So you should consider migrating to this new version.
See this post.
JointPushPull is a script that performs push pull on multiple faces in one operation. Unlike the native Sketchup push-pull tool, JPP can maintain the continuity of the offset surfaces (mode joint push pull). This is useful to thicken non-planar surfaces.
JPP also includes two additional modes: Vector and Normal working with multiple faces.
Although the plugin is obsolete now, here is an updated version which ensure future Sketchup compatibility
- Language: English, French, Spanish (Defisto), Italian (Defisto / COSEDIMARCO)
- Menus: by default, it is installed in Tools > Join Push Pull. There is also a Joint Push Pull menu in the selection contextual menu when one or several faces are selected
- Icon toolbar: Joint Push Pull (5 icons are available)
- The plugin is free, for private and commercial usage.
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 former files, if any
The footprint in the SU Plugins Directory must be:
- LibTraductor.rb (dated 10 Nov 10)
- JPP_Dir_17 folder
On Mac the SU plugin directory should be:
Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Google SketchUp 7/SketchUp/plugins
Note: once installed, you can safely delete the old JPP_Dir_xx folders
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.
- Select one or several objects (faces, edges, groups or components). Only faces are taken into account.
- Click on the icon of one tool, for instance Joint Push Pull
- Pick a face and gently move the mouse to visualize the offset in wireframe. Keep SHIFT pressed to skip inferencing
- You can type the offset value in the VCB (in model units)
- Type TAB to access options (thickening, continuity parameter, etc…)
- When OK with the parameters, Double-click or press Return to launch the calculation
- The calculation cannot be interrupted. On large models, you may thus get a blank screen for the time the script is computing. Do not panic, just wait, it may take several minutes!
JPP also includes 2 additional buttons:
- Undo - reselect faces (as precisely the original faces could have been erased)
- Redo last Push Pull, allowing executing the last push pull on a new set of faces, with the same parameters.
version 2.0b - 17 Jul 11: same as version 2.0a but with Italian translation. This version does not work beyond SU13.
Here is the file, just in case
See this illustration.
version 2.0a - 16 Jul 11: refix a bug signaled by Thomthom for some complex shapes (typically with vertices having 5 edges or more). Version 1.9 had some problems left.
version 1.9a - 12 Jul 11: fix a bug signaled by Thomthom for some complex shapes (typically with vertices having 5 edges or more).
version 1.8a - 01 May 11: Better respect of specified distance now working when doing a Joint Push Pull with an imposed plane direction. See discussion in this thread.
Here is the previous version, just in case
version 1.7a - 25 Apr 11: Fix a major bug (causing a freeze of SU in some situations).
version 1.6 - 22 Apr 11: Updated the algorithm to better respect the value of the offset when the surface is composed of sharp angles. THIS VERSION HAD A FREEZE PROBLEM.
version 1.5 - 02 Sep 10: maintenance release for SU8
- Suppress some warning (though harmless) messages in the Ruby console
- JPP now installs itself as an extension of Sketchup (can be disabled / enabled via the Windows > Preferences > Extension dialog
- Spanish translation - Thanks to Defisto
12 Jun 10: stable version, with encapsulation of calculation to skip some known problems on texturing.