2018 Skalp for SketchUp
Skalp is an intuitive and powerful Live Section Tool. It represents the key missing features needed to realize a long standing dream: create stunning plans and elevations inside SketchUp.
2018 Skalp for SketchUp

Skalp has been designed and built as an easy to use yet powerful Live Section Tool. It represents the key missing features needed to realize a long standing dream: Create your stunning plans and elevations inside SketchUp.

 The Skalp development Team has its roots in architecture and 3D software, but that doesn't mean Skalp is for architects or Pro users only. SketchUp is being used in so many disciplines nowadays. Which is why we intended Skalp to be as 'generic' as possible. This means we do not want to change or disrupt your specific workflow. 

"We feel Skalp should just try to respect whatever and however you're doing in SketchUp and simply boost your ability to create superb drawings."

Features

Skalp S​ections

  • Automatic hatch patterned cross sections.
  • Live updates, all model changes are tracked on the fly.
  • ​Use Styles to remap the look in each scene.
  • Fully supports nested groups and components.
  • Supports multiple drawing scales in one model.
  • ​Neat user interface filled with relevant features.

Skalp Styles

  • The same Section represented in multiple ways.
  • Each Scene can have its own cross section style.
  • Intuitive and powerful mapping queries.
  • Assign by layer, material, hatching or tagging.
  • Patterns adapt to the drawing scale.

Skalp Pattern Designer

  • Make awesome tileable Pattern textures for your Skalp Sections.
  • Texturize your model in a new creative way.
  • Import a zillion standard CAD patterns.
  • Build your own from scratch.
  • ​Supports scales, transparency, colors & line widths.

Skalp Export

  • Export to SketchUp Pro's LayOut. Persistent updates of Skalp sections in all scenes.
  • Export to DXF includes real CAD hatch patterns.
  • Batch export of scenes to DXF.

14-day FREE TRIAL license

You can activate a 14-day FREE TRIAL license after installing Skalp.

Buy a license

The price of the plugin is 88$ or 79€ and can be bought at our website www.skalp4sketchup.com

Support

You can send your all your support questions to support@skalp4sketchup.com

 Skalp for Sketchup 1.0: Getting Started manual

 

Reviews

Sketchup is a powerful tool for designing things. It’s effective in making plans and sketches of buildings and parts with such ease and details that it’s chosen by most of the designers. Would love to know more about the features of Sketchup. seo company kerala

Randy H's picture

Same with me, use to use it everyday. Now, it takes me all day to use it!. Slow, Slow, Slow,

I haven't had too many crashes and many of my models reach 100mb. But just trying to set up a section to show different materials; ie: Slab, steel, drywall, based on layers can take 3 hours.

It doesn't like double or triple grouped entities where those child groups are on different layers. Now you have to break apart groups and layers to get the fill to show properly. Mess with any scenes you've made. could go on...and on.

Dimas R's picture

Im wondeing if I can set a line type for a cut plane with this plugin? say I have a section cut through a flat plane and I want it to read that cut plane as a specific line type. Is that possible? Think building membrane detailing.

Jason F's picture

STAY AWAY!!!......UNLESS YOU LIKE LOSING WORK, NO UNDO OPTION TO YOUR MODELING, AND SEVERAL CRASHES THROUGHOUT THE DAY.

Just re-visiting, still no support and no fixes to the terrible release of 2018. I've evn asked for a refund the plug-in is sooooo faulty now, and still no reply. The support team, which used to be one guy named Guy, is now zero Guys.

Don't get me wrong, the idea of this program, especially the alternate materials in one section and the rear view projection is a strong concept, the plug-in or idea just needs to be sold to the sketch up team or someone that knows what their doing developer wise because this program just releases more and more bugs with each update.

UPDATE March 2018:
SEE IF THIS EMAIL GETS ME ANYWHERE:
"Due to the inoperability of the software release and the complete silence of the 'support and maintenance team' I am demanding a refund. This is my second and last request. Please respond within 7 days or sooner.

Skalp Owner:
Next step is to report your company for fraud and possible damages. YouR malicious software with no support as advertised with the sell has caused my firm tremendous delays from the crashes, the file corruption to existing models, and the time to recreate and train for a new office workflow in absence of your plug-in".

Simon B's picture

Are there still issues with compatability with SketchUp 2018 or has an update been released to fix it? I need hatched section-fill ability but don't want to purchase it if it's going to cause no end of problems.

Still bugged and nothing looks like getting resolved at all. Shame really it was a good add on until I found the bugs and the lack of any support or even contact from them.

Simon B's picture

With the advent of OE section-fill in SketchUp the next logical step for Trimble is to add hatching as a section fill option too (possibly in SU 2019??) so makes you wonder if Trimble have bought the software rights from Skalp. Would make sense to do so as tech is already there and would also explain why the Skalp team have been abscent without leave. i.e. they're not developing it anymore. I've contacted Skalp via this place, Twitter, Facebook and email and have had nothing back. Far from satisfactory customer service.

I used to think this was a fantastic product but after my experience they are a massive let down. DO NOT EXPECT ANY SUPPORT FROM THEM!

I have had an issue with this team for over 2 months, sent them several emails and also a couple via their website with no updates on their progress and no resolution! I have tweeted and posted on their Facebook page, with no response.

I now have a client that is irate because I cannot complete the project within the required timeframe because of a fault with their software.

Not being funny but I expect better when I pay for a product!

UPDATE:
Still no contact from SKALP SUPPORT, proving it is non existent. They are an utter disgrace, Nearly £80 for a product that is faulty and they claim to offer support but never get back to you. They has now cost me a project so I will be persuing costs from them. Legal now involved.

FURTHER UPDATE:
Despite repeated attempts at contact, no response what so ever. It appears that this is nothing more than a take your money and run outfit. My Legal contacts are now looking at this matter. SUGGESTION FOR SKETCHUP, REMOVE THIS ADD ON!

LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, AVOID THIS SKALP TEAM LIKE THE PLAGUE!

Jason F's picture

2018 does not work properly. I've used this plug-in professionally for 2 years now, but can no longer work with it due to the bizarre behavior and disfunction of the latest release. I've received only automated responses from the "maintenance and support" but no resolution. Skalp now overrides scenes we have set up that don't invlolve skalp at all, changes layer settings and camera setting. It also requires a manual click of the icon to update the section cut everytime you move a wall, very inconvenient. Was a good program when it work propoerly, but even 2017 would destroy models by randomly moving vertices and pulling crazy geometry from the model abut a mile out in model space, which forever ruined the model because undo would cause a software crash.
EACH RELEASE GETS MORE BUGS.

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Size:
28.16 MB
Version:
2018 Skalp for SketchUp (3.0.0036); November 17, 2017
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Skalp has been designed and built as an easy to use yet powerful Live Section Tool. It represents the key missing features needed to realize a long standing dream: Create your stunning plans and elevations inside SketchUp. The Skalp development Team has its roots in architecture and 3D software, but that doesn't mean Skalp is for architects or Pro users only. SketchUp is being used in so many disciplines nowadays. Which is why we intended Skalp to be as 'generic' as possible. This means we do not want to change or disrupt your specific workflow. We feel Skalp should just try to respect whatever and however you're doing in SketchUp and simply boost your ability to create superb drawings.
Customer Support: 
support@skalp4sketchup.com