[Plugin] DXF_export v0.0.4 (2011-10-28)

Re: [Plugin] DXF_export v0.0.4 (2011-10-28)

Postby pumplerod » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:18 am

Sorry, I must be missing something. Does this .rb file install into:
"/Applications/Google\ SketchUp\ 8/SketchUp.app/Contents/Plugins/"

Doing this doesn't seem to work for me. Is there another plugins directory that SketchUp 8 uses?
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Re: [Plugin] DXF_export v0.0.4 (2011-10-28)

Postby TIG » Fri Apr 20, 2012 12:06 pm

pumplerod wrote:Sorry, I must be missing something. Does this .rb file install into:
"/Applications/Google\ SketchUp\ 8/SketchUp.app/Contents/Plugins/"
Doing this doesn't seem to work for me. Is there another plugins directory that SketchUp 8 uses?
You have it all wrong :roll:
There are many helpful posts on the forum - including how to install 'plugins'...
Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Google SketchUp 8/SketchUp/plugins
On a MAC this folder is the one and only location for such scripts.
They'll auto-load from there, and the tool's activation/menu/usage/etc is then as indicated in each tool's notes...
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Re: [Plugin] DXF_export v0.0.4 (2011-10-28)

Postby sli21 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:00 am

hi all
i'm a newbie so hi to all!
im trying to export the side view of a 400mm*700mm egg shape component as a dxf. when i load it up in VCarvePro instead of getting the full view i just get the 400mm wide top view. what am i doing wrong - cheers
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Re: [Plugin] DXF_export v0.0.4 (2011-10-28)

Postby Gumleguf » Wed Apr 25, 2012 9:58 am

Hi Scott,

Perhaps your shape is too advanced for the DXF_export tool to handle or there are errors in your drawing.

Try to upload your Sketchup model here and perhaps someone with a Sketchup Pro version could try to export it to dxf. If it also fails your drawing is bad, if it works the DXF_export tool doesn't support your model.

/Greg
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Re: [Plugin] DXF_export v0.0.4 (2011-10-28)

Postby sli21 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:10 am

thanks greg
i couldnt even work out how to attach a file earlier - lol. (still cant work it out!)
i drew a circle in a new document and exported - no worries.
somehow i changed the axis on my model so it was actually exporting the top view. does it export any particular view by default??

i rotated my model and off it went.

thanks for the quick reply - great :)
i also had troublesmoothing the edges toany acceptable level. i hope to create a toolpath for my cnc so would like to get it a lot smoother. maybe not possible with SU8 Free Vers.

regard scott
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Re: [Plugin] DXF_export v0.0.4 (2011-10-28)

Postby Gumleguf » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:54 am

Hi Scot,

You are welcome. Glad you solved your problem.

If yuo right click the circle in Sketchup you should be able to select properties and define the smoothing of the edge. Default value is pretty rough (12, or so) but just change it to whatever value you need.

/Greg
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Re: [Plugin] DXF_export v0.0.4 (2011-10-28)

Postby TIG » Wed Apr 25, 2012 11:59 am

If it is an arc or circle you can make it initially with lots of segments [e.g. typing 72s gives it 72 segments] OR select it and use 'Entity Info' to adjust its segment count later. BUT once an arc is incorporated in a 3d object it's no longer editable like that, and so it will mean recreating that part later... so plan ahead. Unattached other 'curves' like Bezier etc can have their segmentation changed with the edit function within Fredo's BezierTools...
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Re: [Plugin] DXF_export v0.0.4 (2011-10-28)

Postby Gumleguf » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:09 pm

Yeah, what TIG said. I don't have Sketchup here, so sorry I couldn't be more precise.
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Re: [Plugin] DXF_export v0.0.4 (2011-10-28)

Postby sli21 » Wed Apr 25, 2012 12:15 pm

thanks guys
regards scott
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Re: [Plugin] DXF_export v0.0.4 (2011-10-28)

Postby derei » Mon Oct 01, 2012 9:46 am

Nice fixing on this plugin. Thank you ! It's a very useful tool for me.

If I may, I would like to ask for some feature requests as follows:
.1 -save layers (I don't know if it does it now, but I had some edges distributed on layers and all of them were saved on Layer 0 in DXF)
.2 -Save As name of the selected object (Component/Group), or Parent's name (if I select raw geometry inside a Comp/Group)

optional (.3 -Bulk Save As separate files, if several Components/Groups are selected. Each one using its own name.)

Thank you very much !
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Re: [Plugin] DXF_export v0.0.4 (2011-10-28)

Postby derei » Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:07 pm

is this plugin still supported/developed ?
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Re: [Plugin] DXF_export v0.0.4 (2011-10-28)

Postby trizwiz » Wed Dec 19, 2012 5:16 pm

You rock for putting such a great plugin online for us! We just started using it and I don't understand it all yet but I have exported my first DXF and it worked well.
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Re: [Plugin] DXF_export v0.0.4 (2011-10-28)

Postby jeremy_rutman » Mon Jan 14, 2013 10:58 am

can u provide a link for the dxf export plugin?
in chrome I do not see any evidence of a link or blocked popup
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Re: [Plugin] DXF_export v0.0.4 (2011-10-28)

Postby sipik » Wed Oct 30, 2013 5:26 am

Здравствуйте, у меня ArtCam PRO 9 не открывает модель ...
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Re: [Plugin] DXF_export v0.0.4 (2011-10-28)

Postby robertWan » Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:06 pm

If the curves are grouped, the elements move after the export to DXF.
When there are no groups it's ok, but inconvenient, edition in SU is
troublesome.
Can anyone confirm these problems?

Robert
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Re: [Plugin] DXF_export v0.0.4 (2011-10-28)

Postby zonian » Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:55 pm

Hello Jörg!
Wonderful plugin. Export about 99.5% of my skp file write and the remaining 0.5% was
intersperse far far away from my model. I just delete the
intersperse 0.5% and finished the dwg file manually.
Great work Thanks
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Re: [Plugin] DXF_export v0.0.4 (2011-10-28)

Postby MikeDragon » Fri Nov 20, 2015 5:56 pm

Finding this plugin very useful for exporting to laser cutter. The only other free plugin I found exports a circle as 24 lines (or however SketchUP is configured to draw a circle). A series of lines isn't nearly as attractive when laser cut as the point where two lines meet is visible.

Thanks for the plugin. Mike
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Re: [Plugin] DXF_export v0.0.4 (2011-10-28)

Postby GentlemanJosh » Thu Apr 21, 2016 1:44 am

Is this plugin for PC only? I've copied plugin into folder but all of my plugins have a .plugin extension whereas this one is .rb. Tried both extensions neither worked. Using Sketchup Make 2016 on OS X 10.10.3
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Re: [Plugin] DXF_export v0.0.4 (2011-10-28)

Postby TIG » Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:05 pm

GentlemanJosh wrote:Is this plugin for PC only? I've copied plugin into folder but all of my plugins have a .plugin extension whereas this one is .rb. Tried both extensions neither worked. Using Sketchup Make 2016 on OS X 10.10.3
This is VERY old plugin, it might not work with any of the newer SketchUp versions...
What makes you thing it goes into a folder which contains .plugins files ?
SketchUp's Plugins go into your own 'Plugins' folder, created when SketchUp is installed...
Putting a SketchUp 'plugin' anywhere else is doomed to failure...

Open the Ruby Console and paste this text into it, + <enter>
UI.openURL("file:///#{Sketchup.find_support_file('Plugins')}")
The newly opened folder is YOUR very own SketchUp 'Plugins' folder.
Put the loose .RB file in there.
Restart SketchUp and see what happens...
If it messes up remove it...

There might be several better options available - look in the EWH for DXF Export...

PS:
Most Extensions/Plugins now come as RBZ archives.
You use the SketchUp > Preferences > Extensions > Install Extension... button to select an RBZ and install it automatically, without ever having to worry about your Plugins folder might live...
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Re: [Plugin] DXF_export v0.0.4 (2011-10-28)

Postby driven » Sat Apr 23, 2016 8:56 pm

GentlemanJosh wrote:... all of my plugins have a .plugin extension ...


you are looking inside SketchUp.app contents and the .plugins are all compiled C code, not ruby...

don't put anything into the app, unless you 'really' know how to bypass issues...

always make sure your using the User/<your_name>/Library/... until you know how it all works...

john
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Re: [Plugin] DXF_export v0.0.4 (2011-10-28)

Postby monekia » Mon Jul 22, 2019 2:28 am

when i use this plugin on su 2016, it doesn't work , can u help me?
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Re: [Plugin] DXF_export v0.0.4 (2011-10-28)

Postby TIG » Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:38 am

monekia wrote:when i use this plugin on su 2016, it doesn't work , can u help me?

I what way does it not work ?
Are there error messages ?
If you open the Ruby Console any messages when you use it ?
At which point does it fail ?

It's a very old plugin - see my old post a few back viewtopic.php?p=594141#p594141

There might now be better options...
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