Modifying SketchUp extensions

Hope this is the right place to post this. I am completely new to SU ruby scripts, coming from the geospatial python world. I am not a dev, just a geographer who knows some scripty things.

I’m doing some work on a network where we have our own OSM instance/services (nominatim, overpass, xyz tile server). I see there’s an OSM extension. I figured that as with Python I would grab it, unzip the .rbz, edit the scripts to point it to my own OSM services, zip it back up, and off I ride into the sunset.

Unfortunately that’s not the case it seems. I was able to edit the javascript of course, but there are all these .rbe files that seem like they should be scripts, but just render in notepad as binary files.

Is it possible to edit these? If so, what do I use? If not, is there some other way to take extensions and repurpose them?

they are encrypted, because the author/developer wishes to hold on to the IP of the extension…

contacting the developer and they may grant you some sort of conditional access or they may choose not to…

what’s the extension, maybe the authors a regular here…


Thanks John, it’s SketchOSM by PlaceMaker.