[Plugin] Mirror

Re: [Plugin] Mirror v3.8 20120809

Postby PropshopRD » Wed Aug 28, 2013 4:50 pm

I can't see the plug any where in my Tool menu.
I had followed the instructions as you set, but I can't find it!

Any suggestion?
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Re: [Plugin] Mirror v3.8 20120809

Postby TIG » Wed Aug 28, 2013 5:39 pm

PropshopRD wrote:I can't see the plug any where in my Tool menu.
I had followed the instructions as you set, but I can't find it!
Any suggestion?
Thx
When it has been correctly installed the tool appears in the Plugins menu, a Toolbar [which you might need to (re)activate] if the plugin's image file is also in the Plugins folder AND the right-click context-menu, when there's a suitable selection... As 'Mirror Selection...'

This suggests you might have simply put the ZIP-extracted folder OR the RBZ archive into the Plugins folder, and not 'installed' it correctly ??
Or perhaps you don't have FULL Properties>Security>Edit permissions to the Plugins folder itself and so Windows itself is messing you up, by letting you think you have put the files into the Plugins folder, but actually a VirtualStore has been used...

So... 'how' exactly have you installed this plugin ?

There is [was] a ZIP version around... BUT I recommend that you always use the equivalent latest RBZ archive that is download-able from the SCF PluginStore [linked] - or accessed via the Resources menu above.
Install it using the Preferences > Extensions > Install... button [or even better, when the 'Plugin Store toolset' v1.3~ is launched very shortly, you could use its Installer from the ../Plugins/SketchUcation submenu]
OR why not just use the latest 'Plugin Store toolset' for your Plugins - to AutoInstall, Manage, and much more... all done from within SketchUp itself...
These tools will AutoInstall plugins for you, and can warn about incorrect permissions etc too...
Then there's no need to try and do it manually and make mistakes... :?
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Re: [Plugin] Mirror v3.8 20120809

Postby Refka » Sat Sep 21, 2013 8:47 am

Dear Mr Tig / Frank Wiesner

I have mirror plug in v3.1 revisi 21 Feb 2007 ,i want ask to you sir..
Can i edit the script and change it ^_^ .. but for history and ownership remains in the source

I hope you are willing,cause i really love it for this tool.. ^_^
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Re: [Plugin] Mirror v3.8 20120809

Postby Refka » Sat Sep 21, 2013 9:03 am

Sir can i change toolbar name n language.. history n ownership still in source.. ^_^ i have mirror versi 3.1 - 21 feb 2007

Plizzz.. ^_^
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Re: [Plugin] Mirror v3.8 20120809

Postby TIG » Sat Sep 21, 2013 11:22 am

@Refka

I recommend you get the latest version of the tool [v3.8], which has many fixes and improvements over the last 6 years ! ...

If you want to customize the tool's text output into your own language then please feel free to edit the relevant lines in the script and then use it as you wish.
To edit a .rb file you need a plain-text editor like Notepad.exe.
Notepad++ is far superior and you can assign syntax highlighting to file-types so '' & "" strings will display in distinctive colors making it easier to edit the file...
If you are saving a copy please ensure its encoding is 'UTF-8 without BOM' [aka 'ANSI as UTF-8']...
Remember, never use a wordprocessor - that will break the file's encoding.

Because of the mottled history of this tool, which some years ago I 'took over' and subsequently rewrote its 'methods' entirely, there has never been a definitive (c) statement in the header. However, I think an implied statement like this:

(c) Copyright 2013 TIG.
Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software for any purpose and without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice appears in all copies.
THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.


would be deemed to apply...
So you are pretty much free to use it either as is, or modified for your own use, at your own risk...
Of course we must assume that you do not plan to sell this modified version, or distribute it widely, and that you will leave credit to the author[s] in the header text...
Please do not post modified versions here as it will confuse other users... :ugeek:
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Re: [Plugin] Mirror v3.8 20120809

Postby flyashy » Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:45 am

Hi TIG,
Is it possible to build in a 45 degree inference? It would be such an improvement on the workflow. I do a lot of mirroring at right angles and right now I have to use the protractor tool beforehand to mirror at right angles. I do have the rotation snap enabled in options but the plugin does not seem to use the inference.
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Re: [Plugin] Mirror v3.8 20120809

Postby Refka » Tue Oct 08, 2013 7:06 am

tx a lot sir..
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Re: [Plugin] Mirror v3.8 20120809

Postby rishikeshavate » Fri Oct 11, 2013 1:29 pm

Hi guys,

I installed the plugin but it is not working. I can see the plugin in tool bar, in plugin menu and in context menu.

when i select the object and use mirror selection in either way i can not proceed further becoz the next steps (1, 2, 3 selection) is not displaying.

also my statues bar does not show any massage.

Plz Help me guyes.

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Re: [Plugin] Mirror v3.8 20120809

Postby TIG » Fri Oct 11, 2013 2:04 pm

How did you install it [tell us steps, please] ?

Next open the Ruby Console open...
Any error messages when you try to use the Mirror tool ?

This tool is used many hundreds of times a week without issues, so something somewhere is wrong... :?
I'm wondering if you have another rogue plugin loading that messes with base classes like 'group' and thereby messes up Mirror's legit work...

If you have SketchyPhysics, older-Podium, some newer-'BIM' tools etc try disabling those, restart and try Mirror... Let us know if you find the culprit... There is a 'quarantine' list...
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Re: [Plugin] Mirror v3.8 20120809

Postby cotty » Sat Oct 12, 2013 10:24 am

TIG wrote:There is a 'quarantine' list...

http://sketchucation.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=323&t=47371
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Re: [Plugin] Mirror v3.8 20120809

Postby rishikeshavate » Mon Oct 14, 2013 8:31 am

TIG wrote:How did you install it [tell us steps, please] ?

Next open the Ruby Console open...
Any error messages when you try to use the Mirror tool ?

This tool is used many hundreds of times a week without issues, so something somewhere is wrong... :?
I'm wondering if you have another rogue plugin loading that messes with base classes like 'group' and thereby messes up Mirror's legit work...

If you have SketchyPhysics, older-Podium, some newer-'BIM' tools etc try disabling those, restart and try Mirror... Let us know if you find the culprit... There is a 'quarantine' list...


@ Tig

Hi Tig.Thanx for ur reply.
I installed it using sketchucation plugin store from sketchup. I installed without any error. also i can see the plugin in plugin, context menu also i can see tool bar for it.
I have SketchyBevel and SketchyFDD installed on my PC. Is sketchy plugin messes with Mirror?
will try after disabling sketchy plugins?

Thanks
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Re: [Plugin] Mirror v3.8 20120809

Postby TIG » Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:58 am

I don't think either of those mess with other plugins, but you never know... so try disabling them and see if Mirror then works...
Do you get any error messages in the Ruby Console when using Mirror ??
Clearly something is wrong because hundreds of users use Mirror hundreds of times every day, and have no issues - so you must have some specific thing causing this...
I would like to 'get to the bottom of it' :roll:
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Re: [Plugin] Mirror

Postby TIG » Thu Dec 12, 2013 10:46 pm

Here's a future-proofed update.
viewtopic.php?p=276512#p276512
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Re: [Plugin] Mirror

Postby KrisM » Thu Feb 06, 2014 4:57 pm

Tig,

Thank you for a most useful plugin. Is there a way to change a minor irritation for me? The default choice after mirroring is to erase the original part. Ninety percent of the time, I am copying & vmirroring the part. I just erased my original part for the umpteenth time because I hit Enter too quickly. Not the end of the world but irritating nonetheless. Can I change the code to set the default button to NO.

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Re: [Plugin] Mirror

Postby Rich O Brien » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:04 pm

on line 367

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if UI.messagebox("Erase Original Selection ? ",MB_YESNO,"")==6


change the last number, 6, to 7

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if UI.messagebox("Erase Original Selection ? ",MB_YESNO,"")==7


Now when you hit enter it will always be no
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Re: [Plugin] Mirror

Postby TIG » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:22 pm

KrisM wrote:Tig,

Thank you for a most useful plugin. Is there a way to change a minor irritation for me? The default choice after mirroring is to erase the original part. Ninety percent of the time, I am copying & mirroring the part. I just erased my original part for the umpteenth time because I hit Enter too quickly. Not the end of the world but irritating nonetheless. Can I change the code to set the default button to NO.

Kris
Rich's solution reverses the result - but keeps the wording :? so answering Yes to the 'Erase Original...' prompt would NOT then erase it - that is plain silly :roll: see below on how to reword it AND reverse the result sensibly***

The standard SketchUp dialog's default 'submit' button is 'Yes', it can't be changed...

I'd never hit 'enter', but instead train myself to use the Y and N keys - which chose Y-es and N-o...
You could reword the script to ask the opposite question "Keep Original ?" and then swap the results - but it will confuse others who might use your version!
The current setup also follows the old AutoCAD's Mirror tool which it sought to mimic, and which effectively asks' do you want to to delete the original' - but if you exit without answering Y/N it might take N ? ...

***Edit the "Mirror.rb" script with a plain-text editor - like Notepad++ - and find line #355 and change
@msg = "Mirror: Erase Original Selection ?"
to read:
@msg = "Mirror: Keep Original Selection ?"
so that the stausbar prompt is in step...
Then go to line #367
if UI.messagebox("Erase Original Selection ? ",MB_YESNO,"")==6 ### 6=YES 7=NO
edit it to read:
if UI.messagebox("Keep Original Selection ? ",MB_YESNO,"")==7 ### 6=YES 7=NO
which reverses the question and the result of Pressing 'Yes'...
For tidiness's sake also on line #369
else ### NO
change the rem note 'NO' after the ### to:
else ### YES
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Re: [Plugin] Mirror

Postby Rich O Brien » Thu Feb 06, 2014 5:29 pm

I was gonna tell the hack for completely removing that useless dialog but I thought my elegant answer left you with a wonderfully ironic question...
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Re: [Plugin] Mirror

Postby KrisM » Thu Feb 06, 2014 6:36 pm

Tig & Rich,

Thanks for your replies. I will implement the "sensible" solution. No one else uses my computer so there is no opportunity for confusion from others. I checked my Autocad default for the mirror tool and it is set to No. I must have changed that sometime in the past as it is always like that for me.

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Re: [Plugin] Mirror

Postby KrisM » Thu Feb 06, 2014 7:07 pm

Okay, works great. Thanks again.

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Re: [Plugin] Mirror

Postby PJB » Tue Mar 25, 2014 2:05 pm

Great tool, use it every day. Can't wait for the 2014 version.
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Re: [Plugin] Mirror

Postby patchso » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:15 pm

TIG,

Thank you very much for posting this extension. Incredibly useful!

Best Wishes
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Re: [Plugin] Mirror

Postby Dave R » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:18 pm

PJB wrote:Great tool, use it every day. Can't wait for the 2014 version.


:roll:
Why are you waiting? It is already SU2014 compliant and it has been since December. See this.
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Re: [Plugin] Mirror

Postby Krisidious » Tue Mar 25, 2014 6:56 pm

Yes, TIG has been diligently updating all his stuff. Thanks TIG!
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Re: [Plugin] Mirror

Postby PJB » Wed Mar 26, 2014 10:25 am

Dave R wrote:
PJB wrote:Great tool, use it every day. Can't wait for the 2014 version.


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Why are you waiting? It is already SU2014 compliant and it has been since December. See this.


I could not find it in extension warehouse, so now i used a copy from SU2013 and put it in the plugin folder from SU2014. It works! thank you :ecstatic:
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Re: [Plugin] Mirror

Postby TIG » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:44 pm

:roll: NONE of my Plugins are in the EWH !
They are ALL in the SketchUcation PluginStore.
They should all be compliant with v2014.
You should NEVER copy ANY plugins across into v2014 from older installation of SketchUp. unless you cannot get a current version.
Most authors have updated their Plugins to be compatible with v2014, so you need to install the latest version.
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Re: [Plugin] Mirror

Postby Krisidious » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:36 pm

You should use the Plugin Store and or the SketchUcation Tools that will search and install plugins for you. Many authors here in the forums are not on the EWH.
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Re: [Plugin] Mirror

Postby jiminy-billy-bob » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:13 pm

Off-Topic:
TIG wrote:NONE of my Plugins are in the EWH !

Why not?
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Re: [Plugin] Mirror

Postby Krisidious » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:18 pm

Cuz he's SCF O-G Baby!
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Re: [Plugin] Mirror

Postby Rich O Brien » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:27 pm

Fo' shizzle my Krizzle. It's the big T.I double gizzle.
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Re: [Plugin] Mirror

Postby Krisidious » Wed Mar 26, 2014 8:34 pm

lol
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