[Request] add/subtract to group/component ,Ruby

[Request] add/subtract to group/component ,Ruby

Postby Bep » Wed Mar 11, 2009 10:50 pm

Hello to you all,

I wanted to add some entities to an existing group.
You would expect that when you select multiple entity’s ,you just keep Ctrl pressed and click on entity’s to add to your selection or you press shift to add/subtract entity’s from the selection.
It seemed so obvious that I tried to do the same thing with an existing group of entity’s ,to add other entity’s to this group ,using shift or ctrl and selecting an other entity.
It didn’t work so I went fort by, exploding the existing group and using shift to add entity’s to the current selection, and than regrouping the selection.
The problem with the method is that if you just once miss-click an entity you lose all of them in your selection.
I looked all over the help guide, the tutorials the forums and the existing ruby,s.,
and posted the question on this forum. viewtopic.php?f=15&t=13910
-I used the select->cut->open group->paste in place method, witch is easier but still isn’t exactly what I was looking for.
-The outliner tool doesn’t do the job either, because it only recognises groups and components, but no lines or faces.
I saw some one struggling today with a similar quest at viewtopic.php?f=79&t=17370, so I am not the only one.
The easy tool/method expected to be in Sketchup just dos not seem to exist at this moment.

So my question is: does one of the ruby masters wants to make a ruby to have this feature.

I think an intuitive method could work like this:

- Select an existing group or component.
- Activate ‘the Ruby”
- expand the previously selected group or component with what you will next select.
- You can make this (or any) group or component editable with a double click.
- Subtract from this editable group or component, the entities that you will now
select.
- Click outside of this group to get back to the “expand mode”.
- You should be able to switch from adding to subtracting back and forth until you
are ready and :D , and activate another tool.

Greetings,

Bep van Malde
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Re: [Request] add/subtract to group/component ,Ruby

Postby xrok1 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 11:54 pm

1) select what you want to add to your group
2) ctrl+x to cut from the scene
3) open the group you would like to add to
4) use edit>paste in place from menu to paste it back to the same location but inside the group :D

this is how its done so i doubt anyone will write a script. it helps if you add a shortcut key for paste in place such as ctrl+shift+v. ;)
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Re: [Request] add/subtract to group/component ,Ruby

Postby thomthom » Thu Mar 12, 2009 9:13 am

xrok1 wrote:1) select what you want to add to your group
2) ctrl+x to cut from the scene
3) open the group you would like to add to
4) use edit>paste in place from menu to paste it back to the same location but inside the group :D

this is how its done so i doubt anyone will write a script. it helps if you add a shortcut key for paste in place such as ctrl+shift+v. ;)

He did mention that he'd used that method.
And never say never. Being able to open an group/component and "import" external entities isn't such a bad idea.
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