[Plugin] BoolTools just released!

[Plugin] BoolTools just released!

Postby Whaat » Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:52 am

I have just released my boolean plugin at http://www.smustard.com/script/BoolTools

Features:

- union, difference, and intersection operations for groups or components
- can handle coplanar faces
- fast and user-friendly
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Re: BoolTools just released!

Postby thomthom » Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:34 am

:ecstatic:

This is such a nice tool. One of them essential which you'd wish came with SU.
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Re: BoolTools just released!

Postby Stinkie » Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:53 am

Thanks, Whaat. Should come in handy.
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Re: BoolTools just released!

Postby pilou » Fri Dec 19, 2008 11:56 am

Seems there are now 2 boolean tools ;)
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Re: BoolTools just released!

Postby Matt666 » Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:03 pm

Hi Whaat! Great plugin!
Just one thing : All your plugins are scrambled. That's ok.
But we can't move your menus or insert your icons in a personal toolbar... Is it possible (and do you agree ( :) ) to allow users have access to menu and toobar commands, please?

Thank you Whaat!
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Re: BoolTools just released!

Postby solo » Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:06 pm

Awesome plugin, I have been playing with it this week and amazed at speed.

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Re: BoolTools just released!

Postby sepo » Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:08 pm

Hehe...I can see a lot of rendered sections coming.
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Re: BoolTools just released!

Postby solo » Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:13 pm

Sepo, the free 'zorro' plugin is also good for cut away renders.
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Re: BoolTools just released!

Postby sepo » Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:25 pm

I know ....it is a bit fiddly to control though. This looks like much easier way.
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Re: BoolTools just released!

Postby CadFather » Fri Dec 19, 2008 12:43 pm

Matt666 wrote:Hi Whaat! Great plugin!
Just one thing : All your plugins are scrambled. That's ok.
But we can't move your menus or insert your icons in a personal toolbar... Is it possible (and do you agree ( :) ) to allow users have access to menu and toobar commands, please?
Thank you Whaat!


i also second that, Whaat. that way one could integrate it with other toolbars decreasing their numbers - it would be great even for the subsmooth plugins
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Re: BoolTools just released!

Postby Whaat » Fri Dec 19, 2008 3:23 pm

CadFather wrote:
Matt666 wrote:Hi Whaat! Great plugin!
Just one thing : All your plugins are scrambled. That's ok.
But we can't move your menus or insert your icons in a personal toolbar... Is it possible (and do you agree ( :) ) to allow users have access to menu and toobar commands, please?
Thank you Whaat!


i also second that, Whaat. that way one could integrate it with other toolbars decreasing their numbers - it would be great even for the subsmooth plugins

hmmmm...I'll be considering this in the future. I'm not sure right now how to do this. Thanks!
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Re: BoolTools just released!

Postby EarthMover » Fri Dec 19, 2008 4:23 pm

:berserk: :berserk: :berserk: What a great interim gift in lieu of Profile Builder.....which we all eagerly await.

Will BoolTools work with 3D text?
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Re: BoolTools just released!

Postby remus » Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:27 pm

Works with 3d text.

Very nice plugin btw whaat. Typical of the well thought out and powerful tools you seem to have a knack for producing.
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Re: BoolTools just released!

Postby Howard leslie » Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:10 pm

Dale,
Fantastic Script - SO USEFUL.
I can see this is something that'll I'll be using a lot.
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Please see attached - an observation and a request.
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1. OCCASIONALLY, a co-planar edge is left behind. Seems to occur when unioning 2 "Solids" that are right up against each other before the operation is initiated. See Face 1 and Face 2 for example. Possible fix by incorporating delete-coplanar edges script - although I'm pretty sure you've got something similar in there anyway, as this only occurs occasionally.

2. A request. When performing a Cut - it is sometimes desirable to KEEP the geometry that is acting as the edge for the cut. eg Trimming Steel Beams 1 and 2 with Wall 1.
Sometimes I'd like to keep Wall 1 after the operation.
Could this be built in - eg with an option dialog ??? Would be very handy.
Other than this the cut feature works brilliantly - very fast.
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Thanks once again for producing this script.
This is going to make SU so much more useful and powerful.
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Regards
Howard L'
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Re: BoolTools just released!

Postby Whaat » Fri Dec 19, 2008 7:22 pm

Howard Leslie wrote:2. A request. When performing a Cut - it is sometimes desirable to KEEP the geometry that is acting as the edge for the cut. eg Trimming Steel Beams 1 and 2 with Wall 1.
Sometimes I'd like to keep Wall 1 after the operation.
Could this be built in - eg with an option dialog ??? Would be very handy.

I anticipated this request and tried hard to get this to work for this version but it was too buggy. My idea was that you could hold down the CNTL modifier key while selecting if you want to keep the cutting geometry. Hopefully, I can get it to work for the next version. There is a fairly easy workaround though:

1) Select the 'cutting' group and press CNTL+C to copy. You can actually select the group by hovering your mouse over the cutting group while you have the 'Difference' tool active.
2) Perform the cut with BoolTools
3) Choose 'paste-in-place' to get the cutting group back. (a shortcut-key would come in handy here...)

Hope this helps!
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Re: BoolTools just released!

Postby Gus R » Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:27 pm

Another great ruby Dale. Scooped it up the second I saw this post last night.

Since I've been putzing around with drill bits I thought this would be handy amongst other objects. This is an eyeballed version I just did without needing any clean up.



The cut into the cylinder had to be copied twice (180 degrees). Basically this involved: 1) helix13; 2) curves to tubes; and 3) Bool Tools.

This will surely cut down on intersecting and erasing.

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Re: BoolTools just released!

Postby Whaat » Fri Dec 19, 2008 8:36 pm

WOW!! Even I can't believe that was created with SketchUp!! :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: BoolTools just released!

Postby •BTM » Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:42 pm

Not knowing much about rubys, or any kind of scripts for that matter, and not having purchased BoolTools, what are the advantages of purchasing this over getting the free Oscar tools?
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Re: BoolTools just released!

Postby remus » Fri Dec 19, 2008 9:52 pm

I havent really had a proper go with oscar's version, but i think whaats version is currently more refined and generally works better.
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Re: BoolTools just released!

Postby pilou » Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:38 am

free Oscar tools

Actually last version of Oscar avoid to start the prog so we are waiting the next version ;)
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Re: BoolTools just released!

Postby Gaieus » Sat Dec 20, 2008 8:08 am

Whaat wrote:1) Select the 'cutting' group and press CNTL+C to copy. You can actually select the group by hovering your mouse over the cutting group while you have the 'Difference' tool active.
2) Perform the cut with BoolTools
3) Choose 'paste-in-place' to get the cutting group back. (a shortcut-key would come in handy here...)

That's exactly what came to my mind while reading Howard's "wish". Actually, I have used this a lot already with "simple" intersection methods as well.

As for a shortcut; Since Ctrl V is already for pasting things, I have assigned Shift Ctrl V to paste in place
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Re: BoolTools just released!

Postby Gus R » Sun Dec 21, 2008 4:38 am

Thanks Dale. Amazing what little old SU can do. Here's another drill bit this time with an edge.



I've been practicing on the drill bits trying to find the best set-up. It's not easy because it means subtracting a helix from a cylinder. In the end it becomes a double helix subtraction.

Cheers,

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Re: BoolTools just released!

Postby kwistenbiebel » Sun Dec 21, 2008 5:24 am

Wow Whaat,
Yet another marvelous compagnon to sketchup. Great work!

Honestly, your plugins (together with plugs from other authors) are really the thing that keeps me using Sketchup.

Thanks so much!

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Re: BoolTools just released!

Postby PeterCharles » Sun Dec 21, 2008 3:57 pm

Gus R wrote:This is an eyeballed version I just did without needing any clean up.

The cut into the cylinder had to be copied twice (180 degrees). Basically this involved: 1) helix13; 2) curves to tubes; and 3) Bool Tools.

Wow, they are impressive models of a twist drill. Takes me back 45 years to when I had to do a freehand drawing of one for my 0 level exam in Metalwork!
Also nice to see my a use for my helix13 ruby.
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Re: BoolTools just released!

Postby RickW » Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:25 am

Gaieus wrote:As for a shortcut; Since Ctrl V is already for pasting things, I have assigned Shift Ctrl V to paste in place

I use the same shortcut! Good thinking! :)
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Re: BoolTools just released!

Postby Edson » Mon Dec 22, 2008 11:43 am

dale,

the tool icons are not showing for mac users. may i suggest you talk with matt666 as he has dealt with a similar problem in relation to his toggle unit script.
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Re: BoolTools just released!

Postby david_h » Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:30 pm

I am on PC and I can't see the icons Either? I just dragged/dropped to plugins folder. Toolbar is there. No icons. Did I do something wrong?

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Re: BoolTools just released!

Postby Whaat » Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:38 pm

David_H wrote:I am on PC and I can't see the icons Either? I just dragged/dropped to plugins folder. Toolbar is there. No icons. Did I do something wrong?

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Do you have a 'BoolTools' folder in your plugins folder? Are there three icons in the folder?
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Re: BoolTools just released!

Postby david_h » Mon Dec 22, 2008 5:40 pm

I didn't do that. So If I create the Booltools folder and drop the gifs in there, it should be okay?

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Edit. . .GOT IT> Thanks! Great tool by the way. I am getting some Splats but i'll figure it out.

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Re: BoolTools just released!

Postby Click Draw » Thu Dec 25, 2008 7:03 pm

I just bought it! Love it!!!! Thanks so much.
Cheers, Jeff
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