Totally fed up and lost as to why everything has been made so hard to just work. Long story short…
Use both sketchup and IES-VE (thermal simulation) on my Mac through parallels using version 2014, this worked great and even though i had the odd problem, no big deal…
So last night i installed version 2015, thats where I began pulling my hair out, immediately i noticed the IES buttons which are normally viewable had disappeared. I ran the repair and even restarted in order to try and use IES alongside Sketchup 2015, eventually caved in after an hour of no success I decided installing Sketchup 2014 was for the best. Only when i navigated to the website i was presented with only the Pro version of sketchup 2014, obviously being a student and broke, i wanted Sketchup Make 2014 (free).
Eventually accepted maybe Trimble have decided we’re no longer allowed 2014 for free (which works!) i’d be best trawling the net for an old instalation of 2014, found one, installed it and received the ultimate smack in the face of this…
Error: #<LoadError: cannot load such file – rexml/document.rb>c:/programdata/sketchup/sketchup 2014/sketchup/plugins/ieslink/main.rbs:35:in
require'c:/programdata/sketchup/sketchup 2014/sketchup/plugins/ieslink/main.rbs:35:in‘C:/ProgramData/SketchUp/SketchUp 2014/SketchUp/Plugins/IESLink/loader.rb:2:in
eval'C:/ProgramData/SketchUp/SketchUp 2014/SketchUp/Plugins/IESLink/loader.rb:2:inrequire’C:/ProgramData/SketchUp/SketchUp 2014/SketchUp/Plugins/IESLink/loader.rb:2:in
<top (required)>'C:/Program Files (x86)/SketchUp/SketchUp 2014/Tools/extensions.rb:197:inrequire’C:/Program Files (x86)/SketchUp/SketchUp 2014/Tools/extensions.rb:197:in
load'c:/programdata/sketchup/sketchup 2014/sketchup/plugins/ieslink_ext.rbs:54:inregister_extension’c:/programdata/sketchup/sketchup 2014/sketchup/plugins/ieslink_ext.rbs:54:in
<module:IESLink>'c:/programdata/sketchup/sketchup 2014/sketchup/plugins/ieslink_ext.rbs:8:inmodule:IESVE’c:/programdata/sketchup/sketchup 2014/sketchup/plugins/ieslink_ext.rbs:6:in
Tried reinstalling, repairing, restarting and even changing the install location, looks like ketchup 2014 is also now broken. Nothing has worked, therefore i can no longer import my buildings that i spent all of yesterday making into IES, Sketchup 2015 doesn’t show the IES buttons like its supposed to and i can’t even get 2014 to work.
Trimble has no easy way of contacting them unless you’re a Pro user and I’m completely stuck and baffled as to why this just doesn’t work. I’ve updated everything to the latest version and still no luck.
If anyone has any advice on fixing this or help i would greatly appreciate it, after 3 hours of trying to work it out I’m borderline tempted to just do the manual calculations for thermal modelling.
Thanks in advance.
Apologies for the bad grammar, I’ve hammered my keyboard so much its starting to look like an emptied out can of spaghetti letters.