Extension The Engineering Toolbox - insert component not working


#1

I have installed extension The Engineering Toolbox and suddenly cannot insert any component . I tried to reinstall extension but not help.
Click on insert … and component is not appear .

I need advice ,

brg


#2

The obvious advice is to uninstall or disable the engineering toolbox and see if the problem goes away. If it does, contact them about the issue as their code is doing something that is interfering with SketchUp.


#3

@Andrew_D, if you drag the ET window wider you see this advice in the sidebar…

Occasionally Problems in Windows
Due to the way Internet Explorer (used by Sketchup in the Web Dialoges) handles its cache there may be occasionally scripting problems in Windows.
Just reload the window - use F5 - to refresh the cache.

have you tried that?
it’s still working for me on a mac, but with lots of javascript errors, these may be breaking on your install…
I’m only guessing your on windows…
john


#4

Can you specify whether you mean an “insert” command within the Engineering Toolbox, or within SketchUp’s native commands (and where exactly: component browser etc.?). You see, people may interprete your problem in one or the other way…
If you mention which specific engineering tool/website you were using, we could even try to reproduce that.

If a plugin’s command behaves wrong, it could be due to any kind of issue caused by the environment (maybe it was not designed or tested for a specific browser/OS) or a bug in the plugin.
When you open SketchUp’s Window → Ruby Console before doing that action, you could see some output that confirms there is an issue. In that case, it’s best to contact the author of the plugin.


#5

@Aerilius, it’s a plugin that uses a js call to download components…
because it relies on advertising I get a lot of ‘Google double-click’ errors showing in WebInspector, but the plugin runs…
I added a puts for someone to test over on SCF, but I haven’t heard if he resolved the issue yet…
It does appear to be an IE javascript conflict…

# Copyright 2008, Engineering ToolBox
 
# This software is provided as a part of the Engineering Toolbox Google Sketchup
# application.
 
# Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute this software for
# any purpose and without fee is hereby granted, provided that the above
# copyright notice appear in all copies.
 
# THIS SOFTWARE IS PROVIDED "AS IS" AND WITHOUT ANY EXPRESS OR
# IMPLIED WARRANTIES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THE IMPLIED
# WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
require 'sketchup.rb'
 
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
module EngineeringtoolboxToolsDialog
  def EngineeringtoolboxToolsDialog.create_dialog
    dlg = UI::WebDialog.new("Engineering ToolBox", true, "", 1000, 800, 150, 150, true);
    dlg.allow_actions_from_host "engineeringtoolbox.com"
    dlg.set_url "http://sketchup.engineeringtoolbox.com/"
    dlg.show
 
    dlg.add_action_callback("insert") {|d,p|
    p p  # this is all I'm adding... open 'Ruby Panel' then EngToolbox...
     eval(p)
    }
  end
end
 
 
 
if( not file_loaded?("engineeringtoolbox.rb") )
    add_separator_to_menu("Plugins")
    UI.menu("Plugin").add_item("Engineering ToolBox") { EngineeringtoolboxToolsDialog.create_dialog }
 
end
 
#-----------------------------------------------------------------------------
file_loaded("engineeringtoolbox.rb")

similar post at SketchUcation…


#6

So apparently the issue is with the “insert” command in this plugin. Does it happen only with some objects (then post the url) or with all? It could be depending on browser version.
It’s best if you contact the author directly with all relevant info: editor.engineeringtoolbox@gmail.com


#7

I cannot insert any object from engineering toolbox click on “insert!” not working .
Reinstallation of Engineering Toolbox is not working .
Also reinstallation of SketchUp not help .
Maybe I shall reinstall Windows but a little too much job.


#8

Have you contacted the authors of Engineering Toolbox? From what John posted earlier, it would appear that the heart of the issue is defective code in their plugin…


#9

The plugin client is very “light-weight” (downloading ruby code from the website) and seems not much modified over years. That’s why reinstalling the plugin/SketchUp/Windows has no effect. It could be issues with the plugin code on their website, or issues of the website itself in some browsers.
I can only stress, questions/problems about plugin are best sent to the author.