[Plugin] Multiple Component Edit Warning

[Plugin] Multiple Component Edit Warning

Postby ashscott » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:31 am

This is a plugin I shared the idea for some time ago here: http://sketchucation.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=180%26amp;t=50800

I didn't have the coding skills to make it happen but I really felt that, to use sketchup's component system to its full potential, without being afraid of editing stuff accidentally, this plugin was a must have.

So I forked out some cash and got Dan Rathburn to code it up (I think he did a great job by the way). It gives you a webdialog notification whenever more than one component is being edited and tells you exactly how many components are being edited.

You can ignore the webdialog and go on editing the components or you might realize that you don't want to edit all those components at once and, as a result, make some unique and begin editing again - in only a few weeks of use it has saved me a lot of headaches and sped up my workflow greatly as I'm now not afraid to use components to their full potential.

There's no reason why I should get all the benefit so here it is for you to enjoy.
Updated version 2.4.0





PM me if you find any issues...

The latest edition should be available from the PluginStore

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Re: [Plugin] Sick of editing multiple components by accident

Postby jolran » Sat Sep 07, 2013 9:38 am

So I forked out some cash and got Dan Rathburn to code it up


:thumb: for actually paying someone doing a job.
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Re: [Plugin] Sick of editing multiple components by accident

Postby ashscott » Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:07 pm

Hey, you gotta pay for good work
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Re: [Plugin] Sick of editing multiple components by accident

Postby gullfo » Sat Sep 07, 2013 3:12 pm

thanks! great idea - i also hate it when i spend 15 minutes tweaking something only to find i forgot to make it unique before starting. so this will be a big help!
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Re: [Plugin] Sick of editing multiple components by accident

Postby ashscott » Sat Sep 07, 2013 7:39 pm

Glad you like it
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Re: [Plugin] Sick of editing multiple components by accident

Postby Krisidious » Sun Sep 08, 2013 3:16 am

You mean now I can stop copy, undo, undo, undo, undo, undo, undo, undo, undo, undo, undo, undo, undo, paste in place...? awesome possum!
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Re: [Plugin] Sick of editing multiple components by accident

Postby ashscott » Sun Sep 08, 2013 4:36 am

You mean now I can stop copy, undo, undo, undo, undo, undo, undo, undo, undo, undo, undo, undo, undo, paste in place...? awesome possum!


Not sure what workflow you've been using but it sounds like this plugin is just what you need...
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Re: [Plugin] Sick of editing multiple components by accident

Postby Krisidious » Sun Sep 08, 2013 6:20 am

Those are commands I use when I've accidentally edited a component. It allows me to keep the changes to the component I've just made and then go back to a point when the other components are not edited. Then "Paste in Place" remembers what you copied, the "new" component. But this should keep me from having to ever use that workflow... Thanks. and Thanks to Dan.
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Re: [Plugin] Sick of editing multiple components by accident

Postby ashscott » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:01 am

I see what you mean - my workaround was check the last autosave time and hope I saved it not too far before I began editing the components - that workaround failed me many times
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Re: [Plugin] Sick of editing multiple components by accident

Postby Krisidious » Sun Sep 08, 2013 11:45 am

My method works everytime... I think it goes back until the last save. however far back "undo" goes.
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Re: [Plugin] Sick of editing multiple components by accident

Postby JQL » Fri Sep 20, 2013 11:17 pm

I just bumped into this thread and I must say, this is an excellent plugin!

Thank you for sharing,

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Re: [Plugin] Sick of editing multiple components by accident

Postby ashscott » Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:11 am

Glad you like it :)
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Re: [Plugin] Sick of editing multiple components by accident

Postby JClements » Sun Sep 22, 2013 8:52 pm

Thanks Ash and Dan. I wish I had this a long time ago. Great idea!

I modified the dialog caption of my EditFlag_en-US.rb file so that I can remember the source ruby filename.
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Re: [Plugin] Sick of editing multiple components by accident

Postby ashscott » Mon Sep 23, 2013 3:37 am

In case you want to move it or make changes later?
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Re: [Plugin] Sick of editing multiple components by accident

Postby JQL » Mon Sep 23, 2013 1:54 pm

Hi again,

When working on nested components, there are two things happening that I think could be revised.

1 - The flag doesn't go off as I dig inside components nested inside other components. One has to turn them off manually.
2 - The value showed does not reflect how many components really exist in the model if there are components inside other components.

Still better to have it than not so thanks again,

JQL

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Re: [Plugin] Sick of editing multiple components by accident

Postby ashscott » Tue Sep 24, 2013 3:37 am

Yes, could certainly do a little more development - this will be taken into account for the next revision
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Re: [Plugin] Sick of editing multiple components by accident

Postby JQL » Tue Sep 24, 2013 8:30 am

Ashscott,

If you are further developing the plugin, I got an idea from using it that I think you could consider, even if it's not that important and there are many ways to get around it:

The window could go a step further and besides displaying the message, it could have a one click button for extending zoom to all similar components, and back to where you were editing.

It's just a minor thing but the alarm box would become both text and function, and all aspects related to the anxiety of editing components would be covered.

Again, this is a very nice plugin, and should have been there from the start. Best regards and thank you.

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Re: [Plugin] Sick of editing multiple components by accident

Postby Sir » Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:18 am

Your idea is fantastic!

but it doesnt work with V7 :'(

I was so excited to use it as well. :mrgreen:
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Re: [Plugin] Sick of editing multiple components by accident

Postby ashscott » Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:35 am

Are you sure it doesn't work with V7? It has been tested for V7 so it should work....
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Re: [Plugin] Sick of editing multiple components by accident

Postby ashscott » Wed Oct 02, 2013 9:29 am

Any Response to V7 query?

I love your ideas JQL - I will have to save a little cash to implement them as I'm paying for development out of my own pocket.
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Re: [Plugin] Sick of editing multiple components by accident

Postby JQL » Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:23 am

Ashscott,

I thought you were co-developing the plugin. It's very generous of you to pay for development and then sharing it with all of us. Most of the people here share they're own work and passion and accept donations if people willingly give them. To pay for sharing is something admirable. Specialy now, that many of us struggle with difficult financial questions.

Best regards,

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Re: [Plugin] Sick of editing multiple components by accident

Postby ashscott » Thu Oct 03, 2013 2:52 am

Its improved my productivity - why not share it and let others gain the same?
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Re: [Plugin] Sick of editing multiple components by accident

Postby Rich O Brien » Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:51 am

@ashscott

We can add it to the PluginStore if you want.
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Re: [Plugin] Sick of editing multiple components by accident

Postby ashscott » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:04 am

Yeah I had a look at that but got preoccupied with something else.

Is it possible to charge for something in the PluginStore? (I'm not going to charge for this version of the plugin but I'm just curious)
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Re: [Plugin] Sick of editing multiple components by accident

Postby Rich O Brien » Thu Oct 03, 2013 11:36 am

In version 2.5 we have a working purchase through PayPal feature. Just ironing out the details.
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Re: [Plugin] Sick of editing multiple components by accident

Postby urgen » Thu Oct 03, 2013 4:08 pm

...very handy and useful :thumb: thank you,Ash!
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Re: [Plugin] Sick of editing multiple components by accident

Postby ashscott » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:05 pm

Its my pleasure - I'll put together a little video explaining the plugin more clearly when I get time to make it.
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Re: [Plugin] Sick of editing multiple components by accident

Postby ashscott » Fri Oct 04, 2013 12:06 pm

In version 2.5 we have a working purchase through PayPal feature. Just ironing out the details


Have you got a rough ETA?
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Re: [Plugin] Sick of editing multiple components by accident

Postby Rich O Brien » Fri Oct 04, 2013 1:39 pm

We want to create a selling environment where 100% of the earning are the authors.

No commission, charges or fees.

That takes time to flesh out because of the myriad of payment options and licensing handling needed.

So ETA....new year...maybe.....or next week if you go the DIY method ;)
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Re: [Plugin] Sick of editing multiple components by accident

Postby ashscott » Fri Oct 04, 2013 5:08 pm

Cool Rich, that sounds like a good idea. Could it simply be an API/extension of the PluginStore that allowed vendors to plug their own paypal portal straight in?

I'm probably over-simplifying
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