Is there a problem with the Upright Extruder extension and SketchUp 2021?
I was doing a quick model of a 2mm pitch lead screw for an illustration … and planned to use the Upright Extruder … but I had to go back to SketchUp 2020 to finish the job.
Here is the 2020 .skp file … the one where the Upright Extruder worked.
211114A_2mm_Pitch_Lead_Screw.skp (118.4 KB)
And here is the 2021 .skp file … all set up to “Upright Extrude” with the lead screw “section/profile” and the 2mm pitch path. But I could not get the Upright Extruder extension to work … no error message … no hanging up … nothing.
211114C_2mm_Pitch_Lead_Screw.skp (3.8 MB)
FYI … both files are scaled 100X.
And then one last question: After years of purchasing the latest version of SketchUp each year I am now being “forced” to move to a SketchUp Pro subscription (and will have to do that before December 4th). This has already been discussed ad nauseum on this forum … so I do not want to rehash any of that … except for this question about extensions:
Extensions are touted as one of the distinctives that differentiates SketchUp from some of the other tool sets … and I agree. Even though I typically only use “native” SketchUp … I find some extensions are exceedingly useful … so when/if an extension does not work, it is real problem.
So, here’s my question: As SketchUp Pro evolves what is the plan to ensure that extensions continue to deliver the intended functionality? If the functionality of an extension shows up in the native tool set … then there may not be a problem. But for a functionality to disappear … as it appears to have happened with SketchUp 2021 and the Upright Extruder extension … that’s a problem.