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Ruby Tuesday [2017-08-01]

Technically, on Monday July 31st at 3:00 P.M. USA Central Daylight Savings time, it is already "Tuesday" somewhere in the world ! :D


This is being posted as a followup to a discussion regarding alternative ways to import Google Earth (aka "GE") and/or Google Maps raster aerial imagery and/or vector objects into Sketchup with Geo-rectification information ...in this thread:

http://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/threads/updated-sketchup-wont-work.440430/


[Plugin] KML Tools (2.0.0-beta) — updated 31.05.2013 - by Aerilius

https://sketchucation.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=323&t=38009

https://sketchucation.com/forums/download/file.php?id=106733

This script reportedly works only with Sketchup versions 7 through 2013 :alert:


This (free) 3rd party plugin enables import of GE KML GIS source data to Sketchup version-8.

DO NOT ATTEMPT INSTALLING / USING THIS PLUGIN ON LATER VERSIONS OF SKETCHUP.


< NOTE: newer versions of Sketchup can import Sketchup version-8 *.SKP or *.KMZ output files. ;) >


FYI: After import of GE vector objects to Sketchup, one may draw a super-imposed 3-point 'rotated' rectangle traced over the vector poly-line or polygon, then delete the original object ...to ensure all derived Faces are true rectangles.



[Plugin] Loader for Rotated Rectangle, Circle and Box v1.1.1 - by Michaelv


This (free) plugin draws a 3-point 'rotated' rectangle off any 2 edges in Sketchup-8:

https://sketchucation.com/pluginstore?pln=3Points_Tools


DO NOT ATTEMPT INSTALLING / USING THIS PLUGIN ON LATER VERSIONS OF SKETCHUP.


BTW: A pertinent thread regarding installation of Sketchup version-8 and/or plugin Ruby scripts:

http://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/threads/ruby-tuesday-2017-03-14.439657/


Hope this helps ! :)

GaryGB

UPDATE:

Since the above threads were last edited, more options are now available to the FS Developer using Google Earth and Sketchup.


Arno's FS utilities MCX and ScenProc may prove useful in facilitating a work-flow to create 3D models from Google Earth KMLs:

https://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/threads/imported-kmz-not-showing.447923/

I believe just being initially able to use ScenProc to re-project the KML / KMZ files from EPSG:4326 to EPSG:3857 and then re-export another KML / KMZ would be very helpful to folks that are challenged by the learning curve for GIS applications and/or pulgins for Sketchup.

We can easily manually extrude the re-projected / un-warped footprints in Sketchup with the Push-Pull Tool. :)

FYI: There is now a very good plugin Ruby script that imports several CAD / GIS formats to Sketchup: :idea:

Tools 4 SketchUp

https://t4su.wordpress.com/

https://t4su.wordpress.com/2016/07/11/how-to-test-it/


Tools 4 SketchUp Documentation

Release 0.1.1 by Kevin Hartwell, Thomas Leduc Feb 17, 2017

t4su doc .pdf

https://www.pdf-archive.com/2017/05/03/t4su-doc/t4su-doc.pdf




Hope this helps ! :)

GaryGB
 
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