Skelion add on won't show up in SU 2016 version for mac

installation
2016

#1

I have SU 2016 for Mac. I downloaded it and have the Pro trial running. I downloaded skelion add on, but cannot access the plugin folder because Sketch Up is not an option under the Application Software folder. Also from Window–> Preferences --> There is no preference field to install an extension.

When I go about this manually, I added the skelion.rb and folder to the plugins and when I look up “preferences” it says the skelion.rbz file was already installed and ready to use. Where can I find it? How do I access it? Isn’t it odd that it won’t show up from the SketchUp main file?


#2

Your profile says your on Windows, please update it with your mac specs…

‘Preferences’ are found under the ‘SketchUp’ menu item on a mac… [same as all mac apps]
Toolbars are under the ‘View’ >> ‘Tool Palettes’ it may be there…

if you had already installed it, where did you put it the second time?

your information needs clarifying…

is SU online?

john


#3

@drewnancy121, also check if the extension policy , in Sketchup> preferences > extension tab, is set to “uncertified” as this extension may be uncertified.


#4

The Preferences > ‘Extensions [Loading] Policy’ you need to have set is actually called ‘Unrestricted’.
This is the shipped default.
Without it being set, you will currently find that many as-yet-unsigned extensions/plugins will NOT load in v2016, or at least prompt you to load them in Approve mode…
Because of a glitch in the way v2016 currently handles newly installed unsigned extensions, they can load successfully but are initially set unchecked aka ‘deactivated’ - so you need to activate [check] them in the [Window(PC) || SketchUp(MAC)] > Preferences > Extensions… dialog [one time only activation]…
If a toolbar is also used, then that only becomes available for activation once the extension itself has be activated…


#5

Thank you… I have the program on both my windows and Mac. Sorry for confusion. SU is online for the mac, but I am unable to get it online with my windows program. Ironically, there the extension is downloaded and working but I am not able to accept the Skelion license agreement because it will not go online.

It is not under Tool Palettes.

I installed it in every way I could. So in the plugin and directly from Extensions–> Install extension.

Thank you.


#6

Hi thank you for the response.

I just checked; it was set to “unrestricted”.


#7

I checked into the activation… I got this message


#8

I just installed Skelion to see if there was a basic issue, and there’s not…

I downloaded the .rbz from the official site…

I used ‘SketchUp’ >> ‘Preferences’ >> ‘Extension’ >> ‘Add Extension’ to install it…

I clicked ‘SketchUp’ >> ‘Preferences’ >> ‘General’ then ‘Extension’ to update the menu so I could ‘Check’ the ‘Skelion’ box…

the web dialog opened for the licensing and on completion a message box to restart SU to see the Toolbar…

the 2d Bool Toolbar had come up immediately…

On restart, I had to re-check ‘Skelion’ in Pref’s [a little odd]…

On re-start, I everything was then fine…

john


#9

That was the ticket!