[plugin]Random replacement of components

Re: [plugin]Random replacement of components

Postby coty82 » Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:46 am

Update
I am trying to use it like this :
I have two components. One of them is named Target. I select them both and make them a mother component. This is how i was thinking of it to work.
I create another component named Source. When i use the plugin like this it just freezes.
But when i have two componenets and make them a group, and try to use the plugin, nothing happends, but it doesnt freeze neither.
Sorry i cannot reply in private because i dont have enough activity on the forums :)
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Re: [plugin]Random replacement of components

Postby sdmitch » Thu Oct 16, 2014 2:43 pm

coty82 wrote:Update
I am trying to use it like this :
I have two components. One of them is named Target. I select them both and make them a mother component. This is how i was thinking of it to work.
I create another component named Source. When i use the plugin like this it just freezes.
But when i have two componenets and make them a group, and try to use the plugin, nothing happends, but it doesnt freeze neither.
Sorry i cannot reply in private because i dont have enough activity on the forums :)


The plugin does not look for groups, components only. I see that the plugin has a bug, that I will fix, when there is only a single "Source" component. Create a second "Source" component and try again.


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Re: [plugin]Random replacement of components

Postby coty82 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:21 am

Allright, it works now, thanks alot :thumb: ! But i noticed that it only works with a single level in the components hierarchy, that is when i have some individual components part of a mother component. But if i include this in another larger component, it doesnt work. Even if i copy the source inside the larger component. Its still great but i wonder if this would be a difficult property to implement?

Anyway i have another ideea about it :D . In a previous post you said it is also able to replace components based on a rule? For example i have 3 sources 1, 2, 3 And i want to distribute them according to a repeating pattern for ex 11231123, etc. They could replace an array of targets. This would be amazing for creating panelling patterns for facades for example. But it would probably need to work with something like series, to know the start and ending point. Dunno if its possible or how complicated?
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Re: [plugin]Random replacement of components

Postby sdmitch » Fri Oct 17, 2014 2:49 am

Yes, it currently will only work for one level, mother and child, no grand kids.

As the name implies, it is supposed to be a random replacement.
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Re: [plugin]Random replacement of components

Postby coty82 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:28 am

I see there is another version with No random option, how is it working? I tried but i didnt see a difference.
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Re: [plugin]Random replacement of components

Postby sdmitch » Fri Oct 17, 2014 3:41 am

coty82 wrote:I see there is another version with No random option, how is it working? I tried but i didnt see a difference.


Component Replacement has a random option which, if not selected, causes the "Target" components to be replaced in order by the "Source" components. The results is dependent on the order the "Source" components are found in the model or selection.
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Re: [plugin]Random replacement of components

Postby coty82 » Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:17 am

sdmitch wrote:
coty82 wrote:I see there is another version with No random option, how is it working? I tried but i didnt see a difference.


Component Replacement has a random option which, if not selected, causes the "Target" components to be replaced in order by the "Source" components. The results is dependent on the order the "Source" components are found in the model or selection.


Oh i see. And what is the rule by which it finds the "Source" components? It always gives me the same result but the initial order seems random. I couldnt replicate your example where you have components 1, 2, 3 which then become a repeated sequence in the target. Could you also integrate this no random feature in the version with child option as well? :D Thanks
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Re: [plugin]Random replacement of components

Postby pilou » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:24 am

Can you post an image of results of this new version (parent / child) ?
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Re: [plugin]Random replacement of components

Postby sdmitch » Fri Oct 17, 2014 4:55 pm

Pilou wrote:Can you post an image of results of this new version (parent / child) ?


The result looks the same.
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Re: [plugin]Random replacement of components

Postby sdmitch » Fri Oct 17, 2014 5:36 pm

I have added the recursive search to my Component Replacement plugin. You can obtain a copy from my blog page. This is a total replacement for the original Random Component Replacement plugin.
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Re: [plugin]Random replacement of components

Postby pilou » Fri Oct 17, 2014 6:02 pm

Thx, I will explore this new opus! :enlight:
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Re: [plugin]Random replacement of components

Postby AcesHigh » Wed May 20, 2015 7:36 pm

It would be really nice if we could set % of random replacement.

example:

have a building with 300 closed window components. These will be the target

then we also have 4 other window components that will be used as sources: totally opened window, 3/4 opened window, half opened window and 1/4 opened window

this plugin, as it is, will replace ALL closed windows with a random number of each of the other 4 windows.


but it would be ideal if we could decide to make random ONLY which components will be replaced, not the number.

So...

Original Component Remaining: 30% (I set to 30% so 30% of the 300 closed windows will remain as the "closed window" component

Source 1 - 10% (of 300)
Source 2 - 20%
Source 3 - 30%
Source 4 - 10%

After the operation, in random locations of the building, we would have
90 closed windows (original component)
30 4/4 open windows
60 3/4 open windows
90 half open windows
30 1/4 open windows
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Re: [plugin]Random replacement of components

Postby pilou » Wed May 20, 2015 10:43 pm

It would be really nice if we could set % of random replacement.


Just build the source with your result % wished! ;)
It's not a big deal to make some copy move for build your sets of %! ;)

4 seconds * 16 cases = 1 minute :)
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Re: [plugin]Random replacement of components

Postby sdmitch » Sat May 23, 2015 1:25 pm

pilou wrote:
It would be really nice if we could set % of random replacement.


Just build the source with your result % wished! ;)
It's not a big deal to make some copy move for build your sets of %! ;)

4 seconds * 16 cases = 1 minute :)


Sorry but I don't think this method will work because the Sources are picked randomly and, other trying to avoid picking the same source back to back, there is no tracking of the number of each of the sources that have been picked.

However, I have created a version that does if anyone else is interested.
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Re: [plugin]Random replacement of components

Postby pilou » Sat May 23, 2015 4:51 pm

If you have 50 Blue objects, 50 Pink Objects (B, P, B, P.....)
Pick randomly in this bicolored list as Source will be very near than 50 % / 50 % of each color! ;)
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Re: [plugin]Random replacement of components

Postby Einstein » Mon Dec 25, 2017 12:48 am

Hi!

It works really nice. But if I replace many components and want to undo, I have to undo all changes one by one component. Could it be all the changes are done within one step only? Could somebody modify the script or give me a hint how to modify it? (I have no clue about coding - the only thing I can do is to replace some part of code in Notebook :P)

And... if it also worked with groups... that would be gorgeous.

Anyways, great thanks for the Creators!
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Re: [plugin]Random replacement of components

Postby sdmitch » Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:13 am

Einstein wrote:Hi!

It works really nice. But if I replace many components and want to undo, I have to undo all changes one by one component. Could it be all the changes are done within one step only? Could somebody modify the script or give me a hint how to modify it? (I have no clue about coding - the only thing I can do is to replace some part of code in Notebook :P)

And... if it also worked with groups... that would be gorgeous.

Anyways, great thanks for the Creators!


The latest version of that plugin is Component Replacement on my blog. It has a one step Undo. Sorry but it does not work with groups only components. Groups have some component characteristics but can not assign a definition to a group like you can to a component.
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Re: [plugin]Random replacement of components

Postby Sl!m » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:05 am

I actually tried it in Sketchup 2019.2
Nothing was happening at the beginning :shock: until I edit the SOURCE & TARGET "instance names" (not definition). It worked like a charm and It will make me save LOTS of time. You guys are champs! :knockout:

Tip: you can select all your source components in one go and enter their instance name in one time.
Hope that helps anyone who got stuck:)
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