Solid tools not working any more in SU Make, why?

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#1

Gentlemen
I used solid tools for months now in SU MAKE with satis. But suddenly icons are grey and the info ( old dates) says only pro?
This is a greate downgrade of SU make. SU pro is too expensive for hobby.
Pls. Tell me why?
Albert


#2

You were using the Solid Tools for a month during the SketchUp Pro trial. Solid Tools are a Pro only feature and not available in Make. It’s been this way since they were first offered in SU8. The Solid Tools are a convenience but you can do what the Solid Tools do with other tools.


#3

Thanks Dave
I’m used to intersect faces ->. Are there some more tools with and without component / group setting? Like solid tools actions.
Albert


#4

Intersect Faces is the key tool for doing what you can do with the Solid Tools.

There’s an ancient extension called Bool Tools but from what I can find, it doesn’t work after SU2013.


#5

Make has the Outer Shell tool that is virtually identical to the Union tool in Solid Tools.

Anssi


#6

Outer shell give makes one component from two no intersect with removable lines.
Albert


#7

Yes. That’s what Outer Shell is designed to do.


#8

Disappointing when using a device or subject and than when you used to it you loose it.
Thanks for your answers.


#9

Yes. I can see that but it shouldn’t be a surprise that you’d lose those tools when the pro trial ends. There are multiple places where you could have learned that the Solid Tools are a Pro-only feature. This, for example.


#10

Yes I know I have seen this when looking for a solution to get solid a life again. But I was not aware of a pro trial when downloaded make '17 or having an update.
End of discussion.
Thanks
Albert