[Plugin] Update Links Manager

[Plugin] Update Links Manager

Postby Didier Bur » Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:14 pm

Hi all,
Here is an update of my very old script "Links manager". You can link URLs or files to any SU object, delete links, open links, display links. Pdf Doc included.
sulinks.gif

What's new: toobar, cursors, tooltips, webdialogs.
Also available on RLD.
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Edit 27.12.10: fixed glitch (no dialog was shown).
Links Manager.zip
fr_sulinks.zip
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Last edited by Didier Bur on Mon Dec 27, 2010 5:17 pm, edited 2 times in total.
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Re: [Plugin] Update Links Manager

Postby watkins » Mon Dec 20, 2010 1:49 pm

Dear Didier,

Thank you for the updated plugin. Would one use the plugin to reference downloaded models (shower units, furniture etc) to their origin/manufacturer?

Have a good Christmas.

Kind regards,
Bob
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Re: [Plugin] Update Links Manager

Postby Ben Ritter » Sat Jan 01, 2011 12:17 am

Thank you Didier.
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Re: [Plugin] Update Links Manager

Postby simon le bon » Sat Jan 01, 2011 2:22 am

Thank you Didier,
surely useful in many cases.

best wishes for 2011

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Re: [Plugin] Update Links Manager

Postby fountainhead » Sun Jan 23, 2011 3:57 am

I've updated, but am having a problem viewing the dialog window... see below.

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Re: [Plugin] Update Links Manager

Postby Didier Bur » Sun Jan 23, 2011 12:02 pm

Hi,

What does the console say ? I suppose it cannot find the html file to load it in the dialog.
Please copy-paste-post the error message in the console.
Try with the RBS file below, extract it and move it to the 'Links Manager' folder. Tell me if it works so I can release the patch.
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Re: [Plugin] Update Links Manager

Postby fountainhead » Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:13 pm

Hi Didier,

Thanks for getting back to me.

I tried the updated .rbs file you sent, and got this:

Windows Internet Explorer error message: Cannot find 'file:///Links%20Manager/linkTools.html'.

The syntax is exactly as shown, including the triple backslash. When I close the error window, the Links Dialog Window opens, but it is completely blank now.

If I download and install the french version it works perfectly. I also tried using fr_sulinks.rb, with fr_linkTools.rbs in the Links Manager folder, but I left in the english version of linkTools.html. This also worked perfectly, with the exception that the Links Dialog Window was titled Liens instead of Links.

Since I am no code guy, I am of little help in determining the problem. I am unsure how to get the Ruby Console to report the error you requested that I copy and paste, but would be glad to comply with some instruction on how this is accomplished.

Thanks again.
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Re: [Plugin] Update Links Manager

Postby fountainhead » Mon Jan 24, 2011 12:00 am

I need to be a little clearer on one item...when I loaded the french version and everything worked great, I replaced the fr_linkTools.html file with the linkTools.html file from the english version, and simply renamed it from linkTools.html to fr_linkTools.html. As I mentioned before, this got me everything in English except the title of the dialog window, which remained 'Liens'.

Sorry if my previous explanation on using the linkTools.html was a bit confusing, or misleading.
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Re: [Plugin] Update Links Manager

Postby Didier Bur » Mon Jan 24, 2011 10:05 am

I think I see where the issue is.
Please wait for a correct patch...
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Re: [Plugin] Update Links Manager

Postby George » Wed May 23, 2012 5:46 pm

Hello Didier,

Another user and I are experiencing the same problem with Links Manager as fountainhead describes.
Here’s the topic in the SU Help forum:
https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!category-topic/sketchup/sketchup-pro/tvCz8dHb5OY

I click on the Links Manager toolbar to launch the script.
Then, click on a Component to set URL.
IE8 then displays the message pictured below.
I tried this with SU’s Ruby Console open. The console remained blank.

The previous version "Links" works fine.
http://rld.crai.archi.fr/rld/plugin_details.php?id=229

Yours,

George


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Re: [Plugin] Update Links Manager

Postby Didier Bur » Mon May 28, 2012 12:45 pm

Hi,
Here is another version for Links Manager (english version) that should work. The scrambler does not his job properly IMHO...
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Re: [Plugin] Update Links Manager

Postby George » Tue May 29, 2012 3:55 am

Thank you Didier :D

Success ! :sketchstatic:
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Re: [Plugin] Update Links Manager

Postby goatboy » Mon Nov 12, 2012 11:34 pm

Hmmm.

SU Pro V8.0.15158 - ASUS - Windows 7 - Core i7 - NVIDIA Geforce GTX - Chrome

I have spent the afternoon trying to get this to work in all the various forms (english and french). I get this over and over:

Message from 000_AdditionalPluginFolders

1 ERROR(S): The following plugins had errors and may not be fully loaded:

PLUGIN: sulinks.rb
Folder:/program files (x86)/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins
ERROR: undefined method 'file_loaded?' for main:Object

Really, Really, want to do links in SU.
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Re: [Plugin] Update Links Manager

Postby goatboy » Wed Nov 14, 2012 3:32 am

:D

TIG helped me with a corrupt SU8 install (my doing) and 'links' now works as advertised.

I think it will really help out with my project.

Thanks to all.
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Re: [Plugin] Update Links Manager

Postby goatboy » Tue Nov 20, 2012 1:51 am

Follow-up:

With this ruby, I can attach a url to an object so that it is displayed (see attached image), but the viewer can't do anything with it (me, in this test).

I am wanting the object to display a link to another file (which this does, but you can only copy it from the dialog box and then cut and paste in a browser).

I am looking for the link tp be displayed and clickable active in the SU file...possible?

What am I missing (aside from a brain!)?
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Re: [Plugin] Update Links Manager

Postby George » Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:42 am

goatboy wrote:Follow-up:

I am wanting the object to display a link to another file (which this does, but you can only copy it from the dialog box and then cut and paste in a browser).

I am looking for the link tp be displayed and clickable active in the SU file... What am I missing ?


When you activate the tool; note the message in the Status Bar at the bottom-left of the screen.
Ctrl-Click to Open Links

-Geo

Links-rb Status Bar Message.jpg
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Re: [Plugin] Update Links Manager

Postby goatboy » Tue Nov 20, 2012 6:14 pm

OMG!

THX!
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Re: [Plugin] Update Links Manager

Postby goatboy » Fri Nov 30, 2012 6:06 pm

An opportunity:

Multiple links to same object.

What I am trying to do: link several different types of information to the same object, like spec sheet, color selections, delivery schedules, maps, etc...
I would like them to display in the pop-up that the current 'links' ruby provides and then give the user the choice of which to select.

ArcView (GIS) and AutoCad have such functionality with their 'link' option, but I do not seem to be able to do the same with SU at this time.

Any idea on what I can do?
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Re: [Plugin] Update Links Manager

Postby Chris Fullmer » Sat Dec 01, 2012 10:05 pm

It would be fairly straightforward to do this as a plugin, you just need to find someone who needs a plugin to write. Maybe we should develop a plugin request list for authors looking for some fun challenges :)
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Re: [Plugin] Update Links Manager

Postby nomeradona » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:16 am

as someone in the field of education, this pluggin is very useful especially when you are using your sketchup model as educational tool. I loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee it.. thank you ... :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
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Re: [Plugin] Update Links Manager

Postby nomeradona » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:40 am

i have the same message as the others, the icon that you are saying on the tutorial doesnot appear eventhough i put the patches.
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Re: [Plugin] Update Links Manager

Postby goatboy » Mon Dec 03, 2012 8:01 pm

Chris:

Creating a 'plug-in request site' would be an excellent addition.

Let's start with the 'multiple links to a single object' display!
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Re: [Plugin] Update Links Manager

Postby nomeradona » Mon Dec 31, 2012 4:16 am

until now, i cant make it work. in the end i relied on the old version...
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Re: [Plugin] Update Links Manager

Postby glro » Fri Mar 28, 2014 2:40 pm

It works as described, it is light and efficient

but

you have to press the control key while you click to execute the link
and
only click to set the link

would it be possible to do it the other way?

just click to execute the link and ctrl+click to set the ling

to make it more simple for the final user, who is more likely to simply click on an object in the model

pressing the control key suits better to the one who is setting the link, because it is more complicated and he is the one who is supposed to know
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Re: [Plugin] Update Links Manager

Postby ashscott » Wed Jun 04, 2014 2:18 am

Awesome plugin,surprised I haven't come across this earlier. Will be using this to refer to componentry manuals used in SU models. IE: if I have a particular electric motor in a drawing I can link to the motor's manual to see any additional specifications.

Great work!
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Re: [Plugin] Update Links Manager

Postby TIG » Wed Nov 05, 2014 1:46 pm

Didier has agreed that I might update some of his tools in the PluginStrore to be compatible with v2014/2015...
Please get the latest version of 'Links Manager' from the PluginStore

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Re: [Plugin] Update Links Manager

Postby majid » Sat Nov 29, 2014 8:52 pm

:sketchstatic:
This is fan tas tic! awesome ,.... Thank you for all your time and efforts. :thumb: :shock:
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Re: [Plugin] Update Links Manager

Postby chrisik » Mon May 01, 2017 8:05 pm

Thank you for this great plugin. :thumb:
Is it possible to store the links inside a component, so that the links aren't lost when the component is inserted to a new file? This would be a very handy feature.
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