Cutlist and Layout from Sketchup

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Blog entry by a146coxnet posted 09-10-2009 11:00 PM 635 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After all the good things I have read about the Cutlist plugin for Sketchup I went to the link indicated in the blog at and have not had any luck downloading.

The first problem is that all of my security software goes to full red. It turns out that is (according to them) classified as a consumer file sharing entity. I have turned off most of my security software, used both Firefox and IE8 and can still not get to the site to download the software.

Any suggestions would be appreciated since I am clearly doing something major wrong.

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#1 posted 09-11-2009 02:18 AM

I just downloaded it with my Firefox with no problems. How tightly do you have your system secured? You aren’t trying it from an NSA, Homeland Security, or CIA site, are you? Box IS a file sharing entity, but it appears to be completely above board (pun intended). Can you download files from other sites? What security software are you using? This should be an easy fix.

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#2 posted 09-11-2009 06:10 AM

My security systems are . . . “robust” to put it mildly. However, in light of your comments I think I will tinker with one of my browsers and download it from an “unguarded” one.

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#3 posted 09-11-2009 07:06 AM

The comments of dclockstader put me on the right path and my thanks to him. The answer to his questions are that while not employed by any of the agencies he mentions (or similar ones) I have a healthy respect for the talents of some evil and/or misguided persons and practice a range of good computer security practises (relying on a defense in depth rather than merely one layer). Most of the time it has not proven a problem, but this was the exception.

For the benefit of anyone else who has a similar problem, these are the steps that I followed which eventually (leaving out the gory details) led to the successful installation of the zip file on my desktop.

1. Downloaded and installed a new browser (Opera in this case) which had no preset “special” security settings.
2. Turn off ZoneAlarm Forcefield.
3. Turn off Zonealarm Firewall
4. Turn off (or close) all other security programs.
5. Go to link specified above for location of zip file.
6. Follow instructions here for installation

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