nz_Descendants
Extrudes multiple faces to reference length, and produces an independent group for each resultant object.
Natale, Zappia, Architect, Architecture, Sketchup, Trimble, Extensions, Plugins, Extrude, Push, Pull, Groups, Multiple, nz_Decendants, Similitude, reference, precise, dimensions,
  • Natale, Zappia, Architect, Architecture, Sketchup, Trimble, Extensions, Plugins, Extrude, Push, Pull, Groups, Multiple, nz_Decendants, Similitude, reference, precise, dimensions,
  • Natale, Zappia, Architect, Architecture, Sketchup, Trimble, Extensions, Plugins, Extrude, Push, Pull, Groups, Multiple, nz_Decendants, Similitude, reference, precise, dimensions,
nz_Descendants

The Mechanics of the Tool:

Similar to Sketchup:PushPull, however this tool allows you to extrude multiple faces to a remotely chosen reference length.  It outputs the resultant shapes into an independent group leaving the original face/object intact.  Also unlike PushPull this tool can operate on multiple faces at once.  

Saves you a lot of time and opens up the possibility of modelling in a non-destructive way!

 

This convenience means you can more easily focus on creating similitudes and and modelling in a non-destructive fashion when used with Sketchup: SolidTools... Even Better with Sketchup Pro, but that's not essential to extract the benefits of this extention... see the related videos

 

Similitude:

the quality or state of being similar to something...  re-using existing dimensions create self-similar objects which whilst not fractals (see nz_GoldenSection) still foster a subliminal sense of unity which can enrich a project...

  

Non-Destructive Modeling: of sorts...

Using this tool incombination with Sketchup:SolidTools you are now able to model without destroying your original source objects... create related elements, once your happy with them reunite or manipulated them with Sketchup:SolidTool and still retain your original sources incase you change your mind.

 

This is particularly useful... when working with joinery, or any circumstance were a surface can become an related element... use nz_Desendants to create the corresponding/adjoining element... with the ease.

 

Think 3D:

As Architects we consider form in terms of three dimensional solids, nz_Descendants allows you to work in sync with the way we consider form.  You can now move directly from solid to solid creations rather than drawings and extruding 2D faces which then need to be isolated and grouped into new objects... Sketchup operates well in this regard, now when need be nz_Descendants also allows you to skip some of the construction-process and instead jump straight to the 3D solid your after... maintaining your focus on what you wish to create rather than how to create it.

 

The videos also feature Video nz_GoldenSection & nz_Scale&Align & nz_Parabola