Premium Buildings by PLW Modelworks

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Go beyond simple building masses for your project!

It is PlaceMaker’s mission to offer various high-quality 3D models and metadata for your projects.  Utilizing our resources will allow you to create a rich, multi-faceted virtual world for whatever your project needs are.

To create your virtual world, we are happy to offer our Premium Buildings service.  These buildings are high-quality, articulated and textured buildings and are the context models everyone has been waiting for.

This Premium service is provided in partnership with PLW Modelworks, known throughout the industry for their geolocated, high-fidelity city models.  PLW utilizes high-tech algorithms + human interaction to create their models with the goal of creating a virtual world for use by anyone needing a true representation of the as built word.

Using our powerful PlaceMaker engine, we simplify and quickly convert these models into SketchUp and provide the models to you for your projects.  These models are fully editable, scaled, and can be adjusted to whatever degree necessary to meet your project needs.


Hundreds of high fidelity 3D city models are available from the PLW archive. To view available locations click here:

For areas not already modeled, allow for 2-3 weeks turnaround depending on size of area. Pricing for custom model creation is the same as models available in archive depending on availability of imagery.


All PLW 3D city models are priced at $3,995 per sq. km. with a 1 sq. km. minimum order size.

Areas that already exist in the model archive may have a smaller minimum order size.


Download a signable copy of the EULA here.

Request Form

You do not need to own PlaceMaker to take advantage of these models. Simply fill out the form to request a quotation for premium models in your area of interest.

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