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PlusSpec v16.3.6 Release Notes

Minor Update (16.3.6): This update includes the following improvements: Fixed an issue with navigating the splashscreen for Mac.


Upcoming SketchUp Guide includes a PlusSpec spotlight

We’ve just heard that the first Italian Guide to SketchUp with a PlusSpec spotlight is Coming Soon. Here’s what we know:   SketchUp. Progettazione architettonica BIM, is the first Italian guide to Trimble SketchUp 2017, ranging from the introduction of the software to the BIM-approach with PlusSpec, and GPU-rendering


RubySketch Partners with Simpson Strong-Tie

We are proud to announce that as of today, RubySketch has partnered with Simpson Strong-Tie – the world leader in engineered structural connectors and building solutions. With offices located throughout North America, Europe, and Australia, Simpson Strong-Tie is the most recognized global connector brand in the residential construction industry.   In the words of our Director, […]


Young people are snubbing the construction industry – but why?

Does the construction industry have a disconnect with Millenials? Many of us wrongly think that the new generation of young adults entering the workforce are afraid of hard work and physical labour. However, statistics show that they’ll go to the gym, jog, and do more sport than we ever did. So if it’s not laziness or […]


PlusSpec v16.3.5 Release Notes

Minor Update (16.3.5): This update includes the following improvements: Fixed an issue with syncing material libraries in the Settings Tool. Updated materials for the Joist Tools. Don't forget to sync your materials.


Tilt panels and prefabricated concrete building components in Design, BIM, Estimating, CAD software

Modular construction comes in many forms. Designing concrete prefabricated panels to suit transportation and load capacity of a crane can be a challenge. There are software packages that do this in a high LOD (level of detail), such as Tekla, which allows the addition of reinforcement and output of working drawings. In many cases this level of detail [...]


PlusSpec v16.3.4 Release Notes

Minor Update (16.3.4): This is an update for SketchUp 17 and includes the following improvements: Fixed an issue with the cornice in the Ceiling Tool. Fixed an issue with the MEP Tool. Fixed an issue with the Drop to Wall function. Fixed an issue with the splashscreen buttons. General improvements and optimization.


SketchUp 17 Pro Review

SketchUp 2017 Release: What we (the RubySketch team) like best: At a glance the obvious changes are evident by the little man in the corner (when you open SketchUp). The previous mascot has been replaced with Chris, who's sporting a nice new blue/grey polo shirt, beige pants, sports watch and slip on shoes. Unlike previous versions though, [...]


PlusSpec v16.3.3 Release Notes

Minor Update (16.3.3): This update includes the following improvements: Fixed a thickness issue in the Joist & Ceiling Joist Tools. Fixed Takeoff header naming errors. Fixed a custom material thickness error and wall preview error for the Lightweight Multi-Skin Wall. Fixed a Takeoff Export Excel issue with a forward slash ('/') in the layer name.


PlusSpec v16.3.2 Release Notes

Minor Update (16.3.2): This update includes the following improvements: Fixed Skillion/Shed Roof fascia height error. Added missing fascia material to Reverse Dutch Gable option. Fixed Wall Surface Tool draw error. Bomb Tool moved into the Component Tools.


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