Simplify Contours Tool
This command reduces the number of segments of contours or other poly-line curves, making them easier to work with.
Simplify Contours Tool

When you import contour line drawings that were executed in other CAD applications, SketchUp will often convert polyspline contours into polylines that contain hundreds or even thousands of straight-line segments. This script reduces the number of edge segments that make up the contour lines, which in turn reduces the overall file size making it easier to work with the countours in SketchUp.

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I made a sketch of my office http://www.assignmentland.co.uk and it's really squished together with notes all over it and some parts are whited out. I asked relatives if it looks alright and they said it was alright. But I'm having doubts an architect will understand everything I want to the fullest. Should I remake it to make it look better, or more readable

DIT: Solution: My contours were still on a single plane, not adjusted to their elevation differences yet. When I moved each contour line up by its needful 2' increment, and then ran the plugin, it worked as expected. Hope this helps someone.http://february2018calendar.info

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nice tool

Nassim B.'s picture

Cool, why it works only with angles? may upgrade simplifying to segment lenth or n° of segments ..

stantec v's picture

is there an update for 2016? not showing up. thx!

Repeatedly getting an ERROR 500 when I try to download. Any Sketchup support out there??? Timely response would be much appreciated.

Adam H's picture

Awesome plugin.....2016 support?

Adam H's picture

Awesome plugin.....2016 support?

Adam H's picture

Awesome plugin.....2016 support?

Adam H's picture

Awesome plugin.....2016 support?

אלכסנדר ו's picture

Many thanks! :)

Orion S's picture

It erases some of the lines no matter what angle is set.

Solution: It will not work If there are overlapping lines .

Douglas J's picture

Problem: When I select the contours and apply the plugin, it simply "deletes" all my contours, leaving nothing at all remaining. Anyone have any ideas on this? Really need this tool, as I have a large model with many imported contours, and way too many tiny lines forming each of them.

EDIT: Solution: My contours were still on a single plane, not adjusted to their elevation differences yet. When I moved each contour line up by its needful 2' increment, and then ran the plugin, it worked as expected. Hope this helps someone.

Much appreciation for the great plugin!

Cf F.'s picture

how to install this plugin?

Gaylord U.'s picture

many thanks!

Darrin A.'s picture

two thumbs up! Been looking for this tool for a while!! Thank you!

Caner Z.'s picture

I can't download this Simplify Contours tool.... Error message says "NP method called on non-NP object". How else can it be downloaded?

华山 池's picture

不错,非常喜欢

FJ A.'s picture

gracias

herman S.'s picture

thanks

jim s's picture

it clearly says it works with 8. The first thing it asks me to do is open Sketchup 2013. How the hell does it work for 8?

Heather S's picture

Just follow the same instructions in 8- go to the preferences panel and install extension.

perogar .'s picture

Excellent plugin. It works perfectly, very useful to prepare curves to generate terrains.
Thank you!

 ARQ E TEC's picture

This plugin is awesome when working with big models.

Denis B's picture

Excellent plugin ! and extension warehouse !

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Simplify Contours Tool (1.1.1); January 10, 2014
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