Thursday, November 14, 2013

Draw Down Technique SketchUp Ruby Plugin

Here's a link to an updated dated version of the Roof Framing Geometry Plugin, version 1.5.
updated: Nov 14th 2013. I've added the function to draw the draw down roof surface to the ruby plugin.

Windows SketchUp Plugin


Apple - Mac SketchUp Plugin

Windows Plugin Installation
Just unzip it in the Google SketchUp \Plugins directory.

C:\Program Files\Google\Google SketchUp 8\Plugins
or
C:\Program Files\SketchUp\SketchUp 2013\Plugins

To find the plugin folder, Open the ruby console window and and paste this into the command line in the console window.

UI.openURL("file://#{Sketchup.find_support_file("Plugins")}")

Or use the Preferences -- Install Extension  while using SketchUp.

Mac location of Plugins
/Users/mac/Library/Application Support/SketchUp 2013/SketchUp


Example of adding more rafters to the base drawing.
Add single rafter or crossing rafters like the Saint Andrews Cross.

Example of adding a rafter that is rotated from the ground line.


Example of adding a rafter that is rotated 90° from the ground line.


Example of adding the draw down roof surface to the drawing board.

Set the Units type mm.


45° plan angle example.


54° plan angle for pentagon.


60° plan angle for hexagon.


67.5° plan angle for octagon.


75° plan angle for dodecagon







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