Learn to Use

PlaceMaker - What it Does

A quick introduction to some of the PlaceMaker features like imported 3D buildings , Digital Globe high-resolution aerials, roads, cities on terrain, and more.

PlaceMaker v2 - What’s New

PlaceMaker v2 has new features like imported 3D forests, Nearmap super high-resolution aerials (3cm), 3D component building bundle models and our building maker service.

PlaceMaker - How it Works

Learn how to use the simple tools to import aerials, buildings, roads and water in SketchUp.

New Feature – Super High-Res Aerials

Discover Nearmap aerials for PlaceMaker. These are super high-resolution images (up to 7.5cm res) available as an in-app purchase.

PlaceMaker - Buildings

A quick walkthrough on PlaceMaker buildings imported from OpenStreetMaps (OSM).

Import Trees and Forests

Discover how to import simple 3D trees for many locations. The PlaceMaker option quickly brings in large areas of trees and includes the option to place the vegetation on terrain.

PlaceMaker - Aerial Imagery

PlaceMaker has the ability to import DigitalGlobe high-resolution images into SketchUp, an improvement over the SketchUp native aerial.

Color-correct and Improve Imported PlaceMaker Aerials

Learn how to quickly color-correct imported PlaceMaker aerials. Quickly add color and contrast using PhotoShop linked to SketchUp for a fast workflow.

Placemaker's Nearmap 7.5cm Resolution High-res Aerials

Learn how to import 7.5cm super-high-quality aerials for the United States.

PlaceMaker - Tree Import Options

Like all PlaceMaker features, there are adjustable options for imported 3D trees. Discover how to adjust tree heights and spacing, and how to place trees on terrain.

Learn to Edit Tree Data on OpenStreetMaps

Users can go to the source material and assist in refining OpenStreetMaps data. This quick overview shows how to get started.

SketchUp Extension Inspection

Part of a series of videos done by SketchUp, the Extension Inspection demonstrates Placemaker. Narrated by SketchUp’s Aaron Dietzen.

SketchUp Facebook Live with PlaceMaker

Watch the 2nd-ever SketchUp Facebook Live interview with Daniel Tal on the PlaceMaker extension.