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Script Error in Sketchup 8

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Hi,

Is anyone getting a script error when launching Sketchup 8? Every time I open it, I get the message - "An error has occurred in the script on this page," "Do you want to continue running scripts on this page?"

I'm wondering if this is Trimble's way to force us to get the pro version, rather we want to or not.

Ken.
 
It's actually all over the internet and all the best developers are discussing solutions. When their perfectly fine 10 year old free software stops working, people are forced to either figure out why, or (cue evil master plan background organ riff) download the latest free version, EGADS!

How does this "forcing" work? Trimble floats a free version, as some sort of lure? It's full of defects and script errors and when a talented artist, like yourself, gets hooked, there is no recourse, but to pay up?

I'm wondering if the term "Ruby scripts," rings a bell. Some ten year old plugin stopped working, because of a graphics update, or Java patch, or something, but go ahead and blame the deep state because that makes it all a powerful conspiracy that is beyond our control.
I mean, it doesn't even stop the software from working, does it? You click yes, or no and the software continues to function, correct? So really, paranoid conspiracy theories aside, it could just be a warning to help your workflow, but no, good observation, go with it, you saw right through all that bs and didn't take the blue pill. Godspeed, you Neo of the flight simulator, as you take on the Mark Zuckerbergs and Google Advanced Manipulative Analytics that threaten to turn our virtual world of life and color into a row of boxes we click as digital gardeners.

Still looking for a question about 3d modelling with Sketchup, btw.
 
Hi Ken:

It is unlikely that Sketchup is attempting to compel an upgrade of Sketchup version 8 (free) to a Pro version.


But, this 'may' be java-script connection errors with missing "Google" Geo-Location or 3D Warehouse URLs.


Did you recently re-install Sketchup version 8 (or 'restore' it via a prior "Windows System Restore Point") ? :scratchch


If so, did you download / use the secure Trimble archive of the final 'maintenance' version 8 Google product ?


Google Sketchup 32-Bit version 8 (free) requires no license fee, and is downloadable direct from Trimble at: :pushpin:

http://dl.trimble.com/sketchup/gsu8/FW-3-0-16846-EN.exe

http://www.oldversion.com/windows/google-sketchup/

http://www.oldversion.com/windows/google-sketchup-8-0-4811


GaryGB
 
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But, this 'may' be java-script connection errors with missing "Google" Geo-Location or 3D Warehouse URLs.

Yes, it could have been. But I just launched Sketchup 8 and it's not doing that anymore. I've launched it a few times to be sure, so I guess it's fixed.


Did you recently re-install Sketchup version 8 (or 'restore' it via a prior "Windows System Restore Point") ? :scratchch

No. The only thing I've done recently was installed that "make unique texture ++, but as I said, it's not doing it now. I think I've also updated the Java a few days ago, probably last week.


If so, did you download / use the secure Trimble archive of the final 'maintenance' version 8 Google product ?

I don't remember where I downloaded it from but it seems that I got the link from the FSDeveloper website. The file name I have is: google-sketchup-8-0-16846-SketchUpWEN.exe. I don't guess they have a 64 bit version.

http://dl.trimble.com/sketchup/gsu8/FW-3-0-16846-EN.exe


Ken.
 
Hi Ken:

IIRC, 64-Bit Sketchup began with the 2015 versions:

https://www.fsdeveloper.com/forum/t...revious-versions-locations.441746/post-821068

https://help.sketchup.com/en/downloading-older-versions


PS: Sketchup uses Windows' Prefetch / Superfetch features with this shortcut 'Target' file path command switch suffix ex:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Google SketchUp 8\SketchUp.exe" /prefetch:1

"C:\Program Files\SketchUp\SketchUp 2016\SketchUp.exe" /prefetch:1

"C:\Program Files\SketchUp\SketchUp 2017\SketchUp.exe" /prefetch:1



PS: Versions of Sketchup in non-English languages may- or may not- be compatible with some Ruby plugin scripts:

https://forums.sketchup.com/t/how-to-get-the-sketchup-make-2016-version/37264

http://download.trimble.com/sketchu...sLoVvxyUkGc_&Key-Pair-Id=APKAITRMO3ODNM6MFOEA


GaryGB
 
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