Booltools2 extension

sketchup

#1

Does the free online version allow extensions? i would like to install booltools2 for someone. I have pro on my desktop but someone i know has a chromebook and needs something simular to solidtools and the only thing we can find, besides native tools, is booltools2.

thanks


#2

No, the web version doesn’t support extensions, yet.


#3

oh man, this makes it a we bit hard then for solids. I know i can upgrade but for someone just learning(not me) that might not be worth it if they dont stick with SU. hmmm, do we have a date of when extensions will be available?

thanks


#4

No…


#5

well, that kind of bites haha. In the mean time i guess i can teach them how to use the native tools to do what solid tools does, but i dont know how to do that yet because solid tools does it all for me haha


#6

Which is why you should learn the basics before jumping to solid tools and extensions.


#7

exactly. I can do alot in SU but i never learned how to do solid tools the old school way. How does one make a basic trim or difference with out solid tools?

tahnks


#8

You simply use intersect faces with… and remove the parts you don’t need.


#9

hmm, i was attempting that but i failed miserably haha.


#10

Give me an example model and I can check what’s wrong.


#11

ok, this modle was made in the online version since i am at someones house and i have to figure out how to send it. give me a min to figure this out haha


#12

ok, so the online version with trimble connect wont let me save to an offline pc. here is a screenshot of the part. i want the cylnder to be used as a cutting tool to cut a rounded section out of the box

thanks:)

EDIT:
I found the download option FINALLY haha

solids test 2.skp (325.9 KB)


#13

This is where you need to understand about context. The raw geometry needs to touch for you to intersect in this setup.
So I explode the cylinder, cut it, open the cube for editing, paste in place, then intersect faces with selection and remove the excess.
Solid


#14

Thats what i had when i first tried it. those are the sqaure lines i had, i just never deleted the front edge. i tired to delete one of the lines on the side haha.

thank you for showing this to me. once i am home, i am going to try it out. I want to become great at cutting out things using this method as well as solid tools.

tahnk you for showing me this.


#15

Something else to keep in mind, you can build your geometry in place.
FollSol


#16

Now thats cool. I will have to pm you to see what else can be done. Su is pretty powerful tool and i really enjoy it. My father in law who is an architect wants to try it out. He has done some pretty cool projects. Anyway, i was juat curious to see how SUmake users had to do things.

Thanks again for showing me this

Its amazing how a programer tells sketchup to select certain faces, then delwtes them, removes unwanted stuff and then it becomes an extension like enwroth. Totally random thought but that blows my mind haha


#17

Have you changed your shortcut from “.” to “haha”? :wink:


#18

No but i should haha. Thats a great idea:) right now im just excited to learn how to do things nativley