[Plugin] Layer manager

Re: [Plugin] Layer manager Update

Postby utiler » Mon Aug 22, 2011 11:21 pm

PERFECT!!!!!!

Thanks Didier, this is a massive time saver!!! Thank you so much!
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Re: [Plugin] Layer manager Update

Postby utiler » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:13 pm

Another little tweak that would save time.
LayerManager-behaviour.png


As you can imagine, a file with multiple scenes is a pain to update all manually!!!!

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Re: [Plugin] Layer manager Update

Postby Didier Bur » Fri Aug 26, 2011 8:01 am

Hi,
I've added the new option you suggested (Needs to be more tested than I have).
"Visible in current scene only" is now the default in the dropdown list.
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Re: [Plugin] Layer manager Update

Postby JClements » Sun Sep 04, 2011 7:17 am

Hi Didier:

Your layer manager toolbar is great.

Is there any chance of creating a single icon "mini" toolbar for just Toggling Color by Layer on and off?

Regards, John
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Re: [Plugin] Layer manager Update

Postby watkins » Sun Sep 04, 2011 9:13 am

Dear Didier,

Will you be undating the download in the first posting of this topic? Your new version is hard to find in amongst all the requests and comments.

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Re: [Plugin] Layer manager Update

Postby sorgesu » Wed Oct 05, 2011 6:03 pm

Didier,

I, and one of my students ( he is MAC I am PC) have had a problem with the Layer Manager.
I have tried to download, unzip and reload the whole thing but there is no difference. None of the tools work at all.

I have been reading through here and I downloaded the "fixed" layermanger.rb and accidently installed it directly in the PlugIns folder ... and then the Layer Mangager worked. The very first icon did not work but most of the others that I tried did work.
When I realized that I had placed it in the wrong folder, I moved it into the Layer Manager folder, and then the toolbar stopped working again.

I do have all the dependent rubies in the "Tools" folder so that is not the problem. Can you shed some light on what the problem might be? Many thanks. I am including reports from both the PC and the MAC from the Ruby console:


PC:
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["C:/Program Files (x86)/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins", "C:/Program Files (x86)/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Tools", "C:/Program Files (x86)/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins/ruby"]

MAC:
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["/Library/Application Support/Google SketchUp 8/SketchUp/Plugins", "/Library/Application Support/Google SketchUp 8/SketchUp/Tools", "/Library/Application Support/Google SketchUp 8/SketchUp/Plugins/ruby", "/Users/dougiecraig"]
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Re: [Plugin] Layer manager Update

Postby hpeng » Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:19 pm

thank you~ for sharing this! 8-)
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Re: [Plugin] Layer manager Update

Postby SUusrMk197x » Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:15 pm

Dear Dider,

Your layer manager is really great. :thumb:
I could't imagine sketching without it.

The first time when I used your plugin I realized that some layers are not managed. After experencing with different versions of the plugin (V5, V6, V21) everything worked perfect for me. Though I was wondering why some symbols on the toolbar were twice available.
Now when I set up Sketchup on a new machine I installed only the newest version (V21 isn't it?). On the virgin installation the troubles with some layers were back.
After some new experencing I found out:
Layers containing German letters (probably UNICODE?) in their name are not saved or restored.
If "display layer config" is pressed the plugin shows that there are layers in the model which are not in the config. The same layers (but for each special character one caracter shorter) are listed in the saved layer config but not in model. (see attached screenshot)

Now I've tested this on several different machines (2GHz Dualcore WinXP Pro, 2,2GHz Core2Duo WinXP Emb MU, 2,8GHz Core I-7 Win 7 Pro 32bit, 3,3GHz Xeon Win7 Pro 64). Everywere the same behavior.

When I compared what was different to my very first setup I found out that the additional symbols came from the layer_manager_extension_v5.rb. In this combination the names of "German" layers are displayed shortened by the number of special characters too but saving and restoring commands (from version 21) work perfectly.

Dear Dider. Please find this little annoying (German) bug and fix it.

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Re: [Plugin] Layer manager Update

Postby Didier Bur » Fri Mar 09, 2012 8:43 pm

Hi,
Yes this is a "unicode" bug. I've got the same behaviour with french letters like é,è,à,ü,ê, and so on.
I'll have a look at it when time permits.
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Re: [Plugin] Layer manager Update

Postby ByKAz » Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:55 pm

Hello all,

I have a question...

Am I looking for a plugin to turn one major layer group or component with different layers and groups inside to one layer!?!?! I don't know if I did right the question...
Like everything inside this major group or component (including sub-groups, lines, faces with different layers) will turn to one layer (major layer)
I'm using the old version of LM_v6 and looks like don't have a way to do it. I don't know if this new version LM_v21 allow me to do that...
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Re: [Plugin] Layer manager Update

Postby seasdes » Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:08 am

Can I save more than one layer state. I am asked what layer state I want to over right when I try to save a new layer state. I do not get an option not to over right a layer state.
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Re: [Plugin] Layer manager

Postby Didier Bur » Mon Feb 18, 2013 9:42 pm

@seasdes:
Yes, you can save as many layer states as you want.
Try to overwrite any of your previously saved layer state and see if it is still there.
I guess this is a bug but the layer state you overwrite will not be overwritten.
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Re: [PLUGIN] Layer manager Update

Postby tedvitale » Tue Feb 19, 2013 6:53 pm

Ken,

I'm not sure if this has been answered, I didn't read the entire thread, but have you gone to View> Toolbars> Save Toolbar Positions before you install? I used to have a similar problem, but once I save a toolbar position set up all I have to do is run through the process of View> Toolbars> Restore Toolbar Positions, and I'm good to go. Have you tried that? Or does this particular plugin just kill any saved toolbar locations when its installed?

Just curious, and I hope that helps!

Ken wrote:Mr. Bur

Thanks for you very useful script.

Just a side note, installation of your script has re-arranged all my toolbars. This is nothing new, it happens with every script installation that adds a new toolbar. So I have to re-arrange the menus, and usually they are not in the same order, and another learning curve is required.

But this time, I have outwitted this darn re-organizational mess. I took a JPG screen snap shot of the toolbars before installation. Imported this JPG into a Sketchup model and saved the model as SketchupToolbars. So now I just load this program and re-arrange all the tools bars as the JPG indicates. Now no new learning curve.

Mr. Bur again thanks for the script.

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Re: [Plugin] Layer manager

Postby nitav » Sun Feb 24, 2013 8:15 pm

Thanks, Didier Bur...!!!
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Re: [Plugin] Layer manager

Postby maxvector9 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:07 pm

Is it also possible to group layers into groups/folders? Just like in Photoshop?
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Re: [Plugin] Layer manager

Postby Didier Bur » Wed Apr 17, 2013 11:23 pm

@Maxvector9
No, AFAIK :(
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Re: [Plugin] Layer manager

Postby utiler » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:45 am

Hi Didier, this is one of my most used plugins, many thanks!

I'm wondering if you could add a dialogue box pop up option for the second icon,'Set Layer of clicked object current and isolated' to turn off all layers 'EXCEPT LAYER 0'?
I almost never change current layer from Layer 0 as I have been courtout before drawing geometry on another layer rather than 0.

Is this possible? :thumb:

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Re: [Plugin] Layer manager

Postby Didier Bur » Sat Apr 20, 2013 3:30 pm

Hi utiler,

Attached RBS will do it. Unzip and overwrite your layer_manager.rbs file in your Layer Manager folder. That's it, enjoy !
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Re: [Plugin] Layer manager

Postby utiler » Sun Apr 21, 2013 1:57 am

Thank you Didier, very much appreciated!
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Re: [Plugin] Layer manager

Postby whitelock » Tue Nov 05, 2013 3:16 pm

Hi, Does anyone know of a tutorial video for this plugin. I have downloaded the pdf manual but cant work out how to use this plugin. I want to transfer all the layer states currently in the default sketchup layer dialogue box to this new layer manager. can anyone help me get started?

Thanks

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Re: [Plugin] Layer manager

Postby Phil Rader, AIA » Fri Mar 21, 2014 9:35 pm

Is this plugin compatible with 2014? It's one of my favorites!
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Re: [Plugin] Layer manager

Postby TIG » Sat Mar 22, 2014 2:05 pm

It should be.
Try it... :D

Are you on MAC ?
I think the MAC version is more 'beta-like' ?
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Re: [Plugin] Layer manager

Postby jwhida » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:43 pm

Tooltips for toolbar icons on hover ?!
I am new to this plugin and am having trouble remembering what each icon is supposed to represent.
Does this plugin show tooltips on hover? and if so I am wondering why I can't see any.

Great plugin and thanks for sharing
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