V2 now available with Nearmap Aerial Imagery! Add instant context by importing OpenStreeMap roads, buildings, paths, water bodies, trees, as well as high resolution aerials

Add instant context to your models with PlaceMaker, available in 11 languages!

PlaceMaker imports data from OpenStreeMap and transforms it into a usable site reference model suitable for rendering or exporting into other applications.

The dataset coverage is truly world-wide!  Check out the free trial to preview the dataset now!

More information at the official PlaceMaker website.

Features Include:

Nearmap Super High Resolution Aerials - New in v2!

Import incredible aerial imagery from Nearmap (USA only).  Learn more

Nearmap Imagery vs SketchUp default location snapshot


Import DigitalGlobe High resolution aerials directly into SketchUp to use as your base.

3D Buildings

Insert 3D building massing models for select locations and cities.

3D Roads and Paths

Place 3D roads, walks, paths and water into your model. All objects are modeled and render ready.

Trees and Forests - New in v2!

Import entire forests with one click and place on terrain

Import trees and forests with one click

Model on Terrain

PlaceMaker will model and drape buildings, 3D roads and paths directly onto terrain.

Export to Revit

Use the Export to Revit function and import your model into Revit.

Instant Site Base

Create instant site base files to use for modeling, design and rendering.

Localized in 11 langauges

  • English
  • Brazilian Portuguese
  • Chinese Simplified
  • Dutch
  • French
  • German
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Compatible with SU Make or Pro, PC and Mac

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