[Plugin] HoverSelect - v1.2a - 27 Nov 13

[Plugin] HoverSelect - v1.2a - 27 Nov 13

Postby fredo6 » Sat May 09, 2009 5:18 pm



Following an interesting request from AcesHigh, here is a small plugin HoverSelect, helping to select multiple edges by mouse over, a little bit like the Eraser tool in Sketchup (i.e. you click down and then mouse over to select).

Basically,
  • you click down on a non-selected edge, keep the mouse button down and move the cursor to select other edges until you release the mouse button. Then, you can continue with this method for building progressively the selection. This also means that you will add to the selection by just clicking on edge too.
  • If you click down on a selected edge, then the mode is Unselection when you mouse-over. Edges will be individually unselected.
  • If you click down on a face, the tool select all edges of the face, then you can continue adding edge while maintaining the mouse button down.
  • You exit the tool by clicking in the Empty space (cursor appears as a check mark).
The plugin offers several options and working modes:
  • Edge property filter: Plain, Smooth, Soft, Hidden
  • Selection mode: individual edges, extend to curve, extend to all connected, co-facial and follow-it edges (via toggle keys Ctrl and Shift), selection by faces.
  • Undo / Redo (using Arrow keys)
All options are available via short cuts and from the contextual menu (the best is to have a look at it!).


HoverSelect Quickcard - English - v1.2 - 27 Nov 13.pdf

Just drop the attached PDF file into the SU Plugins directory to have it accessible from within Sketchup.

  • Sketchup: v6, v7, v8, v13
  • Platform: Windows and Mac
  • Language: English, French, Chinese ((Diweiman and ShuangYu[/b
  • [b]Menus: by default, it is installed in Tools > Fredo6 Collection > HoverSelect
  • Icon toolbar: by Default ‘Fredo6 Tools.
    HoverSelect.png
  • The plugin is free, for private and commercial usage. There is a donation menu however.



There are now multiple ways to install scripts
- SCF Plugin Store (SU8 and SU13) - recommended method
- Unzip (all SU versions and for installations in an alternate Plugins directory)
- Extension Manager with RBZ files (SU8 and SU13)

Whatever way you install, you must end up with the following footprint:
HoverSelect - Footprint.png

The standard SU Plugins root directories are:
Windows SU8: C:\Program Files\Google\Google SketchUp 8\Plugins
Windows SU13: C:\Program Files\SketchUp\SketchUp 2013/Plugins

Mac SU8: Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Google SketchUp 8/SketchUp/Plugins
Mac SU13: ~/Library/Application Support/SketchUp 2013/SketchUp/Plugins


UNZIP installation On Windows
1) Download and Open the archive
2) Select All (Ctrl A)
3) Extract into the Sketchup Plugin Directory
4) Answer YES to OVERWRITE all existing files if any

UNZIP installation on Mac OSX
1) Click on the Zip archive on Sketchucation
2) This should open the Download box with highlight on the folder Fredo6_HoverSelect and Fredo6_HoverSelect.rb
3) Copy this folder and file to the Sketchup Plugins directory

CAUTION: NEVER rename or move files from their folders. If you are unsure of your unzip operation, do it in a neutral folder and check that you reconstruct the right footprint. Then transfer the folders and files to the SU Plugin Directory.

HoverSelect can be installed in any directory, not just the Sketchup standard directory. Doing so will allow you to automatically share the same plugin version if you have several versions of Sketchup installed, and to avoid the security right restrictions for copying files to the system folders on Windows (like C:\program files). Just always make sure that the plugin folders and files are located in the same place as Fredo6_!LibFredo6.rb.
See AdditionalPluginFolders for more information.


For SU8 and SU13, the recommended method is to Autoinstall with the SCF Plugin Store.

Otherwise, here are the files for manual installation:
Fredo6_HoverSelect - v1.2a - 27 Nov 13.rbz

Fredo6_HoverSelect - v1.2a - 27 Nov 13.zip


IMPORTANT: Requires to download LibFredo6 5.4 or higher if not already installed

CONFLICTING PLUGINS: some plugins conflicts with some of my scripts
  • Some versions of Podium
  • SunPosition
  • Matchbox


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HoverSelect 1.2a – 27 Nov 13: Release for future Sketchup Compatibility

HoverSelect 1.0a – 29 Nov 09: Initial public release
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Re: [Plugin] HoverSelect 1.0a - Multi-selection of Edges

Postby xrok1 » Sat May 09, 2009 6:57 pm

that,s awesome, i've been whining for something like this since i started using SU years ago! :ecstatic:
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Re: [Plugin] HoverSelect 1.0a - Multi-selection of Edges

Postby Bep » Sat May 09, 2009 7:16 pm

Thanks Fredo for this great effort, :thumb: :thumb:

At my first try i notist that i could not deselect on a click the last selected line ,or reselect the last deselected line.
Did i discover a small bug or is this behavour on purpose. :?

Thank you again for this plugin.

Greetings,

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Re: [Plugin] HoverSelect 1.0a - Multi-selection of Edges

Postby remus » Sat May 09, 2009 9:45 pm

At the risk of sounding like a spoilt child, would it be possible to make this plugin work with faces?

Thanks for another very useful plugin, by the way.
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Re: [Plugin] HoverSelect 1.0a - Multi-selection of Edges

Postby EarthMover » Sun May 10, 2009 3:34 am

Great Fredo! Thank you thank you thank you! I also second the request to be able to hover/drag/paint select faces.
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Re: [Plugin] HoverSelect 1.0a - Multi-selection of Edges

Postby fredo6 » Sun May 10, 2009 8:58 am

Bep wrote:At my first try i notist that i could not deselect on a click the last selected line ,or reselect the last deselected line.
Did i discover a small bug or is this behavour on purpose. :?
Bep van Malde

That was a small bug. Thanks for signaling. I fixed it in the version 1.0b, updated in the main post.
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Re: [Plugin] HoverSelect 1.0a - Multi-selection of Edges

Postby fredo6 » Sun May 10, 2009 12:37 pm

remus wrote:At the risk of sounding like a spoilt child, would it be possible to make this plugin work with faces?


I think this is mangeable for Faces (and actually for any type of entity, for instance group and components, or construction point).

Also, I am looking is I can include a Rectangle and lasso selection. My idea is however to include in the selection edges which are:
- visible from the view camera
- being totally, but also partially in the rectangle.

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Re: [Plugin] HoverSelect 1.0c - Multi-selection of Edges

Postby EarthMover » Sun May 10, 2009 3:58 pm

Yes Fredo, Lasso and rectangle selection and being able to toggle between complete and partial crossing windows for selection would be absolutely brilliant. This would bring SU's selection tools a little closer to being on par with the rest of the 3D world. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: You're the man!
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Re: [Plugin] HoverSelect 1.0c - Multi-selection of Edges

Postby Howard leslie » Sun May 10, 2009 5:46 pm

Fredo,
This selection script of yours sounds brilliant although I've not tried it yet.
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An idea If you do implement selection by rectangle........

An idea might be to devise the tool so that if users draw the selection rectangle from the North West corner to the South East corner of the screen (ie top left to lower right) then all geometry COMPLETELY inside this rectangle is selected.

If users draw the selection rectangle from the South East corner to the North West corner of the screen (ie lower right to top left) then all geometry INSIDE AND CROSSING this rectangle is selected.

Hope this makes sense.
Thanks very much for all your hard work and effort in devising this tool so far.
.................

Regards
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Re: [Plugin] HoverSelect 1.0c - Multi-selection of Edges

Postby Ken » Sun May 10, 2009 7:18 pm

Fredo,

I get a Bug Splat each time I try to open the PDF documentation. Sketchup quits, and give the Bug Splat, however the documentation does open.

However, thanks for this script. For me, I will find a great deal of use cleaning up models after Intersect with Model.

Again thanks

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Re: [Plugin] HoverSelect 1.0c - Multi-selection of Edges

Postby AcesHigh » Mon May 11, 2009 1:03 pm

Fredo... you RULE! :ecstatic: :D
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Re: [Plugin] HoverSelect 1.0c - Multi-selection of Edges

Postby jmmad » Mon May 11, 2009 5:26 pm

Nice Plugin Fredo
Thxs a lot
more control over selection is one thing SU was laking until now.

Would it be posible to make a ruby that selects multiple endpoints ?
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Re: [Plugin] HoverSelect 1.0c - Multi-selection of Edges

Postby fredo6 » Mon May 11, 2009 8:13 pm

Ken wrote:Fredo,

I get a Bug Splat each time I try to open the PDF documentation. Sketchup quits, and give the Bug Splat, however the documentation does open.
Ken

If you use my other scripts, can you try with their documentation to see if you get a bugsplat too. I do nothing special (standard UI.openURL) and this may be an issue with your Sketchup configuration or PC environment.
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Re: [Plugin] HoverSelect 1.0c - Multi-selection of Edges

Postby fredo6 » Mon May 11, 2009 8:14 pm

jmmad wrote:Would it be posible to make a ruby that selects multiple endpoints ?

Do you mean vertices?
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Re: [Plugin] HoverSelect 1.0c - Multi-selection of Edges

Postby Ken » Mon May 11, 2009 10:07 pm

Fredo6

Yes, I do get a Bug Splat when I open up your other documentations. I have other problems also, haven't been able to trace those down to any particular scrip or set of scrip’s. Therefore, I will just go about my way, remembering what not to do, and saving or archiving frequently.

Again thanks for all your effort in these plugins.

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Re: [Plugin] HoverSelect 1.0c - Multi-selection of Edges

Postby jmmad » Mon May 11, 2009 10:35 pm

Fredo6 wrote:
jmmad wrote:Would it be posible to make a ruby that selects multiple endpoints ?

Do you mean vertices?

Yes Fredo it would be nice to select multiple vertices instead of lines, so the we can modify them (rotate, scale, move, etc..) all at the same time.
But i have never seen a ruby that does that. Is it possible?
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Re: [Plugin] HoverSelect 1.0c - Multi-selection of Edges

Postby August » Wed May 13, 2009 3:53 am

Howard Leslie wrote:... if users draw the selection rectangle from the North West corner to the South East corner of the screen (ie top left to lower right) then all geometry COMPLETELY inside this rectangle is selected.

If users draw the selection rectangle from the South East corner to the North West corner of the screen (ie lower right to top left) then all geometry INSIDE AND CROSSING this rectangle is selected. ...

Just to clarify my possibly mistaken understanding of the conversation so far --

This tool is about ONLY selecting the VISIBLE geometry, right? The above describes what SU already does, selecting ALL geometry inside in the first case, and ALL geometry even partially inside in the second case, including ALL geometry, including parts on the backside of the front object and parts that may be at a great distance.

Howard Leslie is too modest when he says "An idea might be ..." Using the direction the selection rectangle is drawn as the way to toggle what is included should, of course, echo what SU already does. Anything else would be too confusing.

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Re: [Plugin] HoverSelect 1.1a - Multi-selection of Edges

Postby fredo6 » Sat May 16, 2009 9:49 pm

New version HoverSelect 1.1a available, with some additional features, mainly:
  • Edge selection (and un-selection) via rectangle, by mouse dragging, for visible-only edges (but also for all edges, as in native Sketchup)
  • Configuration of the precision for picking edges
  • Options (modifiers and filter) accessible via a button palette (experimental). There are indeed also accessible via the contextual menu and shortcuts.

see main post at http://www.sketchucation.com/forums/scf/viewtopic.php?f=180&t=18916#p155058
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Re: [Plugin] HoverSelect 1.1a - Multi-selection of Edges

Postby jmmad » Sat May 16, 2009 11:03 pm

Nice UI update Fredo
I like that "button palette" :sketchstatic: that pops up with the command
Thxs
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Re: [Plugin] HoverSelect 1.1a - Multi-selection of Edges

Postby Daniel S » Sat May 16, 2009 11:29 pm

This is the next generation of UI in SketchUp!!! :sketchstatic: :sketchstatic: :sketchstatic:
A lot better, quick, easy and more efficient than the webdialogs (and I assume that is also more compatible for macs).

I make alternative icons and cursors for this plugin:
Alternative Icons.jpg

Here you can download them:
IMAGES_DanielS.zip

Extract into Plugins\HOVERSELECT_Dir_11 and set this ones in "Tools>Fredo6 Collection>HoverSelect>Default Parameters...
Install Icons.jpg


Thank you again Fredo!!

Daniel S

PS. The new Edge selection via rectangle dosen´t work inside groups (I mean double click on group to edit and then select the hoverselect).
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Re: [Plugin] HoverSelect 1.1a - Multi-selection of Edges

Postby fredo6 » Sun May 17, 2009 7:37 am

Daniel S wrote:This is the next generation of UI in SketchUp!!! :sketchstatic: :sketchstatic: :sketchstatic:
A lot better, quick, easy and more efficient than the webdialogs (and I assume that is also more compatible for macs).

I made a try, but if this works and does not create too much interference, I'll try to extend to other scripts.

Daniel S wrote:I make alternative icons and cursors for this plugin:

Thanks very much. I will integrate.
For the button palette, unfortunately the buttons are not image files, but drawing with primitives. I have not found any method to draw png in the viewport.

Daniel S wrote:PS. The new Edge selection via rectangle dosen´t work inside groups (I mean double click on group to edit and then select the hoverselect).

This is intentional. You can only select at the first level of the active model, as in Sketchup native. Anyway, you would have some problem with the selection, if you selected within a component or group.

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Re: [Plugin] HoverSelect 1.1a - Multi-selection of Edges

Postby Daniel S » Sun May 17, 2009 11:44 am

Fredo6 wrote:This is intentional. You can only select at the first level of the active model, as in Sketchup native. Anyway, you would have some problem with the selection, if you selected within a component or group.


It is difficult to me to explain this in english so i make this gif:
hoverselect.gif

The first time the selection is good because selects all at the first level (visible-only / Ray Cast Selection).
The second time I´m editing a group, but dosen´t selects what is inside the group but yes what it is outside. This is intentional? In SketchUp if you are editing a group you can select all what is inside the group and nothing outside. In this case it´s not selecting inside the group and yes outside this group.

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Re: [Plugin] HoverSelect 1.1b - Multi-selection of Edges

Postby l.frisken » Sun May 17, 2009 11:57 am

I have been looking forward to a plugin like this for so long! thankyou so much! :berserk:
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Re: [Plugin] HoverSelect 1.1a - Multi-selection of Edges

Postby fredo6 » Sun May 17, 2009 2:11 pm

Daniel S wrote:The first time the selection is good because selects all at the first level (visible-only / Ray Cast Selection).
The second time I´m editing a group, but dosen´t selects what is inside the group but yes what it is outside. This is intentional? In SketchUp if you are editing a group you can select all what is inside the group and nothing outside. In this case it´s not selecting inside the group and yes outside this group.

Daniel S

Daniel,

Thanks for signaling. This is simply a big bug which I fixed in 1.1c (actually a lack of attention).

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Re: [Plugin] HoverSelect 1.1c - Multi-selection of Edges

Postby fredo6 » Sun May 17, 2009 2:15 pm

New version HoverSelect 1.1c available. It fixes a big bug related to selection from within groups and components.

see main post at http://www.sketchucation.com/forums/scf/viewtopic.php?f=180&t=18916#p155058
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Re: [Plugin] HoverSelect 1.1c - Multi-selection of Edges

Postby Matt666 » Sun May 17, 2009 9:43 pm

Fredddooooo!! Mais comment fais-tu !!?? Impressionnant, je suis que je suis complètement fan de tes plugins !! Bravo...

For those who didn't adopt this incredible new plugin:
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Re: [Plugin] HoverSelect 1.1d - Multi-selection of Edges

Postby fredo6 » Sat May 23, 2009 12:46 pm

New version HoverSelect 1.1d (23 May 09) available. It fixes a bug in the 'All Connected' selection mode.

see main post at http://www.sketchucation.com/forums/scf/viewtopic.php?f=180&t=18916#p155058
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Re: [Plugin] HoverSelect 1.1c - Multi-selection of Edges

Postby thomthom » Sat May 23, 2009 12:50 pm

Matt666 wrote:Fredddooooo!! Mais comment fais-tu !!?? Impressionnant, je suis que je suis complètement fan de tes plugins !! Bravo...

For those who didn't adopt this incredible new plugin:
Sans titre 2.jpg

Is that the UI? How on earth is that done??
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Re: [Plugin] HoverSelect 1.1d - Multi-selection of Edges

Postby Matt666 » Sat May 23, 2009 10:16 pm

Is that the UI? How on earth is that done??
Yes :shock: :shock: :shock:
Awesome...
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Re: [Plugin] HoverSelect 1.1d - Multi-selection of Edges

Postby thomthom » Mon May 25, 2009 2:13 pm

How is it one? :shock: I'm really curious.
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