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Postby martina5 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:45 pm

Hi, I am trying to install fredo tools rbz in sketchup 16, but I can't find on my laptop the roaming folder.
The path should be C: users> your username> appdata > roaming > sketchup> scketchup 2016> skecthup > plugins.

In my case after opening the AppData folder, I can just find a folder named "local".
Does anybody know where could that be, or another solution to install plugins?
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Re: can't install plugin

Postby TIG » Tue Oct 15, 2019 12:22 pm

You don't need to manually install anything into any folders.
Indeed the AppData files and folders are hidden by default, so that you don't mess with them unnecessarily !

The RBZ format was devised to simplify installation of extensions, in use since v8MR2.

In older SketchUp versions SketchUp menu [> Window on PC] > Preferences > Extensions [tab]...
In newer SketchUp menu > Window > Extension Manager [dialog]...

Click the button the 'Install' the RBZ...

In the dialog that opens, find the desired extension's RBZ, and SketchUp then processes it and extracts its files and subfolders into the correct places for you...

With some complex extensions like Fredo's you also need to install a Lib from its RBZ [get Fredo's from the PluginStore]

Once you have everything installed restart SketchUp to ensure everything gets properly synced...


Incidentally why are you using v2016 ? - v2017 is the oldest supported version and offers improved functionality over older versions...
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Re: can't install plugin

Postby orbsphere » Wed Oct 23, 2019 9:25 pm

Don't see how to install MSPhysics. Have downloaded MSP (v1.0.3) and associated Lib (v3.6.0h) files. Opening Sketchup 2017 Make and going to Window>Extension Manager there is no indication of either of these files (instructions on the MSPhysics page say to go to Window>Preferences which appears to be outdated info).
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Re: can't install plugin

Postby Dave R » Thu Oct 24, 2019 1:59 am

When you downloaded the files you should have saved them to someplace like the Downloads folder. In Extension Manager click on Install Extension in the red button at the bottom left of the window. Navigate to where you saved the files, select one of them and choose Open. Repeat for the other one. To make sure they are properly installed, quit out of SketchUp and restart it.

Better would be to install the Sketchucation Tools extension and then use the SCF Extension Store to search for and automatically install extensions. You can get it by clicking on Resources at the top of this page.
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Re: can't install plugin

Postby orbsphere » Tue Nov 05, 2019 7:43 pm

I posted a response to this but don't see that it ever got posted
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Re: can't install plugin

Postby Dave R » Thu Nov 07, 2019 4:45 pm

The only thing I see is your post to which I replied.
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