I’ve just published a small little library for handing scales in SketchUp. It is basically a rewrite of what I’ve used myself in my View Scale plugin. This class can parse a scale from a single string in various formats, such as “1:100”, “10%” or “1”=4’", with no need to split nominator and denominator in separate fields.
@guy, I haven’t used Skalp for some time and not remember the UI, but maybe this is useful for you and Joeren.
@SketchupDoug, I’d love if something like this was implemented in LayOut. The scale dropdown is very noisy and I have to squeeze my eyes to filter out any useful info in it, when it would be much faster to just type 1:100 straight into the field.
The dropdown can still be there for those not knowing how scales work, and for custom scales, in my case typically handling the foreshortening in isometric drawings, but the field also accepting text input would be a significant workflow improvement. What’s ironic is that the scale field actually is a text field, but it doesn’t seem to respond to typing other than playing the error ding sound.