[Plugin] Align tool 3D (bug fix)

[Plugin] Align tool 3D (bug fix)

Postby Didier Bur » Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:47 pm

Hi,
Here is an updated version of my align tool with a bug fix (components were deformed when non orthogonal axis were clicked). User guide also added.
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Re: [Plugin] Align tool 3D (bug fix)

Postby bianhai » Sat Jul 12, 2008 6:53 pm

Thank you very mach! :thumb:
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Re: [Plugin] Align tool 3D (bug fix)

Postby watkins » Sat Jul 12, 2008 8:25 pm

Dear Didier,

I cannot seem to get the "Align Group/Component" option to work properly from the right-click context menu. The "Align" option works fine. When I try the "Align Group/Component" option the script first toggles on the group/component axes and then sets the starting co-ordinate system co-incident with the axes of the selected group/component(no choice given). It then asks one to define the end co-ordinate system. I was expecting to define the start co-ordinate system, as per your user guide. Also, in this mode I have to toggle off the group/component axes by going to Model Info and then deselecting the component axes option.

Is this how you intended the script to work?

Regards,
Bob
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Re: [Plugin] Align tool 3D (bug fix)

Postby watkins » Thu Jul 17, 2008 10:43 am

Dear Didier,

Have you had time to look at this?

Regards,
Bob
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Re: [Plugin] Align tool 3D (bug fix)

Postby Edson » Thu Jul 17, 2008 12:34 pm

watkins wrote:Dear Didier,

I cannot seem to get the "Align Group/Component" option to work properly from the right-click context menu. The "Align" option works fine. When I try the "Align Group/Component" option the script first toggles on the group/component axes and then sets the starting co-ordinate system co-incident with the axes of the selected group/component(no choice given). It then asks one to define the end co-ordinate system. I was expecting to define the start co-ordinate system, as per your user guide. Also, in this mode I have to toggle off the group/component axes by going to Model Info and then deselecting the component axes option.

Is this how you intended the script to work?

Regards,
Bob

bob,

i also wondered about that but later realized i was not 'working properly'. in many cases all you need is to set the ending system; in this cases go for align group/component (as it takes the axis alignment of the group/component as the origin system); it saves you half of the work involved in the process. in cases when you do need to set the origin, then choose align and set both systems. does it make sense to you?
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Re: [Plugin] Align tool 3D (bug fix)

Postby watkins » Thu Jul 17, 2008 3:11 pm

Dear Edson,

Yes, that does make sense. It also makes me think more carefully about the axes when creating a component.

Thanks for your interest.

Kind regards,
Bob
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Re: [Plugin] Align tool 3D (bug fix)

Postby Didier Bur » Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:02 pm

Edson,
You've understand ALL (and explained it clearly too).
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Re: [Plugin] Align tool 3D (bug fix)

Postby Magnus123 » Sat May 15, 2010 9:25 am

Ohh Thanks Didier this will come veeeery handy for me! :berserk:
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Re: [Plugin] Align tool 3D (bug fix)

Postby SU Reviewer » Sun May 30, 2010 8:18 pm

Great plugin! I have been l;ooking for something like this :berserk:

At first it was tough to use but I got used to it. I made a little instructional animation enjoy..
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Re: [Plugin] Align tool 3D (bug fix)

Postby Design Tech » Fri Sep 03, 2010 2:28 pm

Hi,

I am trying to install the Align tool in sketchup pro 7 on a mac. I followed the simple instruction in the PDF file but still cant seem to get it to work.

What am i missing here, or what am i doing wrong?

I put the file in my plugins folder and restarted sketchup, but dont see where the tool shows up to use?

please help
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Re: [Plugin] Align tool 3D (bug fix)

Postby Didier Bur » Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:05 am

Hi,

Doc says: "...you'll find a menu item under the "Tools" menu",..."if you select some entities and right-click, you'll find an "Align" option in the context menu, "if you select a group or a component and right-click, you'll find an "Align group/component" option in the context menu".

So if you don't have any of these opttions in your menus, there is something wrong.

Please open the Ruby Console and type: $align_loaded (Enter)
Please report what it says then.

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Re: [Plugin] Align tool 3D (bug fix)

Postby Panoplos » Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:14 am

Hello Didier,

I am also trying to install this on the Mac Version of Sketchup Pro 7. The plugins folder contains files with extensions of .plugin, not .rb. I tried both using the .rb and .plugin extensions with no luck.

When typing $align_loaded in the Ruby Console, the variable is nil.

Perhaps there has been some change the to plugin format in version 7?

I am looking forward to using this tool, so your support is much appreciated!
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Re: [Plugin] Align tool 3D (bug fix)

Postby jeff hammond » Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:22 am

Panoplos wrote:Hello Didier,

I am also trying to install this on the Mac Version of Sketchup Pro 7. The plugins folder contains files with extensions of .plugin, not .rb. I tried both using the .rb and .plugin extensions with no luck.

When typing $align_loaded in the Ruby Console, the variable is nil.

Perhaps there has been some change the to plugin format in version 7?

I am looking forward to using this tool, so your support is much appreciated!

yikes panoplos, you're in the wrong spot..

if your 'plugins' folder is showing .plugin files then you're at

applications folder > sketchup.app > (show package contents) > contents > plugins..
that's the actual app and those 'plugins' are the file importer/exporters..

ruby plugins go here:

Macintosh HD> Library> Application Support> Google SketchUp (#)> SketchUp> plugins

try that out instead.
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Re: [Plugin] Align tool 3D (bug fix)

Postby irsa » Sun Apr 24, 2011 7:37 am

thank you so much, its so useful
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Re: [Plugin] Align tool 3D (bug fix)

Postby simon le bon » Thu Apr 28, 2011 10:55 pm

Hi!
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Re: [Plugin] Align tool 3D (bug fix)

Postby pilou » Thu Apr 28, 2011 11:57 pm

hadn't noticed its interest

Indispensable as soon as you have some objects who are not regulary oriented! ;)
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Re: [Plugin] Align tool 3D (bug fix)

Postby alexdobras » Thu May 12, 2011 9:33 pm

thank you !
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Re: [Plugin] Align tool 3D (bug fix)

Postby jbrfrk » Sat Sep 10, 2011 8:51 am

really useful.... thanks
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Re: [Plugin] Align tool 3D (bug fix)

Postby archman212 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:52 am

fantastic..i have been looking for this one... :thumb:
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Re: [Plugin] Align tool 3D (bug fix)

Postby Omez » Mon Nov 28, 2011 1:51 pm

THANK YOU! :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
I even not trying it yet, but i believe its very useful... once again, Thanks! :)
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Re: [Plugin] Align tool 3D (bug fix)

Postby john2 » Thu Jan 05, 2012 3:50 pm

couldn't understand 4m the pdf. :( is there any video tutorial :roll:
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Re: [Plugin] Align tool 3D (bug fix)

Postby Didier Bur » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:18 pm

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Re: [Plugin] Align tool 3D (bug fix)

Postby Ken » Thu Jan 05, 2012 6:36 pm


Didier

Not asking anything to be changed, however it took me some time to determine that what you call the "X axis" and "Y axis" can be any particular orientation. I was always trying to determine what the "X and Y axis" were while using the plugin. Lead to much frustration.

I always wanted to be able to get inside the plugin and change the "X" to "1" and the "Y" to "2". To me that would have been more logical to remember, I wanted the "1's" and "2's" to align with each other.

Thank you for your contribution.

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Re: [Plugin] Align tool 3D (bug fix)

Postby Didier Bur » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:22 am

Hi Ken,
You can also think that X represent the red axis, Y the green axis, just as when you locate/translate/rotate the SU axis system.
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Re: [Plugin] Align tool 3D (bug fix)

Postby raineysky » Sat Jan 07, 2012 2:20 am

Ken,

:thumb:

I really like your idea too because I'm not use to the "x,y,z" language yet. Just now getting orientated in the 3d space :)

Thank You for the plugin Mr. Didier Bur.
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Re: [Plugin] Align tool 3D (bug fix)

Postby kevinbearshu » Wed Feb 08, 2012 3:33 am

Thank you very mach!
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Re: [Plugin] Align tool 3D (bug fix)

Postby wodur » Tue Mar 20, 2012 7:25 pm

it's an impressive plugin, almost equal to the Autocad's align tool. Autocad can scale the objet as it aligns, is it possible to do that with this plugin?
Thanks for your work, all of you are making sketchup a very advanced tool.
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Re: [Plugin] Align tool 3D (bug fix)

Postby seebe » Thu Apr 26, 2012 2:33 pm

Thank you so much for this tool. You have saved me so much time.
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Re: [Plugin] Align tool 3D (bug fix)

Postby Didier Bur » Thu Apr 26, 2012 3:33 pm

@seebe: you're welcome :sketchstatic:
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Re: [Plugin] Align tool 3D (bug fix)

Postby Trogluddite » Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:06 am

D'oh moment for me! :oops:
I spent so long trying to align things using the rotate/protractor tools - when all I needed to do was type "Align" into the search box and intall this super plugin!

Many thanks Didier, you have made my Sketchuping so much easier!
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