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CAD addict: SketchUp: List of Plugins

CAD addict: SketchUp: List of Plugins
If you are new to Ruby Scripts, check this post on How to Install SketchUp Plugins. There are other online resources to find Ruby scripts online. Some of the best online libraries where you can find and download SU Plugins are, as far as I know: Related:  Script et plugins Ruby

Ruby Tutorial, Learn Ruby for Beginners 10 STEPS to Learn Ruby Programming — the fast & easy way! “Now I understand what the code is actually doing.” “The instructor takes the time to explain the process and reasoning behind bits of code, providing a way for the students to comprehend what we are learning, we’re not just going through the motions. Proper coding technique is encouraged throughout the lessons. The breaking down and explanation of methods and definitions during the debugging stage was a huge help in actually learning and understanding what the code was doing.” — Tyler Cutler How would YOU handle a programming crisis like this? The phone rings. Ruby to the rescue If you’ve been around the block a few times, you’ll likely choose Ruby as your programming language-of-choice. Ruby is an incredibly powerful and highly scalable object-oriented language for programming web applications. Leading technology companies, startups, and big names like The New York Times, IBM, NASA, and many, many more use Ruby. What is Ruby?

Installation silencieuse de Google Sketchup 8 « Cahier d'un administrateur réseaux Ohhh lala comme çà fait longtemps que je n’ai pas eu le temps d’écrire quelques mots ici! Mais voilà j’y suis ! J’ai eu besoin récemment d’installer google sketchup sur plusieurs machines n’appartenant pas au même parc etc etc… J’ai donc voulu me bricoler un script portable placé sur ma dropbox, qui me permet d’installer le fameux logiciel de google de manière silencieuse et automatisé. Voyons ensemble tout le processus. Pour cela commencez déjà par aller chercher la version 8 de google sketchup. Une fois fait vous allez donc vous retrouver avec un fichier nommé GoogleSketchUpWFR.exe. Je vous conseille de vous préparer un répertoire tout neuf et d’y placer le fichier d’installation. Deux solutions s’offres à vous. Le fichier d’installation n’est qu’un conteneur L’autre solution consiste à exécuter l’installation et de la quitter au premier message d’accueil. On annule à cet étape! Dans la table property on change la valeur INSTALLGOOGLETOOLBAT à 0 net use t: \\172.18.*. Bonne installation.

Jim's SketchUp [Plugins] Blog Making your models more useful with Trelligence Affinity Some architects begin new projects by creating a “bubble diagram” that turns the program — the list of space requirements for a building—into a set of shapes. Mostly, these diagrams are useful for figuring out adjacencies and loose spatial relationships. They’re really about translating information in spreadsheets into something that can begin to inform decisions about space, form, structure and all the other good stuff that makes buildings worth building. Over time, we’ve seen an awful lot of architects use SketchUp Pro as a tool for making more-accurate bubble diagrams. That’s where the SketchUp interoperability in Trelligence Affinity comes in. You can start with a programmatic massing model in SketchUp. Scanning your model with the Affinity plugin assigns it useful metadata. In Affinity, you can view the scanned SketchUp model in different ways. The architectural program in Affinity can be linked to your SketchUp model. This video tells the story quite nicely:

Plugins indispensables bonsoir,cette question revient très souvent sur les forums.Ma réponse est qu'il n'y pas de bonne liste de plugins indispensables.Comme le dit Pilou, cela dépend de ce que l'on fait avec SketchUp.Il y a des milliers de Plugins pour SketchUp. Certains même pas connus car écrits par des utilisateurs pour leur besoins spécifiques et qui ne viennent même pas sur les forums Internet !Si, si j'en connais ! Pour être quand même positif, je donne la préférence à certains outils basiques qui devraient faire partie de SketchUp de base. Il y en a bien d'autres.

SITEOPS: Conceptual design for land development Back in architecture school, I once had to lay out a parking lot for a building I was designing. What a terrible, terrible exercise in nitpicky details and perpetual re-arrangement. The solution I came up with accommodated all of four Smart cars and a unicycle. Awful. If only I’d had access to a tool like SITEOPS from BLUERIDGE Analytics. SITEOPS is conceptual land development software for folks like architects, civil engineers, landscape architects and land developers. Want to see what a parking layout might look like if your building were on the other side of the site? Realizing that lots of their users are also SketchUp devotees, the good people at BLUERIDGE have added an Export to SketchUp button to their product. This is a view of a 2D site layout in SITEOPS. A 3D image of the same site in SITEOPS' Grading and Piping Module. The site after it's been exported to SketchUp. Update: The folks at BLUERIDGE Analytics are offering a free webinar about using SITEOPS with SketchUp Pro.

Jan 6 - SYCODE Releases 32 SketchUp Data Exchange Plug-Ins SYCODE Releases 32 SketchUp Data Exchange Plug-Ins PANAJI, GOA, India, Jan 6, 2009 - SYCODE today launched thirty two SketchUp data exchange plug-ins. "It is not every day that a company launches thirty two products on a single day. Today is a special day for all of us at SYCODE", explains Deelip Menezes, Founder and CEO of SYCODE. "Without doubt, free Google SketchUp is one of the most popular 3D CAD systems out there. The plug-ins being released today can be broadly classified into two categories: CAD file import and export plug-ins for SketchUp SKP file import and export plug-ins for other CAD software Using the CAD file import and export plug-ins for Google SketchUp, a SketchUp user can import files from other CAD software and export his 3D models to other file formats that can be read by other CAD software. SYCODE is releasing thirteen file import and export plug-ins for Google SketchUp. The import plug-ins for SketchUp are: The export plug-ins for SketchUp are: The plug-ins are:

Introducing Maxwell for Google SketchUp Among rendering die-hards, the name “Maxwell” has long been synonymous with jaw-dropping realism. Maxwell Render’s makers have offered a SketchUp-to-Maxwell solution for a few years, but it required modelers to have access to Maxwell Render Suite—the full, standalone version. For SketchUppers on a budget (or who only need to make the occasional rendering), this wasn’t an ideal arrangement. A delicious Maxwell render by Rune Skjøldberg. To accommodate more people, the folks behind Maxwell have just released something they’re calling Maxwell for Google SketchUp. Cross-platform. As you can see in this straightforward feature matrix, the free version allows you to render in Draft mode and limits your resulting image to a resolution of 800 pixels. Another render by Rune Skjøldberg showcasing multiple light sources. If you’re looking for all the bells and whistles and extra pixels that Render Suite offers, the “bridge” plugin for sending your SketchUp model to R.S is still available.

Sketchfab Uploader Plugin for SketchUp – by [as] Upload your SketchUp models to the 3D (WebGL) viewing and sharing website Sketchfab Description I have been looking quite a while now for a way to share interactive 3D content from SketchUp on the web in a way that doesn’t require installing a browser plugin. While there were some Javascript- and Flash-based solutions, none of those appeared to be easy to work with. (for some colorful eye candy, try this one) This is where Sketchfab comes in. The plugin that you can download and install from this page adds a menu item “Upload to Sketchfab” to the File menu in SketchUp. After uploading your model, you can edit parameters and materials, grab a thumbnail or adjust the default view on the Sketchfab website. Downloads You can now find this plugin in Trimble’s Extension Warehouse. SketchUp to Sketchfab uploader v.2.1 (RBZ for current SketchUp version) (340.04 kB, downloaded 2558 times) - PLEASE NOTE: Download the RBZ file. You can also find this plugin on GitHub. Screenshots and Videos Issues

Landscape Architecture The major new feature in the newest version of LayOut in SketchUp Pro 2013 is Pattern Fill. It lets you fill any shape in your document with a pattern. LayOut ships with a library of patterns to get you started, but creating and adding your own is possible, too. The Basics Patterns are made up of image tiles. There’s nothing magical about image tiles in LayOut; they’re just JPG, TIF, GIF or PNG images. To add a pattern to LayOut, all you have to do is choose Import Custom Pattern... from the drop-down menu in the Pattern Fill panel. How does LayOut decide how big to draw each individual tile in the pattern? Consider an image which is 1200 pixels wide by 600 pixels high. Example: A simple geometric pattern Let's make a pattern that looks like the one in the image above. 1) It has only one basic unit. 2) It isn’t trying to look “random”. 3) It has no horizontal or vertical lines at its edges. The technique that follows uses LayOut and Photoshop. Step 5: Export a PDF.

3. Scale Tool - SketchUp Sage Scale about Center Scale about Cener is very useful for selectively scaling model geometry. On a PC that's Scale + Ctrl, and for a Mac, Scale + Cmd. When Scale is selected, a tool tip about this modifier shows up in the status bar at the bottom of the screen. Twisted Scaling about Center All the pictured twisty things above are made the same way - by scaling one or more helices wrapped around a cylinder. Those helices are welded polylines, acting as a single, multi-segmented Entity. Tips: When choosing some initial helix values with the plugin, enter a negative value(s) in the helix plugin dialog box to reverse helical twist. "Twitching ears" It is not particularly important to get all the geometry in the right place when initially blocking out the model. Usually it is more efficient to disable the sun as that setting will use less computer resources. Umbrella handle Grow a leg Grow a leg Form human legs by extruding geometry with the Push/Pull tool and scaling stuff. Growing a tree

[plugin] Clip or Trim Terrain Mesh (Update) Sam,re: 'Clip or Trim' on MAC, I just went over it all again and on the mac using if key ==16 || 131072#shift PC || MAC,makes it work as I believe you intended. [ is it?] To start in 'Trim' mode: 'grab' grid/s >> select the 'Clip or Trim' from plugins >> press shift key once to activate 'Trim' >> click on 'Terrain' to 'Trim' grid/s in turn. To start in 'Clip' mode: 'grab' grid/s >> select the 'Clip or Trim' from plugins >>click on 'Terrain' to 'Clip' grid/s in turn. To switch between modes from either mode, press shift key once >> click on next 'Terrain' To exit 'Clip or Trim' click outside of all 'Terrain' groups. This is how it work with that change, I edited my above posts avoid to blind copying of my erroneous prior comments. I believe this tweak is cross platform, due to the none applicable keycode being ignored, but I don't have a PC easily at hand. john learn from the mistakes of others, you may not live long enough to make them all yourself...