This is my first post.
Excuse me if this post seems (and it is) very long, but I feel I have to tell the whole story, because it is so peculiar.
Now I’m using a PC based on an Intel i3770, 16 GB RAM and a GTX1060 with 6GB which feeds a 28" FHD and a 40" 4K monitor.
I used to work with SketchUp almost from the start ( from the time Google developed this program), because it is great to design all kinds of technical models which can be 3D-printed. The past few years I had other things to do, but since a week or so, I got into 3D-printing again and of course I re-installed SketchUp.
Versions 2018 … down to 2015, all worked … terrible !
As if someone was constantly altering settings in the background and at a certain point I thought I was being hacked
After installing Version 2014 however this version was acting predictably and it thus worked fine. Pff … at last !
I installed just two (2) extensions:
a) the STL-export function by SketchUp Team
b) the Extended Views by @Chris Fullmer (EV for short)
because it lets you look at the bottom of an object with just 1 click.
However since the installation of the EV some odd things are happening and it seems that the program is not stable anymore.
I.e. using the Push/Pull-function works fine on one occassion and on the next it does not. It is hard to describe what the trouble is but in search of what it could be, I found out that another very awkward thing happened.
Designing a model (for 3D-printing) all of a sudden a giant rectangle with monstrous dimensions appeared. The model that I was designing had dimensions roughly 120 x 70 x 30 mm …
… and at some point I wanted to use the Top View and then the Bottom View using the EV.
The standard views don’t zoom out to get the whole picture, but the EV by Chris Fullmer does (which is very nice by the way !) but it also revealed this very large rectangle with dimension of 10,000 x 10,000 mm (I guess because I did not measure it). And after the discovery of this rectangle the whole program behaved totally unstable.
So far I found out that something was causing problems, but how to solve this ??
Well, since this trouble began I only had installed the EV. The blank installation of Version 2014 worked fine. After installation of the stl-functionality it also worked fine. And at first, after installation of the EV version 2014 also worked fine, but alas … not for long.
So I disabled the EV and uninstalled it.
I rebooted my PC and after that Version 2014 worked fine again.
Problem solved … one would think - no ?
But this morning, I started my PC and SU-2014 and after removing the little guy with moustache …
… I found out, that the EV (with its blue icons) was on top next tot the small toolbar with the normal Views ?!
I checked my Extension Warehouse to make sure that the EV was not there. And indeed it wasn’t. But in View/Toolbars I can opt for Extended Views … although it just isn’t installed ??
And to put this in perspective:
- When I mark this option (View/Toolbars) the EV-toolbar with its blue icons appear and they are fully functional.
And after a few minutes of using the program …
… bingo !!
There is the giant rectangle with dimensions of 1 meter or so and from that point the program behaves totally erratic.
So … what to do now ?!
I hope someone (preferably Chris himself) can tell me what is going on ? Am I doing something wrong ? Is this EV-extension not for Version 2014 ?