[Plugin] Tools On Surface - v2.4a - 01 Nov 18

Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v2.4a - 01 Nov 18

Postby reza1813 » Tue Feb 12, 2019 12:13 pm

Dear Fredo,
Thank you for your prompt reply to my question. Wow, I thought that adding curve line(Bezier) on Tool on surface plugin will be possible in SketchUp as MESH interface because this is just an example in order to show you what I mean and you obviously know that we usually need to add curve line on the curved surface(Like other Software: Rhino and...). Indeed, I ever use Drap(Feature in the SketchUp) or Flowify plugin(Anders L.) in order to put a pattern on my curved surface but most of the time it doesn't work properly or It does not look like what I am looking for.
All in all, I hope so in the near future, we have this feature on SketchUp. Thanks in advance.

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Yours sincerely,
Hamidreza
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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v2.4a - 01 Nov 18

Postby Chumley » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:16 pm

Hi there.

Do you have a link to download the Tools on Surface plugin? I tried on the main page but link doesn't work.

Thanks.
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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v2.4a - 01 Nov 18

Postby TIG » Sun Feb 17, 2019 2:43 pm

You should always look in the Plugin Store for the latest versions of almost all toolsets...
See here...
https://sketchucation.com/pluginstore?p ... sOnSurface

Also remember to download and install the latest LibFredo...
https://sketchucation.com/pluginstore?pln=LibFredo6

After the installations, restart SketchUp to ensure everything gets synced...
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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v2.4a - 01 Nov 18

Postby Caleb_Stanley » Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:48 pm

I am having issues upon the startup of SketchUp with ToolsOnSurface, I believe it may have something to do with the latest update but I am not sure. Below is the text of the error code upon starting.

ToolsOn Surface 2.4a: Error starting up plugin (creating menus and icons) invalid byte sequence in UTF-8 [in lib6config.rbe - #'===0: line 319]

c:/...'sketchup/plugins/fredo6_!libfredo6/lib6core.rbe:1058:in'rescue in block in effective_load_part2'

Please Help. Thank you.
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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v2.4a - 01 Nov 18

Postby TIG » Sun Jun 30, 2019 6:52 pm

I'm sure that Fredo will respond with more details...
However, the error message you posted is incomplete - in fact it omits the vital parts.
Can you re-post the FULL message [including your ../users/user_name/ etc]...

Also please confirm that you have the latest LibFredo RBZ installed...
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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v2.4a - 01 Nov 18

Postby fredo6 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:02 pm

Thanks, TIG, for your invaluable help.

I already answer in the other thread where the problem was also posted.
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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v2.4a - 01 Nov 18

Postby rv1974 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 11:35 am

Fredo could erroneous Arc behavior be fixed please?
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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v2.4a - 01 Nov 18

Postby jgb » Tue Jul 02, 2019 5:56 pm

I get that a lot too. Mentioned it numerous times in the past 8+ years and no improvement. Sometimes it works correctly, but I cannot define what works and what doesn't.
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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v2.4a - 01 Nov 18

Postby rv1974 » Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:34 pm

Yep it's present from day 1. The 'workaround' is not to start/end from the outer edges. Just a microscopic offset, then manually extend the arc Kinda helps in many (but not 100%) cases
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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v2.4a - 01 Nov 18

Postby fredo6 » Wed Jul 03, 2019 5:45 am

This is a fundamental flaw in the algorithm when you start from sharp borders.

So, not something simple to correct, versus revisiting seriously the algorithm itself.
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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v2.4a - 01 Nov 18

Postby jgb » Wed Jul 03, 2019 10:17 pm

What do you mean "sharp borders"?
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Re: [Plugin] Tools On Surface - v2.4a - 01 Nov 18

Postby fredo6 » Thu Jul 04, 2019 5:20 am

jgb wrote:What do you mean "sharp borders"?

Usual cases where you TOS algorithm has problem are those where the surface is a close shape and when you start from an edge which has a sharp angle.
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