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A few days ago a new plugin was released for SketchUp. It is called FreeScale 2.0a Beta. This is an amazing set of tools that greatly expands SketchUp’s abilities. I think there is a lot of potential for woodworkers with this plugin. the following video clip demonstrates just two of the new tools. You can download the plugin here although you’ll need to be registered to do so.
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No worries about calling me David. My mother used to call me that, too. When she used my middle name I knew I was in trouble. :)
You are correct. The current version is f. To my knowledge, the only place to download it is from the first post in the thread I linked to on the Sketchucation forum. You will have to register there to be able to download it. That's not such a bad thing though.
Dave Richards, sorry about call you David,
Hi David, were I can really download the FreeScale 2.0f (today it is in 2.0f version, I think), because your link above to SketcUcation, give me only a discussion place in this site.
Afaque, the link is in the second line of the text. The plugin is available on the Sketchucation forum. You do have to sign up and log in there to be able to download the plugin.
I am new to this. I try to download free Scale 2 but unfortunatily i didnt done.
Please let me know the link...
I do try to control it. I didn't have any problem with it on my computer.
I am VERY new to SketchUp. A comment to Dave Richards:
Dave, please watch the audio volume level on the above video clip! The level on my computer was very distorted and the volume varied in level a lot.
Well I am just working on it. It is a side hobby to my hobby of furniture making. With the demands on my time I would say at least a month. I have solved all the theoretical issues but writing code in Ruby is not the quickest thing for me.
It's pretty hard to keep up with Fredo.
So when will we see your plugin?
Looks brilliant! He stole my thunder! I have been working on a Ruby script that first copies and makes unique a group of components, yet not making unique internally to the new group. then you click two point on a face on one of the components, input a dimension to expand the group of components (or vertices) parallel to the selected face and perpendicular to the two points. This allows one to resize drawers, stiled doors etc. in just a couple of mouse clicks. This is the same (I think) as this guy's stretch.
Thanks for the tip Dave. That's a winner for woodworkers. I can't wait to play.
I woke up this morning to discover that a new revision was released over night. It's now 2.0b. Don't for get to follow the the directions in the link I included.
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