[Plugin] Skalp for SketchUp v2.0 (live section plugin)  Topic is solved

[Plugin] Skalp for SketchUp v2.0 (live section plugin)

Postby Skalp » Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:43 pm

Skalp has been designed and built as an easy to use yet powerful Live Section Tool. It represents the key missing features needed to realize a long standing dream: Create your stunning plans and elevations inside SketchUp.

Skalp demo house_1_resize.jpg


The Skalp development Team has its roots in architecture and 3D software, but that doesn't mean Skalp is for architects or Pro users only. SketchUp is being used in so many disciplines nowadays. Which is why we intended Skalp to be as 'generic' as possible. This means we do not want to change or disrupt your specific workflow.

We feel Skalp should just try to respect whatever and however you're doing in SketchUp and simply boost your ability to create superb drawings.


__Buy Skalp for SketchUp__

Movies:
Introduction


One click dxf export


Features:
Skalp S​ections
  • Automatic hatch patterned cross sections.
  • Live updates, all model changes are tracked on the fly.
  • ​Use Styles to remap the look in each scene.
  • Fully supports nested groups and components.
  • Supports multiple drawing scales in one model.
  • ​Neat user interface filled with relevant features.

Skalp Styles
  • The same Section represented in multiple ways.
  • Each Scene can have its own cross section style.
  • Intuitive and powerful mapping queries.
  • Assign by layer, material, hatching or tagging.
  • Patterns adapt to the drawing scale.

Skalp Pattern Designer
  • Make awesome tileable Pattern textures for your Skalp Sections.
  • Texturize your model in a new creative way.
  • Import a zillion standard CAD patterns.
  • Build your own from scratch.
  • ​Supports scales, transparency, colors & line widths.

Skalp Export
  • Export to SketchUp Pro's LayOut. Persistent updates of Skalp sections in all scenes.
  • Export to DXF includes real CAD hatch patterns.
  • Batch export of scenes to DXF.

Select in Section




__Buy Skalp for SketchUp__

Documentation:
download.skalp4sketchup.com/downloads/docs/getting_started.pdf

Latest download:
download.skalp4sketchup.com/downloads/latest/

Support:
You can send all your support questions to support@skalp4sketchup.com

Skalp Video Tutorials



Website:
www.skalp4sketchup.com

Youtube Channel:
www.youtube.com/skalp4sketchup

Facebook:
www.facebook.com/skalp4sketchup

Twitter:
twitter.com/skalp4sketchup
3
Last edited by Skalp on Mon Feb 06, 2017 1:24 pm, edited 16 times in total.
User avatar
Skalp 
PluginStore Author
PluginStore Author
 

Re: [Plugin] Skalp for SketchUp v1.0 beta

Postby pilou » Fri Aug 01, 2014 10:29 pm

Tricky! :fro:

Multi languages ? (Make fair Paris ;)
0
Frenchy Pilou
Is beautiful that please without concept!
Speedy Galerie
User avatar
pilou 
Top SketchUcator
 

Re: [Plugin] Skalp for SketchUp v1.0 beta

Postby Skalp » Sat Aug 02, 2014 1:12 am

Multi languages are on our list. But first finish the 1.0 release and tutorial movies.
0
User avatar
Skalp 
PluginStore Author
PluginStore Author
 

Re: [Plugin] Skalp for SketchUp v1.0 beta (live section plug

Postby bsfranza » Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:07 pm

looks ´promising - waiting for the trial though...
0

bsfranza 
 

Re: [Plugin] Skalp for SketchUp v1.0 beta (live section plug

Postby bsfranza » Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:08 pm

good thing is it looks like its as simple as it gets=) not so cumbersome like some other plugins around...
1

bsfranza 
 

Re: [Plugin] Skalp for SketchUp v1.0 beta (live section plug

Postby Skalp » Wed Aug 06, 2014 3:51 am

bsfranza wrote:looks ´promising - waiting for the trial though...


Trials wil come in a couple of weeks.

The Skalp Team
1
User avatar
Skalp 
PluginStore Author
PluginStore Author
 

Re: [Plugin] Skalp for SketchUp v1.0 beta (live section plug

Postby Skalp » Wed Aug 06, 2014 7:50 am

bsfranza wrote:good thing is it looks like its as simple as it gets=) not so cumbersome like some other plugins around...


Our main goal is to create a generic and easy to use tool... but with the ability to be extremely powerful.

The Skalp Team
1
User avatar
Skalp 
PluginStore Author
PluginStore Author
 

Re: [Plugin] Skalp for SketchUp v1.0 beta (live section plug

Postby Skalp » Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:40 pm

Skalp is a generic live section tool, it can work nicely together with a lot of other architectural modeling plugins.

For Example BuildEdge (www.buildedge.com)



The Skalp Team.
0
User avatar
Skalp 
PluginStore Author
PluginStore Author
 

Re: [Plugin] Skalp for SketchUp v1.0 beta (live section plug

Postby Skalp » Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:51 pm

We try to post daily a new Skalp Video Tutorial. You can watch this tutorial videos on our youtube channel:

Youtube Skalp Video Tutorials
1
User avatar
Skalp 
PluginStore Author
PluginStore Author
 

Re: [Plugin] Skalp for SketchUp v1.0 beta (live section plug

Postby Krisidious » Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:28 pm

As a Native American, both the name and logo are very pleasing to me...
2
By: Kristoff Rand
Home Designer
Unique House Plans
User avatar
Krisidious 
 

Re: [Plugin] Skalp for SketchUp v1.0 beta (live section plug

Postby solo » Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:56 pm

Krisidious wrote:As a Native American, both the name and logo are very pleasing to me...



I see what you did there. ;)
2
http://www.solos-art.com

I'm better with polys than words
User avatar
solo 
Global Moderator
 

Re: [Plugin] Skalp for SketchUp v1.0 beta (live section plug

Postby Edson » Sun Aug 17, 2014 11:51 am

as an early buyer who complained about the lack of tutorials and guides it is only fair that I come here to say that the Skalp people have been posting very instructive short videos and in large number, covering many aspects of the plugin. at this rate, they will surely cover all of it.

besides, the latest user guide is superb in that it covers in detail all the features and tells us things that are not (yet?) in the videos.

skalp is a hugely useful plugin and is worth every cent you pay for it.
1
edson mahfuz, architect | porto alegre • brasil
http://www.mahfuz.arq.br
User avatar
Edson 
Global Moderator
 

Re: [Plugin] Skalp for SketchUp v1.0 beta (live section plug

Postby Skalp » Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:20 pm

Edson wrote:as an early buyer who complained about the lack of tutorials and guides it is only fair that I come here to say that the Skalp people have been posting very instructive short videos and in large number, covering many aspects of the plugin. at this rate, they will surely cover all of it.

besides, the latest user guide is superb in that it covers in detail all the features and tells us things that are not (yet?) in the videos.

skalp is a hugely useful plugin and is worth every cent you pay for it.


Thank you Edson. We appreciate this comment very hard.
More videos tutorials will follow daily until we cover every aspect of Skalp.

Skalp for SketchUp Video Tutorials

We continue to work hard to make Skalp even beter. We just made a breakthrough in sectioning non-solids in SketchUp! Watch out to the upcoming betas...

We develop Skalp full-time with 2 people. It's our goal to make it the best section plugin there is.

The Skalp Team.
0
User avatar
Skalp 
PluginStore Author
PluginStore Author
 

Re: [Plugin] Skalp for SketchUp v1.0 beta (live section plug

Postby Edson » Sun Aug 17, 2014 12:55 pm

you are welcome and deserving of this praise.

a lengthy tutorial on the advanced use you describe from page 25 of the user guide would be very appreciated. everyone using Skalp professionally would thank you for that.

best regards.
1
edson mahfuz, architect | porto alegre • brasil
http://www.mahfuz.arq.br
User avatar
Edson 
Global Moderator
 

Re: [Plugin] Skalp for SketchUp v1.0 beta (live section plug

Postby Skalp » Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:08 pm

Edson wrote:you are welcome and deserving of this praise.

a lengthy tutorial on the advanced use you describe from page 25 of the user guide would be very appreciated. everyone using Skalp professionally would thank you for that.

best regards.


Edson,

It's my own favorite way of working which we use must of the time in our architectural office. Special for you I will make my next Video Tutorial on this advanced way of working.

The Skalp Team.
0
User avatar
Skalp 
PluginStore Author
PluginStore Author
 

Re: [Plugin] Skalp for SketchUp v1.0 beta (live section plug

Postby Edson » Sun Aug 17, 2014 2:52 pm

Great!
0
edson mahfuz, architect | porto alegre • brasil
http://www.mahfuz.arq.br
User avatar
Edson 
Global Moderator
 

Re: [Plugin] Skalp for SketchUp v1.0 beta (live section plug

Postby Skalp » Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:00 pm

On special request a Video Tutorial about Skalp Pattern Layers (color by layer).

Skalp Pattern Layers uses an undocumented feature of Color by Layer in combination with the hidden line render mode to create an architectural section with everything white in the model except the section.

sketchucation.png


0
User avatar
Skalp 
PluginStore Author
PluginStore Author
 

Re: [Plugin] Skalp for SketchUp v1.0 beta (live section plug

Postby Edson » Mon Aug 18, 2014 6:56 pm

very good! I know this was explained in the user guide but seeing you do it completes the information.

if I may suggest another topic for a video, how about one on how to save skalp settings to a sketchup template?

regards.
1
edson mahfuz, architect | porto alegre • brasil
http://www.mahfuz.arq.br
User avatar
Edson 
Global Moderator
 

Re: [Plugin] Skalp for SketchUp v1.0 beta (live section plug

Postby Skalp » Mon Aug 18, 2014 7:22 pm

Edson wrote:very good! I know this was explained in the user guide but seeing you do it completes the information.

if I may suggest another topic for a video, how about one on how to save skalp settings to a sketchup template?

regards.


Edson,

After you setup a full Skalp model you can delete all entities, except the section planes and save it in a standard sketchup template.

The Skalp Team.
0
User avatar
Skalp 
PluginStore Author
PluginStore Author
 

Re: [Plugin] Skalp for SketchUp v1.0 beta (live section plug

Postby Edson » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:31 pm

Skalp wrote:
Edson wrote:very good! I know this was explained in the user guide but seeing you do it completes the information.

if I may suggest another topic for a video, how about one on how to save skalp settings to a sketchup template?

regards.


Edson,

After you setup a full Skalp model you can delete all entities, except the section planes and save it in a standard sketchup template.

The Skalp Team.


so the template will have a couple of section planes that section nothing? like ghost section planes? how does one deal with those section planes in a new model?
0
edson mahfuz, architect | porto alegre • brasil
http://www.mahfuz.arq.br
User avatar
Edson 
Global Moderator
 

Re: [Plugin] Skalp for SketchUp v1.0 beta (live section plug

Postby Skalp » Mon Aug 18, 2014 8:41 pm

Edson wrote:
Skalp wrote:
Edson wrote:very good! I know this was explained in the user guide but seeing you do it completes the information.

if I may suggest another topic for a video, how about one on how to save skalp settings to a sketchup template?

regards.


Edson,

After you setup a full Skalp model you can delete all entities, except the section planes and save it in a standard sketchup template.

The Skalp Team.


so the template will have a couple of section planes that section nothing? like ghost section planes? how does one deal with those section planes in a new model?


Edson,

From the moment you model something and the section plane intersect with the new model it will section the model. You can easy activate the different sections from the dialog box even if they don't section elements.

The Skalp Team.
0
User avatar
Skalp 
PluginStore Author
PluginStore Author
 

Re: [Plugin] Skalp for SketchUp v1.0 beta (live section plug

Postby jiminy-billy-bob » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:10 am

Skalp wrote:On special request a Video Tutorial about Skalp Pattern Layers (color by layer).

Skalp Pattern Layers uses an undocumented feature of Color by Layer in combination with the hidden line render mode to create an architectural section with everything white in the model except the section.

I see in your video that you add a bunch of layers. I guess you can get to high numbers of layers if you have a lot of different section patterns?

Maybe you could make your plugin work with Layers Panel, to automatically put all those layers in a layer group, and automatically collapse it so that they don't take much space in the dialog.
You can use LP's API for that : viewtopic.php?f=180&t=57777
2
User avatar
jiminy-billy-bob 
PluginStore Author
PluginStore Author
 

Re: [Plugin] Skalp for SketchUp v1.0 beta (live section plug

Postby Skalp » Tue Aug 19, 2014 7:15 am

jiminy-billy-bob wrote:
Skalp wrote:On special request a Video Tutorial about Skalp Pattern Layers (color by layer).

Skalp Pattern Layers uses an undocumented feature of Color by Layer in combination with the hidden line render mode to create an architectural section with everything white in the model except the section.

I see in your video that you add a bunch of layers. I guess you can get to high numbers of layers if you have a lot of different section patterns?

Maybe you could make your plugin work with Layers Panel, to automatically put all those layers in a layer group, and automatically collapse it so that they don't take much space in the dialog.
You can use LP's API for that : viewtopic.php?f=180&t=57777


Thank,

Sounds like a good idea and we will look at it.

The Skalp Team.
0
User avatar
Skalp 
PluginStore Author
PluginStore Author
 

Re: [Plugin] Skalp for SketchUp v1.0 beta (live section plug

Postby jiminy-billy-bob » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:19 am

Skalp wrote:Thank,

Sounds like a good idea and we will look at it.

The Skalp Team.


I just realised I haven't added the "collapse_group" method, yet. I'll add it in the next version. And I broke "nest_into" like an idiot by renaming some methods in v1.2.0. So the below code is designed to run on version higher than v1.2.0, sorry about that.
You can do something like this in SU2014 (Skalp only works in 2014, right?):

Code: Select all
begin #In a rescue block so that it will silently not run if Layers Panel is not installed
    if Gem::Version.new(JBB_LayersPanel.version.to_s) > Gem::Version.new('1.2.0') 
        groupID 
= JBB_LayersPanel.add_group("Skalp")
        skalp_layers.each{|layer|
            layerID = JBB_LayersPanel.get_layerID(layer)
            JBB_LayersPanel.nest_into(layerID, groupID)
        }
        JBB_LayersPanel.collapse_group(groupID)
    end#if
rescue
end
1
User avatar
jiminy-billy-bob 
PluginStore Author
PluginStore Author
 

Re: [Plugin] Skalp for SketchUp v1.0 beta (live section plug

Postby Edson » Tue Aug 19, 2014 12:54 pm

jiminy-billy-bob wrote:
Skalp wrote:On special request a Video Tutorial about Skalp Pattern Layers (color by layer).

Skalp Pattern Layers uses an undocumented feature of Color by Layer in combination with the hidden line render mode to create an architectural section with everything white in the model except the section.

I see in your video that you add a bunch of layers. I guess you can get to high numbers of layers if you have a lot of different section patterns?

Maybe you could make your plugin work with Layers Panel, to automatically put all those layers in a layer group, and automatically collapse it so that they don't take much space in the dialog.
You can use LP's API for that : viewtopic.php?f=180&t=57777


after realising how this method works I immediately thought of creating a group for the Skalp layers in LP. if this can be made automatically so much the better.
0
edson mahfuz, architect | porto alegre • brasil
http://www.mahfuz.arq.br
User avatar
Edson 
Global Moderator
 

Re: [Plugin] Skalp for SketchUp v1.0 beta (live section plug

Postby bsfranza » Tue Aug 19, 2014 1:14 pm

hey guys - what about the demo?

i would love to try and see for myself how your product is keeping up=)
1

bsfranza 
 

Re: [Plugin] Skalp for SketchUp v1.0 beta (live section plug

Postby Krisidious » Tue Aug 19, 2014 8:46 pm

Skalp only works in 2014?
0
By: Kristoff Rand
Home Designer
Unique House Plans
User avatar
Krisidious 
 

Re: [Plugin] Skalp for SketchUp v1.0 beta (live section plug

Postby Skalp » Wed Aug 20, 2014 2:50 pm

Krisidious wrote:Skalp only works in 2014?


Yes Skalp only works in SketchUp 2014 Make or Pro.
0
User avatar
Skalp 
PluginStore Author
PluginStore Author
 

Re: [Plugin] Skalp for SketchUp v1.0 beta (live section plug

Postby otb designworks » Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:09 pm

Wow, this plugin looks excellentI do have a quick question about how Skalp works in layout, though, before I think about buying it.

For Skalp to be really useful for me, I would need it's sections to be recognized by the inference engine in Layout, so I could pull dimensions from the section cuts. I have been assuming that the Skalp sections don't work like that in Layout, but I didn't really start investigating this until yesterday and I couldn't find an answer on the website.

Could someone explain how these sections could be used in Layout, other than for just visualization?

Thanks!
1
Cheers, Chuck

OTB Designworks is on Youtube

6 core nMP, 32 gig RAM, (2) D700 GPU's, dual monitors

otb designworks 
 

Re: [Plugin] Skalp for SketchUp v1.0 beta (live section plug

Postby Skalp » Wed Aug 20, 2014 4:32 pm

otb designworks wrote:Wow, this plugin looks excellentI do have a quick question about how Skalp works in layout, though, before I think about buying it.

For Skalp to be really useful for me, I would need it's sections to be recognized by the inference engine in Layout, so I could pull dimensions from the section cuts. I have been assuming that the Skalp sections don't work like that in Layout, but I didn't really start investigating this until yesterday and I couldn't find an answer on the website.

Could someone explain how these sections could be used in Layout, other than for just visualization?

Thanks!


Chuck,

The Skalp section is standard SketchUp geometry. Using the inference engine in Layout is no problem at all. I made a little video to illustrate.



The Skalp Team.
0
Last edited by Skalp on Wed Aug 20, 2014 5:10 pm, edited 2 times in total.
User avatar
Skalp 
PluginStore Author
PluginStore Author
 

SketchUcation One-Liner Adverts

by Ad Machine » 5 minutes ago



Ad Machine 
Robot
 

Next


 

Return to Plugins

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 35 guests

Visit our sponsors: