[Plugin] FredoTools - v3.0c - 13 Feb 17

[Plugin] FredoTools - v3.0c - 13 Feb 17

Postby fredo6 » Mon Dec 19, 2011 11:27 pm

IMPORTANT: Please upgrade to FredoTools v3.0c or higher if you run Sketchup SU6, SU7, SU8 or SU2013.

It requires LibFredo6 7.5b or higher


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FredoTools groups a number of my standalone plugins, some already published, some new. By delivering them as a single package, it reduces the footprint on Sketchup:
  • A single folder in the Plugins directory (Fredo6_FredoTools)
  • A single menu entry (by default in Tools > FredoTools)
  • A single contextual menu
  • A single toolbar, with control of the icons displayed
  • A Quick Launcher
  • Also, only a small part of the plugins is loaded at Sketchup startup (only the menus). The rest of the code is loaded the first time you launch the plugin

Plugins currently included in FredoTools are:

By default, these plugins are not shown in the toolbar, but they are available from the menu.
FredoTools Menu.png


FredoTools provides a Quick Launcher from the main icon:
FredoTools_Main_24.png

FredoTools - Quick Launcher.png



No User manual currently. This may come for some plugins.
In the mean time, goto to the web page of each plugin and watch the video, if provided, or the Quick Start section.
  • Sketchup versions: 6 and above (Free and Pro)
  • Language: English, French, Spanish Spain (by Oxer), Spanish Latin America (by Defisto), Chinese (by guanjin)
  • Menus: by default, it is installed in Tools > FredoTools
  • Icon toolbar: Fredo6 Tools
FredoTools - Toolbar.png




There are now multiple ways to install scripts
- SCF Plugin Store (SU8 and SU13) - recommended method
- Unzip (all SU versions and for installations in an alternate Plugins directory)
- Extension Manager with RBZ files (SU8 and SU13)

If you run SU8, SU13, SU14 or SU15, the strongly recommended installation method is to Autoinstall with the SCF Plugin Store tool.

Otherwise, you can download the FredoTools rbz file from the Plugin Store page for FredoTools.

IMPORTANT: Requires to install LibFredo6 7.5b or higher if not already installed

Note for SU6 and SU7 users, download the rbz file from the plugin store page, and change its extension from .rbz to .zip
Then:
1) Open the zip archive
2) Select All (Ctrl A)
3) Extract into the Sketchup Plugin Directory
4) Answer YES to OVERWRITE all existing files if any
5) Make sure you get the correct footprint (one rb file and one folder)


Whatever way you install, you must end up with the following footprint:
FredoTools_Footprint.png


The standard SU Plugins root directories are:
Windows SU8: C:\Program Files\Google\Google SketchUp 8\Plugins
Windows SU13: C:\Program Files\SketchUp\SketchUp 2013/Plugins
Windows SU14: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp 2014\SketchUp\Plugins
Windows SU15: C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp 2015\SketchUp\Plugins

Mac SU8: Macintosh HD/Library/Application Support/Google SketchUp 8/SketchUp/Plugins
Mac SU13: ~/Library/Application Support/SketchUp 2013/SketchUp/Plugins
Mac SU14: ~/Library/Application Support/SketchUp 2014/SketchUp/Plugins
Mac SU15: ~/Library/Application Support/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins

CAUTION: NEVER rename or move files from their folders. If you are unsure of your unzip operation, do it in a neutral folder and check that you reconstruct the right footprint. Then transfer the folders and files to the SU Plugin Directory.

FredoTools can be installed in any directory, not just the Sketchup standard directory. Doing so will allow you to automatically share the same plugin version if you have several versions of Sketchup installed, and to avoid the security right restrictions for copying files to the system folders on Windows (like C:\program files). Just always make sure that the plugin folders and files are located in the same place as Fredo6_!LibFredo6.rb.
See AdditionalPluginFolders for more information.


No video for the time being


FredoTools is just the shell to host my standalone plugins.
Please refer to the main thread for each individual plugin for more information.

The Quick Launcher shows the list of Plugins available. Just click on the plugin name in the list to launch it.

For convenience the Quick Launcher Window can be pinned and remain visible on the Desktop if you activate the option.

The Wrench icon gives access to the Default Parameter dialog box, which contains default options for the standalone plugins.

If you wish to display some or all icons for the Plugins, or enable / disable the use of contextual menus, go to the Default Parameters... dialog box and check the plugins names.

FredoTools Config Icons and Context Menus.png


Once you have installed FredoTools, you may want to remove the old versions of the standalone plugins.
Use the Purge utility at Windows > LibFredo6 Settings... > Purge Obsolete Files.
FredoTools Purge.png




FredoTools 3.0c – 13 Feb 17: fix for web dialog sizing
Here is the Start Post for v3.0c.

FredoTools 3.0b – 31 Oct 16: Major fix of a bug preventing FredoTools to run for SU versions < 2014
Here is the Start Post for v3.0b.

FredoTools 3.0a – 20 Oct 16: Small Evolutions in ThruPaint (Purge)
Here is the Start Post for v3.0a.

FredoTools 2.9a – 13 Nov 15: maintenance release
Here is the Start Post for v2.9a.

FredoTools 2.8a – 09 Jul 15: release for Solid Volume v1.2a and ReportLabelArea 2.1
Here is the Start Post for v2.8a.

FredoTools 2.7e – 29 Apr 15: release for Solid Volume v1.1d
Here is the Start Post for v2.7e.

FredoTools 2.7d – 28 Apr 15: release for Solid Volume v1.1c
Here is the Start Post for v2.7d.

FredoTools 2.7c – 27 Apr 15: release for Solid Volume v1.1b
Here is the Start Post for v2.7c.

FredoTools 2.7a – 26 Apr 15: release for Solid Volume
Here is the Start Post for v2.7a.

FredoTools 2.6a – 25 Feb 15: release for AutoReverseFaces and Convexify
Here is the Start Post for v2.6a.

FredoTools 2.5c – 19 Jan 15: fix for SU8 (Dimension and syntax)
Here is the Start Post for v2.5b.

FredoTools 2.5b – 18 Jan 15: small upgrade to the Release for ElementStats 1.0, and update of translation to Spanish by Oxer
Here is the Start Post for v2.5b.

FredoTools 2.5a – 10 Jan 15: Release for ElementStats 1.0
Here is the Start Post for v2.5a.

FredoTools 2.4a – 17 Nov 14: Release for AngleInspector
Here is the Start Post for v2.4a.

FredoTools 2.2a – 19 Oct 14: Release for support of non-ascii username
Here is the Start Post for v2.2a.

FredoTools 2.1a – 12 Oct 14: Release for EdgeInspector 1.2 and fixes in DrawAlong 1.2 about Construction points
Here is the Start Post for v2.1a.

FredoTools 2.0b – 07 Jul 14: Release fixing a bug signaled by dedmin in MoveAlong 1.2b
Here is the Start Post for v2.0b.

FredoTools 2.0a – 18 Jun 14: Release for DrawAlong 1.1a and MoveAlong 1.2a with fixes and functional evolutions
Here is the Start Post for v2.0a.

FredoTools 1.9b – 17 May 14: Release for DrawAlong 1.0b and MoveAlong 1.1b with fix for VCB inputs in architectural units
Here is the Start Post for v1.9b.

FredoTools 1.9a – 15 May 14: Release for DrawAlong 1.0 and MoveAlong 1.1
Here is the Start Post for v1.9a.

FredoTools 1.8e – 20 Apr 14: Fix problem when selected entities are huge (signaled by rv1974) for MoveAlong 1.0d
Here is the Start Post for v1.8d.

FredoTools 1.8c – 17 Apr 14: Release for MoveAlong 1.0

FredoTools 1.7a – 15 Feb 14: Release for EdgeInspector 1.1
Here is the Start Post for v1.7a.

FredoTools 1.6g – 24 Jan 14: Release for EdgeInspector 1.0
Here is the Start Post for v1.6g.

FredoTools 1.5a – 27 Nov 13: Release for future Sketchup Compatibility

FredoTools 1.4a – 30 Oct 13: Release implementing new naming conventions and some bug fixing.

FredoTools 1.2a – 08 May 12: Update for ThruPaint 1.2a (Paint components and groups and bug fixing). See this post.

FredoTools 1.1n – 21 Apr 12: Small update for ThruPaint 1.0n (keep track of scaling and rotation factors by material and support of initial selection)

FredoTools 1.1m – 14 Apr 12: Small update for ThruPaint 1.0m fixes and to integrate the Translation in Spanish (Oxer, Defisto) and Chinese (guanjin)

FredoTools 1.1j – 11 Apr 12: Release for ThruPaint and ReverseOrientFaces

FredoTools 1.0b – 20 Dec 11: Contextual Menu entries can be individually removed (via the Default Parameter dialog box)

FredoTools 1.0a – 19 Dec 11: Initial Release
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Re: [Plugin] FredoTools 1.0a - 19 Dec 11

Postby Rich O Brien » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:02 am

Thanks Fredo

ThruPaint is very useful. :thumb:
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Re: [Plugin] FredoTools 1.0a - 19 Dec 11

Postby fredo6 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:13 am

Rich O'Brien wrote:ThruPaint is very useful. :thumb:

Oooops!! ThruPaint is not ready yet. It was in the release by mistake.

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Re: [Plugin] FredoTools 1.0a - 19 Dec 11

Postby Ken » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:21 am

Fredo

Is there anyway to prevent the loading in the contextual menu? I try to keep as much as I can away from the contextual menu.

Thanks in advance

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Re: [Plugin] FredoTools 1.0a - 19 Dec 11

Postby Rich O Brien » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:23 am

I won't use it ;)
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Re: [Plugin] FredoTools 1.0a - 19 Dec 11

Postby driven » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:41 am

the pin is a great idea...

all seems to work on mac...
from additional folders on and off...

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PS. I had to manually remove .._DIR_42, it wouldn't 'purge' from the additional folder, should it?

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Re: [Plugin] FredoTools 1.0a - 19 Dec 11

Postby fredo6 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:44 am

driven wrote:PS. I had to manually remove .._DIR_42, it wouldn't 'purge' from the additional folder, should it?

Normally you don't need to remove it. It should work even if present, as 43 > 42.
Did you see it in the Purge Obsolete Files... dialog box?

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Re: [Plugin] FredoTools 1.0a - 19 Dec 11

Postby driven » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:53 am

I saw it there, and tried both 'delete all' and then individuals 'delete' when it was the only one left.

the standalone rubies all purged fine.
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Re: [Plugin] FredoTools 1.0a - 19 Dec 11

Postby fredo6 » Tue Dec 20, 2011 1:24 am

Ken wrote:Is there anyway to prevent the loading in the contextual menu? I try to keep as much as I can away from the contextual menu.

Sorry for that. I usually do it for the other plugins. So, try version 1.0b and go to the Default Parameters dialog box.

FredoTools Config Icons and Context Menus.png

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Re: [Plugin] FredoTools 1.0b - 20 Dec 11

Postby MALAISE » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:01 am

Nice Fredo, :thumb: ........ :thumb: So we have more space for drawing. :lol:

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Re: [Plugin] FredoTools 1.0b - 20 Dec 11

Postby pilou » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:38 am

Un petit cadeau de Noël ;)
A little Chrismas gift ;)
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Re: [Plugin] FredoTools 1.0b - 20 Dec 11

Postby erikB » Tue Dec 20, 2011 10:59 am

Very handy fredo !!!
thanks ( and happy holidays !)
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Re: [Plugin] FredoTools 1.0b - 20 Dec 11

Postby Panga » Tue Dec 20, 2011 11:37 am

Thanks a lot Fredo, nice addition. :thumb:
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Re: [Plugin] FredoTools 1.0b - 20 Dec 11

Postby RichardCherry » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:40 pm

Thanks for the nice Christmas present :)
Wonderful set of tools :)
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Re: [Plugin] FredoTools 1.0b - 20 Dec 11

Postby Vicspa » Tue Dec 20, 2011 3:54 pm

Ditto Fredo :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: [Plugin] FredoTools 1.0b - 20 Dec 11

Postby irwanwr » Tue Dec 20, 2011 4:01 pm

no curviloft? :(
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Re: [Plugin] FredoTools 1.0b - 20 Dec 11

Postby boilingsnow » Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:46 am

Can you tell why I can't load the plugin?
I have already installed the latest version of LibFredo6.
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Re: [Plugin] FredoTools 1.0b - 20 Dec 11

Postby fredo6 » Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:12 am

boilingsnow wrote:Can you tell why I can't load the plugin?
I have already installed the latest version of LibFredo6.

Can you check the footprint of the files.
In the Plugins directory, you should have the Folder FREDOTOOLS_Dir_10 with all the files in it.
It looks like you have the rb files directly in the Plugins directory, not in this folder.

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Re: [Plugin] FredoTools 1.0b - 20 Dec 11

Postby boilingsnow » Wed Dec 21, 2011 2:02 pm

Fredo6 wrote:
boilingsnow wrote:Can you tell why I can't load the plugin?
I have already installed the latest version of LibFredo6.

Can you check the footprint of the files.
In the Plugins directory, you should have the Folder FREDOTOOLS_Dir_10 with all the files in it.
It looks like you have the rb files directly in the Plugins directory, not in this folder.

Fredo

Thanks for your explanation. It works!
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Re: [Plugin] FredoTools 1.0b - 20 Dec 11

Postby halroach » Wed Jan 25, 2012 9:10 am

Hi Fredo,

very nice plugin!
I've been thinking of a similar plugin, which you could incorporate into this one:

1. For planning and adjusting areas of a house (to suit program requirements) - it would be nice to have the option to save a selection of faces, and see how the areas update as you change them in sketchup.
You have the "areas report" window on ALL THE TIME. You select the faces and components you want once - which gives you the areas. After that you can continue editing the model and the numbers change as you drag lines and change areas - kind of like a set of "entity infos" open all the time for a specific set of pre selected faces. If it cannot be updated "live" you could have an update button (with a keyboard shortcut of course) that would update the info in the box + the different tags.

see attached mockup image (numbers are just gibberish for illustration)

2. you could have selection sets in pre selected colors for interiors, exteriors etc... kind of like the areas by material, but rather by custom selection.

3. you could have sub-totals for faces that were marked together.

4. selecting a face or faces in the list will mark them in the model

5. I noticed that if I use the standard tool for marking the area of a face in a scaled component, it will show the same area for the component in each of it's differently scaled instances (which makes sense). By what I've noticed, your plugin knows how to over come that, right?
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Re: [Plugin] FredoTools 1.0b - 20 Dec 11

Postby fredo6 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 7:32 pm

Halroach wrote:1. For planning and adjusting areas of a house (to suit program requirements) - it would be nice to have the option to save a selection of faces, and see how the areas update as you change them in sketchup.
You have the "areas report" window on ALL THE TIME. You select the faces and components you want once - which gives you the areas. After that you can continue editing the model and the numbers change as you drag lines and change areas - kind of like a set of "entity infos" open all the time for a specific set of pre selected faces. If it cannot be updated "live" you could have an update button (with a keyboard shortcut of course) that would update the info in the box + the different tags.

This is possible, but this requires a slightly different design, especially because you need this information to be persistent across Sketchup sessions. I may give it a try whenever I have time, either as an extension of the plugin or as a new plugin.

Halroach wrote:5. I noticed that if I use the standard tool for marking the area of a face in a scaled component, it will show the same area for the component in each of it's differently scaled instances (which makes sense). By what I've noticed, your plugin knows how to over come that, right?

Yes, the plugin counts the real areas within each component, taking into account the scaling factor and shear factor.

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Re: [Plugin] FredoTools 1.0b - 20 Dec 11

Postby halroach » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:06 pm

Fredo6 wrote:This is possible, but this requires a slightly different design, especially because you need this information to be persistent across Sketchup sessions. I may give it a try whenever I have time, either as an extension of the plugin or as a new plugin.Fredo


That would be really cool Fredo!
I'd be glad to contribute with the conceptual design whenever you get around to it. I may have some further ideas as to how this tool could be useful, more effective and easy to use.
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Re: [Plugin] FredoTools 1.0b - 20 Dec 11

Postby fredo6 » Wed Jan 25, 2012 8:43 pm

Halroach wrote:That would be really cool Fredo!
I'd be glad to contribute with the conceptual design whenever you get around to it. I may have some further ideas as to how this tool could be useful, more effective and easy to use.

Your comments are welcome. I am not really user of the tool, and it's good to hear from users who have practice and requirement about areas in Sketchup.

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Re: [Plugin] FredoTools 1.0b - 20 Dec 11

Postby DesignerPro » Tue Feb 28, 2012 3:25 am

Tried the new curveloft tool set. This is all the errors it generates when I open SketchUp. :(

Now WHAT? :|

Error Loading File bootstrap_Curviloft.rb
uninitialized constant Curviloft::T6Error Loading File CurviloftAlgo.rb
uninitialized constant Curviloft::T6Error Loading File CurviloftCurveMover.rb
uninitialized constant Curviloft::T6Error Loading File CurviloftPalette.rb
uninitialized constant Curviloft::T6Error Loading File CurviloftTool.rb
uninitialized constant Curviloft::T6Error Loading File FredoTools.rb
uninitialized constant FredoTools::T6Error Loading File FredoTools__ConstructFaceNormal.rb
undefined method `register_plug' for FredoTools:ModuleError Loading File FredoTools__CountFacesBySides.rb
undefined method `register_plug' for FredoTools:ModuleError Loading File FredoTools__CurviShear.rb
undefined method `register_plug' for FredoTools:ModuleError Loading File FredoTools__MarkVertices.rb
undefined method `register_plug' for FredoTools:ModuleError Loading File FredoTools__RemoveLonelyVertices.rb
undefined method `register_plug' for FredoTools:ModuleError Loading File FredoTools__ReportLabelArea.rb
undefined method `register_plug' for FredoTools:ModuleError Loading File FredoTools__RevertCurve.rb
undefined method `register_plug' for FredoTools:ModuleError Loading File __loader.rb
undefined method `effective_load' for nil:NilClass
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Re: [Plugin] FredoTools 1.0b - 20 Dec 11

Postby fredo6 » Tue Feb 28, 2012 11:56 pm

@DesignerPro

This seems to be a problem of installation, probably coming from an erroneous unzip operation.
The right footprint is indicated in the first post:
- file LibFredo6.rb
- Folder LIBFREDO6_Dir_43
- Folder FREDOTOOLS_Dir_10

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Re: [Plugin] FredoTools 1.0b - 20 Dec 11

Postby niks » Thu Apr 05, 2012 1:39 pm

thank you very much fredo :thumb:
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Re: [Plugin] FredoTools 1.1j - 11 Apr 12

Postby hebeijianke » Thu Apr 12, 2012 6:49 am

thanks fredo
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Re: [Plugin] FredoTools 1.1j - 11 Apr 12

Postby guanjin » Thu Apr 12, 2012 7:15 am

What a powerful tool, too practical, easy language conversion, love you Fredo6 :fecstatic: :berserk:
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Re: [Plugin] FredoTools 1.1j - 11 Apr 12

Postby JClements » Thu Apr 12, 2012 5:37 pm

"Show Box Lines" setting for Area Labeler.

What does this mean?
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Re: [Plugin] FredoTools 1.1j - 11 Apr 12

Postby fredo6 » Thu Apr 12, 2012 8:18 pm

JClements wrote:"Show Box Lines" setting for Area Labeler.

What does this mean?

When you mouse over or select components, it shows the box of each subcomponents (instead of just showing the faces).

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