Collection of some small edge tools I needed for my work.
Tools > Edge Tools
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Divide Face (v1.1.0)
Close Gaps (v2.0.0)
Select any sets of connected edges. (Other entities and edges that form loops are ignored.) For each set, the points between the first and last point will be made co-linear to the first and last point. You can also choose to restrict the adjustments of the points to a given direction.
"Curve" does here not mean a Curve entity. You don't have to weld anything together. It's just a series of connected edges selected. You can select multiple curves to run this command on. Good for after importing CAD plans of contours.
Algorithm used is the http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ramer-Douglas-Peucker_algorithm
When you are prompted for an epsilon value it refers to the distance b in the above illustration. It's max distance any point is allowed to deviate from the simplified polyline.
The curves must not connect to anything else and not fork. The resulting simplified curve is created as a Curve entity.
Note: The plugin does not check for forking curves. If you see unexpected behaviour - check that your selected curves doesn't fork.
- SketchUp 7 or newer - ( Other versions untested )
- TT_Lib2 (v2.5.4)