[Plugin] Solid Inspector

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

Postby Dave R » Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:38 pm

PapaBear60 wrote:OK, I'm having the same problem as another user, Solid Inspector doesn't show up in the menu. I'm using Sketchup 8 (7 is gone), put the .rb in the plugins folder and also the library2 folder in the plugins folder. (In fact, now that I look at it, several plugins don't show up?) What am I doing wrong:


FWIW, you don't have the current cutlist plugin either.
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby PapaBear60 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:41 pm

OK, that worked ... as did the Solid Inspector, when I first clicked on the tool then used the controls. My bad. Still learning this great product. This tool solves a big problem that I've encountered creating solids - and will save me hours of time spent recreating solids that aren't really solids.

Thank you both.

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

Postby PapaBear60 » Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:01 pm

OK, thanks for the heads-up on Cut List, but how could you tell from the picture I sent?
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby Dave R » Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:02 pm

By the name. The current version would show as "cutlist.rb".
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby eraeya » Tue Oct 25, 2011 9:48 am

Just wanted to say: this plugin is the biggest thing to happen since hotdogs. Hurray for workflow!
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby KJGC » Mon Jan 30, 2012 11:31 pm

Very, VERY impressive application! Thom you've made my work so much easier, and for that I am truly grateful. This "Error GPS" is remarkable, thank you so much for the amount of time and effort you've put into this plugin, in order of making everyone elses life T-H-A-T M-U-C-H easier. Merci mon amis !

Sincerely,

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

Postby thomthom » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:21 am

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

Postby Gaieus » Tue Jan 31, 2012 12:23 am

Now that was a proper "thank you". ;)
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby ik2012 » Sun Feb 26, 2012 1:46 am

Hi, kind of a sketchup newbie here. I am using this plugin to check my model for water tightness, but I am having trouble understanding the output. Would anyone mind looking at these screen shots and giving me some tips? Thanks!
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby Gaieus » Sun Feb 26, 2012 10:46 am

In order to build a solid object, there cannot be inner faces (amopng other conditions). You have some - and that's still not the only reason as deleting the face in the screenshot below still does not fix it.

InnerFaces.png

(Note that I have reversed some faces and smoothed the group generally...)



As it turns out, it was all inner faces. Did not take too long to fix: when you have some time, send ThomThom a cookie.
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby voljanko » Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:16 pm

There are also some ungrouped lines that can prevent your model to be solid.That means that they are outside the group or inside the group with the solid subgroup.In your case they are outside the group.See picture.
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby ik2012 » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:18 am

Thanks so much Gaieus and voljanko! Also a big thanks to thomthom for the awesome plugin!
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby jean-françois » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:22 pm

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

jean-françois wrote:Hi,
I would like to install the solid inspector plugin on my computer.
Can you explain me how to do it?
Thanks in advance


Hi Guys, thanks for your answers. I am still facing some problems.
I copied and unzip the file TT_lib2 into the folder "c/...sketchup8/plugins"
I also copied the file TT_solid_inspector.rb in the same folder.
I closed and restared SU but I get a window with "load error messages" everytime I open SU.
Moreover, when I click on the tools Bar, I see "solid tools (pro only)->" but I can't click on it.
I do not use SU pro, is it the reason of the problem?

Thanks in advance

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

Postby Gaieus » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:30 pm

Hi jean-françois and welcome!

The file is a simple ruby plugin (a text file) that you have to copy into this folder:
C:\Program Files\Google\Google SketchUp 8\Plugins

Also, there is a plugin library you will need (linked from the first post, above the attached plugin). It is a zipped library of several files. Unzip the archive onto your desktop, go into the folder that is created there and copy everything as you see there into the same plugin directory as above.

Restart SU and find the plugin under the Tools menu.
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby thomthom » Thu Mar 08, 2012 9:56 pm

jean-françois wrote:Hi,
I would like to install the solid inspector plugin on my computer.
Can you explain me how to do it?
Thanks in advance

I've written a tutorial on how to install plugins: http://www.thomthom.net/thoughts/2012/0 ... -sketchup/
Even includes link to an installer utility that will make it easier to install them.
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.0.0) — 01 September 2010

Postby archzag » Sat Apr 28, 2012 3:30 pm

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

Postby Rich5 » Wed May 30, 2012 2:43 pm

How do you get out of solid inspector? Prob a very dumb question but it seems once on I can't get out and back to SU.
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby Dave R » Wed May 30, 2012 2:55 pm

Have you tried picking another tool?
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby thomthom » Wed May 30, 2012 2:56 pm

Rich5 wrote:How do you get out of solid inspector? Prob a very dumb question but it seems once on I can't get out and back to SU.

Just activate another tool, like Select (Spacebar).
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby d12dozr » Wed Aug 08, 2012 5:42 am

Just curious, why are some errors highlighted red, and some yellow? I haven't been able to figure out a pattern.
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby thomthom » Wed Aug 08, 2012 8:48 am

d12dozr wrote:Just curious, why are some errors highlighted red, and some yellow? I haven't been able to figure out a pattern.

Red is the currently selected error. I think you can press a key (Return maybe=) to make it zoom in. You can also Tab around between errors.

There is lots of room for improvement - but not enough time... :(
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby d12dozr » Wed Aug 08, 2012 1:31 pm

thomthom wrote:Red is the currently selected error. I think you can press a key (Return maybe=) to make it zoom in. You can also Tab around between errors.

Oh cool, I knew about the Tab key, but I never knew about the colors.

Its an excellent tool - thanks again!
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby thegreek87 » Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:03 pm

Wish I knew about this plugin sooner, gonna save me a lot of time. Thank you very much :D
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby DesertRaven » Fri Aug 10, 2012 3:51 am

Hey TomTom, this is an awesome tool!!! thank you so much for sharing this.

A note to the Sketchup Programmers, weather they will read this or not, just have to say it:

Did it never occur to you that something like this should of been in the solid tool kit to begin with?!!

Do you guys ever test what you program? Put a little bit more muscle in to it, please for crying out loud!

Also try and make us some tools that don't leave fractions of tiny lines behind like that buggy follow me tool, fix it already!

Thanks. I just donated $50 to ThomThom. Keep the good work going!
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby VeniVidiVici » Wed Aug 29, 2012 12:07 am

Hi Thomas,

Thank you again for this tool (belive I've said it before) great tool.
I haven't used it in a while, and now I cant seem to get it working.
It seems to load fine but nothing happens?

I've double checked, and it is in the google sketchup 8 plugins folder...

tt_solid_inspector.rb

I also put in the newest TT_Lib2, which is in its own folder in the Plugins directory.

I still cant seem to get anything to work, I have a few objects that arent quite solids, grouped, and it loads
but I see no errors, yet it is not a solid.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

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

Postby VeniVidiVici » Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:14 am

Thomas, your tools are awesome...I got it to work, not sure what it was, guess I just needed a reboot?!
This tool has saved me countless hours of work...I will be contributing in the near future...tks again.

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

Postby thomthom » Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:35 am

VeniVidiVici wrote:I still cant seem to get anything to work, I have a few objects that arent quite solids, grouped, and it loads
but I see no errors, yet it is not a solid.

Any ideas?


I don't have an idea as of yet - you need to be more specific to what "doesn't work". No menus? Tool doesn't activate?
You see errors you say, in the Ruby Console? (If so, please post them - they would be extremely useful)
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby xiombarg » Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:41 pm

It's actually cool to see people making donations to valued plugin programmers. I'm working through a prototyping, but as soon as I make any money, I'm committed to donate accordingly.
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby voljanko » Wed Sep 05, 2012 7:22 am

VeniVidiVici wrote: I have a few objects that arent quite solids, grouped, and it loads
but I see no errors, yet it is not a solid.


Maybe you have ungroupped items mixed with grouped one.
To detect this you need a SuSolid plugin (free for only solid inspections).
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Re: [Plugin] Solid Inspector (1.1.0) — 30 June 2011

Postby Snowy » Wed Sep 05, 2012 8:44 am

Thanks a lot! Great plugin
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