Igloo Studios released their Product Connect plugin for SketchUp, that is designed to help you get more out of product models stored in the 3D Warehouse.
“3D models which’re “Product Connect-enabled” are rich with information; they can include SKUs, website links, dimensions and in some cases, pricing information and environmental statistics. After adding these PC-enabled models to your SketchUp project, you can use the Product Connect plugin to export the metadata as an organized product schedule in the form of a spreadsheet. Igloo’s new offering makes going from conception to production a heck of a lot simpler.”
Here’s how it works:
- Download the Product Connect plugin from Igloo Studios website and install it on your machine.
- Find a Product Connect-compatible model in the 3D Warehouse and download it into your SketchUp model.
- Open the Product Connect tool set and click Report Maker.
- Select a product schedule type (such as Cabinet or Appliance), then click the Create Reports button. The plugin generates a spreadsheet containing all of the product models as well as their relevant metadata.
[Source: Google SketchUp blog]