Potato Chip using it. It does work in 3D and also not mentioned is a little trick for making it only need 2 points (clicks) to set it instead of three. When you select the tool, before clicking on screen. A 3 will appear in the VCB (Measurements Box) just do Backspace>2>Enter and it will only require 2 clicks instead of 3. It will remain this way until you change tools. So it will apply the 3 click default after you re-select it. Frustrating as hell getting use to SU and as soon as you figure two of three things out it shits on you again ..... it is all good as it is LEARNING...Enjoy the ride and ...Peace.....

Pim F.'s picture

VERY usefull! But....
when I close a shape, most of the time there is no face (so I can not push/pull). I then have a couple og connected curved lines...
What am I doing wrong?

William R's picture

http://sketchucation.com/forums/download/file.php?id=52814 ...follow the link as it goes to a older sketchup form when it was still Google. scroll down to the tutorial on Bezier and splines the PDF is downloadable and explains how it can not share a start and end point. BUT...... in info it provides is well versed and I will only butcher it FREE and the quick reference chart will give insight on how to actually use the splines and Bezier on top of trial and error...Peace.....

William R's picture

You can draw a single line inside it to create a face then erase it or use Skin / Soap Bubble or Curviloft plug-in....
I like it for gas tanks and fender options

Brad S's picture

works ok, but I need a way to increase the amount of lines in the curve, like you can with an arc by just typing in the desire number of edges. Does this exist and i am just missing it somehow?

William R's picture

Select the curve and it will highlight (Blue) and then right ( Context-click ) on it. The drop down will offer EDIT option that will let you add points to modify, scale or lengthen it. Or convert it to other spline options...
http://sketchucation.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=13563 They offer a 20 page PDF Document that explains can`s and cannot`s or all the Bezier and Spline options...good FREE info and you can download it to use off-line..good stuff...

Steven B.'s picture

no replies on any queries.. installed this tool but its nowhere to be found... can the 100 of get a reply please

Mert B's picture

Hey Steven,
Go to Preferences> Extensions> and Enable Bezier tool

Paulin L.'s picture

in the draw menu.. scroll down and you will find it...

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