[Plugin] Solid Inspector

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

Postby thomthom » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:34 am

Go back to the first post and follow the link to the required TT_Lib2 - under the "Requirement" header, right above the Download button.
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby Ralphxyz » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:35 pm

What is Solid Inspector telling me?

Sorry I am new to SketchUp but really having problems with making Solids.



What do I do to fix the problems?

What specifically do the colors represent?

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

Postby thomthom » Mon Feb 25, 2013 6:58 pm

The red colour is just indicating the current issue - you can cycle through the different issues using tab. The camera should zoom to the problem area.

The highlighed areas either means there is a hole or internal faces. You need to correct these before the object can be considered a solid.
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby olishea » Mon Feb 25, 2013 9:12 pm

Excellent plugin thomthom. Thank you and all the best.
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby jgb » Mon Feb 25, 2013 11:57 pm

You can zoom INTO the object and see the problems defined in red or orange. It really does not matter which you tackle first. Put your cursor on one item and deselect the group/comp. Then select again and edit. The cursor is on the problem. 99% all you have to do is delete it.

You can also change to XRAY view (Wireframe will not show problem faces) In XRAY you can move the cursor right onto the problem from outside the object, then edit it.

Sometimes you may have a circle that seems to be well outside the object. SI found a line fragment within the groups bounding box but totally outside the object. Pan and zoom such that the circle is seen against BLANK background, ie open sky or ground. Place the cursor in the circle, then deselect and edit again. Make a sweeping right to left selection to catch the offender and delete.

Note: You cannot edit the object while SI is active. You cannot activate SI while in edit mode.

There is also a companion pluggin, Solid Solver that "fixes" these kinds of errors, BUT, it can also destroy (undoable, almost always) an object that has a lot of problems.

I once had an object that started with about 600 lines and ended up with about 30 when Solver finally got done, so it is a good idea to SAVE before trying to Solve a complex mess.

I also have had objects that were deemed by Solver as "Can NEVER be made solid" fixed with just a few missing lines added.
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby joepotato » Wed Mar 20, 2013 7:40 pm

This plugin saved me from countless hours of trial and error in correcting issues with my model. Thank you!!!
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby rbedoya » Fri Mar 29, 2013 4:44 pm

Hi Thom,

I installed the Solid Inspector into my mac, in the plugins, but when i launch SU i get the following

Error Loading File tt_solid_inspector-1.rb
no such file to load -- TT_Lib2/core.rb

what might be the problem?
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby Gaieus » Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:33 pm

Please, re-read (or at least read once) the installation instructions and download/install that library this plugin is dependent on.
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby rbedoya » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:18 pm

I have installed the library required and i get that error.
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby rbedoya » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:21 pm

Here is the library i have installed and the plugin


TT_Lib2%20-%202.7.1.rbz
tt_solid_inspector-1.rb
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby thomthom » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:33 pm

rbedoya wrote:Here is the library i have installed and the plugin


TT_Lib2%20-%202.7.1.rbz
tt_solid_inspector-1.rb


Placing the RBZ file in the plugins folder doesn't work. It's a package that must be installed. Note there's a big difference between RB and RBZ files.

Follow the installation instructions linked in the red box near the Download button.
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby driven » Fri Mar 29, 2013 10:46 pm

rbedoya wrote:Error Loading File tt_solid_inspector-1.rb
no such file to load -- TT_Lib2/core.rb

what might be the problem?


is that a copy, or are there two versions?
on my mac it's tt_solid_inspector.rb,
if so does your TT_Lib2 also a copy i.e. TT_Lib2-1
if it is, SU won't find it...

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

Postby Jim » Fri Mar 29, 2013 11:13 pm

Rather than implement this as a Tool, I wonder if it makes sense to apply a material to the offending edges and set the style to color by material. That way, I could exit the tool and explore the model at my leisure.
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby thomthom » Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:05 am

Jim wrote:Rather than implement this as a Tool, I wonder if it makes sense to apply a material to the offending edges and set the style to color by material. That way, I could exit the tool and explore the model at my leisure.

Could be added as an option. I'd still want to have an non-modifying inspection method.
I had originally planned to try to implement methods to fix various errors - but .. you know Time and all that. :/
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby xiombarg » Sat Mar 30, 2013 4:11 am

Here's are two really handy tips for using this plugin, especially on complex models:

1) Set the solid inspector as a shortcut key so you don't have to keep using the drop down menu. You can waste half your life away using drop down menus to access frequently used tools.

and combined with this...

2) Use Jim's "Custom Toolbar" plugin and then go to the VIEW drop down menu, then go to TOOLBARS and choose "Options". Having these buttons (or setting shortcut keys) for "Show Hidden Geometry" and for "Hide Rest of Model" is indispensable for fixing complex models into solids. It will save you A LOT of time.
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby scott216 » Sat Apr 13, 2013 12:55 am

I'm having trouble using this plug-in. I can't get it to turn off most of the time. I'll go go the tools drop down menu and click on solid inspector to hoping to uncheck it, but it doesn't uncheck. How do I turn this off. I'm using sketchup 8.0.16845 on Mac 10.7.5
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby Dave R » Sat Apr 13, 2013 2:01 am

You turn it off by picking another tool. Since the next thing you'll likely do is open the component/group for editing to fix the problem, you could hit the space bar to get the Select tool. You could also right click and choose Edit Component and then choose the tool you need which might be the Eraser or the Select tool. Just like any other tool in SketchUp, it is active until you choose another tool.
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby Jpac » Sun Apr 14, 2013 1:35 am

Thom,
This is an excellent plugin and one that is a part of my 3D printing workflow. Thank you for the time and know-how you put into making it!
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby thomthom » Sun Apr 14, 2013 11:08 am

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

Postby guilherme1978 » Mon May 13, 2013 3:27 pm

Very nice, thanks.
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby Exxos » Thu May 30, 2013 11:12 am

This has saved me so much headache. I am using joint push pull on a very large ellipsoidal starship hull to make panel lines and now I can find the tiny holes quickly. Thank you.
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby kurtklingbeil » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:16 pm

I am having trouble getting solid inspector going.
I noticed the message about needing TTlib2, and manually installed TTlib2.8.3
When Sketchup 8 starts, I get the following massages:

Error Loading File C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins/TT_Lib2/bezier.rb
no such file to load -- C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins/TT_Lib2/libraries/win32/TT_Geom_BezierError Loading File C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins/TT_Lib2/gl_image.rb
no such file to load -- C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins/TT_Lib2/libraries/win32/TT_Geom_BezierError Loading File tt_export.rb
no such file to load -- C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins/TT_Lib2/libraries/win32/TT_Geom_BezierError Loading File C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins/TT_Lib2/bezier.rb
no such file to load -- C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins/TT_Lib2/libraries/win32/TT_Geom_BezierError Loading File C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins/TT_Lib2/gl_image.rb
no such file to load -- C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins/TT_Lib2/libraries/win32/TT_Geom_Bezier

There is also a LL_Lib2 not installed doo-dad offering to download TTlib2
version 2.8.0. WHen I let it do its thing, and install that version,
same thing.

In some brief poking around, I noticed something about core.rb
and when I open it it says it is compatible with sketchup 7 and untested
with other versions...

What is the scoop? Is SK8 OK? how about SK2013?
How is it that the uninstalled_downloader for 2.8.3 refers to 2.8.0?
What is the "most current" working version?
and like that...

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

Postby Dave R » Sat Sep 14, 2013 12:14 pm

The error messages indicate you've not installed TT_Lib2 correctly. How about showing us a screenshot of your Plugins folder.

This plugin and TT_Lib2 work just fin with SU8 and SU2013 when installed correctly.
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby tt_su » Mon Sep 16, 2013 9:29 am

Sounds like you might have ended up affected by Windows UAC protection system and some files ended up in Virtual Store.

Navigate to the Plugins folder in Explorer and see if there then is a Compatibility Files button. If there is any files in Virtual Store you should clean them up.
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby kurtklingbeil » Mon Sep 16, 2013 10:41 pm

Dave R wrote:The error messages indicate you've not installed TT_Lib2 correctly. How about showing us a screenshot of your Plugins folder.

This plugin and TT_Lib2 work just fin with SU8 and SU2013 when installed correctly.


on closer inspection, I see that the error messages all seem to relate to
C:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins/TT_Lib2/libraries/win32/TT_Geom_BezierError

well, yes indeedy that file is not there

a disk-wide scan for TT_Geom_Bezier finds TT_Geom_Bezier.bundle in the osx folder...

Is there an easy/correct way to force a re-install of TT_lib2?


Directory of c:\Program Files\Google\Google SketchUp 8\Plugins\TT_Lib2\librarie
s\win32

09/12/2013 05:47 PM <DIR> .
09/12/2013 05:47 PM <DIR> ..
01/16/2011 04:31 PM 446 tt_api-readme.txt
01/15/2011 03:26 PM 28,672 tt_api.so
2 File(s) 29,118 bytes
2 Dir(s) 380,049,514,496 bytes free


Directory of c:\Program Files\Google\Google SketchUp 8\Plugins

09/12/2013 05:43 PM <DIR> .
09/12/2013 05:43 PM <DIR> ..
06/28/2013 01:23 PM 3,474 !SketchUcation_loader.rb
01/18/2013 11:30 AM <DIR> cutlist
08/04/2010 01:37 AM 1,535 cutlist.rb
01/09/2012 07:05 PM 1,251 engineeringtoolbox.rb
09/11/2012 04:11 PM <DIR> Examples
08/23/2012 04:02 AM 2,412 examples.rb
06/05/2013 05:42 PM <DIR> HibouScientificSoftwareLibrary
06/05/2013 05:42 PM <DIR> Khamsin
05/31/2013 11:08 AM 1,755 khamsin.rb
02/07/2012 03:34 PM <DIR> ldd
01/25/2012 07:41 PM 11,274 ldd.rbs
09/11/2012 04:11 PM <DIR> Ocean
08/23/2012 04:02 AM 1,065 ocean_extension.rb
09/12/2013 03:34 PM <DIR> SketchUcation
04/01/2013 06:50 PM 17,857 TIG-solidsolver.rb
01/19/2012 04:36 PM 2,983 tt_export.rb
09/12/2013 05:47 PM <DIR> TT_Lib2
04/19/2013 01:31 PM 1,876 TT_Lib2.rb
09/12/2013 03:36 PM <DIR> tt_solid_inspector
04/25/2013 02:00 PM 1,614 tt_solid_inspector.rb
09/11/2012 04:11 PM <DIR> Utilities
08/23/2012 04:02 AM 1,175 utilities.rb
01/30/2012 12:16 PM 19,578 VolumeCalculator21.rb
13 File(s) 67,849 bytes
12 Dir(s) 380,050,038,784 bytes free


Directory of c:\Program Files\Google\Google SketchUp 8\Plugins\TT_Lib2

09/12/2013 05:47 PM <DIR> .
09/12/2013 05:47 PM <DIR> ..
01/18/2013 12:29 PM 2,231 arc.rb
02/19/2013 08:00 PM 1,844 attributes.rb
02/19/2013 07:59 PM 8,916 babelfish.rb
04/01/2013 07:46 PM 493 bezier.rb
01/18/2013 12:29 PM 660 binary.rb
01/18/2013 03:28 PM 1,233 boolean_attributes.rb
02/19/2013 07:59 PM 4,304 bounds.rb
01/23/2011 11:31 PM 2,803 CHANGELOG.txt
01/18/2013 12:29 PM 626 color.rb
04/19/2013 12:40 PM 12,092 core.rb
01/18/2013 12:29 PM 8,084 cursor.rb
09/12/2013 05:47 PM <DIR> cursors
01/18/2013 12:29 PM 1,667 debug.rb
01/18/2013 12:29 PM 1,128 deferred_event.rb
01/18/2013 12:29 PM 3,535 definition.rb
01/18/2013 12:29 PM 6,796 dimension.rb
04/03/2013 11:00 AM 2,784 draw_cache.rb
03/25/2013 01:50 PM 16,240 edges.rb
03/25/2013 01:50 PM 4,266 entities.rb
06/05/2013 03:29 PM 88 extension_info.txt
03/25/2013 01:51 PM 3,652 faces.rb
03/25/2013 01:51 PM 6,177 geom3d.rb
03/25/2013 01:30 PM 48,638 gizmo_manipulator.rb
03/25/2013 01:52 PM 18,667 gl_image.rb
03/25/2013 01:32 PM 20,205 gui.rb
03/25/2013 01:33 PM 685 image.rb
03/25/2013 01:56 PM 11,211 inputbox.rb
04/01/2013 08:10 PM 1,936 instance.rb
04/03/2013 10:32 AM 658 integrity_list.dat
03/25/2013 01:35 PM 1,264 javascript.rb
03/25/2013 01:53 PM 2,930 json.rb
01/18/2013 12:29 PM 693 length.rb
09/12/2013 05:47 PM <DIR> libraries
01/18/2013 12:29 PM 3,552 locale.rb
03/25/2013 01:36 PM 6,665 materials.rb
01/18/2013 12:29 PM 1,552 metaclass.rb
03/02/2013 05:17 PM 2,888 modal_wrapper.rb
03/25/2013 01:38 PM 3,980 model.rb
03/25/2013 01:38 PM 3,947 point3d.rb
03/25/2013 01:39 PM 1,758 point3d_ex.rb
02/19/2013 07:57 PM 9,595 profiler.rb
03/25/2013 01:40 PM 4,350 progressbar.rb
03/25/2013 01:40 PM 5,350 ray.rb
08/29/2010 02:43 AM 235 README.txt
03/25/2013 01:40 PM 629 selection.rb
01/18/2013 12:29 PM 2,830 settings.rb
03/25/2013 01:41 PM 2,195 simpletask.rb
03/25/2013 01:42 PM 2,528 sketchup.rb
01/18/2013 12:29 PM 923 system.rb
03/25/2013 01:46 PM 819 toolbarwindow.rb
03/25/2013 01:45 PM 741 toolwindow.rb
01/18/2013 12:29 PM 704 uvq.rb
02/19/2013 07:58 PM 7,201 uv_plane.rb
01/18/2013 12:29 PM 3,782 version.rb
10/11/2011 12:59 PM <DIR> webdialog
01/18/2013 12:29 PM 3,644 webdialog_patch.rb
04/01/2013 07:46 PM 11,220 win32.rb
03/25/2013 01:48 PM 17,093 window.rb
55 File(s) 294,687 bytes
5 Dir(s) 380,050,038,784 bytes free
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby tt_su » Tue Sep 17, 2013 8:49 am

kurtklingbeil wrote:Is there an easy/correct way to force a re-install of TT_lib2?

First of all, check the Virtual Store which I mentioned in my previous post. If there is anything there it is likely to mess things up.

Then, once you have ensured there is no Virtual Store files, then you close all instances of SketchUp and then remove the TT_Lib2 files.

After that you have a clean slate and you can install the RBZ via Preferences > Extensions - or use the Extension Warehouse.
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby john_kucia » Mon Oct 07, 2013 1:57 pm

I can't wait to use this! Except - I got errors trying to install RBZ files, so I changed ".rbz" to ".zip" and copied the files in. After resolving all of the "Can't find blah.rb" issues, I'm getting one last error:

"Error Loading File core.rb
uninitialized constant TT::System"

Since the Solid Inspector ran on one model, do I just cope with a constant popup error? Any thoughts on this?
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby Dave R » Mon Oct 07, 2013 3:46 pm

Did you also install the required TT_lib2 files?

You shouldn't have needed to change the RBZ to ZIP. Why not just use Install Extension from Preferences>extensions?
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby tt_su » Mon Oct 07, 2013 5:23 pm

What error where you getting? (The actual error messages are usually the most useful when debugging.)
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby john_kucia » Mon Oct 07, 2013 7:18 pm

tt_su wrote:What error where you getting? (The actual error messages are usually the most useful when debugging.)


Dave R wrote:Did you also install the required TT_lib2 files?

You shouldn't have needed to change the RBZ to ZIP. Why not just use Install Extension from Preferences>extensions?


FYI, I'm running SU8 on a Mac running 10.7.5. However, the RBZ problem occurs with all flavors of extensions regardless of their date.

=---==-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=--=
re: RBZ to ZIP
I've tried the Install-Via-Preferences route, but I get problems. I've installed the TT_lib2, but via copying the contents of an unzipp'd RBZ, so perhaps there is a file to be dealt with that was not resolved in the simple copy maneuver?

Here's the error message when running the Preferences Extension Installer:

"Unable to install this Extension
SketchUp was unable to install the Extension you have chosen for some unknown reason.
Consult your Extension's documentation for additional help."

....I know, helpful, right? I ran a couple permission repairs on my Mac, with reboots, that didn't change anything.

=---==-=-==-=-=-=-=-=-=-=--=
re: Unzipping and copying file structure into SU

This is what pops up when starting SU each time:

"Error Loading File core.rb
uninitialized constant TT::System"
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