Hiya! I haven’t been able to find the tools I need in the existing library of SketchUp plugins, nor through SketchUcation or other forums. From my limited experience it appears these tools are entirely possible, though I expect I’ll need to have them custom created. Take a look and see if you might be interested in the job:
Tool 1, call it “Angle To Ground” — I select a group of faces and text is auto-generated at the center of each surface with a unique ID and the angle with respect to the ground plane. Ideally I have a few options such as setting the starting ID number to iterate on, using or ignoring hidden lines, and choosing the angle datum (e.g. vertical is 0°/90°, leaning back is +/-).
Tool 2, call it “Angle Between Faces” — I click a line that represents a common edge between two angled faces and a text label is generated containing the length of the edge and the angle between the faces. Would be nice to be able to control the precision of the measurement (rounding angle and length) and have the label visible on top of the geometry from any angle.
Tool 3, call it “Pattern On Face” — I click a face and a predetermined component/geometry is patterned onto the face until no more will fit. Necessary options would include defining an inset from the face border, setting the driving orientation of the pattern (e.g. longest edge or datum direction), using or ignoring hidden lines, rectangular vs triangular pattern, and of course spacing of the objects.
As you can see, these are pretty easy to explain, though the UI/options may need some tweaking to get the precise output I’m looking for. The text should also be in the environment and not a separate window or dialog… I need it to come along when I export the model as DWG or PDF. Thanks for reading, hope to work with you soon!