Simple Plugin Installer
Adds menu items for easy installation of RBZ or ZIP packaged plugins, as well as RB and RBS files.
Simple Plugin Installer

SketchUp's "Install Extension" button only allows .RBZ files, and you have to navigate through several clicks to get to the button.

As someone who often installs plugin I wanted an easier and more flexible method which resulted in this small and simple utility to make it easier to install .RBZ, .ZIP packages. It also let you pick .RB files which will be copied to the Plugins folder. (Note, this feature has not been tested under systems with limited access, so it might fail - where the user will see an error message.)

For more information on installing plugins:

Version 1.1.0

Added guard against VirtualStore under Windows. See this SCF thread for more info on VirtualStore:


  • ZIP Package
    Allows for installation of .ZIP files as if they where .RBZ files.
  • RBZ Package
    Does the same as SketchUp's "Install Extension" button.
  • RB File
    Copies selected .rb file to the Plugins folder.
    ( As reported by Sketchup.find_support_file('Plugins') )
  • RBS File
    Copies selected .rbs file to the Plugins folder.
  • Open Extension Manager
    Simply opens the Extension page under SketchUp's Preferences window.

Menus & Toolbars

  • Plugins » Install »

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Simple Plugin Installer (1.2.0); Luglio 21, 2013
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