Save and restore camera views independent of Scene tabs

ViewSaver allows you to save and restore camera views independent of Scene tabs.  This is useful if you don't want the overhead of storing style, shadow, hidden geometry, or layer information for some quick viewpoint changes.  In essence, it is the same as a scene tab that stores only the camera settings, but without taking up a scene tab position.


Activate the dialog from the View>View Saver menu item.
In the dialog, you can:

  • click "Add view" to add a view, or
  • click a view name to activate the view, or
  • click the "x" on the right-hand side to delete a view (you will be prompted to verify the removal)


Future Plans

Planned updates include

  • specifying view names
  • renaming views.

Planned Pro features include

  • custom ordering
  • sort and filter functions
  • creating a Scene from a view
  • grouping views
  • sharing views between models

(please note that all planned features are subject to change)


The plugin has a bug when the camera is set to parallel projection. It does not keep the same zoom or field of view. It seems it only works in perspective. You can create the veiws in perspective, then manually change each one to parallel projection. Refer: watch gogoanime online in English

Alexandre S's picture

oi boa noite falar só como ? fotos
So Sketchup

Arjun M.'s picture

is there any way to rename all the saved views?

Smustard Team's picture

Not yet, but it is a planned upate. Just need some time to make it happen.

Akeel R's picture

So Sketchup lacks an important tool especially for people who want to create a fly through in their model and setup scenes from same perspectives. I want to be able to easily organise my scenes by highlighting as many scenes as I can in scene manager and shift them, instead sketchup only allows you to move one scene at a time which takes forever!! also another is to be able to inherit scenes from another sketchup model surely this could be easily be done, instead i'm having to copy over my model and pasting it in place in the other sketchup model with the correct scenes I want. This can takes ages as models can be very large. Will one of your programming Masters develop a tool for this? its definitely not been done and have no clue why since it is a very simple and useful plugin

Smustard Team's picture

As for your first request, I began development on a scene tab organizer, but it hasn't been released yet.
As for your second request, do you mean something like PageExIm? See

Akeel R's picture

That's fantatic, I look foward for the release!
I did eventually find a similar but free verision to the plugin you directed me to.

Many thanks!

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ViewSaver 1.0.1; May 19, 2014
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