OpenAI Explorer SketchUp extension now uses Chat Completion API

One suggested use case: Combining this tool with the Ruby Code Editor: Just copy/paste code from this tool into the editor for further refinement and execution.

I have just updated my experimental OpenAI Explorer SketchUp extension to version 1.0.3. This new version was prompted mainly by an announcement by OpenAI that stated that their text completion API would be discontinued in favor of their chat completion API. As a result, older, text completion models (e.g. “text-davinci-003”) won’t work with this new version.

I also took the opportunity of an update to make some smaller changes of which the most important one is that code execution is now disabled by default but can be turned on by the user in the extensions’s settings. Below is the complete list of changes:

Version 1.0.3 (7/19/2023):
– Added license/disclaimer file
– Added better license display on first use
– Added link to OpenAI TOU to menu
– Reverted the prompt prefix to a text box (user can now enter anything)
– Disabled code execution as the default (can be turned on in settings)
– Changed from OpenAI completion model to chat model (OpenAI changes)

If you are updating from the last version (1.0.2), make sure you change the Model name in the settings from “text-davinci-003” to “gpt-3.5-turbo” – otherwise you will get an error. All other settings (including your API Key) should work as before.

This version should be more capable since it uses their newer (3.5 and 4) GPT models. It is also cheaper to use. At this point, use of the “gpt-4” model is limited by OpenAI to only some users, but that will likely change in the near future.

Don’t forget to take a look at the OpenAI Explorer SketchUp extension page on this site. I made some changes to the documentation, which hopefully makes it clearer how to work with this extension. I also somehow forgot to enable discussions on that page, which is now fixed. So, feel free to leave any feedback or interesting use cases if you come across some.

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