Eneroth Open Newer Version


#1

My 63rd extension is a small utility that let’s you do the seemingly impossible - open a model made in an more recent SketchUp version. Hopefully this will be especially useful for the hobby community which uses the 2018 format in the web version but is limited to Make 2017 as desktop version.

Usage: Go to File > Open Newer Version, select a file to open, and then select a file location for the converted, compatible model.

https://extensions.sketchup.com/en/content/eneroth-open-newer-version


#2

downloads from the webversion allready are17.1, it would likely be more for 2017 users that receive desktop files and don’t use the web version, without going through the hassle of 3D Warehouse etc…


#3

concerning the known limitation, if calling the “cmd.exe” (not a batch) you may want try the “/c” switch for hiding the command line window, “/q” supresses the echoing in the command line window.


#4

From what I’ve understood Ruby on Windows can’t perform shell commands without a flashing command line window.


#5

That is why I suggested in an earlier thread, that you write a short .VBS file in a TEMP folder that runs a Wscript Shell, which itself runs the cmd.exe /c and code with appropriate [ />>>\ etc] paths etc…
Run using UI.openURL(full_path_to_vbs)
That way no window flashes open…

Running external program without flashing command line


#6

This will be added in the next version. For info on the implementation will be posted in the other thread.


#7

Sweet! How about a Mac version? :sleepy:


#8

As I don’t have access to a Mac to test on I can’t develop it :confused: . However, this is an open source project so if anyone knows how to compile C code on Mac they are welcome to do it!