WARNING : Layers panel is not maintained anymore.
It is now open-source, anyone can contribute and update it, or even make it better and sell it if you want.
Here is the repo : https://github.com/jiminy-billy-bob/Layers-Panel
As a result, I'm not responding to bug or feature requests anymore. You can still post them, in case another developer might want to fix/add them.
Layers Panel basically replaces Sketchup's layers window. It reproduces every features of it, except layer colors (for now), and adds the ability to group layers, sort them, lock them, hide/collapse groups, and a lot more features.
If you use a third-party renderer, you can also choose which layers are rendered. (Compatible with Vray, Maxwell, Podium, Indigo, KeyShot and Kerkythea)
For support, please go to : http://sketchucation.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=488833#p488833
Do NOT use the reviews below for support, I will no longer reply here. Go to the link above.
- Although the undo/redo support was improved a lot since the alpha versions, sometimes it still messes up (rarely), which prevents you to redo some operations.
- By using this plugin, you agree to send completely anonymous data, used to improve it.
View full usage instructions here: http://sketchucation.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=488833
The way you sort/nest layers is simple, just grab the handle on the left of a layer/group, and drop it where you want. To choose the depth of the nesting, move the layer to the right or the left. (See image above)
To choose if a layer is rendered or not, toggle the teapot icon on its right. Then trigger the render from the top of Layers Panel's dialog.
CTRL+G : Group selected layers
CTRL+SHIFT+G : Ungroup layers
CTRL+A : Select all
CTRL+E : Merge selected layers
ALT+click on layer visibility : Isolate layer
CTRL+click on layer visibility : Isolate layer in its group
SHIFT+click on layer visibility : Toggle all highlighted layers
Colors are in Sketchup 2014+ only. Right-click on a color to change it.