[Plugin] Solid Inspector

Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby Anton_S » Tue Sep 25, 2012 4:14 am

Useful, plus efficient plug. :thumb:

I've been wondering, what is a rough pseudo code to check whether the group is a solid?
  • at least two faces per edge?
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby thomthom » Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:40 am

Anton_S wrote:Useful, plus efficient plug. :thumb:

I've been wondering, what is a rough pseudo code to check whether the group is a solid?
  • at least two faces per edge?


All edges should have exactly 2 faces. Anything else and it's not a solid. No need to check for anything else.
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby TIG » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:22 am

Although checking for nested objects like groups/images/instances also helps because they stop 'solidness' too...
Normally, to be seen as a 'solid' a group/component should contain only edges/faces and ALL edges must have two faces [no more, no fewer]. Note that there could also be 'Guides' inside a 'solid', because they won't interact with its geometry...
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby Anton_S » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:38 pm

thomthom wrote:All edges should have exactly 2 faces. Anything else and it's not a solid. No need to check for anything else.

Wow, I was close! :D

TIG wrote:Although checking for nested objects like groups/images/instances also helps because they stop 'solidness' too... Guides...

Thanks, good advice! :thumb: I guess that makes-up a complete defenition of a solid. :)
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby MYguel » Thu Sep 27, 2012 11:33 am

Hi,
I have the following problem after installing solid inspector. When I start SketchUp I get the error dialog box:

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Error Loading File tt_solid_inspector.rb
uninitialized constant TT::GUI::ToolWindow


Does anyone encountered the same error previously? I use SketchUp 8 (the free version) from wine under linux, I do not think it could be related, but it is the only thing that is special considering my case.

- sincerely,

Myguel
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby Dave R » Thu Sep 27, 2012 2:35 pm

Did you also install TT_Lib2 as specified in the original post?
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby MYguel » Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:15 pm

Thanks for the quick answer. I copied the TT_LIB2 folder inside the Plugin folder of SketchUp. I suppose it's correctly installed so, but maybe I'm wrong?

- sincerely,
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby thomthom » Thu Sep 27, 2012 4:42 pm

MYguel wrote:Thanks for the quick answer. I copied the TT_LIB2 folder inside the Plugin folder of SketchUp. I suppose it's correctly installed so, but maybe I'm wrong?

- sincerely,
MYguel

Can you post screenshot of the file and where they are located?
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby MYguel » Thu Sep 27, 2012 6:50 pm

All the files are in the .wine/drive_c/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins
Here are the output of the command that list the content of the folders:

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$$>ls -1
config-thumb.jpg
Examples
examples.rb
hideall.rb
__MACOSX
Ocean
ocean_extension.rb
samples_library
samples_library_ext.rb
TT_Lib2
tt_solid_inspector.rb
Utilities
utilities.rb
VolumeCalculator21.rb


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$$> cd TT_Lib2
$$> ls -1
config-thumb.jpg
Examples
examples.rb
hideall.rb
__MACOSX
Ocean
ocean_extension.rb
samples_library
samples_library_ext.rb
TT_Lib2
tt_solid_inspector.rb
Utilities
utilities.rb
VolumeCalculator21.rb
manu@rebus:Plugins$ cd TT_Lib2/
manu@rebus:TT_Lib2$ ls -1
arc.rb
attributes.rb
babelfish.rb
bezier.rb
binary.rb
bounds.rb
CHANGELOG.txt
color.rb
core.rb
cursor.rb
cursors
debug.rb
definition.rb
dimension.rb
edges.rb
entities.rb
faces.rb
geom3d.rb
gizmo_manipulator.rb
gui.rb
image.rb
inputbox.rb
instance.rb
integrity_list.dat
javascript.rb
json.rb
libraries
locale.rb
materials.rb
modal_wrapper.rb
model.rb
point3d_ex.rb
point3d.rb
progressbar.rb
ray.rb
README.txt
selection.rb
settings.rb
simpletask.rb
sketchup.rb
system.rb
toolbarwindow.rb
toolwindow.rb
uv_plane.rb
uvq.rb
version.rb
webdialog
webdialog_patch.rb
win32.rb
window.rb
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby MYguel » Sun Sep 30, 2012 8:19 pm

Hi,
I confirm the problem comes from the wine install somehow. I install the plugin on a mac the same way as with the linux and it works perfectly.
I will ask for some help in the wine community.

Thanks for your answers so far.

- sincerely,

Myguel
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby thomthom » Sun Sep 30, 2012 9:21 pm

MYguel wrote:Hi,
I confirm the problem comes from the wine install somehow. I install the plugin on a mac the same way as with the linux and it works perfectly.
I will ask for some help in the wine community.

Thanks for your answers so far.

- sincerely,

Myguel


Let me know what you find out.

Maybe it could be encoding difference? I wonder if I recall someone on the forum mention something about line ending characters being an issue.
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby Soctrep » Mon Oct 08, 2012 6:45 pm

I'm a noob. Do I need SU PRO? I have SU 8, Mac OSX, dragged both TT_Lib2 2.6.0 and tt_solid_inspector to Google Sketchup 8 folder, tried unzipping in Terminal (says cannot find or open file even tho it's on desktop) and still can't find Solid Inspector in Tools. What else could it be?
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby thomthom » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:27 pm

Could be that you installed it incorrectly... not sure.
You might find it easier and more reliable to use this utility to install plugins:
viewtopic.php?t=42315
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby TIG » Mon Oct 08, 2012 10:31 pm

Soctrep wrote:I'm a noob. Do I need SU PRO? I have SU 8, Mac OSX, dragged both TT_Lib2 2.6.0 and tt_solid_inspector to Google Sketchup 8 folder, tried unzipping in Terminal (says cannot find or open file even tho it's on desktop) and still can't find Solid Inspector in Tools. What else could it be?
Read and understand this http://www.thomthom.net/thoughts/2012/0 ... -sketchup/ and then this viewtopic.php?p=426513#p426513
We could debate what files went into which folders... but if you follow this it will give you good results.
Also some tools are Extensions and need activating from the Preferences menu the first time you install them, and/or they have special submenus from which you can run them etc... Read the tool's usage notes to clarify this aspect...
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby karel1962 » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:14 pm

Can't get to solid inspector work in Pro8 ???

.rbz plugins do work ... . rb plugins don't ??
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby TIG » Sat Oct 20, 2012 1:32 am

karel1962 wrote:Can't get to solid inspector work in Pro8 ???

.rbz plugins do work ... . rb plugins don't ??
You are somewhat cryptic in your error reporting...
I suspect that you are not installing the files properly.
Read the tool's download page again.
If you have v8 pro then the Preferences > Extensions > Installer tool will easily extract what's needed from the rbz archive and put it in the correct locations for you.
Note that this is an Extension and might require that it is one-time activated from 'Extensions', you might also need to restart SketchUp to get everything to auto-load the first time...
ALSO the tool needs a TT support Lib folder.
This is clearly explained on that page, there is a link to its download page...
Follow the instructions for the installation of that Lib too...
You'll probably have to restart SketchUp after the install to get everything working...

On a MAC the correct 'plugins' folder is the one at the root HD level NOT the 'users' one - this has been discussed in several threads in great detail...

To make installing tools' files and their support subfolders etc thomthom has also made a free Simple-Plugins-Installer, available via the Plugins Index. Once this is installed you can then easily install files and subfolders from rbz/zip archives and also individual rb/rbs files, without worrying about finding the correct folders etc...
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby thomthom » Tue Oct 23, 2012 11:34 am

karel1962 wrote:Can't get to solid inspector work in Pro8 ???

.rbz plugins do work ... . rb plugins don't ??


What exactly "isn't working"?
Did you install the rb file correctly?
Here's an article on how to install plugins: http://www.thomthom.net/thoughts/2012/0 ... -sketchup/
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby mvollrath » Tue Oct 30, 2012 9:30 pm

You sir are a godsend! Thank you so very much! :D
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby Poffel » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:24 pm

@thomthom: With this tool and your fantastic tt_lib2 tools you are my hero! Before, I was almost desperated.

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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby amrossi » Fri Nov 16, 2012 6:37 pm

Muito Obrigado!!!!
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby a162042 » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:09 pm

Outstanding tool . It took a little bit to figure out how to install on my MAC. What i found to be the problem was i did not have TT_Lib2 - 2.6.0.zip downloaded in my plugin folder once i loaded it i then loaded the solid inspector and it works great.
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby apassemard » Wed Dec 05, 2012 4:41 am

Hello All

I downloaded the Solid Inspector plugin on my Mac and it wasn't loading.. After some looking around I realized that I had put the plugin here:
/Applications/Google SketchUp 8/SketchUp.app/Contents/Plugins

Where it should have been put here:
/Library/Application Support/Google SketchUp 8/SketchUp/plugins/

Now it's working fine.

Hopefully that help some of the Mac users out there who are having issues..

Antony
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby JBERGMAN » Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:01 am

This tool works great if you are trying to fix it yourself... I found this other plugin in the ruby library depot that not only identifies the problems, but corrects them too!

http://rhin.crai.archi.fr/rld/plugin_details.php?id=793

worked for me first try...
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby Jim » Wed Dec 12, 2012 9:36 am

JBERGMAN wrote:This tool works great if you are trying to fix it yourself... I found this other plugin in the ruby library depot that not only identifies the problems, but corrects them too!

http://rhin.crai.archi.fr/rld/plugin_details.php?id=793

worked for me first try...


Off-Topic:
A more recent 'Fix Solid' is available right here on this forum:
viewtopic.php?t=48557
EDIT: by TIG
And there is the updated similar tool 'SolidSolver' viewtopic.php?p=359994#p359994
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby metageek » Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:40 pm

MYguel wrote:Hi,
I confirm the problem comes from the wine install somehow. I install the plugin on a mac the same way as with the linux and it works perfectly.
I will ask for some help in the wine community.


Did you get anywhere? I'm getting similar trouble running it in SU8 under Crossover (the commercialized Wine). On startup, I get a dialog titled "Load Errors", saying:

Error Loading File tt_solid_inspector.rb
uninitialized constant TT::System

When I press OK, the entire SU viewport goes black. I did try the (possibly outdated) advice to run dos2unix on the *.rb files of the plugin, but that doesn't help--in fact, it causes SU to report a BugSplat after I press OK on the Load Errors dialog.
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby thomthom » Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:35 pm

Did you install TT_Lib2? Linked under Requirements.
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby drawkcab » Sat Jan 26, 2013 11:47 pm

Many thanks for this. New user breaking in and this worked beautifully. 2" whisker on vertex of 75 ft. tower found instantly - love it.
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby metageek » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:55 pm

thomthom wrote:Did you install TT_Lib2? Linked under Requirements.


Yup, did that.
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby thegoodguy » Fri Feb 22, 2013 5:43 pm

Brilliant! Thank you so much for this excellent plugin :)
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby Obryan » Mon Feb 25, 2013 8:27 am

Hi ,

I have a mac osx 10.6.8 running Snow Leopard. I have Dropped the downloaded Solid Inspector ruby scripts into HD/Library/Application Support/Google Sketchup 8/Plugins

When I restart sketchup 8 I get This message:

Error Loading File tt_solid_inspector.rb
no such file to load -- TT_Lib2/core.rb

Can somebody tell me how to install Solid Inspector into my Mac?

Thank you,
Sean
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