Numerous load errors after installing plugins for first time

New to SU, I downloaded & installed plugins manually because Extension Warehouse not working currently. I have numerous load errors. I tried deleting and reinstalling offending plugins, installed TTlib2 2.9.0 per ThomThom video. Can’t find a web entry that explains these errors. Suggestions? Errors below. jrt.

Error Loading File bezierspline.rbError: C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/bezierspline.rb:49: invalid multibyte char (UTF-8)
C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/bezierspline.rb:49: syntax error, unexpected tCONSTANT, expecting keyword_end
ext.copyright = “Fredo6 - \© Sep. 2007 - Dec. 2008”

                            ^

C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/bezierspline.rb:49: syntax error, unexpected tINTEGER, expecting '('
ext.copyright = “Fredo6 - \© Sep. 2007 - Dec. 2008”

                                              ^

C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/bezierspline.rb:49: unterminated string meets end of file
Error Loading File BZ__FSpline.rb
Error: C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/BZ__FSpline.rb:48: invalid multibyte char (UTF-8)
C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/BZ__FSpline.rb:48: syntax error, unexpected tIDENTIFIER, expecting ‘]’
"|FR| Param\ètres de F-Spline"]

                          ^

C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/BZ__FSpline.rb:48: syntax error, unexpected tSTRING_BEG, expecting keyword_do or ‘{’ or ‘(’
"|FR| Param\ètres de F-Spline"]

                                       ^

C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/BZ__FSpline.rb:48: unterminated string meets end of file
Error Loading File CadalogBeamTool (2).rb
Error: #<SyntaxError: C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/CadalogBeamTool (2).rb:21: syntax error, unexpected ‘,’, expecting ‘)’
…pport_file (“CadalogParts.dll”, “Plugins/Cadalog”)
… ^
C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/CadalogBeamTool (2).rb:21: syntax error, unexpected ‘)’, expecting keyword_end
C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/CadalogBeamTool (2).rb:296: syntax error, unexpected ‘,’, expecting ')'
edges.push (beam_entities.add_line (startPt, endPt))
^
C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/CadalogBeamTool (2).rb:306: syntax error, unexpected ‘,’, expecting ‘)’
…eam_entities.add_arc (centerPt, xAxis, normal, radius, start…
… ^
C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/CadalogBeamTool (2).rb:306: syntax error, unexpected ‘)’, expecting ‘=’
…, radius, startAngle, endAngle))
… ^
C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/CadalogBeamTool (2).rb:313: syntax error, unexpected ‘,’, expecting ')'
edges.concat(beam_entities.add_circle (centerPt, normal, radius))
^
C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/CadalogBeamTool (2).rb:313: syntax error, unexpected ‘)’, expecting '='
edges.concat(beam_entities.add_circle (centerPt, normal, radius))
^
C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/CadalogBeamTool (2).rb:362: syntax error, unexpected end-of-input, expecting keyword_end>
Error Loading File CadalogBeamTool.rb
Error: #<SyntaxError: C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/CadalogBeamTool.rb:21: syntax error, unexpected ‘,’, expecting ‘)’
…pport_file (“CadalogParts.dll”, “Plugins/Cadalog”)
… ^
C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/CadalogBeamTool.rb:21: syntax error, unexpected ‘)’, expecting keyword_end
C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/CadalogBeamTool.rb:296: syntax error, unexpected ‘,’, expecting ')'
edges.push (beam_entities.add_line (startPt, endPt))
^
C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/CadalogBeamTool.rb:306: syntax error, unexpected ‘,’, expecting ‘)’
…eam_entities.add_arc (centerPt, xAxis, normal, radius, start…
… ^
C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/CadalogBeamTool.rb:306: syntax error, unexpected ‘)’, expecting ‘=’
…, radius, startAngle, endAngle))
… ^
C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/CadalogBeamTool.rb:313: syntax error, unexpected ‘,’, expecting ')'
edges.concat(beam_entities.add_circle (centerPt, normal, radius))
^
C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/CadalogBeamTool.rb:313: syntax error, unexpected ‘)’, expecting '='
edges.concat(beam_entities.add_circle (centerPt, normal, radius))
^
C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/CadalogBeamTool.rb:362: syntax error, unexpected end-of-input, expecting keyword_end>
Error Loading File clf_simple_loft/clf_simple_loft.rb
Could not find included file 'clf_simple_loft/clf_simple_loft.rb’
Error Loading File FlattenToPlane.rb
Error: #<LoadError: cannot load such file – #WorkPlane.rb>
C:/Program Files (x86)/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/Tools/RubyStdLib/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.rb:45:in require' C:/Program Files (x86)/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/Tools/RubyStdLib/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.rb:45:inrequire’
C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/FlattenToPlane.rb:51:in `<top (required)>'
Error Loading File jointpushpull.rb
Error: C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/jointpushpull.rb:33: invalid multibyte char (UTF-8)
C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/jointpushpull.rb:33: syntax error, unexpected tIDENTIFIER, expecting ‘]’
"|FR| Aucune face selectionn\ée"]

                                                 ^

C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/jointpushpull.rb:35: syntax error, unexpected tCONSTANT, expecting keyword_end
…TR_MsgInvalidVector = [“Invalid Vector for requested Push Pu…
… ^
C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/jointpushpull.rb:35: syntax error, unexpected tCONSTANT, expecting keyword_do or ‘{’ or ‘(’
…valid Vector for requested Push Pull\nReset to FREE VECTOR”,

… ^
C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/jointpushpull.rb:36: syntax error, unexpected tIDENTIFIER, expecting keyword_do or ‘{’ or ‘(’
… “|FR| Vecteur invalide pour le Push pull demand\é\n…
… ^
C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/jointpushpull.rb:36: syntax error, unexpected $undefined
…alide pour le Push pull demand\é\nRemise du vecteur libre”]

… ^
C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/jointpushpull.rb:36: invalid multibyte char (UTF-8)
Error Loading File LibTraductor (2).rb
Error: C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/LibTraductor (2).rb:33: invalid multibyte char (UTF-8)
C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/LibTraductor (2).rb:33: syntax error, unexpected tIDENTIFIER, expecting ‘]’
"|ES| Los siguientes Par\ámetros son inv\álidos"]

		                                   ^

C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/LibTraductor (2).rb:33: syntax error, unexpected $undefined
"|ES| Los siguientes Par\ámetros son inv\álidos"]

		                                            ^

C:/Users/Owner/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2015/SketchUp/Plugins/LibTraductor (2).rb:33: invalid multibyte char (UTF-8)

Where did you obtain the extension files and how did you go about installing them? Most of the errors you list appear to be due to extensions versions that have not been updated since before SketchUp 2014, when SketchUp changed to a newer version of Ruby.

I obtained nearly all of them from Ruby library Depot, some may have come from Smustard. After my first attempt at downloading and getting all the errors I deleted all the extensions that had error messages and then relauched SU. However that did not clear the error messages. They still showed up even though all instances of the offending plugins had been deleted off the computer. I used Windows Find to search the entire hdd. At that point I re-downloaded all the plugins to my desktop and one by one extracted them and copied them into the Plugins folder using the path -owner/user/appdata/roam/sketchup2015/sketchup/plugins. (or something like that) I eventually figured out I could just change the address in the download popup window thingy and they went to the appropriate folder without all the cut and paste work. But it didn’t change anything. I still can’t get into SU warehouse. apparently many people can’t. I posted a message about that yesterday and got a message back from someone saying simply “they were working on it” or something like that. I am using a download of 2015 ver.cause all the problems initially started when trying to use the new 2016 ver. so I though maybe that was the problem. I looked online to try and find some info to held decipher the error messages and also to find if there is a way to know if the versions I was downloading would be compatible. didn’t find much and I still don’t know. jrt

The Ruby Library Depot is a great archive of SU’s plugin history. BUT don’t assume all plugins stored there will work in the latest versions of SU.

With every version of SU, the Ruby environment changes.

If you are still getting error messages, then you did not get rid of everything as the errors may be referring to stuff that should be in specific folders accessible by the plugins (for example.)

The 3D Warehouse problem has been fixed, though you may need to manually remove a cookie

Before helping you locate the most recent download sites, I know I would rather get you to eliminate the cause of the error messages from all the outdated plugins you already added.

What do you think would be my best course of action at this point? Should I delete all copies of SU ? Seems like that would get rid of any of the offending plugins that I may have downloaded into the wrong folders.jrt

Go to the plugin folder found at
C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp 2015\SketchUp\Plugins
and rename it to Pluginsold
Then start sketchup and if there are any error messages it means there are plugins elsewhere.

Uninstalling SU will not get rid of the plugins as they are files and folders YOU added - not the installer.

Bada-bim bada-boom! I changed the plugins folder to Pluginsold and relauched SU 2015 and the error messages are GONE! Great! now what do you Guys suggest I do?

Can you logon and download from the Extension Warehouse from Window > Extension Warehouse now? If not, click on the link I added above about getting rid of a cookie.

BezierSpline is downloaded from SketchUcation. You need to join that site to download stuff. That can be done for free.

While there are a few main sites to get most of the plugins you may want, there actually are quite a few sites all over the internet. It will be your job to try to keep track of what you add and try to keep updated.

PS: I have been revisiting Ruby library after catamountain’s post and I noticed there were little numbers adjacent to the Windows & Apple insignia’s like,SU4 & SU7. Silly me, I was merrily clicking away downloading all the waycool plugins paying no regard to that. Could of saved myself you guys some trouble… I appreciate the help. jrt

Now I would suggest you install them from either the Extension warehouse if it is working again.I haven’t followed that issue so have no advice there apart from read the other threads about it.
Or from the Sketchucation Extension Store found here.

Any that you need to install from elsewhere you need to do the research to see if they are compatible.

A few of those old plugins from the Ruby Library Depot work fine even though it doesn’t say they been updated - I still have some. But it helps that I’ve been keeping track of them since SU4.

I just tried to sign into SU warehouse and it seems to have worked. I clicked on the Bezierspline plugin and it took me to the legal mumbojumbo stuff which I clicked through and appears to have worked. I never saw any of that in my previous attempts. So Am I good to go at this point or should I be deleting something?

BTW what should I do with the plugins folder I renamed Pluginsold? Should I delete it and add a new Plugins folder? I don’t know what was in there before I started messing with it. jrt

You’re good. There were some site issues with that legal mumbojumbo which are now fixed.

Delete the old stuff.

You can delete the old folder completely, sketchup will make a new one as soon as you install a plugin from the warehouse.

Great, Thanks for all yours and Box’s help. Thanks to you guys I still have some hair left.jrt