No i have phantom scatter.... It's not so sophisticated it's just a small plugin that was free.
This is how it worked :
You export the mesh to standallone OC.
Then you make a simple plane or a cube or something that works like a proxy and make it a componmet and define the axis. Next you place copies of the componmet where ever you like (or need). When you have finished with the placement of the "proxies", you select again the original first componment and run the plugin... It seams that nothing happens but its creating a document file with information for the position of this proxies.
This file you can use it with a scatter node and connect it with the mesh you had in the beginning.
I know you can still do this with placement but this plugin help a lot.
CPU: INTEL i7 3.40 GHz/RAM: 8 GB/GPU: 2XGTX690/OS: WIN 7 64 BIT/SKETCHUP 2014/OCTANE for SU