PlaceMaker Plugin

The PlaceMaker plugin for SketchUp allows you to import High resolution Aerials, 3D buildings, Parametric 3D roads and walks and even bodies of water and trees. It will save you hours, if not days, of work and create instant cities from across the world.

Quick to learn and simple to use, just geolocate your site and start importing. Currently, you can import buildings, roads, paths, trees, water bodies and high resolution aerials…everything to get your project started with rich context and detail.

PlaceMaker now gives you access to even more 3D Buildings!

Microsoft has generously made public all the 2D building footprints for the USA. PlaceMaker now imports those footprints and converts them to 3D buildings.  From the smallest, most rural town, to the largest city, our US customers can expect to have complete 3D buildings, roads and high-resolution aerials for their projects in the United States.

And more 3D buildings for other countries are on the way as part of our promise at PlaceMaker to obtain and provide more.

PlaceMaker animation

FREE Bonus Content

For $199 you get:

  • PlaceMaker 1-year subscription with High Rez Aerial Imports
  • Building Bundle of over 300 buildings (a $50 value)
  • FREE Subscription to 15 hours of SketchUp Master Tutorial Videos (a $30 value)
  • FREE Subscription includes over 3000 component models and other downloadable content!


• NearMap – 7cm high res aerials for North America

Imagery - Mapbox and Nearmap

Import up to 2.8″ (7cm) high resolution aerials directly into SketchUp. Learn More.

PlaceMaker 3D Buildings

3D Buildings

Instantly import hundreds of real 3D building massing models for select locations and cities.

Buildings and Forests

Trees and Forests

One click 3D Forest imports available for many locations and areas.

Place 3D roads and paths

Roads and Paths

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

Model directly onto terrain

Model on Terrain

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