[Plugin] Name Group on Creation

Re: [Plugin] Name Group on Creation

Postby watkins » Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:55 am

Dear Jim,

Don't worry about the script. I can do all that I need to do by leaving the Entity Info box open. The advantage offered by the new script was a running list of group names. One can also get this info from the Outliner. The new script just offered a more compact way of doing the same thing.

Hope you had a good weekend.

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Re: [Plugin] Name Group on Creation

Postby jessemorton24 » Thu Feb 18, 2010 5:45 am

I can Group an arc but just afterwards context menu options erase sometimes right after using the plugin, which it, I think is when auto save is on.. I've turned off my auto save just now so maybe that will help.
EDIT: I have no idea why Sketchup keeps context menu bugging. Usually I'll just shutdown SU and restart to go back to normal.. Well, I'm going to start picking on other Ruby's.

Anyway,
This is a nice way to inference polylines and arcs lines without being so sticky.. and not having to line draw to create a face.. plus I can constrain the line tangentially on opposing edges as with clicking the move command. It is worth a donation..and hopefully sooner than later I'll help you out as you have helped me.

Thank you JIM.

.And I'll follow your simply directions for I was not still using group command.

My revised thoughts, to Jim, TomTom, and sketchuanions:

I figure now how Sketchup is even easier than I had imagined with moving an arc tangential to two 90 angle line edges with inferencing.. So the ease of Sketchup fooled me thinking I was using the group name but in reality not sketching any differently. I love NOT having to go through a list of constraints.. Although a constraint button would be nice for a few circumstances.. Although SU has made most automatic.

Dynamic Components is where it all starts!!
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Re: [Plugin] Name Group on Creation

Postby thomthom » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:23 am

Ah - there is a plugin like this already. A while a go there was someone asking for this. I didn't find this plugin then an wrote my myself. doh! :oops: good thing this is a small script.
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Re: [Plugin] Name Group on Creation

Postby pibuz » Fri Feb 19, 2010 8:04 pm

Thank you so much!
Really really cute little toy!
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Re: [Plugin] Name Group on Creation

Postby simon le bon » Fri Feb 19, 2010 9:42 pm

thank you Jim :thumb: ;)
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Re: [Plugin] Name Group on Creation

Postby dedmin » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:00 am

Hey, this is very cool plugin - thanks!
Can it remembers the names after closing SketchUP?
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Re: [Plugin] Name Group on Creation

Postby Gaieus » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:12 am

A group's name is stored in its definition and saved with the file.
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Re: [Plugin] Name Group on Creation

Postby dedmin » Mon Dec 06, 2010 11:24 am

I mean the drop down list with the names You entered during the session.
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Re: [Plugin] Name Group on Creation

Postby Jim » Mon Dec 06, 2010 8:59 pm

dedmin wrote:I mean the drop down list with the names You entered during the session.


Should the list be per model, or global?
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Re: [Plugin] Name Group on Creation

Postby dedmin » Mon Dec 06, 2010 10:15 pm

Jim wrote:
dedmin wrote:I mean the drop down list with the names You entered during the session.


Should the list be per model, or global?

I think global - looking at the furniture building point of view - You build with the same basic parts - front, back, shelf and etc. You can look at this plugin - it remembers the list of the names and saves it for future use - viewtopic.php?t=23411
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Re: [Plugin] Name Group on Creation

Postby Jim » Wed Dec 08, 2010 1:27 am

Updated 2010 Dec, 05.

* Up to 20 Group names are saved between SketchUp session, and recalled in the drop-down list.

This file is meant to replace the file named makeNamedGroup+.rb, if instralled.

See First Post for download.
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Re: [Plugin] Name Group on Creation

Postby dedmin » Wed Dec 08, 2010 2:34 am

Thanks,Jim! :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: [Plugin] Name Group on Creation

Postby dedmin » Thu Mar 31, 2011 8:13 am

I noticed when creating a named group and hit Cancel the group is still created.
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Re: [Plugin] Name Group on Creation

Postby Jim » Sat Apr 02, 2011 5:25 pm

dedmin wrote:I noticed when creating a named group and hit Cancel the group is still created.


Oops. Thanks, and updated: viewtopic.php?p=57692#p57692
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Re: [Plugin] Name Group on Creation

Postby JClements » Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:21 pm

Hey, Jim:

I'm sure the way the script works now meets the needs of many folks.

However, could you have an alternate script (makeNamedgroup2.rb)?

I'd like to have it so that the cursor is in the blank input box initially so I can type a new name in without having to do a mouse click. If I want a blank name, then I would press the [Enter] key. If I want to use an existing name, then I would click on the displayed name and hit enter or use the dropdown list. Perhaps the blank entry box could also be above the dropdown list?

I like the idea of the being able reuse existing group names from a convenient list, but in my workflow 9 times out of 10 I would first choose to create a new name or, secondly, choose not to name a group.

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Re: [Plugin] Name Group on Creation

Postby Bob James » Sat Apr 02, 2011 7:47 pm

JClements wrote:I like the idea of the being able reuse existing group names from a convenient list, but in my workflow 9 times out of 10 I would first choose to create a new name or, secondly, choose not to name a group

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Re: [Plugin] Name Group on Creation

Postby dedmin » Sat Apr 02, 2011 8:49 pm

Thanks! :fecstatic: :fecstatic: :fecstatic:
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Re: [Plugin] Name Group on Creation

Postby Krisidious » Sat Aug 04, 2012 8:09 am

does this work in 8? this is seriously the leading cause of bad house keeping on my part.
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Re: [Plugin] Name Group on Creation

Postby TIG » Sat Aug 04, 2012 10:20 am

I think the issue is in the way a standard 'inputbox' handles the 'values'.
The last value always has focus, unless there are 'lists' in the values, then the last value that has a list has focus - irrespective of where it is !
It's a limitation of the standard API interface.

The 'Tab' will key step through the various values [and the two buttons] in turn starting at the first value, if that would be quicker than clicking the mouse in a dialog itself...
If a list has focus then typing the first letter of the desired item [the list jumps to that item] and/or using the up/down 'Arrow-keys' to step through the list from the current item can be useful if the list is too long to be fully displayed on screen in one go !
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