I have been developing an Automated Construction Planning plugin for the last couple of years, and I am hoping that there are some Quantity Surveyors
and/or Construction Planners
who use SketchUp (PC preferred to MAC) who would be interested in trying out the current functions and providing comments, suggestions, or even sample data.
In addition to the Planning functions (Analysis, Classification, Scheduling/review/video generation, and MS Project XML export) there is also IFC file import, Clash detection, Window/Door Cutout from Walls, and Section Cut management. You can find out more at http://www.SUperPlan.info
I believe that this type of functionality places SketchUp at the leading edge of the BIM process by automatically leveraging implicit concept model data to initialise critical downstream processes such as BOM creation, costing and planning. I think that there is incredible potential
, but, more importantly, what does everyone else think?!