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Google SketchUp 8 Advanced Camera Tools plugin

What is Google SketchUp 8 Advanced Camera Tools plugin?  (from Google Inc)

The Advanced Camera Tools plugin lets you work with real-world cameras in your SketchUp Pro 8 models. Cameras you create with the ACTs provide precise controls for settings like Focal Length, Aspect Ratio and Image Width, which allows you to accurately preview real camera shots right inside SketchUp.


Google SketchUp 8 Advanced Camera Tools plugin is a program developed by Google Inc. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 47 files and is usually about 913 KB (934,912 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 30% of users of Google SketchUp 8 Advanced Camera Tools plugin come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sketchup.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Google\Google SketchUp 8\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{997779E5-F0EA-48DD-9955-C78AC108F377}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 913 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Google SketchUp 8 Advanced Camera Tools plugin

  • SketchUp.exe - SketchUp Application
  • SkpWriter.dll - SketchUp Writer API
  • ThumbsUp.dll - ThumbsUp (SketchUp Thumbnail Shell Extension)
  • BugSplatRc.dll (by BugSplat) - BugSplatRc Dynamic Link Library (Crash reporting module, BugSplatRc)
  • HAREGEXT.DLL (by ABVENT Luxembourg SA) - HA Registration extension.
  • uninstall.exe (by ASGVIS) - V-Ray for SketchUp
  • slapi.dll (by Trimble Navigation Limited) - SketchUp API
  • python26.dll (by Python Software Foundation) - Python (Python Core)
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • alchemyext.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SketchUp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B81A2194-68EE-4766-B2B9-452C085F9BDC}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SketchUp.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Google\Google SketchUp 8\SketchUp.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:41.5 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003420938%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00009130%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00025080%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:4,850,779
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:155 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:25 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Google SketchUp 8 Advanced Camera Tools plugin?

You can uninstall Google SketchUp 8 Advanced Camera Tools plugin from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Google SketchUp 8 Advanced Camera Tools plugin, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Google SketchUp 8 Advanced Camera Tools plugin.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 82.00%
Windows 10 14.00%
Windows XP 2.00%
Windows Vista 2.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.78%
Windows 7 Professional 26.53%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.33%
Windows 8.1 4.08%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.04%
Windows 10 Pro 2.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.63% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.63%
  Brazil 7.41%
  France 7.41%
  Netherlands 5.56%
  Canada 3.70%
  Israel 3.70%
  India 3.70%
  Malaysia 3.70%
  Philippines 3.70%
  Australia 1.85%
  Belgium 1.85%
  Indonesia 1.85%
  IS 1.85%
  Italy 1.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.83%
Dell 19.51%
ASUS 9.76%
Acer 9.76%
Lenovo 9.76%
Toshiba 7.32%
Sony 2.44%
Apple 2.44%
Alienware 2.44%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.32%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE L775-19... 2.44%
TOSHIBA Satellite L735 2.44%
TOSHIBA Satellite A665 2.44%
TOSHIBA Satellite A300 2.44%
Sony VPCEB3E1E 2.44%

About Google Inc

Google provides Internet-based products and services such as advertising technologies, internet search, cloud computing, and software.
Publisher URL: www.google.com


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