[Plugin] HouseBuilder metric 1.2

[Plugin] HouseBuilder metric 1.2

Postby Didier Bur » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:43 pm

A new version of this must-have developed by Steve Hurlbutt (and me for the toolbar, estimates, metric versions).
Enjoy !

Thread: http://www.sketchucation.com/forums/scf/viewtopic.php?f=127&t=1735


A new set of PNG icons made starting from an OK running template. They should display OK on any platform, or I am going crazy...
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Re: HouseBuilder metric 1.2

Postby juju » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:43 pm

Real sweet, thx Didier! ;)
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Re: HouseBuilder metric 1.2

Postby kmead » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:44 pm

I have run into a bit of a problem:

Error Loading File HouseBuilder_extension.rb
private method `split' called for nil:NilClass

I run on Mac OSX so that may be some part of the issue. Is there something else I should have loaded?

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Re: HouseBuilder metric 1.2

Postby samtsham » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:45 pm

Same here:
kmead wrote:I have run into a bit of a problem:
Error Loading File HouseBuilder_extension.rb
private method `split' called for nil:NilClass


Also on a Mac, and can also not get many other scripts to display (see separate post in Ruby-board).

Any other Mac-users lucky with this one? Thanks ...

SAM from Vienna.

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Re: HouseBuilder metric 1.2

Postby Didier Bur » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:46 pm

Hi,
I think it's a path problem. To locate the Housebuilder path on your system, it first tries to locate where SU is installed, then it goes to the plugins folder, then to the Housebuilder folder, to read the sections text file.

su_path = Sketchup.find_support_file("Sketchup.exe").split("Sketchup.exe")[0]

This is the offending line of the script, because I suppose there's no ".exe" file on a Mac, right ?
Please tell me where SU is installed by default on a Mac system and I'll try to solve this issue.
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Re: HouseBuilder metric 1.2

Postby Haggai » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:47 pm

I just wanted to now if there is in view the possility to do angle walls ( not only 90 degres)?
I really like the ruby. it is very easy to use even my boy ten is builden an amazing house with it. I just see how everything is increasing so fast with all the rubys, that is why i am asking, maybe also curved walls?

thank for all the work you are doing for the Sketchup Community I have been looking here and there for a while now and I appreciate all that has been done.

Merci beaucoup

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Re: HouseBuilder metric 1.2

Postby Francois » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:48 pm

Didier Bur wrote:Hi,
I think it's a path problem. To locate the Housebuilder path on your system, it first tries to locate where SU is installed, then it goes to the plugins folder, then to the Housebuilder folder, to read the sections text file.

su_path = Sketchup.find_support_file("Sketchup.exe").split("Sketchup.exe")[0]

This is the offending line of the script, because I suppose there's no ".exe" file on a Mac, right ?
Please tell me where SU is installed by default on a Mac system and I'll try to solve this issue.
Regards,


Didier,
I also have the same error message with HB metric 1.2 (on a Mac). But if this can help, HB metric v1.1 is working correctly for me. So, normally, the path used for 1.1 should work with 1.2
Otherwise, I think the default location for SU is /Applications/Google Sketchup 6/ and the name is SketchUp.app

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Re: HouseBuilder metric 1.2

Postby John Sayers » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:49 pm

Didier - as I've said before Housebuilder is a great resource. :)

Unfortunately I have a problem with the new metric version. I work in both imperial and in metric depending on the client's format. I installed the metric and it works for metric, but won't work in imperial so I've uninstalled it and gone back to the imperial version because it did work in metric.

Is it possible to have both in one program with a selection between the two systems??

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Re: HouseBuilder metric 1.2

Postby Didier Bur » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:49 pm

Hi John,
I will rework the script when back from holidays :P !
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Re: HouseBuilder metric 1.2

Postby John Sayers » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:50 pm

Thanks mate - I'd really appreciate that. It's the best Ruby script of all. :)

BTW - I'm still confused between Header Height and Door Height in the door script. Surely they are the same thing.

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Re: HouseBuilder metric 1.2

Postby AcesHigh » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:51 pm

Didier, seeing you are from France, I have two questions:

1- you did make the feet/inches version before the metric one????

2 - the house builder tool is mostly useful to these woodframe houses which are most common in US/Canada. In France most houses use bricks, dont they?

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Re: HouseBuilder metric 1.2

Postby TIG » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:51 pm

AcesHigh wrote:Didier, seeing you are from France, I have two questions:

1- you did make the feet/inches version before the metric one????

2 - the house builder tool is mostly useful to these wood-frame houses which are most common in US/Canada. In France most houses use bricks, don't they?


The House Builder tool set was developed a couple of years ago by Steve Hurlbut in the US - it was in '&", BUT Didier metricated it more recently... It meant changing all of the timber sizes, dialogs and so on so it took a while.
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Re: HouseBuilder metric 1.2

Postby Didier Bur » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:52 pm

Hi,
TIG is right, and as I said at the top of this thread: "this must-have developed by Steve Hurlbutt (and me for the toolbar, estimates, metric versions)".
That's why it has been developed in feets first.

In France most houses use bricks, dont they?

Yes and no, it depends where the house is: bricks in the North, natural stone almost everywhere, concrete and concrete blocks in suburban areas, wood in the south-west and in all mountainous areas.
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Re: HouseBuilder metric 1.2

Postby AcesHigh » Tue Nov 20, 2007 7:52 pm

thanks.

Living in Brazil, where woodframe is almost non-existant, I use only the roof function of it, since many roofs from brick/concrete houses are done with wood frame/trussers, whatever :)

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Re: HouseBuilder metric 1.2

Postby aadbuild » Sat Jan 05, 2008 10:11 am

Hi all, I have been following the thread with house builder and I am having problems loading house builder as well. I am using a P.C and I have dropped house builder in the plugins folder and when I start Sketchup I come up with the following message:
No such file to load -- HouseBuilder/HouseBuilderTool.rbError Loading File HouseBuilder_extension.rb
(eval):36:in `readlines': No such file or directory - C:/Program Files/Google/Sketchup 6/Plugins\HouseBuilder\housebuilder_sections.txt
I have tried sevral variations but I have had no luck. Is there any one who could steer me in the right direction. I am looking forward to see what house builder can do. Your help will be much appreciated. :D
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Re: HouseBuilder metric 1.2

Postby Didier Bur » Sat Jan 05, 2008 1:35 pm

Hi,
if you have correctly unzipped the package in your Plugins folder, there should'nt be any problem.
Check that you have:
- HouseBuilder_extension.rb in your Plugins folder
- a sub-folder named "HouseBuilder" with 2 other .rb files in it and a lot of png's and gif's as well. A .txt file is also there, with the wood sections listed in it.

Read the readme.txt file for further details.
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Re: HouseBuilder metric 1.2

Postby abumail » Wed Jan 23, 2008 11:19 am

Dera Didier,
Your Script is very useful and funny,
I have a doubt about the timber (beam) on top of the windows and door.
If i put door or windows it's result vertical, Shouldn't be horizontal?
Thank you in advance for your kind attention,
Giovanni
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Re: HouseBuilder metric 1.2

Postby Anssi » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:02 pm

Giovanni,

I think it is a matter of both local convention and structural strength. When I was taught about framing (half a zillion years ago) I was told to put the beam vertically. So from my point of view this should be correct.

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Re: HouseBuilder metric 1.2

Postby Didier Bur » Wed Jan 23, 2008 9:48 pm

I agree with Anssi.
But I want also say that it is NOT my script. The original was coded by S. Hurlbutt, I only tweaked it to metric units and parametric sections...
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Re: HouseBuilder metric 1.2

Postby dayakar78@mac.com » Wed Jul 16, 2008 5:14 am

Didier Bur wrote:Hi,
if you have correctly unzipped the package in your Plugins folder, there should'nt be any problem.
Check that you have:
- HouseBuilder_extension.rb in your Plugins folder
- a sub-folder named "HouseBuilder" with 2 other .rb files in it and a lot of png's and gif's as well. A .txt file is also there, with the wood sections listed in it.

Read the readme.txt file for further details.


Hi Didier,

I have unzipped HouseBuilder_metric_12.zip in the Plugins folder. The HouseBuilder_extension.rb and sub-folder "HouseBuilder" are there as described by you. When I launch SketchUp, I still get the following error.

"Error Loading File HouseBuilder_extension.rb private method split called for nil:NilClass"

Could you please advice me to resolve this issue.

I am using SketchUp Pro v6.0 on iMac, Mac os x 10.5.4.

Thanks,
Dayakar
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Re: [Plugin] HouseBuilder metric 1.2

Postby Didier Bur » Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:07 am

Hi,
I'm puzzled because the "split" method is called several dozens of times in the code so I can't localize exactly where there's something wrong at startup. Maybe it's a Mac issue. Do you have a file "housebuilder_sections.txt in the HouseBuilder folder ? I guess yes...
Give me some time to search...But take a look at the top of this thread, other people on Mac have the same issue as yours.
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Re: [Plugin] HouseBuilder metric 1.2

Postby pav_3j » Wed Jul 16, 2008 10:40 am

wow, thank you very much! this is awesome

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Re: [Plugin] HouseBuilder metric 1.2

Postby dayakar78@mac.com » Wed Jul 16, 2008 1:22 pm

Didier Bur wrote:Hi,
I'm puzzled because the "split" method is called several dozens of times in the code so I can't localize exactly where there's something wrong at startup. Maybe it's a Mac issue. Do you have a file "housebuilder_sections.txt in the HouseBuilder folder ? I guess yes...
Give me some time to search...But take a look at the top of this thread, other people on Mac have the same issue as yours.


Hi Didier,

Thank you for the response. Yes, I do have have housebuilder_sections.txt in the HouseBuilder subfolder. This script is very useful, I saw the demo of this script at http://sites.google.com/site/3dbasecamp2008/all-sessions-2008/maxing-out-your-productivity-with-ruby-scripts.

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Re: [Plugin] HouseBuilder metric 1.2

Postby thinkbuild » Wed Jul 16, 2008 9:03 pm

Greetings to all.

Didier, just a quick note - I just wanted you to know that I am also having the same issues with my mac.

"Error Loading File HouseBuilder_extension.rb
private method `split' called for nil:NilClass"

Any ideas?

I tried to look for the "offending line" in the script but I quickly became confused. Is it "HouseBuilder_extension.rb", (which is not scrambled)
or "HouseBuilder.rb", or "HouseBuilderTool.rb" (both of which are scrambled)?

Please advise. I'm sure many of us in the Mac community would be very appreciative if we could get this to work!

cheers from Berlin,

Jason
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Re: [Plugin] HouseBuilder metric 1.2

Postby Didier Bur » Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:15 pm

Hi
It is probably in "HouseBuilder_extension.rb" there.
I suspect this line is the offending one:

su_path = Sketchup.find_support_file("Sketchup.exe").split("Sketchup.exe")[0]

because there's no exe files on Mac, and they are located elsewhere. So su_path variable is nil, and when the script tries to locate the txt sections files, the su_path is splitted starting from a nil value, which raises error. (hope i'm clear :oops: )
I'll take a look at this asap, but I'm very busy these days... Here is my todo list, apart from corporate devs:

Terrain reshaper
Housebuilder for Mac
Transformer keys positions
Align tool -> copy option
Extrudelinesalongpath (follow me for lines)
SU2STL & Heightfield_gen : binary tests
Instancing brush for compo spray
SU2POV mat editor sliders

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Re: [Plugin] HouseBuilder metric 1.2

Postby thinkbuild » Thu Jul 17, 2008 6:31 pm

bonjour didier ...

ok, i will see what i can do to make it work. note i am a total non-programmer, but maybe i'll have some luck and you can strike it off your list! i'll report back when i know if i have any success or not ;)

a bientôt!

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Re: [Plugin] HouseBuilder metric 1.2

Postby thinkbuild » Fri Jul 18, 2008 6:27 am

Cher Didier,

Bonjour! Alors, here's the report: I can't find the line you are talking about in the script. Pas trouve! It must be in one of the two scrambled files. Je regrete! Please advise if there is another way I can help!

best wishes from Berlin,

Jason
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Re: [Plugin] HouseBuilder metric 1.2

Postby Hazza » Sun Sep 28, 2008 5:22 am

Is it possible to change this so that the wall (or whatever) you just created is undone in one go?
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Re: [Plugin] HouseBuilder metric 1.2

Postby =Mr Planet= » Mon Oct 27, 2008 8:59 pm

Hi! i want to delete housebuilder from my computer but it says it is being used by another person when sketchup is closed,can someone tell me what's happening?,thanks
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What is HouseBuilder metric 1.2

Postby flo » Thu Nov 06, 2008 6:55 am

I got here when I was looking for the answer to the post How do I print ti scale in SketchUp? I didn't find the answer but I found u guys talking about housebuilder. What is that?
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