Updating SketchUp Make - losing Extensions?

I tried to update my SketchUp but lost all the cool tools & Extensions I had in SketchUp 2016.

Is there some way to get those back, or do I simply keep my older version?

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You didn’t lose the extensions when you updated to a newer version of SketchUp. Each version is a separate installation. The best thing to do for your extensions is install them fresh from the source to make sure you have the most current versions. If you installed extensions via the Extension Warehouse, you can open the EW in SU2017, sign in and then hover over your name. You’ll see an option for My Extensions. Click on it and automatically install them. If you used the Sketchucation Extension Store tool to install extensions from Sketchucation, you can install your bundle after installing the Extension Store tool and signing in.

It’s not good practice copying your extensions from an older version to a newer one unless you enjoy chasing load errors.

The quick and dirty way is to just copy all files from here:

~/Library/Application Support/SketchUp 2016/SketchUp/Plugins/

to here:

~/Library/Application Support/SketchUp 2017/SketchUp/Plugins/

Where ~ is your home folder e.g. for me ~ is /Users/gordon/

Some plugins might not work on the newer version of SketchUp and you should look for updates as Dave said. Some older plugins might not have a newer version and you just have to take a chance on them still working. Even if you choose to reinstall them one at a time you should look in your old Plugins folder to make sure you’ve not left any behind.

Thank you for your quick response. Sounds complicated (for me) but I’ll take it one step at a time. BTW, is there an advantage to upgrading, if I’m just using it for smaller projects?

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Thank you for this,… something to keep in mind. I tried something like this, initially, but got some odd ‘errors’,… prompting me to ask-

If you post your error messages here, you could get help. Some plugins will have errors when run in a newer version of SketchUp than they were written for and tested on.

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Probably mostly bug fixes although there are a few new features. Due to changes in Ruby there are some extensions that won’t work in pre-2017 versions.

If you are using SketchUp for your job as your profile alludes to, you need to be using SketchUp Pro instead of Make. There’ll be more tools, import/export options and other features you’d get with SketchUp Pro 2018, too.

A good reason for not copying extensions from an old version to a new one.


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