[Plugin] FollowMe and keep (v0.04 update 20090210)

Re: [Plugin] FollowMe and keep (v0.04 update 20090210)

Postby juju » Sat Feb 08, 2020 1:23 pm

JohnMTB wrote:Wikii,

I can see the extension in my Extension Manager, but it shows up as, ‘Blocked’. If I click on the arrow, I am advised that it is unsigned.

What do I do please?

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unsigned isn't a problem the extension will work just fine, just relax your extension loading policies
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Re: [Plugin] FollowMe and keep (v0.04 update 20090210)

Postby JohnMTB » Sat Feb 08, 2020 4:36 pm

juju,

I have done as you suggest and it is now in the Extension Manager as enabled.

It also appears as FollowMeAndKeep, under Extensions, but I do not see it in the Toolbars, so how do I get it onto the main screen?

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Re: [Plugin] FollowMe and keep (v0.04 update 20090210)

Postby TIG » Sat Feb 08, 2020 5:11 pm

Read the tool's usage notes.
Many Extensions don't appear under the Extensions menu !
Some appear elsewhere - e.g. for Fredo's tools are under:
Tools > Fredo Collection OR Fredo Tools...

The Toolbars are activated separately...

To use Extensions/Plugins effectively you must read their usage notes...
So don't even have menu items - e.g SectionCutFace which is a context-menu tool only available when there's a selection of a single Section-Plane...
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Re: [Plugin] FollowMe and keep (v0.04 update 20090210)

Postby JohnMTB » Sat Feb 08, 2020 8:59 pm

TIG,

where do I find the usage notes?

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Re: [Plugin] FollowMe and keep (v0.04 update 20090210)

Postby TIG » Sun Feb 09, 2020 3:25 pm

The '[More ]Info' button when considering downloading/installing etc is a good starting point, but also read the main thread's posts for each tool - there are often good tips and advice in those...
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Re: [Plugin] FollowMe and keep (v0.04 update 20090210)

Postby JohnMTB » Sun Feb 09, 2020 8:30 pm

TIG,

It was from clicking on the, ‘More Info’, that I got to this forum. And, I have read all of the posts but found nothing that would help me.

Also, as I mentioned earlier, on the menu line, under Extensions, I have FollowMeAndKeep and Mirror Selection. Mirror Selection works, but FollowMeAndKeep does nothing.

Any ideas?

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Re: [Plugin] FollowMe and keep (v0.04 update 20090210)

Postby TIG » Mon Feb 10, 2020 12:43 pm

The FaK instructions are in the first post: viewtopic.php?p=129504#p129504
There's also some discussion in subsequent posts...

It is old and unsupported for many years, so it's unsigned - set your Extension Manager > Extensions Loading Policy to 'Unrestricted' and restart SketchUp to see the menu-item if needed...

There's no Toolbar...

It appears under the Plugins menu - which is now known as 'Extensions' in newer SketchUp versions...

put simply, preselect a path and a face and run the tool, it should extrude OK...
Run it with the Ruby Console open to see if there are any issues...
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Re: [Plugin] FollowMe and keep (v0.04 update 20090210)

Postby JohnMTB » Thu Feb 13, 2020 10:54 pm

TIG,

In the Extension Manager, FAK is there and it is marked as Enabled.

As I mentioned previously, under Extensions, I have FollowMeAndKeep and Mirror Selection. Mirror Selection works, but FollowMeAndKeep does nothing. However, when I downloaded FAK.skp, at the beginning of this forum, and clicked on FollowMeAndKeep it worked; why?

Unfortunately, I am very new to SketchUp and I do not know what you mean by, ‘Run it with the Ruby Console open to see if there are any issues.’ Where do I find the Ruby Console?

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Re: [Plugin] FollowMe and keep (v0.04 update 20090210)

Postby pilou » Fri Feb 14, 2020 9:31 am

Menu Window / Ruby Console ;) (till 2017... i suppose that is the same for new versions)
Sorry in French but ... :D
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Re: [Plugin] FollowMe and keep (v0.04 update 20090210)

Postby JohnMTB » Fri Feb 14, 2020 4:56 pm

Pilou,

Thank you for that information.

TIG,

The Ruby Console was blank when I used FollowMeAndKeep but when I used Mirror the console was populated with information.

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Re: [Plugin] FollowMe and keep (v0.04 update 20090210)

Postby TIG » Fri Feb 14, 2020 5:02 pm

Please copy/paste those messages from the Ruby Console, explaining which tool was being used...

My Mirror should not produce any error-messages in the RC...
Sometimes the FAK tool can produce error messages - usually around 'zero-length' vectors when the path is overly complex...

Perhaps conflating these two tools is confusing ?
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Re: [Plugin] FollowMe and keep (v0.04 update 20090210)

Postby JohnMTB » Fri Feb 14, 2020 10:56 pm

TIG,

When I used the Mirror Extension (which I assume was written by you), the console was populated with information, because I made a mistake in the way I used the extension.

When I used the FollowMeAndKeep Extension there were no comments in the Ruby Console, but nothing happened either.

However, subsequently, I changed the position of the surface from horizontal to vertical, and changed the path from pointing downwards at an angle of about 42° to 0° which then created the extrusion. But it did not correctly follow the path will have to try other angles, dimensions, etc. until I get it right.

Previously I have used the Eneroth Upright extruder, but I had problems with that one as well.

I shall keep on trying.

Thank you all for your help.

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Re: [Plugin] FollowMe and keep (v0.04 update 20090210)

Postby Box » Sat Feb 15, 2020 2:10 am

John, it sounds like Follow and Keep may not be what you need.

Best bet would be to start a new thread asking 'How to make this shape?'
Add images of what you want to achieve and any model you have so far so we can perhaps offer better suggestions.
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Re: [Plugin] FollowMe and keep (v0.04 update 20090210)

Postby JohnMTB » Sat Feb 15, 2020 3:43 pm

Box,

After having changed the position of the surface from horizontal to vertical, and changed the path from pointing downwards at an angle of about 42° to 0°, I also used the Scale tool to increase the size of the whole thing by 100; this appeared to make the FollowMeAndKeep Extension do what I wanted. Then I used the Scale tool to take me back to the original size; all was good.

So, I have finally solved my problem and once again thank everyone for their help and suggestions.

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