My SketchUp extension Ruby Code Editor held a top spot on my to-do list for quite a while… until now. I finally got around to giving the code a major overhaul and can now proudly announce that version 4.0 has just been released. If you are a seasoned coder or a newbie just wanting to […] Read more..
Whether you are working with paper or sheet metal, unfolding is a crucial step in the manufacturing process when you are starting off with a digital model in SketchUp. If you want to build something exactly as designed on-screen, then you will need to unfold complex shapes and lay them out flat for cutting. Of […] Read more..
As you can see in the image below, our dryer had a broken knob. It was just a small plastic part but without it, starting the machine became a bit of a hassle. To fix this, I could have gone to a site like Sears PartsDirect or similar, looked up the dryer’s model number, find the […] Read more..
I just updated two of my SketchUp extensions: Sketchfab Uploader and SketchUp News. As always, you can get the updates directly from the Extension Warehouse or from the SketchUcation Plugin Store via the auto-update. Here’s what’s new: Sketchfab Uploader Version 2.4 (12/12/2016): – Added help menu item – Code cleanup SketchUp News Version 1.2 (12/12/2015): – […] Read more..
I just updated my Sketchfab Uploader SketchUp Extension to v.2.3. This version does not offer many new features – it mainly just makes the uploader compatible with SU 2017. To update it in SketchUp, go to either the Extension Warehouse or SketchUcation Extension Store dialog right in SketchUp and hit “update”. While I have your […] Read more..
When cleaning up after the kids (yet again!) I noticed a familiar pattern in an orange peel one of them had left behind. It appears that our daughter came to the same conclusion about how to unwrap a sphere that my Unwrap and Flatten SketchUp Extension‘s algorithm did, too.
When I initially made my Place Shapes Toolbar extension for SketchUp, I created it with a weird unit convention that used one foot as base size in the US and one meter everywhere else. That did not make much sense at all, because even in the US, folks might want to use millimeter-sized shapes for 3D printing […] Read more..