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Profile Builder 3 available!

July 17, 2018

The developer of Profile Builder has officially released a new version of this useful Extension: version 3! Profile Builder 3 contains lots of new tools and features designed to help you create smart profiles within SketchUp:

  • Build Along Multiple Paths - Profile builder now allows you the ability to extrude profiles along multiple different paths at one time.
  • Build Discontinous - This allows you to set your joints where objects turn as individual objects, rather than just one continuous object. In addition, you can adjust whether the profile follows around the curve, or if it starts a new profile at the junctions.
  • Auto Assembler - Auto Assemble will try to create an assembly based on an example object you’ve drawn.
  • Span Assemblies - spans are basically assemblies that are anchored between adjacent component parts. This allows sag, curve, etc.
  • Hole Tool - This tool allows you to cut holes in profiles you’ve created.
  • Set Height of Assemblies - You can now adjust the height of various assemblies simply by entering a new value in the height box in the Assembly dialog, allowing quick height adjustments.
  • Live Profile Editing - This option allows you to select a profile, then adjust it so that all instances adjust automatically without you having to go back and adjust them individually.
  • Split/Edit Complex Members - Allows you to split different parts of extruded profiles into their own objects

Try & Buy

Request your 30-day demo version for Profile Builder 3 here (you will be redirected to the website of the developer) and be surprised by the many possibilities of this Extension!

Profile Builder version 3 has a suggested retail price of € 69 excl. VAT and is available through our extensive reseller channel. If you are already an user of version 2 of Profile Builder, you can upgrade your license for only € 49,- excl. VAT.


New @ Design8: Thea Render for SketchUp v2

July 9, 2018

With the official release of Thea Render for SketchUp v2, this high-end render extension will be available at Design8 bv from now on!

Why Thea Render for SketchUp v2?

  • High-end rendering solution for SketchUp Pro with extensive possibilities;
  • Choose from different render engines - from quick and dirty to slow and very accurate;
  • Render in the SketchUp Viewport and blend the outcome for artistic images;
  • Adjustable lighting after rendering;
  • Customizable workspace;
  • Animation support;
  • Save setting per SketchUp scene.

New in Thea Render for SketchUp v2

  • Denoiser
    Optix Denoiser from NVIDIA to remove noise from renders.
  • Integrated Material Editor
    Adjust advanced material setting right within the Thea toolbar.
  • Modular User Interface
    Set up your own workspace for the Thea window. You decide which tool boxes will be shown at which place.
  • Tonemapping
    Several tonemapping options to restore the lighting balance and therewith certain details in your scenes.
  • And much more...
    • Built-in online material library
    • Render Nodes for networked rendering
    • AMD GPU for Mac OpenCL
    • CUDA 9

Read more about Thea Render for SketchUp v2 here.


If you are already interested in buying or demoing Thea Render for SketchUp, please click one of the buttons below for a demo download or a map with resellers in your neighborhood.


New @ Design8: Kubity!

July 5, 2018

Good news for all Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality fanatics: Kubity Pro is from now on officially available through Design8!

Why Kubity?

Kubity is the first mixed reality platform for SketchUp Pro! Virtual and Augmented Reality combined in one user-friendly and affordable application. With Kubity you can share your SketchUp Pro models easily with your customers. The models can be viewed through the Kubity website, desktop application or mobile app. Headsets as the Cardboard, GearVR, HTC Vive and Oculus Rift are supported. Key features of Kubity Pro are:
  • Virtual Reality - View 3D models from SketchUp Pro or Revit with the HTC Vive or Oculus Rift through Kubity desktop application;
  • Augmented Reality - Overlay a 3D model in a real world environment by using the camera of your phone / tablet;
  • Panorama - Explore your 3D model as a panorama with the Google Cardboard, GearVR or other mobile VR set;
  • Cinematic Tour - Fly through your model with pre-set scenes automatically imported from SketchUp;
  • First-Person Perspective - Explore 3D models from a first person point-of-view;
  • Share - As soon as the model is ready in Kubity, you can share it with everyone with a unique link or QR code;
  • And much more…

Read more about Kubity.


If you are already interested in buying or demoing Kubity for SketchUp, please click one of the buttons below for a demo download or a map with resellers in your neighborhood.


V-Ray 3 for SketchUp update available

June 27, 2018

A new update for V-Ray 3 for SketchUp (v3.60.03) is now available for download. The update for this high-end render plugin contains the following improvements:

  • Animation improvements - The way animations are handled internally has been changed, enabling more advanced workflows;
  • New VRScene features
    • Imported VRScene geometry can be clipped
    • VRScene animation playback controls are exposed
    • Scatter VRScenes with the Skatter plugin for SketchUp;
  • And much more...


If you are new to V-Ray for SketchUp, you can request your demo version here. If you are already using V-Ray 3.x for SketchUp, you can go to your login page at Chaos Group's website to get your latest full version of V-Ray for SketchUp.

Buy / Upgrade

If you are convinced by the possibilities of V-Ray 3 for SketchUp, you can buy your (upgrade) license through one of our dedicated resellers.

Happy Rendering!

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