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02-19-2009 11:33 PM

Downloaded Sketchup a short while ago but can’t get it to accept the “Plugins” file and some others. Appears to be a file extension problem. Anybody have any ideas?
Thanks
Doug


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#1 posted 02-19-2009 11:36 PM

ask dave r he is the man that knows

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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#2 posted 02-20-2009 05:16 AM

That’s not much information to trouble shoot.

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#3 posted 02-20-2009 06:54 PM

When you say “the plugins file”, are you referring to plugins you download to work with SketchUp? If so, you need to save them to the right file folder so SU can find them.
When you download a plugin or a ruby, you have to save it in C:/program files/google/google sketchup7/plugins
Open that folder and save the files there. If you’ve saved them in another location on your hard drive, move them to the folder abaove.

Don Butler

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#4 posted 02-20-2009 07:57 PM

What plugins and ‘others’ are you trying to add to sketchup? where did you get them from? where did you place them on your computer? what version of Sketchup are you using? what kind of PC are you using? Windows? Mac? and last but not least- what exactly is the error you’re getting (copy paste exact text)?

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#5 posted 02-20-2009 08:17 PM

Thanks all. I did figure it out. I’m not the best computer person. I was not getting the “plugins” on the menu bar. I went to “preferences>extensions” and checked all and it added the plugins to the menu.
Thanks for your help.

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#6 posted 02-20-2009 08:26 PM

who knew?

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#7 posted 02-20-2009 08:56 PM

Thanks Dave. Good advice on the Plugins. I’ve only downloaded “Cutlist” thus far but will keep your advice in mind.
mics_54. Just trial and error and persistence.

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#8 posted 02-20-2009 09:06 PM

We still have no idea what OS you are running.

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#9 posted 02-20-2009 09:13 PM

Windows XP. Don’t think that matters. If you read Dave’s comments above, he describes it very well.
Thanks

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#10 posted 02-20-2009 09:16 PM

I never read daves comments but I think it matter if you are using a mac or PC based OS. sketchup wont even run on some platforms. yer welcome

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#11 posted 02-20-2009 09:32 PM

It’s my understanding that the filing system in a mac vs pc are located in different places. Linux wont run sketchup. We know of a few sketchup bugs associated with different grafics cards. I don’t know…call me silly but I usually begin any post in which I am seeking help online with any software/computing issues with “Hi, I have a PC running xp home on an AMD Athlon XP 2400+ 2.00GHz and 480 MB of ram…...” This way the persons reading my query are much more able and willing to diagnose possible problems I am having without taking (wasting) alot of extra time (theirs) answering my question. (too late) Thats all from me on this one.

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#12 posted 02-20-2009 09:44 PM

Good idea. I’m new at this. Thanks again.
Doug

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#13 posted 02-21-2009 04:30 AM

:) ok you passed the pre sketchup irritation calibration test. You may continue your sketching up.

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#14 posted 02-21-2009 04:58 AM

mics_54, you hit the nail on the head!

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#15 posted 02-21-2009 07:19 AM

And I will repeat…when he made his original statement , we didn’t know what his issue was or what kind of equipment he had. can’t get it to accept the “Plugins” file and some others. Appears to be a file extension problem. I didn’t say the OS was his problem. I asked what his OS was but more accurately wanted to know what his machine, his OS and his issues were. Ity’s pretty easy to trouble shoot his problems now that he told you what the problem was!

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