I’m interested in trying to experiment with Ruby, and I want to build a tool that will place an “arrow” pointing in the direction of the down slope of the clicked surface, and place a text entity that displays the slope. This is something I’d find really useful with site modeling analysis. I’d just click on any part of my terrain, and it would place the slope arrow with the slope text right above the terrain. Eventually, I’ve got a ton of ideas for features, but I’m starting simple.
I’d like to produce something similar to the image below, when viewing the model from a Top perspective: (This is from AutoDesk Civil3D)
Since I’m new with developing with SketchUp, I was wondering if some of you more experienced folks could recommend various methods/classes I should read up on in the API just to point me in the right direction.
PS ( If you know of a plugin that does this already, I’d be happy with that too I haven’t been able to find one.