It requires LibFredo6 7.5b or higher
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FredoTools groups a number of my standalone plugins, some already published, some new. By delivering them as a single package, it reduces the footprint on Sketchup:
- A single folder in the Plugins directory (Fredo6_FredoTools)
- A single menu entry (by default in Tools > FredoTools)
- A single contextual menu
- A single toolbar, with control of the icons displayed
- A Quick Launcher
- Also, only a small part of the plugins is loaded at Sketchup startup (only the menus). The rest of the code is loaded the first time you launch the plugin
Plugins currently included in FredoTools are:
By default, these plugins are not shown in the toolbar, but they are available from the menu.
FredoTools provides a Quick Launcher from the main icon:
No User manual currently. This may come for some plugins.
In the mean time, goto to the web page of each plugin and watch the video, if provided, or the Quick Start section.
- Sketchup versions: 6 and above (Free and Pro)
- Language: English, French, Spanish Spain (by Oxer), Spanish Latin America (by Defisto), Chinese (by guanjin)
- Menus: by default, it is installed in Tools > FredoTools
- Icon toolbar: Fredo6 Tools
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)
If you run SU8, SU13, SU14 or SU15, the strongly recommended installation method is to Autoinstall with the SCF Plugin Store tool.
Otherwise, you can download the FredoTools rbz file from the Plugin Store page for FredoTools.
IMPORTANT: Requires to install LibFredo6 7.5b or higher if not already installed
Note for SU6 and SU7 users, download the rbz file from the plugin store page, and change its extension from .rbz to .zip
1) Open the zip archive
2) Select All (Ctrl A)
3) Extract into the Sketchup Plugin Directory
4) Answer YES to OVERWRITE all existing files if any
5) Make sure you get the correct footprint (one rb file and one folder)
Whatever way you install, you must end up with the following footprint:
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
Windows SU14: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp 2014\SketchUp\Plugins
Windows SU15: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp 2015\SketchUp\Plugins
Mac SU8: Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Google SketchUp 8/SketchUp/Plugins
Mac SU13: ~/Library/Application Support/SketchUp 2013/SketchUp/Plugins
Mac SU14: ~/Library/Application Support/SketchUp 2014/SketchUp/Plugins
Mac SU15: ~/Library/Application Support/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins
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.
FredoTools 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.
No video for the time being
FredoTools is just the shell to host my standalone plugins.
Please refer to the main thread for each individual plugin for more information.
The Quick Launcher shows the list of Plugins available. Just click on the plugin name in the list to launch it.
For convenience the Quick Launcher Window can be pinned and remain visible on the Desktop if you activate the option.
The Wrench icon gives access to the Default Parameter dialog box, which contains default options for the standalone plugins.
If you wish to display some or all icons for the Plugins, or enable / disable the use of contextual menus, go to the Default Parameters... dialog box and check the plugins names.
Once you have installed FredoTools, you may want to remove the old versions of the standalone plugins.
Use the Purge utility at Windows > LibFredo6 Settings... > Purge Obsolete Files.
FredoTools 3.0c – 13 Feb 17: fix for web dialog sizing
Here is the Start Post for v3.0c.
FredoTools 3.0b – 31 Oct 16: Major fix of a bug preventing FredoTools to run for SU versions < 2014
Here is the Start Post for v3.0b.
FredoTools 3.0a – 20 Oct 16: Small Evolutions in ThruPaint (Purge)
Here is the Start Post for v3.0a.
FredoTools 2.9a – 13 Nov 15: maintenance release
Here is the Start Post for v2.9a.
FredoTools 2.8a – 09 Jul 15: release for Solid Volume v1.2a and ReportLabelArea 2.1
Here is the Start Post for v2.8a.
FredoTools 2.7e – 29 Apr 15: release for Solid Volume v1.1d
Here is the Start Post for v2.7e.
FredoTools 2.7d – 28 Apr 15: release for Solid Volume v1.1c
Here is the Start Post for v2.7d.
FredoTools 2.7c – 27 Apr 15: release for Solid Volume v1.1b
Here is the Start Post for v2.7c.
FredoTools 2.7a – 26 Apr 15: release for Solid Volume
Here is the Start Post for v2.7a.
FredoTools 2.6a – 25 Feb 15: release for AutoReverseFaces and Convexify
Here is the Start Post for v2.6a.
FredoTools 2.5c – 19 Jan 15: fix for SU8 (Dimension and syntax)
Here is the Start Post for v2.5b.
FredoTools 2.5b – 18 Jan 15: small upgrade to the Release for ElementStats 1.0, and update of translation to Spanish by Oxer
Here is the Start Post for v2.5b.
FredoTools 2.5a – 10 Jan 15: Release for ElementStats 1.0
Here is the Start Post for v2.5a.
FredoTools 2.4a – 17 Nov 14: Release for AngleInspector
Here is the Start Post for v2.4a.
FredoTools 2.2a – 19 Oct 14: Release for support of non-ascii username
Here is the Start Post for v2.2a.
FredoTools 2.1a – 12 Oct 14: Release for EdgeInspector 1.2 and fixes in DrawAlong 1.2 about Construction points
Here is the Start Post for v2.1a.
FredoTools 2.0b – 07 Jul 14: Release fixing a bug signaled by dedmin in MoveAlong 1.2b
Here is the Start Post for v2.0b.
FredoTools 2.0a – 18 Jun 14: Release for DrawAlong 1.1a and MoveAlong 1.2a with fixes and functional evolutions
Here is the Start Post for v2.0a.
FredoTools 1.9b – 17 May 14: Release for DrawAlong 1.0b and MoveAlong 1.1b with fix for VCB inputs in architectural units
Here is the Start Post for v1.9b.
FredoTools 1.9a – 15 May 14: Release for DrawAlong 1.0 and MoveAlong 1.1
Here is the Start Post for v1.9a.
FredoTools 1.8e – 20 Apr 14: Fix problem when selected entities are huge (signaled by rv1974) for MoveAlong 1.0d
Here is the Start Post for v1.8d.
FredoTools 1.8c – 17 Apr 14: Release for MoveAlong 1.0
FredoTools 1.7a – 15 Feb 14: Release for EdgeInspector 1.1
Here is the Start Post for v1.7a.
FredoTools 1.6g – 24 Jan 14: Release for EdgeInspector 1.0
Here is the Start Post for v1.6g.
FredoTools 1.5a – 27 Nov 13: Release for future Sketchup Compatibility
FredoTools 1.4a – 30 Oct 13: Release implementing new naming conventions and some bug fixing.
FredoTools 1.2a – 08 May 12: Update for ThruPaint 1.2a (Paint components and groups and bug fixing). See this post.
FredoTools 1.1n – 21 Apr 12: Small update for ThruPaint 1.0n (keep track of scaling and rotation factors by material and support of initial selection)
FredoTools 1.1m – 14 Apr 12: Small update for ThruPaint 1.0m fixes and to integrate the Translation in Spanish (Oxer, Defisto) and Chinese (guanjin)
FredoTools 1.1j – 11 Apr 12: Release for ThruPaint and ReverseOrientFaces
FredoTools 1.0b – 20 Dec 11: Contextual Menu entries can be individually removed (via the Default Parameter dialog box)
FredoTools 1.0a – 19 Dec 11: Initial Release