I’ve been trying to create my own SketchUp extension. I downloaded a template (this one), modified it and added some Ruby code for the functionality I wanted to create. Then I zipped the extension folder using the native MacOS “compress” utility, changed the extension from .zip to .rbz, and attempted to install it by opening the extension manager, clicking “Install Extension”, and selecting my extension.
Nothing happened. Absolutely nothing - no error, no change, nothing.
Troubleshooting attempts so far:
- I tried and failed to figure out what I’d messed up in the ruby code or folder structure
- I decided to try installing the template extension straight up. It installed fine, worked great.
- Then, I wondered if there was something wrong with the zipping process, so I unzipped the template extension, the re-zipped it using the native Mac OS “compress” utility, changed the extension to .rbz, and tried installing it in SketchUp. NOTHING HAPPENED. This suggested to me that there was something wrong with the way Mac OS was zipping the archive.
- I downloaded “Keka”, a 3rd party archiving tool. I again unzipped the archive, but this time zipped it using Keka, changed the extension to .rbz, and tried to install it. Again, NOTHING HAPPENED! I tried changing the handful of options Keka provides, but it didn’t change anything.
OS: macOS Sierra 10.12.6
SketchUp version: SketchUp Pro 2018
Any advice? I’m pretty baffled - I can’t find any mention of other people having this problem. Is there somewhere I can see some error output from Sketchup that might help me diagnose this? Some other zipping tool I should be using? Thank you for any help you can provide!