How Do I Round Corners in Sketchup?

Are you tired of sharp edges in your Sketchup models? Do you want to add a touch of elegance by rounding corners?

Well, you’re in luck! In this tutorial, we will show you how to round corners in Sketchup using simple and easy-to-follow steps.

Step 1: Select the Object

To start rounding corners in Sketchup, you first need to select the object that you want to modify. This can be a simple shape like a rectangle or a more complex object like a piece of furniture. Make sure the object is selected before proceeding to the next step.

Step 2: Access the ‘FredoCorner’ Plugin

Sketchup offers various plugins that extend its functionality. One such popular plugin for rounding corners is called ‘FredoCorner’. To access this plugin, go to the ‘Extensions’ tab in the top menu bar and click on ‘FredoCorner’.


If you don’t have the ‘FredoCorner’ plugin installed, you can download it from the Sketchup Extension Warehouse or other reputable sources. Make sure to follow the installation instructions provided by the plugin developer.

Step 3: Configure Corner Settings

Once you have opened the ‘FredoCorner’ plugin, a settings dialog box will appear. In this dialog box, you can configure various parameters for rounding corners according to your preferences.

  • Select Corner Type: Choose between different corner types such as rounded, beveled, or chamfered.
  • Specify Radius: Set the desired radius value for rounding corners. You can experiment with different values until you achieve the desired effect.
  • Select Corners: Choose whether you want to round all corners of the object or only specific ones.
  • Apply Material: Decide whether you want to apply a specific material to the rounded corners or keep the existing material.

Step 4: Apply Corner Modification

After configuring the corner settings, click on the ‘Apply’ button in the ‘FredoCorner’ dialog box. Sketchup will then apply the selected corner modifications to your object. You will notice that the sharp edges are now beautifully rounded, giving your model a more polished look.

Step 5: Fine-tune Edges (Optional)

If you’re not completely satisfied with the result, don’t worry! Sketchup allows you to fine-tune the rounded edges further. Simply select the modified object and use Sketchup’s native tools like ‘Push/Pull’, ‘Move’, or ‘Scale’ to adjust any edges or dimensions as needed.

Congratulations! You have successfully rounded corners in Sketchup using the ‘FredoCorner’ plugin. This simple technique can add a professional touch to your models and make them visually appealing.


Remember that using plugins in Sketchup may require additional computational resources and can impact performance. Use plugins judiciously and only when necessary, considering your system specifications.

Now go ahead and experiment with different objects and corner settings to create stunning designs in Sketchup!