Am I Stupid

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Am I Stupid

Postby pep75 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:21 pm

Okay, just had to send a plan yesterday night of a quit complex building where I've to make a interior design for. Made all the the changes the client asked for and then I exported the scene with a section plan to Layout....and yes, again...I wanted to dimension the plan and it took ages...really aaaages to make one dimension. Ages! And yes, I've read all the forums, used all the tips (raster view, low quality, fast styles, clean up you model etc etc). It's just crap! I first thought it was the complexity of the model, but I found out that when I turned of the section plane everything was snappy and fast as hell again! So people don't use section planes! :)) Then I used the the tip of Dave R to export a scene as a 2d image to DWG and import it as an Sketchup reference...this works like a charm. BUT the reference that is made by Layout has nothing to do with the model itself. So if you updat the model the reference file wont't be updated. This can be solved if you can export a scene to a 2d *.skp image. It makes the scene flat and works GREAT in Layout.
Does someone know (probably I am stupid) if there's a plugin to export the scene form SU to a (flat) *.skp file?

Thanks so much...if there's a solution this will be my best Christmas ever!
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Re: Am I Stupid

Postby pbacot » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:24 pm

there's a flat .skp format? And if you did it, probably someone can make a plugin to automate it. How do you do it?
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Re: Am I Stupid

Postby pep75 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:35 pm

When you place a DWG or DXF in layout it won't be used a reference file, it will be embeded. However if you import a DWG or DXF file as a Sketchup Model Reference (check the tick box while importing), the DWG or DXF file will be translate to a *.skp file which CAN be used as a reference. SO...if you can export the scenes from your model to flat (2d) *.skp file Layout will be be or remain snappy and fast...let's say useable! So if a plan changes I just exported the scenes again and my entire Layout plan is updated!!!
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Re: Am I Stupid

Postby pbacot » Thu Dec 20, 2018 8:45 pm

Oh I think I see, but not sure I can wrap my head around what this entails!!! I hope you can get it automated somehow, as just the usual SU-LO link + export from LO is already a layer or two of action beyond simple CAD where you just do the change and publish it. So many little updates expected these days in drawings (we should never have let them know we could turn it around so quickly).
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Re: Am I Stupid

Postby rv1974 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:02 pm

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Re: Am I Stupid

Postby pep75 » Thu Dec 20, 2018 11:24 pm

Mmmm.... interesting! I'LL chech this tomorrow morning! Thanks!!!
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Re: Am I Stupid

Postby HornOxx » Fri Dec 21, 2018 6:59 am

:D :D unfortunately I have no content contribution here - but your used thread title is super because exactly this sentence I use probably a hundred times a day (in German: bin ich blöd) - and in most cases rather as a statement than as a question :lol: :lol:
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Re: Am I Stupid

Postby pep75 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 8:08 am

Wie sind blöd!
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Re: Am I Stupid

Postby pep75 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:46 am

@rv1974: Do you know where I can get the Curic Make 2D plugin? Can't find it anywhere!

Thanks!
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Re: Am I Stupid

Postby juju » Fri Dec 21, 2018 4:59 pm

pep75 wrote:@rv1974: Do you know where I can get the Curic Make 2D plugin? Can't find it anywhere!

Thanks!

You need to go to their FaceBook page. Curic and VBO are one and the same from what I can tell.

It's not free and forms part of a small suite of theirs which was until recently $59 (US), the suite as follows:

Curic Plugins
- CuricSection
- CuricHidden
- CuricStretch
- SceneManager
- CuricDIO
- CuricOI
- CuricExtend
- CuricPlaceComponent
- CuricMake2D

They have instructions on their FB page, it isn't instantaneous (about 24 hours) and payment is done using PayPal.
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Re: Am I Stupid

Postby pep75 » Fri Dec 21, 2018 9:59 pm

Many thank Juju!;)
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Re: Am I Stupid

Postby pep75 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:09 pm

...I mailed Trimble that the solution for now, is to export a 2d view to a *.skp format. Layout will be snappy and usable then.
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