Extensions with 2015 upgrade


#1

I finally decided to upgrade from 2014 pro to 2015 pro. Any extensions and plugins that I had on 2014 either free or purchsed did not carry over. How to I add them, or do I have to go through each one and add while in 2015. Thanks.


#2

It’s best to install each add on individually with a freshly downloaded .rbz file from the Extension Warehouse or SketchUcation.com. Before installing extensions, check to verify compatibility with SU 2015 because certain plugins were not updated.

Go to Window->Preferences. Click to highlight “Extensions” then click the button that says “Install Extensions” at the bottom left of the System Preferences dialogue box.

Locate the desired .rbz file and double click. Click OK when prompted in the next dialogues to be displayed and the extension is installed.


#3

Thank you, I now have all of my extensions that I thought I had lost from my upgrade. One other thing, I either created or found many many new textures for the paintbucket tool, and now they did not come along with the upgrade. Is their an easy fast way to retrieve my textures. Thanks.


#4

are you prepared to use ‘Ruby Console’ ?


#5

i am not at that stage yet, I see the term ‘ruby console’, but do not understand it. Is there a site I can find out more about it.


#6

basically, under the SU menu item ‘Window’ there is an option ‘Ruby Console’…
it allows you to enter code ‘snippets’ that run in a similar way to a ‘plugin/extension’, but only once…
so for example if you copy paste this into ‘Ruby Console’ it finds your Current Materials directory…

cur = Sketchup.find_support_file('Materials')

if you wanted the previous versions ‘Materials’

old = Sketchup.find_support_file('Materials').gsub(/(\d{4})/, ('20' + (Sketchup.version.to_i - 1).to_s))

you can then use SU to open either…

UI.openURL('file:///' + old)

and

UI.openURL('file:///' + new)

then copy paste between the two…

john


#7

treeguyster,

Regarding your texture library…

Are you on a Windows machine?
If so and if you know where you created your 2014 custom texture library, all you have to do is go into the 2015 Material window and under the Details area you will see “Add collection to favorites”. This will allow you to select your old custom texture folder and add it to 2015.


#8

Thank you everyone, appreciate all of your help.