The Slab Tool plugin created by Last Software on the Ruby Library Depot is a simple yet useful tool. It does what it sounds like, it creates square slabs for your model. I know this isn’t the fanciest tool but it does offer a solution to creating those slabs.
The best part of this plugin is that it creates the slab as a group automatically. Don’t you hate it when you create a floor and then put walls on top only to find out now these objects are stuck together? This plugin will solve that. To use the plugin you simple go to the plugin menu and click “SlabTool” and then the option screen comes up. Choose the slab color and thickness. Then draw out a rectagle and then voila the slab is created. A drawback of this plugin is that it doesn’t give you the option of which side the slab will be extruded to. But since it is a group it is easy to adjust.
Overall, the Slab Tool plugin created by Last Software is a simple and effective tool to create slabs. At the time of this review this plugin is free and is available at the Ruby Library Depot. I give this plugin 3 out 5 stars.
NOTE: To save the file you need to “save page as” .rb
and then place in SketchUp Plugin folder.