[Plugin] Trilateration (Update)

[Plugin] Trilateration (Update)

Postby Didier Bur » Sat May 31, 2008 5:17 pm

Hi all,
Here is a script to draw triangles when you know the 3 lengths of the sides.
Bep beta-tested it and suggested some improvements. So consider it still a beta.
PDF Doc included.
Regards,

Updated June 8th: settings to keep/erase geometry and guides available.

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Re: [Plugin] Trilateration

Postby pilou » Sat May 31, 2008 5:36 pm

Seems cool :enlight: :thumb:

And the circle quadrature will be the next? :lol:
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Re: [Plugin] Trilateration

Postby Bep » Sat May 31, 2008 7:33 pm

Hi Didier,

Nice to see the Beta-release.

Greetings,

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Re: [Plugin] Trilateration (Update)

Postby Didier Bur » Sun Jun 08, 2008 2:27 pm

Updated today with settings. See top.
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Re: [Plugin] Trilateration (Update)

Postby kwistenbiebel » Sun Jun 08, 2008 3:54 pm

Looks nifty, but could someone explain for what purposes this is to be used?
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Re: [Plugin] Trilateration (Update)

Postby Bep » Sun Jun 08, 2008 9:11 pm

Didier Bur wrote:Updated today with settings. See top.


Hi Didier,

You must be clairvoyant.
You worked out this part of my sugestions exactly as I wished it to be.
And that far better as I described it.
I'v got the feeling we are insync on this.

Thanks, and greetings,
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Re: [Plugin] Trilateration (Update)

Postby Didier Bur » Mon Jun 09, 2008 2:59 pm

Looks nifty, but could someone explain for what purposes this is to be used?

All is in the name: trilateration and in the doc: "intended to draw triangles when 3 sides lengths are known".
Useful to draw non-orthogonal room plans based on telemeter triangular measures, for instance, survey, amoung other apps.
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Re: [Plugin] Trilateration (Update)

Postby jstanton8869 » Tue May 20, 2014 12:34 pm

Hi,

I've been using this plugin for several years and it's VERY useful. How can I install it on Sketchup 2014? If it doesn't work is there an alternative plugin that does trilateration which I use for survey data

Thanks

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Re: [Plugin] Trilateration (Update)

Postby Myrillan » Mon Jun 30, 2014 2:28 pm

Please, really need an update for Sketchup 2014

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Re: [Plugin] Trilateration (Update)

Postby sdmitch » Mon Jun 30, 2014 10:04 pm

I think it is the same problem as with most of Didier Bur's scrambled plugins. You need to edit the code at the end as described in this post.

viewtopic.php?f=323&t=12354&start=60#p513679
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Re: [Plugin] Trilateration (Update)

Postby jstanton8869 » Tue Jul 01, 2014 1:08 pm

sdmitch wrote:I think it is the same problem as with most of Didier Bur's scrambled plugins. You need to edit the code at the end as described in this post.

viewtopic.php?f=323&t=12354&start=60#p513679


Excellent, Thank you so much - it worked perfectly for me. :fecstatic:
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Postby GMthompson » Fri Sep 12, 2014 7:53 pm

This plugin has been a awesome tool for me in the past, I do architectural metals, canopies, awnings, tension structures and many other miscellaneous adventures,

Is there a compatibility issue with 2014 as i cannot seem to install this wonderful tool, no complaints she still works fine in 2013

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Re: [Plugin] Trilateration (Update)

Postby Dave R » Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:25 pm

As with many of Didier Bur's very useful plugins, it probably needs updating. He seems to be very busy in other areas and hasn't updated them, though. There's a little editing that might possibly make it work in SU2014. I'll see if I can find the thread where it was mentioned although someone else may beat me to it.
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Re: [Plugin] Trilateration (Update)

Postby Dave R » Fri Sep 12, 2014 8:38 pm

Found it. Take a look at this post by TIG. I'll bet the same editing he recommends will fix the issue here, too. I haven't looked but that seems to be a common thing with Didier's plugins.

Or you could have just read the post above yours. :roll:
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Re: [Plugin] Trilateration (Update)

Postby GMthompson » Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:11 pm

Dave R wrote:Found it. Take a look at this post by TIG. I'll bet the same editing he recommends will fix the issue here, too. I haven't looked but that seems to be a common thing with Didier's plugins.

Or you could have just read the post above yours. :roll:


Thanks Dave, me finding time to edit the source would be awesome, but i have 0 time on my hands and learning new things becomes a uncontrollable addiction for me......lol, it works still in 2013

This tool is a life saver if you use SU for field construction with compound overlapping scalene triangles, :thumb: this helps me bring together realistic overlapping geometry and its pretty easy to use
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Re: [Plugin] Trilateration (Update)

Postby Box » Fri Sep 19, 2014 4:17 pm

It takes less time to edit the rb than it would have taken you to write that you don't have the time to do it.
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Re: [Plugin] Trilateration (Update)

Postby TIG » Tue Nov 04, 2014 7:19 pm

Didier has agreed that I might update some of his Plugins in the PluginStore.
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It is now compatible with v2014/2015.
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Re: [Plugin] Trilateration (Update)

Postby rowseeoh » Fri May 29, 2015 12:37 am

Total noob here. The instructions in this zip file ARE EVERYTHING! thank you
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Re: [Plugin] Trilateration (Update)

Postby obones » Tue Mar 22, 2016 2:11 pm

Hello,

This plugin seems amazing but I could not get it to work with Sketchup 2016.
I mean, it installs properly, it shows up in the menu.
I then started using, placed the first end, then the second and finally I entered the two values separated by a semicolon as requested in the status bar.
I then pressed enter and nothing happens, the triangle does not draw. However, I can see that Sketchup is now using one CPU core fully.
Is there something I should look at to make it work with Sketchup 2016?
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Re: [Plugin] Trilateration (Update)

Postby Dave R » Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:42 am

I just installed it in SU2016 and it worked for me. Are you sure you are following the prompts at the bottom of the screen?
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Re: [Plugin] Trilateration (Update)

Postby obones » Fri Mar 25, 2016 1:44 pm

Yes, I do, but debugging it, I found out what's wrong:

Basically, I input values that would give a really thin triangle and so are "out of range" for the computation to work. It thus calls UI.messagebox to display an error message.
However, on my system, this dialog box is showing behind the main Sketchup GUI, meaning I can't see it.
The only way to bring it back on top is to Alt-Tab to other applications and back.
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