Release Notes

Version 3.0.6 (2020-05-21)

  • Version 3 is here!
  • Terrain Import
  • New Credit System
  • Improved road intersections and details
  • Tons of Improvements!

Version 2.2.1 (2020-01-08)

  • Fixed an issue where paths would sometimes fail to generate
  • Fixed an issue that could cause building import to fail

Version 2.2.0 (2019-11-28)

  • Added new tool for easily importing and adding a geolocated SKP file to your PlaceMaker model.
  • Removed ‘USA’ reference in UI for Nearmap imagery source.  Nearmap imagery is now available in Canada as well.

Version 2.1.1 (2019-08-09)

  • Fixed Tour tool bug where the incorrect location would be loaded when re-opening the Tour tool window
  • Replaced DigitalGlobe references with Mapbox

Version 2.1.0 (2018-11-20)

  • Added access to Microsoft Building Footprints (Beta Feature – USA only)
  • Added access to DigitalGlobe Premium Imagery Map.  This imagery is available using the Imagery import feature or when using the Select Place feature.
  • Added new ‘Auto-Add Roof’ checkbox within Building Import settings. This feature will attempt to create a roof on the building when no roof information for that building exists.
  • Added Auto-update which will automatically check for available PlaceMaker version updates and prompt you to download if an update is available.
  • Added Import progress updates in the status bar so you can track the status of the current import.
  • Increased the speed for road / path draping operations onto terrain
  • Gable-style roofs now hide the edges between the building and roof to create a more visually pleasing building appearance
  • Fixed issue for when curly quotes would be entered in measurement fields
  • Fixed an issue where the camera position might jump to another location after an import is complete
  • Fixed an issue where Nearmap imagery could not be imported if only one vintage date was available
  • Fixed a bug where road draping would sometimes result in the roads being placed at the wrong location

Version 2.0.4

  • Fixed a bug where the imagery snapshot that was imported using the ‘Select Place’ tool would not be the correct scale for Mac users with retina displays.

Version 2.0.3

  • Fixed an issue where the ‘Make Place’ feature would sometimes fail to connect and not be able to import all types of objects at once.

Version 2.0.2

  • Fixed an issue where some buildings would be imported flat and not extruded if a comma is set as the Windows decimal separator rather than a period.

Version 2.0.1

  • Fixed an issue for SU2017+ where the Select Place tool would not import the correct snapshot image if a high resolution monitor was being used
  • Fixed an issue with water coastline import that occurred in some specific locations
  • Some other minor bug-fixes

Version 2.0.0

  • Added access to Nearmap super high-resolution aerial imagery (USA only)
  • Forest areas and tree rows are now imported when importing trees
  • Officially released the BuildingMaker Service (access from within the Buildings Import Options)
  • Improved 3D Road import by smoothing the transitions between roads of different widths
  • Added a right-click context menu to Tour so that it can now be used in full screen mode
  • Added ability to save default import preferences (road widths, building heights, etc.) using a new button at the bottom of the main dialog
  • Now only creating scene tabs if data was imported for that particular scene
  • Import settings are now saved ‘to your model’ which means that if you open the same PlaceMaker model on another computer, the import settings will remain the same (in previous versions, the import settings were saved in SketchUp preferences which changes depending on whatever system you are on)
  • Various bug-fixes and stability improvements

Version 1.2.0

  • Added the ability to test the full functionality of PlaceMaker with a free Trial license as long as the official trial test SKP model is being used.
  • In Trial Preview mode, you can now drape and merge building footprints, roads and paths onto the selected surface. Previously, this feature was disabled in Trial Preview mode.
  • Added a button in the dialog to order the new BuildingMaker service
  • Added ability to import water along coastlines (ocean water)
  • Changed roof coloring so that the color is only applied to non-vertical faces
  • Now ensuring that any objects that were just imported are visible immediately after import and not on a hidden layer
  • Fixed a bug where buildings that were dropped on a surface would lose their minimum height attribute
  • Removed the ‘terrain’ map type from the imagery import options due to user confusion about whether PlaceMaker can import elevation data.

Version 1.1.1

  • Fixed a bug that prevented the license file from being created for some users
  • Fixed a bug where PlaceMaker would fail to load if the user had non-English characters in their user name (Windows)
  • Fixed a bug that caused importing of buildings to fail in rare occasions
  • Fixed a bug where imagery would sometimes not be painted at the correct location on a surface
  • Updated Korean Translation

Version 1.1.0

  • Added new ‘Add Location’ tool that is independent from SketchUp’s ‘Add Location Tool’.  This new tool is compatible with SU2016 and SU2017, Make and Pro and will continue to work after SketchUp removes the ‘Add Location’ tool from older versions of SketchUp
  • Improved speed of dropping buildings on terrain
  • Added ability to remove and re-activate a license
  • Fixed a bug with importing objects where the height data was set in feet instead of meters
  • Various minor bug fixes to improve import reliability

Version 1.0.1

  • Fixes for Internet Explorer compatibility issues

Version 1.0

  • Initial Release