[Plugin] Recall last tool v1.2

[Plugin] Recall last tool v1.2

Postby Matt666 » Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:08 pm

Hi all!
This plugin can recall last tool used. Based on this request.
You can use native Sketchup Shortcut function to add a new shortcut. I use F2!
;)
All suggestions are welcomed!!

[EDIT1] This plugin is not compatible with Mac. Sorry. See below if you want to know why. A SU bug for Mac users.
[EDIT2] v1.2 -> 09/04/2009 : Observer was not always activated before using tool. Thank you Simon Le Bon!
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Re: [Plugin] Recall last tool

Postby jmmad » Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:12 pm

Thxs Matt works great with Key shortcuts :berserk:
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Re: [Plugin] Recall last tool

Postby RickW » Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:34 pm

Matt,

Nice work. My suggestion would be to use class variables (@@Matt_Model_Toolid, @@Matt_Model_Toolid2) or instance variables (@Matt_Model_Toolid, @Matt_Model_Toolid2) rather than global variables. Note that class variables must be declared right after the class is declared:
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   class Matt_Observer < Sketchup::ToolsObserver
      @@Matt_Model_Toolid = nil
      @@Matt_Model_Toolid2 = nil
      def onActiveToolChanged (tools_object, toolname, toolid)
         # ETC...

but instance variables can be delcared anywhere in the class methods.
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Re: [Plugin] Recall last tool

Postby Matt666 » Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:42 pm

Hi Rick!
Thank you for the comment, I've updated the code... ;)
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Re: [Plugin] Recall last tool

Postby EarthMover » Thu Feb 19, 2009 2:27 am

Hey Matt - You are eternally my friend! Thanks for listening to my request. I'm sure it will be useful to many!
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Re: [Plugin] Recall last tool

Postby Matt666 » Thu Feb 19, 2009 7:46 am

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Re: [Plugin] Recall last tool

Postby pilou » Wed Feb 25, 2009 12:27 pm

Astucieux! :fro:
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Re: [Plugin] Recall last tool

Postby Matt666 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 2:40 pm

Merci Pilou ;)
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Re: [Plugin] Recall last tool

Postby Edson » Wed Feb 25, 2009 3:43 pm

matt,

here we go again. unless i do not know how to use your new script, it is not working on mac! sorry...
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Re: [Plugin] Recall last tool

Postby Matt666 » Wed Feb 25, 2009 4:55 pm

Hi Edson... I hope you do not know!! I'm cursed...

So : Draw a :circle: . Draw a :rectangle: . Press space bar for :select: .
Go to Plugins/Recall last tool. Rectangle tool is now recalled.

If it does not work, can you open your ruby console, and try again, please?
And, at last, can you call rectangle tool, and try to copy this code in the ruby console ?
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Sketchup.send_action(21022)
This code calls selection tool.
Thank you Edson. And sorry for the inconvenience.
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Re: [Plugin] Recall last tool

Postby Edson » Wed Feb 25, 2009 5:27 pm

matt,

it did not work. i had done it that way before. below is the ruby console reading.

glad to help you. keep your requests coming.
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Re: [Plugin] Recall last tool

Postby Burkhard » Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:02 pm

I read a lot /users/mahfuz... ;)
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Re: [Plugin] Recall last tool

Postby pecan » Wed Feb 25, 2009 10:18 pm

Matt666 wrote:Hi Edson... I hope you do not know!! I'm cursed...
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Sketchup.send_action(21022)
This code calls selection tool.
Thank you Edson. And sorry for the inconvenience.


On differenct OS's, even the same OS with different menus, that magic number will have changed.

What's wrong with Sketchup.send_action(selectSelectionTool:);

When the menu structure is updated, then the call will still work even tho the menu id has changed.
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Re: [Plugin] Recall last tool

Postby simon le bon » Wed Feb 25, 2009 11:32 pm

Bravo Matt !!
at the very beginning of my learning SketchUp, I was surprised not to have this feature at disposal. And then I was accustomed to always recall my tools. And Here comes your ruby. It is as if suddenly we had won a great lightness. (F2 is great)

it already belongs to my toolbox. :thumb: :thumb: :-)simon
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Re: [Plugin] Recall last tool

Postby Matt666 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:19 am

Merci Simon ! ;)
pecan wrote:On different OS's, even the same OS with different menus, that magic number will have changed.
Hi pecan! Are you sure of that? I use only two different numbers in my code. The rest is a recall of the last number used.
But there's a biiig problem with Mac... On Mac, function "send_action" does not accept integers. Only strings! :(

Edson wrote:It did not work. i had done it that way before. below is the ruby console reading.
Thank you Edson!
Ouch. I will try to find a solution. Can you test this code below, please?
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Sketchup.send_action("21022")
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Re: [Plugin] Recall last tool

Postby Edson » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:23 pm

it looks good!
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Re: [Plugin] Recall last tool

Postby Matt666 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:39 pm

Ok. But if you have rectangle tool called, when you copy and validate the code, is the selection tool activated?
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Re: [Plugin] Recall last tool

Postby Edson » Thu Feb 26, 2009 12:58 pm

i drew a rectangle, then pressed the space bar, then used the script from the menu. the result is in the picture.
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Re: [Plugin] Recall last tool

Postby Matt666 » Thu Feb 26, 2009 1:58 pm

Sorry Edson, and all mac users. But I can't do anything with this bug. :( Function 'send_action' doesn't accept integers (so tool IDs) on Mac.
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Re: [Plugin] Recall last tool

Postby pecan » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:12 pm

Result from SU ruby console

(eval)
result = Sketchup.send_action "selectSelectionTool:"
true

I was in error suggesting it was a num.
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Re: [Plugin] Recall last tool

Postby pecan » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:37 pm

Using the tool name should work:

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def onActiveToolChanged (tools_object, toolname, toolid)
        print tools_object, toolname, toolid
      @@Matt_Model_Toolid = @@Matt_Model_Toolid2 if @@Matt_Model_Toolid2
      #@@Matt_Model_Toolid2 = toolid if not([21022,10508].index toolid)
      @@Matt_Model_Toolid2 = "select#{toolname}:";
      puts "1: #{@@Matt_Model_Toolid} 2: #{@@Matt_Model_Toolid2}"
   end
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Re: [Plugin] Recall last tool

Postby pecan » Thu Feb 26, 2009 7:45 pm

pecan wrote:Using the tool name should work:

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def onActiveToolChanged (tools_object, toolname, toolid)
        print tools_object, toolname, toolid
      @@Matt_Model_Toolid = @@Matt_Model_Toolid2 if @@Matt_Model_Toolid2
      #@@Matt_Model_Toolid2 = toolid if not([21022,10508].index toolid)
      @@Matt_Model_Toolid2 = "select#{toolname}:";
      puts "1: #{@@Matt_Model_Toolid} 2: #{@@Matt_Model_Toolid2}"
   end


Well... almost.

"selectCameraOrbitTool:" doesnt work.
It's action name is simply OrbitTool.
So maybe a hash of returned tool names and the send_action name.

sendActionToolName = {"CameraOrbitTool", "OrbitTool", } etc.
Or maybe a hash of just the exceptions.

Its a shame SU has to be so inconsistent.
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Re: [Plugin] Recall last tool

Postby pecan » Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:25 pm

Here's a list of the send_actions and the actual tool name returned by the observer.
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howRubyPanel:
viewBack:
viewBottom:
viewFront:
viewIso:
viewLeft:
viewRight:
viewTop:
viewPerspective:
viewShowAxes:
viewShowHidden:
viewZoomExtents:
viewZoomToSelection:
viewUndo:
selectOrbitTool: (CameraOrbitTool)
    ok  selectPositionCameraTool:
selectDollyTool: (CameraDollyTool
selectTurnTool:
selectWalkTool: (CameraWalkTool)
selectZoomTool: (CameraZoomTool)
selectFieldOfViewTool: (CameraFOVTool) <=== inconsistency
selectZoomWindowTool: (CameraZoomWindowTool)
pageAdd:
pageDelete:
pageUpdate:
pageNext:
pagePrevious:
renderWireframe:
renderHiddenLine:
renderMonochrome:
renderShaded:
renderTextures:
    ok  selectArcTool:
selectAxisTool: (SketchCSTool)
    ok  selectCircleTool:
    ok selectEraseTool:
    ok  selectFreehandTool:
selectLineTool: (SketchTool)
    ok  selectMeasureTool:
    ok  selectMoveTool:
    ok  selectOffsetTool:
    ok  selectPaintTool:
selectPolygonTool: (PolyTool)
    ok  selectProtractorTool:
    ok  selectPushPullTool:
    ok  selectRectangleTool:
    ok  selectRotateTool:
    ok  selectScaleTool:
    ok  selectSectionPlaneTool:
    ok  selectTextTool:
    ok  selectDimensionTool:
    ok  selectExtrudeTool:
    ok  selectSelectionTool:
editUndo:
editRedo:
editHide:
editUnhide:
fixNonPlanarFaces:

axes is returning SketchCSTool
3d text is returning 3DTextTool
plugins return RubyTool
orbit return CameraOrbitTool
pan returns CameraDollyTool
zoom returns CameraZoomTool
field of view returns CameraFDVTool
zoom window returns CameraFOVTool
zoom extends return CameraZoomWindowTool
walk return CamerWalkTool
look returns CameraPanTool
line returns selectSketchTool


Except for "selectFieldOfViewTool: (CameraFOVTool)" you can remove "Camera" from the observer reported name and prefix "select".
Special cases are PolyTool, Line tool, and axis tool.

On second thought, a hash like {reportedObserverName, sendSelectName} might be the best bet.
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Re: [Plugin] Recall last tool

Postby pecan » Thu Feb 26, 2009 8:59 pm

The following seems to work, and you can add to the exceptions hash when you find 'em.

Hope this helps some...

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# Supports Organizer.rb
=begin
Copyright 2009, Matt
All Rights Reserved

THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION,
THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

License:   Free

Author:        Matthieu NOBLET
Organization:   Matt
Name:            Recall_lst_tool
Version:         1.0
SU Version:      6 and 7
Date:            17/02/2009
Description:      Recall last tool used
Usage:         If you want to have a shortcut, please try with native Sketchup shortcuts...
History:
   1.000   17/02/2009
         First version

   1.100   17/02/2009
         Global variables replaced by Class variables
=end

require 'sketchup.rb'

class Matt_Observer < Sketchup::ToolsObserver
    def initialize
        @ToolExceptionsHash = {
           # observerName    send_actionName
            "FOVTool",       "FieldOfViewTool",
            "SketchCSTool",  "AxisTool",
            "SketchTool",    "LineTool",
            "PolyTool",      "PolygonTool"
        }
    end
   @@Matt_Model_Toolid = nil
   @@Matt_Model_Toolid2 = nil
   def onActiveToolChanged (tools_object, toolname, toolid)
        print tools_object, " ", toolname, " ", toolid, "\n"
        tname = toolname;
      @@Matt_Model_Toolid = @@Matt_Model_Toolid2 if @@Matt_Model_Toolid2
      # remove "Camera" prefix reported by ToolObserver"
      @@Matt_Model_Toolid2 = (tname[0,6]="" if (tname[0,6] == "Camera"));
      tname = @ToolExceptionsHash.fetch(tname, tname);
      @@Matt_Model_Toolid2 = "select#{tname}:";
      puts "1: #{@@Matt_Model_Toolid} 2: #{@@Matt_Model_Toolid2}"
   end
   def self.recall_last
        puts "sending action #{@@Matt_Model_Toolid}" if @@Matt_Model_Toolid
      return Sketchup.send_action(@@Matt_Model_Toolid) if @@Matt_Model_Toolid
      return Sketchup.send_action("selectSelectionTool:")
   end
end

unless file_loaded?(__FILE__)
   file_loaded(__FILE__)
   Sketchup.active_model.tools.add_observer(Matt_Observer.new)
   $submenu ? (organizer = $submenu) : (organizer = UI.menu("Plugins"))
   organizer.add_item("Recall last tool"){ Matt_Observer.recall_last }
end

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Re: [Plugin] Recall last tool

Postby Matt666 » Fri Feb 27, 2009 6:00 pm

Hi pecan!
Sorry, I didn"t test your plugin, but I think it doesn't work with plugins. So Non native tools...
I will test it! Thank you for that Pecan!
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Re: [Plugin] Recall last tool

Postby Matt666 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 10:12 am

Hi Pecan! Your method does not work with ruby tools, as expected...
A new version has been posted in the first post. It fixes a bug found by Simon Le Bon. Thank you Simon!
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Re: [Plugin] Recall last tool v1.2

Postby simon le bon » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:26 pm

Hi Matt,
Hip Hip! I've just installed your plug v 1.2 and it seems working very well (all tools are seemingly supported)! So cool!!
It's too young to see if it remain operative on duration, but i believe this is now fixed.

Many thanks for that tool dear Matt :thumb: :)

I take it!


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Re: [Plugin] Recall last tool

Postby Edson » Thu Apr 09, 2009 1:40 pm

Matt666 wrote:Sorry Edson, and all mac users. But I can't do anything with this bug. :( Function 'send_action' doesn't accept integers (so tool IDs) on Mac.

would the last update make it usable in macs?
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Re: [Plugin] Recall last tool v1.2

Postby Matt666 » Thu Apr 09, 2009 5:19 pm

I take it!
:thumb:
would the last update make it usable in macs?
... Dear Edson... I'm so sorry! :( You (and all Mac users!)have some problems with many of my scripts... Included this one...
I can't be usable in mac. Mac has a bug with main function used in this script: Sketchup.send_action(ToolID). And I can't do anything.
Sorry again Edson... :oops:
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Re: [Plugin] Recall last tool v1.2

Postby Edson » Thu Apr 09, 2009 6:24 pm

matt,

no problem. several other plugins you created work without problems. let's hope this bug gets solved in the future.
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