[Plugin] Andersen Window

[Plugin] Andersen Window

Postby jpalm32 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:19 am

Just found this on Anderson Window site. Sketchup plugin design any window and it creates a component.
The detail of the window component is amazing.
Can't believe I never heard of it.

http://www.andersenwindows.com/servlet/ ... 1556950140
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Re: Plugin Andeson Window

Postby honoluludesktop » Sun Apr 11, 2010 2:43 am

Thanks for the link:-)
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Re: Plugin Andersen Window

Postby errror404 » Wed May 30, 2012 10:02 pm

can't believe nobody told me... :knockout:


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Re: Plugin Andersen Window

Postby Krisidious » Thu May 31, 2012 2:39 am

not really a plugin as we describe them. but more a piece of support software.
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Re: Plugin Andersen Window

Postby gullfo » Thu May 31, 2012 3:26 am

pretty nice tool. uses a plugin to connect to their modeling app and save it back as a component.
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Re: Plugin Andersen Window

Postby Krisidious » Thu May 31, 2012 7:56 am

what? I didn't see anything to do with sketchup? does the software itself save a SU file?

ok I must be dense because I don't see anything about a component or SU anywhere...
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Re: Plugin Andersen Window

Postby thomthom » Thu May 31, 2012 8:42 am

Krisidious wrote:what? I didn't see anything to do with sketchup? does the software itself save a SU file?

ok I must be dense because I don't see anything about a component or SU anywhere...

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Re: [Plugin] Andersen Window

Postby gullfo » Thu May 31, 2012 12:03 pm

there is a sketchup -> plugins folder in the installed program directory, you copy the extension rb + the ini file to your SU plugins folder, and edit the ini file if you're not using the default path. when you open SU you have the 2 menu icons available in the Anderson menu (or via plugin list) to create or edit the objects. it then takes you to their modeling tool where you create the door or windows and save it back to SU. it's is then a component in SU. pretty nicely done actually. plus you can directly export from the tool to Revit or ACAD formats.
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Re: [Plugin] Andersen Window

Postby errror404 » Thu May 31, 2012 12:46 pm

I tried to install it in 3 different computers last night and I kept getting the same error...

error 2732.directory manager not initialized

(I'm tried in two windows 7 machines and one running XP )

Does anyone have an older version that I can try?
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Re: [Plugin] Andersen Window

Postby pbacot » Thu May 31, 2012 4:33 pm

Windows (PC) only, it seems :x The component looks very good.

Curious, is it over-heavy? I have tried some good looking door components only to find they gave unnecessary detail and polygons, not to mention layers and complication, to my models. Things like high-poly screws hidden inside hardware... :roll:

I have also DL'd manufacturer components that are basically poorly made (for SU) and don't resemble the product. Easier to make your own.
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Re: [Plugin] Andersen Window

Postby gullfo » Thu May 31, 2012 10:11 pm

i agree, the components output are very detailed. i'd probably only use them on details and rendering models not general plans.
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Re: [Plugin] Andersen Window

Postby Krisidious » Fri Jun 01, 2012 5:26 am

ahhh thanks guys. I was feeling a bit stupid. thanks for walking me through it. they should really explain things more clearly. how did you ever find it?
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Re: [Plugin] Andersen Window

Postby jpalm32 » Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:57 pm

Krisidious wrote:ahhh thanks guys. I was feeling a bit stupid. thanks for walking me through it. they should really explain things more clearly. how did you ever find it?


Got a news letter, went to the site and stumbled across it.
Why isn't it being promoted better? Don'r know.
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Re: [Plugin] Andersen Window

Postby jpalm32 » Tue Jun 19, 2012 5:57 pm

With all due repect to those real plugin authors, someone needs to correct author of this plugin.
Some how I'm listed and given credit.
I just posted it.
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Re: [Plugin] Andersen Window

Postby thomthom » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:54 pm

jpalm32 wrote:With all due repect to those real plugin authors, someone needs to correct author of this plugin.
Some how I'm listed and given credit.
I just posted it.

You mean the plugin index - it's automatically generated by the poster of the thread.
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Re: [Plugin] Andersen Window

Postby tomot » Wed Jun 20, 2012 9:32 pm

gullfo wrote:i agree, the components output are very detailed. i'd probably only use them on details and rendering models not general plans.


I support that argument, and add the following. In traditional contract documents you want to get the best price for your clients' windows. So its best not to include the name Anderson on your drawings, there are comparable other qualified window manufactures, that you want to get a bid from. Your better off using my window tools in the design stage, and leave
the detailed profile drawings for the working drawing detail stage.
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Re: [Plugin] Andersen Window

Postby Ivancho » Fri Aug 03, 2012 6:36 pm

Pretty awesome, Thanks :D
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Re: [Plugin] Andersen Window

Postby McGyver » Thu Aug 09, 2012 5:12 pm

Interesting... thanks for the heads-up.
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Re: [Plugin] Andersen Window

Postby nujak66 » Sun Jan 06, 2013 9:38 pm

I quite like this Andersen window tool but....Does anyone know if there is a way to clean up (miter) the corners of the frame with this tool (or another quick plugin tool)? They don't seem to miter and look correct on there own.

Thanks for the help.

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Re: [Plugin] Andersen Window

Postby Chriso » Thu May 02, 2013 10:48 pm

Just ran across this post and wanted to share some info on how to reduce the extraneous lines in some of the Andersen dynamically generated windows. The Window Studio program creates virtual models that have all the detail you would want in 2D. They use that same engine to produce the geometry that goes into making the SKU component. And yes, sometimes there is just too much detail (especially in the corners of the sash frames).

I found that I could edit the component and use the "Soften Edges" function to eliminate most of the lines. You end up with a really nice look too.

I don't have screen caps and a full instruction doc, but here's how I did it
1. Generate and place the window
2. Select the unit and choose, "Edit Component"
3. Use the Ctrl key and select all the frame elements
4. R-Mouse click and choose "Soften/Smooth Edges"
5. I run the slider until the lines in the corner of the frames goes away (near 100)
6. For grilles, you need to select a grille member and choose "Edit Group"
7. Then use the Ctrl and select each grille member (little tedious)
8. When all selected, choose "Soften/Smooth Edges" and eliminate the lines (usually about 50)
9. Sit back and see how cool your window looks
10. Now do the interior, same procedure, if you need to

WARNING!!!! These windows are dynamically generated, which means if you use their EDIT feature and make a change back in Window Studio, ALL YOUR CHANGES MADE IN SKU WILL DISAPPEAR. Smoothing the window is like the last thing you do once you have all the other decisions made.

And the andersenwindows.com site was refreshed and this is how you download the program:
1. From home page go to "For Professionals"
2. From Professionals, click on "Window Studio and Windowsymbols for Revit and SketchUp...."
3. Scroll down to Window Studio and click on "Get Window Studio for 32bit or 64 bit Windows PC"
4. Fill out the form and get a download link

Oh yeah, and it's free too!
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Re: [Plugin] Andersen Window

Postby rv1974 » Sun May 05, 2013 8:50 am

does it work in metric system?
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Re: [Plugin] Andersen Window

Postby avminkler » Tue Apr 15, 2014 2:28 pm

Anyway work around to get this to work with SketchUp 2014? I thought I had stumbled across a way to do it but now can't seem to find it...
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Re: [Plugin] Andersen Window

Postby DMDESIGN » Sat Jul 18, 2015 2:19 pm

Download the Windows Studio version and it will automatically attach to Sketchup a plug-in the next time you open a file.
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Re: [Plugin] Andersen Window

Postby ccaponigro » Sun Jul 19, 2015 4:25 pm

:( I love this plugin or extension and use it all the time. Sadly it appears Anderson has abandon sketchup going forward and concentrating on Revit. The extension is not SU2015 comparable so I have to load an older version create the component save it out to a folder and then bring it into SU2015. Huge disappointment!!!
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Re: [Plugin] Andersen Window

Postby Mose » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:47 am

where to download it. couldnt find it on the site
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Re: Plugin Andersen Window

Postby Mose » Sat Jan 14, 2017 12:53 am

thomthom wrote:
Krisidious wrote:what? I didn't see anything to do with sketchup? does the software itself save a SU file?

ok I must be dense because I don't see anything about a component or SU anywhere...

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nice but how you open this window? I couldn't find it
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Re: [Plugin] Andersen Window

Postby pbacot » Sat Jan 14, 2017 4:35 am

This is an old thread and Anderson has changed their website since then. I tried the link on the page that came up "start here" but I nothing worked for me. On another page it looks like they offer generic files, but I haven't found a usable model yet.

Usually can model something better than the offerings by manufacturers, in less time than fooling with their websites.
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Re: [Plugin] Andersen Window

Postby Collage Architecture » Sat Jan 14, 2017 10:06 am

pbacot wrote:This is an old thread and Anderson has changed their website since then. I tried the link on the page that came up "start here" but I nothing worked for me. On another page it looks like they offer generic files, but I haven't found a usable model yet.

Usually can model something better than the offerings by manufacturers, in less time than fooling with their websites.


Hi,pbacot

I recently searched for Window Studio plugin after watching the 3D Basecamp Video

You can download Window Studio from the link below

http://window-studio.software.informer.com/download/

However,Window Studio is only compatible with Sketchup 2015
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Re: [Plugin] Andersen Window

Postby ccaponigro » Sat Jan 14, 2017 1:57 pm

Here is what you can expect from the Plugin. I was using them and had started a library. I ended up creating my own simple generics because I felt the where just to heavy. I would only use them for a detail one section.
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Re: [Plugin] Andersen Window

Postby pbacot » Sat Jan 14, 2017 5:05 pm

That is pretty nicely detailed. But probably heavy for a whole house model.
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