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Test plugins developed to help Woodworkers

Postby ktkoh » Wed May 09, 2018 12:40 pm

I am a retired engineer that has been building furniture for family and others as a hobby since 1997. I switched to Sketchup for shop drawings when it first became available for free for hobby use. I had written programs for use with 2D cad at work so it was natural to learn Ruby and make some plugins for myself as I used sketchup. I only use sketchup when I am working on a project that I plan to build so I am not fluent or quick in using it and I appreciate automating some repetitive tasks. Ver 15 is the last version my computer will run so I am looking for 1 or more people interested in testing my plugins in the latest version of Sketchup (2017 Make and/or 2018 Pro). I usually program more in the summer and I am planning to combine my current 3 plugins under 1 program the K2WS_Tools and I have been working on a program to make some furniture parts also. It would require you to test the plugins and using the Ruby Console that comes with Sketchup to report problems.

I always have more ideas than I am able to develop as plugins as my programing skills are still limited. I have had a lot of help from the developers that are on this forum.

If you are conformable using sketchup for furniture, using Ver 2017 or 2018, installing plugins, deleting plugin files from the plugin directory and willing to invest some time to help me send me private message so we can do this directly not thru the forum.

Keith Krueger
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Re: Test plugins developed to help Woodworkers

Postby joewood » Wed May 09, 2018 2:10 pm

Generally, what do the plugins do?

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Re: Test plugins developed to help Woodworkers

Postby ktkoh » Thu May 10, 2018 12:47 am

Currently the tools plugin details most wood working joints on components drawn and placed in the assembled position. Dovetails, Box Joints, Dowel, Mortise & Tenon, Loose Tenon, Domino, Biscuit, and Clearance holes for screws.

The Open_Close lets you add a vector outside a door or drawer and then will rotate the door or move the drawer to open and close.

The Component2LayerScene provides Layer control for parts and scenes of a part or parts for Shop Drawings. With rev4 when you add dim to the drawing scene the drawing layer is automatically assigned to the dim.

Furniture parts which I have only started will make complete assembles. So far I have Stile and Rail flat panels working with several different joints. This is not ready for publication yet. Plans are for Cope and Stick joints, Raised panel, drawer boxes, Post and Rail.
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