Profile Builder is a fast and flexible parametric modeling tool and easy BIM solution for SketchUp. It has become an ESSENTIAL SketchUp plugin for thousands of users world-wide. By using Profile Builder, you will be able to model faster than ever before. Not only that, your models will be SMARTER, and adaptable to design changes.
You will also be able to generate instant quantity reports and real-time cost estimates that are driven by your SketchUp model.
Parametric Profiles: Say Good-bye to Follow-Me!
The core of Profile Builder is the ability to create smart extrusions (Profile Members) using parametric profiles. A profile can be any shape and can even be a polyline. Create a Profile Member by clicking path points in your model, or select a series of edges in your model to extrude the Profile along the path and never have to resort to the Follow-Me tool again!
Create smart mouldings, framing, piping, railings, roofing, walls, and foundations – the possibilities are endless!
Create and Save Custom Profiles
Profiles can be saved to your local library complete with custom name, orientation (anchor point, offsets, rotation), dimensions, material and layer. Create a new Profile simply by drawing a face in your model and adding it as a new Profile. Once you save the profile, you can load it and then re-use it in future projects.
Parametric Assemblies – Combine Profiles and Components
Imagine modeling a complex railing, multi-layer wall, fence, stud-wall, staircase, or road in seconds! The Profile Builder Assembler lets you create and save fully customizable parametric smart assemblies. You will be absolutely amazed with what you can do with Assemblies in Profile Builder!
Cost Estimates and Quantity Take-offs – Easy BIM!
Profile Builder 2 also includes a complete real-time cost estimating and reporting feature that we call the ‘Quantifier’. The Quantifier is easy-to-use, adaptable and scale-able to suit the level of detail required for your reporting and cost estimates. Quantifier supports custom cost codes, precision, currency formatting, as well as export to external spreadsheet software. It is being used by estimators, engineers, and builders around the world! Learn More
Below are images of some BIM projects that have been done by our Thailand customers with Profile Builder 2:
Build a Profile Along Any Path – Profiles Stay the Correct Orientation
One of the biggest complaints about the SketchUp Follow Me tool is how the profile orientation tends to rotate along complex paths. Profile Builder can handle any path you throw at it and will always maintain the expected orientation of the Profile.
Revolve a Profile
You can also revolve a Profile in one click to create a parametric 3D revolved Profile Member. These types of objects are normally time-consuming to create in SketchUp but Profile Builder can do it in seconds! Learn More
The Smart-Path Select tool is useful for quickly selecting a specific path of edges among other complex geometry.
When we say Profile Builder is parametric, we mean it! Any smart Profile Member or Assembly created with Profile Builder 2 can be edited after creation by adjusting intelligent parameters. Change the profile, material, height, width, orientation, and even the extrusion path after creation. Use the Extend Tool to adjust the length of the Profile Member and use the built-in Trimming Tools to apply the finishing touches.
In a recent survey of our customers, 42% said that they use Profile Builder in over 90% of their SketchUp projects and 74% said that they use it in OVER HALF of their SketchUp projects.
In the same survey, over 25% said that Profile Builder could save them over 100 hours of work per year! And 47% said that it could save them over 50 hours per year!
What is your time worth? Would you pay $60 to save 50 hours of work? What about 100 hours?
Profile Builder has become one of the most popular SketchUp extensions around the world because it can increase your productivity in so many ways. You WILL save time and model faster than ever before with Profile Builder. Order a 30 day free trial now and…prepare for lightspeed!
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