1001bit Tools Pro v2 is a collection of plugins (Ruby scripts) for SketchUp that are designed for architectural works. With 1001bit Tools Pro v2, you can create parametric architectural elements such as staircases, windows, doors, roofs, louvres, floor joists and more within minutes. You can also save commonly used parameters for easy selection in future. 1001bit Tools Pro v2 has 40 different tools that can help you with various tasks such as editing, measuring, drawing and modeling.
In this article, we will show you how to install and use 1001bit Tools Pro v2 for SketchUp. You can download 1001bit Tools Pro v2 from the official website[^1^] or from a reseller near you[^2^]. You can try out 1001bit Tools Pro v2 for free for 30 days. If you find it useful and wish to continue using it beyond the trial period, you need to obtain a user license. Each user license allows for activating 1001bit Tools Pro v2 on two separate computers.
How to Install 1001bit Tools Pro v2
To install 1001bit Tools Pro v2, you need to have SketchUp 8 or later versions. The installation process is simple and straightforward. Here are the steps:
Download 1001bit Tools Pro v2 in rbz format (English version) from the official website[^3^].
Open SketchUp and go to Window > Preferences > Extensions.
Click on Install Extension and browse to the rbz file that you downloaded.
Click on OK and accept the terms and conditions.
Restart SketchUp and you will see a new toolbar called 1001bit Pro on your screen.
If you have any issues with the installation, you can refer to the user guides[^4^] or contact the support team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
How to Use 1001bit Tools Pro v2
To use 1001bit Tools Pro v2, you need to activate it first. To activate 1001bit Tools Pro v2, follow these steps:
Click on the 1001bit Pro toolbar and select Activate.
Enter your email address and activation key that you received after purchasing the user license.
Click on OK and wait for the confirmation message.
Once you have activated 1001bit Tools Pro v2, you can start using it for your architectural projects. You can access the tools from the 1001bit Pro toolbar or from the menu bar under Plugins > 1001bit Pro. The tools are grouped into categories such as Drawings, Editing, Modeling, Measuring and Others. You can hover over each tool icon to see a tooltip that explains its function. You can also click on each tool icon to see a dialog box that allows you to adjust the parameters and options for that tool.
For example, if you want to create a staircase, you can click on the Staircases tool icon and see a dialog box like this:
You can enter the values for the number of steps, width, height, depth, landing, railing and other details of your staircase. You can also choose from different types of staircases such as straight, spiral, U-shaped and L-shaped. You can preview your staircase before creating it by clicking on Preview. Once you are satisfied with your staircase, you can click on Create Staircase and place it in your model.
You can use similar steps for other tools such as windows, doors, roofs, louvres and more. You can also use the editing tools to modify your existing elements such as extending, trimming, filleting, chamfering and more. You can use the measuring tools to get information about distances, angles, areas and volumes of your elements. You can use the other tools to perform tasks such as creating guidelines, text labels, section cuts and more.