I have been using sketchup for several years and I found an extension called nudge that let me move any object x,y,z by xx amount quickly and easily. I setup all my drawings to function by moving objects 12" at a time. With 2019, I cant find “Nudge”. is there another extension I can use to move incrementally over and over again?
If you had Nudge in any previous versions of SketchUp, look in the plugins folder that are in this path:
Look for each old version you still have installed.
Nudge itself was sold by Smustard, and I’m not sure it it was available from anywhere except here:
This is really helpful. Thank you it will work. Can you setup a hotkey shortcut to change that?
Also it doesn’t snap the Z plane.
I have the extension, I can’t load it for some reason…assuming that it is not compatible with the new version.
What do you mean you can’t load it? Is it installed in SU2019? Do you get a loading error when starting SketchUp?
It is an old plugin but that doesn’t mean it won’t work.
When I try to load the NUDGE.RB in the extension manager, it is just greyed out.
I have started to use the move tool and setup a hot key to adjust snap, but I am finding that the snap isnt precise as once it has snapped, I can still move the object a little. Overall the iSnap hotkey is working.
Ahh… So improper installation method. The Extension Manager will only install plugins/extensions that are packed as .rbz files which are just .zip files with the .rbz extension.
Put the .rb file into a zip file using something like 7-Zip or another zipping utility. Then rename the file from .zip to .rbz. After that you should be able to install it with Extension Manager.
or drop the .rb directly in the plugins folder.
Using the snap to length isn’t a good option, very prone to causing errors.
Thank you Thank you Thank you!!! DaveR, that was exactly the answer I needed. I did learn a lot about the movement tool, but dearly missed the Nudge functionality.