Double-Cut - Cut through double-sided walls

Re: Double-Cut - Cut through double-sided walls

Postby utiler » Sun Jul 02, 2017 11:22 pm

Whaat wrote:Thanks for your input, halroach.

Yes, this is a known issue. We hope to be able to improve it in the future. The recommended workflow is to use the Double-cut explode locked groups option (right-click menu) after you have finalized the position of your door. Then, you can easily erase the un-wanted faces at the base of the door.



Yes this has always been an issue with components cutting a solid at the edge... in this case a sill.

I've thought for ages that any any attempt at solving the puzzle of cutting through walls [ie solids] would be done with .... eh, solid tools. The subtract tool removes the section of wall to make the opening and when the opening is removed the subtract tool is reversed.

I am no programmer so wouldn't know if that can even be done but it just seems logical to me.
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Re: Double-Cut - Cut through double-sided walls

Postby valerostudio » Wed Jul 12, 2017 4:08 pm

10 YEARS I have been asking for this tool and its finally here!!! TAKE MY MONEY!!!!
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Re: Double-Cut - Cut through double-sided walls

Postby Whaat » Mon Aug 21, 2017 9:00 pm

UPDATE: Double-cut now offers a 15 day free trial.
https://mindsightstudios.com/double-cut/
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Re: Double-Cut - Cut through double-sided walls

Postby halroach » Thu Sep 07, 2017 11:39 am

I think I found a bug which causes Sketchup to crash. I seem to have narrowed it down to double-cut, and specific dynamic components. It happened to me on 3 different PCs with windows 10 and Sketchup 2017.

To recreate the crash:
  1. pull into the model attached dynamic component. It's a table from Sketchup's Dynamic Components Training collection.
  2. right click > save as > save it to the desktop
  3. Drag and drop the newly saved component into the same sketchup model where the original is in.
  4. scale the new component > Crash!

Best if more people check to be sure it's this plugin and not something else...
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Re: Double-Cut - Cut through double-sided walls

Postby Whaat » Fri Sep 08, 2017 3:15 pm

halroach wrote:I think I found a bug which causes Sketchup to crash. I seem to have narrowed it down to double-cut, and specific dynamic components. It happened to me on 3 different PCs with windows 10 and Sketchup 2017.

To recreate the crash:
  1. pull into the model attached dynamic component. It's a table from Sketchup's Dynamic Components Training collection.
  2. right click > save as > save it to the desktop
  3. Drag and drop the newly saved component into the same sketchup model where the original is in.
  4. scale the new component > Crash!

Best if more people check to be sure it's this plugin and not something else...

Thank you very much for the report! We will check it out
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Re: Double-Cut - Cut through double-sided walls

Postby snowz » Fri Mar 09, 2018 3:14 pm

Nice but Is this possible insert windows into the wall, not on the wall ?
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Re: Double-Cut - Cut through double-sided walls

Postby pbacot » Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:16 pm

snowz wrote:Nice but Is this possible insert windows into the wall, not on the wall ?


If you mean to recess the window frame more in the wall, I think that really depends on how you make the component. In the video you see a simple cutting rectangle component makes a simple 3d hole. The geometry for the window frame that you create in the component could be anywhere in relation to the cutting plane.
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Re: Double-Cut - Cut through double-sided walls

Postby Raggith » Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:36 am

Just downloaded and tried Double Cut. 2 Big problems though;
1) It works great until you group the wall, then it reverts to single cut native mode.
2) Section fill (both Skalp and Native SI) does not work with Double Cut. i assume this is because the internal cut faces of the opening are grouped with the window (cutting object) not the wall (the object being cut.
It would be a great pluggin that I'd definitely buy if they fixed these issues.
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Re: Double-Cut - Cut through double-sided walls

Postby jasondag » Tue Sep 03, 2019 5:14 pm

Has anyone had issues installing / getting double-cut to work? I purchased and added the extension using the extension manager,and although it shows to be installed, enabled (and even shows up under 'Extensions' as an option on the pull down ribbon), but the pull down menue task list is all greyed out except 'Licence...'. What am I missing?
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Re: Double-Cut - Cut through double-sided walls

Postby juju » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:32 pm

jasondag wrote:Has anyone had issues installing / getting double-cut to work? I purchased and added the extension using the extension manager,and although it shows to be installed, enabled (and even shows up under 'Extensions' as an option on the pull down ribbon), but the pull down menue task list is all greyed out except 'Licence...'. What am I missing?

have you added the licence?
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Re: Double-Cut - Cut through double-sided walls

Postby jasondag » Tue Sep 03, 2019 7:40 pm

thx for responding.

Yes, licence installed, rebooted..etc. The drop down menu seems to work but the options are all greyed out. I'm admittedly very new to this, but despite all the component tutorial videos I've seen (creating the object within a wall, creating component, etc...), I cant figure out what I'm missing for the ext to work.
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Re: Double-Cut - Cut through double-sided walls

Postby Whaat » Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:36 pm

Raggith wrote:Just downloaded and tried Double Cut. 2 Big problems though;
1) It works great until you group the wall, then it reverts to single cut native mode.
2) Section fill (both Skalp and Native SI) does not work with Double Cut. i assume this is because the internal cut faces of the opening are grouped with the window (cutting object) not the wall (the object being cut.
It would be a great pluggin that I'd definitely buy if they fixed these issues.


Hi Raggith, thanks for your interest in Double-Cut.


1) Best to group the wall first, then double-click it and bring in the cutting component. If this isn't your preferred way to work, that's fine. After grouping the wall and cutting component, you just need to use the Double-Cut refresh feature to redo the cuts. It's another step, but it's really quick.
2) You need to use the explode feature in Double-Cut if you want to work with filled section cuts. This is a limitation of SketchUp cutting components. But if you use the explode feature, the sections cuts will work as expected.

Please check out our new tutorials which go into detail for how to use the various tools.
https://mindsightstudios.com/double-cut/
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Re: Double-Cut - Cut through double-sided walls

Postby Whaat » Wed Sep 25, 2019 3:39 pm

jasondag wrote:thx for responding.

Yes, licence installed, rebooted..etc. The drop down menu seems to work but the options are all greyed out. I'm admittedly very new to this, but despite all the component tutorial videos I've seen (creating the object within a wall, creating component, etc...), I cant figure out what I'm missing for the ext to work.

Hi Jason,
I assume you are the same Jason that sent us a support request. It seems that you were using the old Double-Cut version that included the right-click context menu. If you update to the new version 1.1.0, you will find it much easier to use. We made a lot of nice improvements so it should be more intuitive.

Plus we added some new high-quality tutorials!

Thanks for your interest in Double-Cut
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Re: Double-Cut - Cut through double-sided walls

Postby Whaat » Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:52 am

halroach wrote:I think I found a bug which causes Sketchup to crash. I seem to have narrowed it down to double-cut, and specific dynamic components. It happened to me on 3 different PCs with windows 10 and Sketchup 2017.

Hi Halroach. We looked into this bug report but we could not reproduce it using version 1.1.0.

Have you tried the new version? Maybe the crash has been resolved.

Thanks!
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