[Plugin] Perpendicular Face Tools (UPDATED 26-03-09)

Re: [Plugin] Perpendicular Face Tools (UPDATED 26-03-09)

Postby charly2008 » Sun Jul 11, 2010 10:56 pm

Thanks Chris for your quick response. Your tip is a good help.

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Re: [Plugin] Perpendicular Face Tools (UPDATED 26-03-09)

Postby DIEGO-RODRIGUEZ » Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:44 pm

hi chris
long use this tool and I would like to ask you some suggestions.

square perperdicular:
if I enter a single value (for ejemmplo 20) = draws a square of 20 (as it works now)
but if I enter two values (eg 20,30) draws a rectangle of 20x30
circle perperdicular:
add opcion of oval
if I enter two values (eg 20,30) draws a oval of 20x30
custom face:
add opción for scale
if I enter /2 draws face , half the size of the original face
if I enter *2 draws face , twice the size of the face of origin


is it possible?
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Re: [Plugin] Perpendicular Face Tools (UPDATED 26-03-09)

Postby Chris Fullmer » Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:57 pm

That would be possible to add. I"m not sure how to handle the fact that different places use . and , differntly in numbers. Is there a way to determine what the decimal delimeter is for a user's location or something?
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Re: [Plugin] Perpendicular Face Tools (UPDATED 26-03-09)

Postby DIEGO-RODRIGUEZ » Fri Oct 01, 2010 8:11 pm

using the (,) between numbers. is a performance equal to that of native sketchup.
just for that reason I put as an example (30,20 in visor vcv) for a 30cmx20cm rectangle
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Re: [Plugin] Perpendicular Face Tools (UPDATED 26-03-09)

Postby Edson » Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:09 am

chris,

there seems to be some incompatibility with SU8 as the toolbar does not appear and I cannot find PFT in your folder in the plugins menu, even though all the files are in the plugins folder.
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Re: [Plugin] Perpendicular Face Tools (UPDATED 26-03-09)

Postby Dave R » Sun Oct 17, 2010 12:24 am

Edson, I have these tools on my Mac with SU8 Pro and they work fine. Have you ticked the box for Perpendicular Face tools in Preferences>Extensions?
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Re: [Plugin] Perpendicular Face Tools (UPDATED 26-03-09)

Postby Edson » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:40 am

Dave R wrote:Edson, I have these tools on my Mac with SU8 Pro and they work fine. Have you ticked the box for Perpendicular Face tools in Preferences>Extensions?

nope. I looked for it in View>Tool Palettes and it was not there. but doing what you suggested did the trick. thanks for reminding me of that. :oops:
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Re: [Plugin] Perpendicular Face Tools (UPDATED 26-03-09)

Postby Dave R » Sun Oct 17, 2010 1:44 am

It's easy to forget having to tick the boxes. More so these days because you don't have to do it for every toolbar and for those you do, it's only done once until you install the next version of SU. Glad that fixed it.
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Re: [Plugin] Perpendicular Face Tools (UPDATED 26-03-09)

Postby Chris Fullmer » Sun Oct 17, 2010 7:04 am

Glad you got it fixed Edson - Thanks Dave!

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Re: [Plugin] Perpendicular Face Tools (UPDATED 26-03-09)

Postby dem » Sat Feb 12, 2011 3:56 pm

Sketchup crushing very often, when use Ctrl+Z after this tools :cry:
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Re: [Plugin] Perpendicular Face Tools (UPDATED 26-03-09)

Postby Chris Fullmer » Sun Feb 13, 2011 2:46 am

Hmm, that is not good. I'll look into it. Thanks for the notice, I'll let you know if I find anything,

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Re: [Plugin] Perpendicular Face Tools (UPDATED 26-03-09)

Postby bestmate » Wed Mar 16, 2011 6:50 pm

What a cracking tool Chris your comitment never stops amazing me Phil
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Re: [Plugin] Perpendicular Face Tools (UPDATED 26-03-09)

Postby frascati » Sun Apr 03, 2011 6:27 pm

Would anyone kindly help me install this in Linux?

I'm running Linux Mint 10 on an HP 8510W with
Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 Processor (Santa Rosa, 2.2GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 800MHz FSB)
256MB NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M Workstation GPU
15.4” WSXGA


I installed Sketchup 7.0 with Wine installer. It's working quite well for me so far.

I have found this ruby-script instruction on a page dedicated to Sketchup Linux users...

bug 16511, fixed as of wine-1.1.11: To use the Ruby scripts (sketchup.google.com/download/rubyscripts.html) you'll need to convert them from DOS format to Unix format. (e.g. sudo apt-get install tofromdos; dos2unix -f parametric.rb windows.rb)


... but am pretty new to linux and not certain how to proceed.
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Re: [Plugin] Perpendicular Face Tools (UPDATED 26-03-09)

Postby Chris Fullmer » Sun Apr 03, 2011 7:35 pm

hmmm, I don't know. I am not a Linux person. Someone around here should be able to help I think thought.
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Re: [Plugin] Perpendicular Face Tools (UPDATED 26-03-09)

Postby frascati » Sun Apr 03, 2011 8:10 pm

Hello Chris.

I second every accolade in this thread. What a great tool! I read and read tutorials until I was quite certain not to embarrass myself before asking how to accomplish this. It's such a fundamental need that I was certain that I was overlooking the obvious somewhere. When I was directed to your plugin I was pretty astonished that Sketchup does not do this natively somehow. Thank you VERY much for your work.

I asked some time back about why subsequent versions of Sketchup don't incorporate more of the most useful tools developed by users. I recall that it was said to be a 'good question'. Do you happen to know? It's not as if it would add too significantly to the size of the download.
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Re: [Plugin] Perpendicular Face Tools (UPDATED 26-03-09)

Postby thomthom » Mon Apr 04, 2011 8:53 am

frascati wrote:I asked some time back about why subsequent versions of Sketchup don't incorporate more of the most useful tools developed by users. I recall that it was said to be a 'good question'. Do you happen to know? It's not as if it would add too significantly to the size of the download.

As a user I prefer to be able to choose myself - the plugins I find useful isn't the same as the next person.
As a developer - SketchUp plugins often go through frequent updates, so any bundled plugin would be out of date by the time it ships.

On the other hand - it'd be great if we could have a plugin repository where we could search, install, uninstall plugins from within SketchUp.
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Re: [Plugin] Perpendicular Face Tools (UPDATED 26-03-09)

Postby frascati » Mon Apr 04, 2011 6:12 pm

Finally solved this, hope this helps if any other Linux users stop by here. Rather than repeat a lot I'll refer to the thread....
http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=90&t=69740


On the other hand - it'd be great if we could have a plugin repository where we could search, install, uninstall plugins from within SketchUp.


That would be VERY nice.

This is one thing that I'm really pleased with so far with this "fat" (by linux standards) Linux distro called Mint. There is a wealth of such repositories within the installation for navigating and installing with a minimum of fuss many many utilities. Usually when a Linux tool is discovered on the web I just have to open the "package manager" in Mint and type the name of it into search and it's already there. I just click to download and automatically install it and start using it.

This plugin for Sketchup has been the first real baffler for me, but it turned out to be a pretty simple fix after all. I'm finding that that's usually the case with Mint. Half a dozen hard-core linux people will give you daunting command line instructions but eventually someone will come along to tell you that the solution is actually only two clicks away.
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Re: [Plugin] Perpendicular Face Tools (UPDATED 26-03-09)

Postby gehcha » Mon Aug 22, 2011 8:55 pm

Just discovered your plugin and it's great! Thank you. I'm having issue with it drawing circles with a radius less than 1". Is a 1" radius the limit on size?
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Re: [Plugin] Perpendicular Face Tools (UPDATED 26-03-09)

Postby Chris Fullmer » Tue Aug 23, 2011 7:51 am

I probably did not make it smart enough to do decimals. And if I did, it probably only accepts a period as a decimal placemark - which is the US standard. So if you are typing 0,5 - you might try 0.5 - and I would recommend trying it with the 0 in front, and also without the 0. I really don't know how smart the script is going to be with that. I can dig into and look at it if you would like.

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Re: [Plugin] Perpendicular Face Tools (UPDATED 26-03-09)

Postby thomthom » Tue Aug 23, 2011 8:06 am

Chris Fullmer wrote:I probably did not make it smart enough to do decimals. And if I did, it probably only accepts a period as a decimal placemark - which is the US standard. So if you are typing 0,5 - you might try 0.5 - and I would recommend trying it with the 0 in front, and also without the 0. I really don't know how smart the script is going to be with that. I can dig into and look at it if you would like.

Chris

How are you processing the input. if you use String.to_l then it should make use of the user's locale setting.

Example:
I got comma as decimal separator, model units set to mm;
"10,5".to_l
> 0.413385826771654
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Re: [Plugin] Perpendicular Face Tools (UPDATED 26-03-09)

Postby jojo9 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:52 pm

Hi Chris,
whats about an 'put objects perpendicular to' option? Lets say, to put the nearest face of a group/component instance on another face, (having two parallel faces)
application: moving a cabinet to a wall
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Re: [Plugin] Perpendicular Face Tools (UPDATED 26-03-09)

Postby Chris Fullmer » Tue Aug 23, 2011 3:48 pm

That would be an interesting plugin. I'm not sure it doesn't exist already though. Seems like there might be some script out there for moving like that. I'm not sure what it would be called though.
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Re: [Plugin] Perpendicular Face Tools (UPDATED 26-03-09)

Postby jojo9 » Tue Aug 23, 2011 4:21 pm

Indeed, Didier Bur wrote a similar tool: Align2D. But you have to set 8 points to process objects. Best used to position/put objects on unusual angled planes. Another tool of the same author is 'Drop' but it drops only vertically.
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A dedicated tool to place/arrange furniture would save a lot of time.
The slide direction could result of the relationship between group-wallface and the bounding box face determine the border line between object-wall. No dialog/input box is needed for this to work.
Another candy to add could be to rotate objects automatically, so that the front face of a cabinet, points always forward of the wall.
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Re: [Plugin] Perpendicular Face Tools (UPDATED 26-03-09)

Postby gilles » Thu Nov 10, 2011 11:00 am

Hello, I tried this tool today.
It works fine but I got issue with circle:
It doesn't draw radius under 25,4mm
If I set radius to 100mm it draw 76,2mm radius
???
Is there a way, code to have a component instead of a group?
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Re: [Plugin] Perpendicular Face Tools (UPDATED 26-03-09)

Postby Chris Fullmer » Fri Nov 11, 2011 2:56 am

Hi Giles, I did a very poor making this plugin international. It does not work well with metrics AND with comma decimal separators. In the US we use a decimal separator. So 23,12 for us is written 23.12 for example.

The 25.4mm limit appears to be a an inch conversion thing. 25.4mm = 1 inch. I really don't remember if I set this up to work with metrics at all. And I'm so busy I will not be able to fix it anytime soon. If you would like to tweak though, feel free.

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Re: [Plugin] Perpendicular Face Tools (UPDATED 26-03-09)

Postby gilles » Fri Nov 11, 2011 10:06 am

it must be relative to the circle construction method because there is no problem with square.
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Re: [Plugin] Perpendicular Face Tools (UPDATED 26-03-09)

Postby brookefox » Thu Mar 29, 2012 9:48 pm

Some helpful tipsters pointed me to this handy tool, Chris, after I inquired about one which would do quite a bit less.

Thank you very much.
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Re: [Plugin] Perpendicular Face Tools (UPDATED 26-03-09)

Postby TS200010 » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:33 pm

Just installed them - however, no icons on the buttons and an almost immediate Bug Splat. Lost all my work.

Any assistance would be appreciated.
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Re: [Plugin] Perpendicular Face Tools (UPDATED 26-03-09)

Postby Dave R » Fri Mar 15, 2013 1:39 pm

The typical cause for the icons not showing on the buttons is incorrect installation. The Splat could have the same cause.
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Re: [Plugin] Perpendicular Face Tools (UPDATED 26-03-09)

Postby TS200010 » Sat Mar 16, 2013 8:59 am

Dave,
Thanks - I am a RubyNewbe ... there were no installation instructions so I just guessed - apparantly incorrectly.
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