Ruby export to JSON

sketchup
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ruby

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Someone asked me how to get a hierarchical view of SketchUp models for costing/analysis/quantities. They have a lot (1000’s) of skp files that they want to inventory. I created a Ruby script to extract lots of SketchUp data to JSON for this purpose. I tried it on a directory containing 12 files, totaling 1 GB. It took 11 minutes and produced a 2GB output file.

Posting here in case this is useful to the rest of you.

# Edit these lines:
sketchup_file_dir='C:\Users\dan\Desktop\Source Models'
report_file='C:/Users/dan/Desktop/out.json'


sketchup_file_dir=sketchup_file_dir.gsub('\\','/')
report_file=report_file.gsub('\\','/')
require 'json'

skp_files = Dir.glob(File.join(sketchup_file_dir, '**.skp'))

def entities_recursive(entities, transform)
    result = {
        faces: [],
        groups: [],
        component_instances: []
    }
    entities.each {|entity|
        if entity.is_a? Sketchup::Face
            result[:faces].push({
                material: entity.material && entity.material.name,
                back_material: entity.back_material && entity.back_material.name,
                area: entity.area(transform)
                })
        elsif entity.is_a? Sketchup::Group
            result[:groups].push({
                name: entity.name,
                material: entity.material && entity.material.name,
                entities: entities_recursive(entity.entities, transform * entity.transformation)
                })
        elsif entity.is_a? Sketchup::ComponentInstance
            result[:component_instances].push({
                name: entity.name,
                material: entity.material && entity.material.name,
                entities: entities_recursive(entity.definition.entities, transform * entity.transformation)
                })
        end
    }
    return result
end

total_report = []
open(report_file, 'w') { |f|
    f.write('[')
    need_comma = false
    skp_files.each {|file|
        if need_comma
            f.write(',')
        else
            need_comma = true
        end
        if Sketchup.open_file(file)
            model=Sketchup.active_model
            model.start_operation('',true) # disable UI
            model_report = {
                filepath: file,
                name: model.name,
                definitions: [],
                materials: [],
                entities: entities_recursive(model.entities,Geom::Transformation.new())
            }
            model.definitions.each{ |d|
                model_report[:definitions].push({
                    name: d.name,
                    number: d.count_used_instances
                    })
            }
            model.materials.each{ |m|
                model_report[:materials].push({
                    name: m.name
                    })
            }
            model.abort_operation
        else

            model_report = {
                filepath: file,
                error: 'Could not open file'
            }
        end
        f.write(JSON.pretty_generate(model_report))

        Sketchup.active_model.close(true)
    }
    f.write(']')
}
print('done')

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