[Plugin] Q JS ALIGN TOOLBAR

Re: [Plugin] Q JS ALIGN TOOLBAR

Postby fatihbarut » Sat Jul 28, 2012 11:43 am

thanks alot
I really needed this
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Re: [Plugin] Q JS ALIGN TOOLBAR

Postby fatihbarut » Sun Jul 29, 2012 9:26 am

max
can we arrange something like this

align first clicked group/component to second one?
Not moving the second one.

Because otherwise it is really not possible to stay the things where they are and have to arrange the position of first and second object everytime we aling...
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Postby bagatelo » Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:21 pm

I've been watching the tools to align objects in Photoshop, and I thought it would be really cool to have some additional tools to align in Sketchup. I use this plugin "Q JS TOOLBAR ALIGN" too much and I not use the toolbar, because I assign keyboard shortcuts for each function. I think the coolest would be to distribute equally spaced objects in a given axis by objects that would be in extreme.
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Re: [Plugin] Q JS ALIGN TOOLBAR

Postby pbacot » Sat Oct 06, 2012 1:24 am

Here's one I've been using for the last umpteen years (PowerCADD). This is in addition to align commands for basic alignments. In any case, if you LOCK an object the rest must align to it. If an object's sides encompass the rest, the others align to it etc. (See picture)

The options in the pull down menu are:
To each other
To next mouse
To specified point
To Grid
(though I don't remember ever needing the last 3--easier just to use move)

I think it has a nice clarity but it's only 2d!
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Re: [Plugin] Q JS ALIGN TOOLBAR

Postby CadFather » Sat Oct 06, 2012 10:49 am

yes, that is a good way to align/distribute objects in SU. unfortunately my programming skill are nowhere for this. :(

maybe i'll start a new thread to see if any of the masters feels like taking this on.
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Re: [Plugin] Q JS ALIGN TOOLBAR

Postby thomthom » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:00 am

CadFather wrote:maybe i'll start a new thread to see if any of the masters feels like taking this on.

Don't you feel like having a go at this? It's a great project to learn.

If you start, then if you get stuck, make a thread and the collective hive will assist. :)
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Re: [Plugin] Q JS ALIGN TOOLBAR

Postby CadFather » Sat Oct 06, 2012 12:25 pm

Master Thom, you know i'm ok tweaking things...sometimes...after all it is just mechanics.. but this stuff is for people still endowed with the corpus callosum......

i'd rather keep using your plugins and keep my lobotomy safe... :berserk:
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Re: [Plugin] Q JS ALIGN TOOLBAR

Postby Bob James » Sun Oct 07, 2012 5:35 am

thomthom wrote:
CadFather wrote:maybe i'll start a new thread to see if any of the masters feels like taking this on.

Don't you feel like having a go at this? It's a great project to learn.

If you start, then if you get stuck, make a thread and the collective hive will assist. :)

How about Pixero? Didn't he create JS Algn orginally?
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Re: [Plugin] Q JS ALIGN TOOLBAR

Postby caronte01 » Tue Dec 18, 2012 10:37 pm

Great plugin, just what I was looking for. I´m always amazed by the plugins to be found for whatever one needs.

Thanks a lot for your work and keep it up!!!!

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Re: [Plugin] Q JS ALIGN TOOLBAR

Postby OsamaAlshami » Wed Apr 03, 2013 3:39 pm

I disable "AD Block plus" but I can't see the Links :evil:
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Re: [Plugin] Q JS ALIGN TOOLBAR

Postby ROHIT532 » Sat Aug 31, 2013 9:59 am

i use 2D graphic softwares like illustrator/corel new to SU.... want to learn how to use Q JS Align tool...
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Re: [Plugin] Q JS ALIGN TOOLBAR

Postby frascati » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:33 pm

I'm so damn sick of this stuff that I'm bordering on rampage. One more of, dozens, examples of finding a plugin that I'd like to try.. downloading it, installing it in my sketchup plugin folder, and then not provided with any heads up on HOW TO FIND THE #$%%*&^ THING!!!!!!!! I go online to google just to discover half a dozen threads indicating that others have the same frustration. Every %$^&^&* TIME a plugin is offered up in a thread and discussed it involves half a dozen or so smug %%^%$##'s who forgot how irritating it can be to crack the learning curve toward guessing WHERE THE HELL THE AUTHOR DECIDED TO PUT THE PLUGIN IN ORDER TO USE IT!!!!!!.

Go ahead. Kick me off. I'll come back under a fresh name and start anew. I'll do it anyway just to keep my blood pressure down. A plugin, that I know is going to take an hour or so to get the hang of to be useful to me, and yet part of that struggle must, just about every time, require me to go outside the thread I discovered it on here in sketchucation, half an hour or more through multiple links via google, JUST TO FIND THE %##$$%i& THING IN THE MENU DROPDOWNS!!!!!!
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Re: [Plugin] Q JS ALIGN TOOLBAR

Postby Box » Mon Dec 30, 2013 11:45 pm

Hmmm, not a tool I have used before so I installed it. As the first post in the thread shows a toolbar I simply looked for a toolbar after installing it and would you believe it, it was just sitting there smugly waiting for me.
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Re: [Plugin] Q JS ALIGN TOOLBAR

Postby frascati » Tue Dec 31, 2013 12:05 am

Hmmm, not a tool I have used before so I installed it. As the first post in the thread shows a toolbar I simply looked for a toolbar after installing it and would you believe it, it was just sitting there smugly waiting for me.


"smugly"? There's a whiff of Freudian slip there. Depressingly common of these threads when someone gets a little over the top frustrated like myself. Pile on even if you don't have anything really substantial to add such as help to find and use the plugin, or some more elegant method of accomplishing this very fundamental task in Sketchup.

No link in my toolbar. Is there another "bar" i'm missing? Is it the toolbar along the side as "toolbar" would suggest? Or is it in the menus?

It almost does not matter. I looked, again, for solutions to this crap and was once again utterly demoralized by discovering threads I started as long as six months ago that never did eventually address this. For a program like Sketchup not to be able to do this with it's basic functions, and then require an addon script that heaps layers of complexity on top of my principle, oft stated, need is just mind bending.

So Box, with 1600 posts here, and never finding the need for this plugin, would you mind sharing with me your method of accomplishing the following...?

I have two objects on the screen.
neither occupy the same x,y,or z plane.
I want to be able to click a point (a if you will) on both objects and fasten them, or move one to the other, in one move or click. Easy enough at this point with the move tool.

...click point 'b' on the second object, click any point along the same plane on the first objcet, and align them together on that axis with a single click or move.

...click point 'c' on the second object, click on any point along the same plane in the first object and with this third operation align them precisely within all axes.

Better yet, by far, would be some method of selecting one object, selecting the second object with the shift or alt key so that they were both selected but understood to be related in the next move, and then having ONE dropdown command under tools to "align objects x,y,z.

So all bad blood aside, please, someone tell me that my request has simply been misapprehended or misworded all along and I am, in fact, able to do this with sketchup wit a few simple commands.

The couple of videos on youtube that address this need to align two objects are JOKES. Moving one point to an anchor on the second object and then fiddling around with the rotate tool, hit or miss, to bring the next two axis points into alignment. Watch these. It's actually laughable.
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Re: [Plugin] Q JS ALIGN TOOLBAR

Postby Box » Tue Dec 31, 2013 1:19 am

Interesting bit of editing there. Nothing Freudian, simple sarcasm.

If you filled in your profile we might know what system you are using, But I'm guessing you haven't moved to SU13 so you are either SU7 or SU8 if so.
Click View on the top tool bar, move your mouse down ever so slightly till it hits the menu item, Toolbars,
Move the mouse over and down the list till it hits the one called QJSALIGN and click it
a new toolbar should have appeared for you to use. It has colour coded icons to show you which axis it will align to.

If this isn't where it should be then you must not have installed it properly.


As to your alignment question, I have attempted to explain how to you before and you only get upset so I politely choose not to get involved again.
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Re: [Plugin] Q JS ALIGN TOOLBAR

Postby frascati » Tue Dec 31, 2013 5:11 am

Interesting bit of editing there. Nothing Freudian, simple sarcasm.

If you filled in your profile we might know what system you are using, But I'm guessing you haven't moved to SU13 so you are either SU7 or SU8 if so.
Click View on the top tool bar, move your mouse down ever so slightly till it hits the menu item, Toolbars,
Move the mouse over and down the list till it hits the one called QJSALIGN and click it
a new toolbar should have appeared for you to use. It has colour coded icons to show you which axis it will align to.

If this isn't where it should be then you must not have installed it properly.

As to your alignment question, I have attempted to explain how to you before and you only get upset so I politely choose not to get involved again.
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Box, I did follow your video, and followed your advice, and (to my mind anyway) responded directly and respectfully to you with
Thank you very much for the workaround. Sincerely.
But it only works for objects with all 90degree corners. In fact I'm presently, and usually in these situations, dealing with more complex objects.


...which is true. Then I followed that thanks with a generalized outpouring of anger at yet not getting anywhere with this.
To which you helpfully added
Frascati: a fairly fullbodied whine from italy.


Then you provide me one more video, thank you again by the way, and couldn't resist dropping a snide little "happy?" for me at the end.
A few times now it's been me called childish simply for expressing outrage a little to volubly. Seriously?

Neither of your examples works for me. I've said that quite clearly in that thread and here as well. What do you suggest by my edit? Just out with it for god's sake. Really. What's with all the fun and sarcasm here? I just backed off on the swearing. I edited no other content than those specific words. What do you find so "interesting"? Did it change, even one small bit, the context relevant to our exchange? Can you explain how for me? I started a fresh thread on this hoping to escape some of this nonsense so I'll just leave this alone and back out of it. Please BOX, do resist any temptation to make me any more miserable there.

Or just petulantly ignore the thread. I'm just getting arguments and sarcasm on balance anyway.
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Re: [Plugin] Q JS ALIGN TOOLBAR

Postby micdidi » Sun Jan 19, 2014 5:00 pm

CAN'T SEE THE ICON???
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Re: [Plugin] Q JS ALIGN TOOLBAR

Postby pbacot » Wed Dec 24, 2014 7:34 pm

This plugin works fine for me. Thanks! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: Really speeds things up in some situations. SU should have this natively as does any CAD package.

I am also looking for an align plugin that would work with the current context axes. For example if you are in a component it would use the component axes as reference.

Also I wonder whether the plugin could be made to respect one locked object. Then the alignment would keep a locked object in place, and align the others to it. (It would have to reject operations with more than one locked object selected.)
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Re: [Plugin] Q JS ALIGN TOOLBAR

Postby Bob James » Wed Dec 24, 2014 8:21 pm

This is one of my most frequently used plugins since Jan Sandstrom (Pixero) first created it in 2009 (and then with CadFather's welcome addition of the toolbar).
I still wish there was some way to choose which one is the one you want to stay fixed 8-)
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Re: [Plugin] Q JS ALIGN TOOLBAR

Postby CadFather » Fri Dec 26, 2014 12:18 pm

i will look into this, though i can already predict a higher climb than my skills might allow..

meantime there are a few good scripts around: didier 2d align, su4you align and sd mitch A&D - and probably others i forget.
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Re: [Plugin] Q JS ALIGN TOOLBAR

Postby cesaro36 » Wed Jul 08, 2015 6:06 am

Is it possible to make this align plugin to work within a component/group? I usually have nested components and frequently rotated, the align plugin doesn't seem to work when the container has been rotated, so I assume that it needs to work with local coordinates instead of global ones.
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Re: [Plugin] Q JS ALIGN TOOLBAR

Postby pilou » Wed Jul 08, 2015 10:11 am

Try s4u8 Align Toolsby SuForYou ;)

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Re: [Plugin] Q JS ALIGN TOOLBAR

Postby Milo » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:53 pm

Thanks you for this plugin :)
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Re: [Plugin] Q JS ALIGN TOOLBAR

Postby cesaro36 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 9:59 pm

If anyone interested, another tool for that matter.
http://www.eltallerconstructor.com/dist ... up-plugin/
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Re: [Plugin] Q JS ALIGN TOOLBAR

Postby Luisfon » Sun Apr 22, 2018 2:48 pm

Don't see plugin folder just ifcplugin with DLL files, exe files and config files in it.
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Re: [Plugin] Q JS ALIGN TOOLBAR

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Re: [Plugin] Q JS ALIGN TOOLBAR

Postby Matte » Thu Jul 12, 2018 5:41 pm

Hi All, before I spend many hours playing with this cool plugin.. Could someone with experience with it give me their advice if this plug in will "solve my problem"? My present problem is that I have hundreds and hundreds of rectangular faces (There all suppose to be at the same Z height). The problem is many of them are rotated ( + or - ) .01 degrees from each other (For Example). So when I make a rectangle that connects between the four corners of 4 different rectangles... It does not make a rectangle. Could I make one of these existing rectangles "Perfect" where all 4 corners are at the same Z height.... And then use this plug in to Pick "bad" rectangle and "say" align to good rectangle and all the corner Z heights of the "bad" triangle will now match the "good" triangle?
Thanks !!! Mattee
(PS right now the OCD has taken over and I am manually fixing each rectangle one at a time !!!!)
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Re: [Plugin] Q JS ALIGN TOOLBAR

Postby pbacot » Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:02 pm

It sounds like your rectangles are not all parallel to the ground plane?

If you are talking about 2d rectangles, yet rotated slightly in the z axis, you may want a plugin like "flatten vertices", I forget if that's the right name. But the objects would have to be ungrouped and they would not be true rectangles when flattened out.

If they are grouped rectangles, This tool will not change their orientation, It would only align top bottom or middle of each group.

If all the geometry is ungrouped, I don't see how this plugin would give a useful result.
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Re: [Plugin] Q JS ALIGN TOOLBAR

Postby Matte » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:01 pm

Thanks, you just saved me hours of time traveling down a dead end road!
PS there are no blocks, all lines and surfaces are all on the same layer,
so nothing to explode, just no consistent z height for all rectangles.
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