[Plugin] FredoSketch - Suite of base tools

FredoSketch is a suite of base tools that extend some of the native Sketch tools. The first tools published are Move and Rotate.

More info in this thread at Sketchucation.

FredoSketch v1.1 - Toolbar


The Move Tool extends the Sketchup Move tool with the following features:

  • Multi-selection of Objects
  • Multi-selection of Vertices
  • Smoove vertices with various falloff methods
  • Vector and Plane constraints and inferences, including local axes
  • Individual object translation
  • Repeat translation
  • Automatic smooth of autofold edges
  • Wireframe mode to catch more inferences
  • Launch by calling twice the Sketchup Move tool (e.g. MM)

FredoSketch 1.1 - Move - QuickCard.pdf


The Rotate Tool extends the Sketchup Move tool with the following features:

  • Multi-selection of Objects
  • Multi-selection of Vertices
  • Smoove vertices with various falloff methods
  • Rotation Plane constraints and inferences, including local axes
  • Individual object rotation (spin)
  • Rotation with offset
  • Rotation spread copies over 360 deg.
  • Repeat rotation
  • Automatic smooth of autofold edges
  • Wireframe mode to catch more inferences
  • Launch by calling twice the Sketchup Rotate tool (e.g. QQ)

FredoSketch 1.1 - Rotate - QuickCard.pdf

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You’re a boss…

Thanks Fredo!

My first impression of the move tool is that it would totally replace the native version if it had a stamp function.


Also, it seems that the only way to cancel a move is to hit the escape key, which may frustrate the workflow of many. I would think that either activating the tool again or hitting the space bar would cause the move to cancel, but it actually finalizes it.

Interesting. That was my first implementation, mimicking the Move tool, but then I found myself very often cancelling instead of validating.
I may include an option to make the 2 behaviors possible.

The stamping is done by toggling Alt. I preferred to keep Ctrl as a simple toggle for Copy mode.

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I have found that rotate tool doesn’t like to snap to edges.
Here I make three (or four) attempts to rotate this board, offset to the top cord of the run:
Notice that the magenta square indeed says that it has snapped to the edge, but the dashed line is off-

Thanks for catching this bug.

It should normally be fixed in FredoSketch v1.1b, just published.

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That’s well and good, it’s nice and snappy but now it offsets in the wrong direction.


Shout-out to @medeek for the extend tools!

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I published FredoSketch v1.1c, which should fix the problem of reversed offset and a few other issues.

Note also that if you exit the tool (spacebar or calling another tool) before finalizing the transformation, then the transformation is cancelled. This is similar to the behavior of native tools.

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