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Forum topic by rhybeka posted 05-26-2014 03:35 PM 496 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rhybeka

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05-26-2014 03:35 PM

hey all :) I wasn’t quite sure where to put this so if Ms. Debbie needs to move it – please do so :) I’m in the process of building my next shop in Sketchup and am having two issues I just can’t seem to find answers for so I thought I’d ask. One is if anyone can tell me if the newest version (Sketchup Make/2014) has a plugin folder on Mac? I can’t even seem to locate a Sketchup folder in my App Support / Google folder structure but I have some .rb files I would like to try (HomeBuilder for example)

second question is – is there an easy way to make cutouts of studs? example – I’m trying to insert headers and footers for windows and need to cut pieces of my studs out. Drawing lines around the stud at the top and bottoms of the stud doesn’t seem to be working very well. Any other tools that could be used for this purpose? Any direction would be great! I’ve checked out a few Sketchup podcasts as well and nothing has really come close to answering either question. ah well- back to it!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades


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Iwud4u

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#1 posted 05-26-2014 04:00 PM

Just draw 1 line at the top and 1 line at the bottom and use your push/pull tool to push the center of the stud away.
If you have made it a component, be sure to make it unique so that it doesn’t change all of them.
I can’t help with the Mac question.

-- It's far better to be criticized by a wise person than applauded by a fool --

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JAAune

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#2 posted 05-26-2014 04:39 PM

Since the 2014 version of Sketchup no longer keeps plugins within the program folder, it’s likely that it doesn’t create the folder in your user files until after you install one. I’d suggest downloading the desired plugin then loading Sketchup and going to Windows->preferences->install extension. Once you install one, it should create a plugin folder in the right location.

-- See my work at http://remmertstudios.com and http://altaredesign.com

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rhybeka

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#3 posted 06-08-2014 05:31 PM

Hmmm -can’t install the extension cause it’s only an .rb file. Guess it hasn’t been updated to go with the latest version yet? and I’m also on a mac so it’s always interesting :D

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades

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JAAune

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#4 posted 06-08-2014 06:47 PM

Sketchup can install .rbz through the installer. Find a plugin with the .rbz extenstion and install that to ensure the plugin folder is created. Then you can drop .rb files inside.

-- See my work at http://remmertstudios.com and http://altaredesign.com

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rhybeka

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#5 posted 06-09-2014 01:59 AM

hm. still no luck after installing cut list from the extension library. i must be missing something still

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades

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JAAune

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#6 posted 06-09-2014 02:31 AM

I think I know it now. You’re looking under the Google folder but using Sketchup2014. Trimble quit using the Google folder and you should look for a Sketchup2014 or Trimble folder instead.

In Windows it’s located in the hidden folders but Mac may be different.

-- See my work at http://remmertstudios.com and http://altaredesign.com

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Mike Throckmorton

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#7 posted 06-09-2014 02:40 AM

This link should help.

If you read down a bit, the info is there.

-- You are never complete, you just draw a line where done is and stop at that line.

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rhybeka

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#8 posted 06-10-2014 01:26 AM

hidden folders will always get me! still a newb when it comes to OS X – or they have a few too many folders named Library! Thanks Mike and JA!

-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades

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