LibFredo6 is a shared library used by some of my plugins. It is NOT a standalone plugin. Plugins currently using LibFredo6 are:
- Tools on Surface
IMPORTANT: if you just install LibFredo6 without any of the plugins above, you will see no new toolbar in Sketchup but an entry "LibFredo6 Settings.." in the Windows menu.
I also suggest that you install 000_AdditionalPluginFolders to have more control on errors when Sketchup loads plugins.
(Thanks to Jean Franco for Translation)
Note: If you drop the PDF doc files into the DOCUMENTATION_Dir subfolder, you can access them from within Sketchup.
- Sketchup versions: 6 and above (free and Pro)
- Platform: Windows and Mac OSX
- Language: English, French, Spanish (Spain and Latin America), Chinese, + partial Italian, Japanese, Korean, German (thanks to all kind translators). Thanks to Christophe Plassais for the French user manual. Thanks to guanjin for the Chinese user manual.
- Menus: by default, it is installed in Window > LibFredo6 Settings…
- Icon toolbar: NO Toolbar
On Windows (with Winzip)
1) Download and Open the archive
2) Select All (Ctrl A)
3) Extract into the Sketchup Plugin Directory
4) Answer YES to OVERWRITE all existing files if any
The footprint on Windows in the SU Plugin Directory must be:
On Mac OSX
1) Click on the Zip archive on Sketchucation
2) This should open the Download box with highlight on the folder LIBFREDO6_Dir_46 and LibFredo6.rb
3) Copy this folder and file to the Sketchup Plugins directory
Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Google SketchUp 8/SketchUp/plugins
The footprint on Mac OSX in the SU Plugin Directory must be:
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.
LibFredo6 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 my plugin folders (like FREDOSCALE_Dir_22) are located in the same place as LibFredo6.rb.
See 000_AdditionalPluginFolders for more information.
No video for the time being
LibFredo6 is now in charge of loading my plugins.
LibFredo6 takes care, among others, of enriching the plugins with a few capabilities:
- Default parameters
- Language translation via external files (please, read the doc if you wish to contribute)
- Extra information and external links available in the “About…” box and menus
- Check Plugins for Update, with live connection to the Web
- Trace logging
- Purge of older versions of plugin files
LibFredo6 4.9c – 20 May 13: Technical release still related to issues on Mac platforms.
LibFredo6 4.9b – 19 May 13: Technical release related to issues on Mac platforms.
Here is the Release start post.
LibFredo6 4.9a – 18 May 13: Release for Curvizard 1.2 with various fixes.
LibFredo6 4.8a – 25 Apr 13: Release for TopoShaper.
Here is the Release start post.
LibFredo6 4.7c – 09 Apr 13: Minor update related to a bug in Sketchup versioning.
LibFredo6 4.7a – 03 Oct 12: Release for Curvizard 1.1
LibFredo6 4.6e – 03 Oct 12: Minor release to fix a problem in Check for Updates, due to change of URL scheme of the new Sketchucation web site. Version 4.6d had a problem.
LibFredo6 4.6d – 03 Oct 12: Minor release to fix a problem in Check for Updates, due to change of URL scheme of the new Sketchucation web site.
LibFredo6 4.6c – 11 Jul 12: Major release for Curvizard
LibFredo6 4.5a – 08 May 12:
- Update for ThruPaint 1.2 to support some evolutions.
- Additional features for the Free Rotate tool of FredoScale
LibFredo6 4.4m – 14 Apr 12: Small update for ThruPaint adjustments. Integration of the Chinese (thanks to guanjin) and two Spanish translations (thanks to Defisto and Oxer)
LibFredo6 4.4j – 11 Apr 12: Release for ThruPaint
LibFredo6 4.3c – 31 Jan 12: fixed a small issue with environment variables not properly set on some Mac configuration.
LibFredo6 4.3b – 22 Dec 11: fixed a bug in the display of numeric buttons in Palettes (invisible in Curviloft) and added the updated Spanish translation (many thanks to Defisto).
LibFredo6 4.3a – 19 Dec 11: This release is necessary for FredoTools 1.0.
LibFredo6 4.2a – 16 Sep 11: This release finally addresses the issues of security with Webdialogs on Safari 5.0.6 and higher, as well as a few other bug fixing.
LibFredo6 4.1a – 11 Sep 11: This release was supposed to solve the issues with Webdialogs on Safari 5.0.6 and higher, but did not really.
LibFredo6 4.0a – 23 Aug 11: major technical release. LibFredo6 is responsible for the loading of my plugins (no more use of ZLoader__xx.rb files). This should minimize errors at installation.
Version 4.0 also includes some utilities for plugin maintenance (Purge obsolete files, performance at load time, trace logging)
See Release Notes for details.
LibFredo6 3.7c – 07 Jun 11: minor maintenance release (issues in Check for Update). It also includes an update to Italian translation by COSEDIMARCO and Spanish translation by Defisto
LibFredo6 3.7b – 22 Apr 11: This includes a small fix to avoid double loading of LibFredo6 in all situations
LibFredo6 3.7a – 17 Apr 11: This release includes the Check Plugins for Update feature, as well as some fixes in the Web dialogs. It is also required for SUClock 1.1
LibFredo6 3.6b – 13 Jan 11: This release is mainly to support Curviloft 1.1 and fix a few issues with SU8. It also includes the support of a two-phase loading mechanism for some of my scripts.
Note: if you downloaded 3.6a, please upgrade to 3.6b or higher because there was a small bug in the Skinning for Curviloft.
LibFredo6 3.4c – 06 May 10: Stable version