[Plugin] CopyAlongCurve 1.0.4 (28 February 2017)

[Plugin] CopyAlongCurve 1.0.4 (28 February 2017)

Postby Anton_S » Fri Dec 16, 2016 4:11 am

Allows copying groups and components along the curve/edge sequence path.

    (Menu) Extensions → Copy Along Curve
  1. Draw a curve or a sequence of connected edges/curves.
  2. Place and orient the target group on one of the edges of the curve.
  3. (Optional) Offset the axes of the target group to the desired center.
  4. Select (Menu) Extensions → Copy Along Curve.
  5. Select the target group.
  6. Select the edge of the curve to copy against it. Usually it is the edge closest to the target group.
  7. Adjust options or left-click to verify and proceed to copying.
    • To adjust the spacing, input a desired numeric value into the measurements box.
    • To control the number of copies and have the spacing be adjusted automatically, input a fixed value with a c in the end.
    • Use the left and right arrow keys to enable/disable alignment.
The extension can be downloaded and installed through PluginStore or Extension Warehouse.

Alternatively, the extension can be downloaded from Google Drive.
Refer to this link on installing RBZ extensions: Installing Ruby Plugins

Release Notes
  • 1.0.4 - Feb 28, 2017
    • Compatibility with SketchUp 8.
  • 1.0.3 - Dec 17, 2016
    • Added an option to toggle alignment. Use left and right arrow keys.
  • 1.0.2 - Dec 16, 2016
    • Copied groups and components are now assigned their original layer, name, and attributes.
  • 1.0.1 - Dec 15, 2016
    • Some drawing performance optimizations.
  • 1.0.0 - Dec 15, 2016
    • Initial release.
Last edited by Anton_S on Wed Mar 01, 2017 10:02 am, edited 15 times in total.

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Re: [Plugin] CopyAlongCurve (1.0.0)

Postby srx » Fri Dec 16, 2016 9:27 am

:thumb: Advanced copy along. Thank you Anton.
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Re: [Plugin] CopyAlongCurve (1.0.0)

Postby jenujacob » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:33 am

Wow... thats on steroids!!!! Thanks!!!

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Re: [Plugin] CopyAlongCurve (1.0.0)

Postby pilou » Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:35 am

Hyper tricky! :fro:
Of course the more interesting is use Components! ;)


And if you group the result and re-apply the plug
you will obtain a galaxy in no time! :mrgreen:

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Is beautiful that please without concept!
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Re: [Plugin] CopyAlongCurve (1.0.1)

Postby Ben Ritter » Fri Dec 16, 2016 5:51 pm


Thank you for being generous to share.

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Re: [Plugin] CopyAlongCurve (1.0.1)

Postby Bob James » Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:32 pm

Excellent extension. Very similar to sdmitch's "Component_String".
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Re: [Plugin] CopyAlongCurve (1.0.1)

Postby Pherim » Fri Dec 16, 2016 6:45 pm

This is great, thank you!


Re: [Plugin] CopyAlongCurve (1.0.2)

Postby alvis » Sat Dec 17, 2016 9:31 pm

Thank you very much. Very accurate.
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Re: [Plugin] CopyAlongCurve 1.0.3 (17 December 2016)

Postby pxorduna » Tue Feb 28, 2017 4:04 am

Hello Anton,
I got this error message after install the plug in and open Scketchup up
(I have ScketchUp Version 8.0.164846, Windows 7 64bits.)
( I don't see the Extension Option at Menu )
Error Loading File C:/Program Files (x86)/Google/Google SketchUp
undefined method `new' for Length:ClassError Loading File ams_CopyAlongCurve.rb
undefined method `new' for Length:Class


Re: [Plugin] CopyAlongCurve 1.0.4 (28 February 2017)

Postby Anton_S » Tue Feb 28, 2017 11:29 am

Hello, Alejandro,

It is fixed now. Thank you for the report.


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Re: [Plugin] CopyAlongCurve 1.0.4 (28 February 2017)

Postby mriedel » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:58 pm

Great plugin. Works as advertised. Flexible. Most importantly, I was able to start using it productively -- without reading any documentation -- within seconds of installing it.


Re: [Plugin] CopyAlongCurve 1.0.4 (28 February 2017)

Postby sketchartist023 » Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:35 pm

Trying to use this and it isn't working for this particular curve. The curve was a hand made line that I used TIG's weld tool to make it a curve. Weird thing is, it worked on the other curve just fine. Any thoughts? The object is a group, solid too btw, 0 errors with FixtIt. The line is shown as a curve as it has been welded. I have tried both closed and open curves. TY if you can help :)

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Re: [Plugin] CopyAlongCurve 1.0.4 (28 February 2017)

Postby Dave R » Thu Sep 23, 2021 5:14 pm

Share the .skp file so we can see what you have set up exactly. I just made up something that looks similar and it worked fine for me.

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