July 27th, 2007 | Published in Google SketchUp
Wouldn't it be great if you could build out your models with generic components—things like windows and doors—and then easily swap in "specific" versions, when it's time to write your specs? There's a new tool from CADalytic Media called SpecifiCAD that lets you do exactly that. Basically, SpecifiCAD is a plug-in (it's a free beta download for now) that works with SketchUp, and also AutoCAD, Revit, and Bentley Architecture (ArchiCAD is coming soon).
Once it's installed and activated, clicking on certain components in your model pops open a SpecifiCAD window that shows you all the content from the Sweets Network and the Google 3D Warehouse that matches. You can then choose a "specific" to replace the "generic" in your model. Check out the website for all the details.