The versions of the developer tools and plugin framework
in Product Connect 0.3.5 are somewhat out of date.
Although ordinary users will not notice any problems,
developers definitely will! So, let's do an update...
then copy it to your SketchApps directory, eg:
- Mac: ...home directory.../Library/SketchUp
- PC: ...home directory...\Application Data\SketchUp
Now unpack (eg, double-click) the archive.
The resulting directory tree should look like this:
| | CFCL/... new file tree
| | load_sketchapps.rb new loader file
| | sa_config.rb new config file
We are now going to do some (careful!) surgery:
- Remove the old file tree (
CFCL) and loader file (
.../SketchUp/SketchApps; replace them with the new versions.
- Copy the new loader file into SketchUp's
(eg, "/Library/Application Support/Google SketchUp 8/SketchUp/plugins).
- Move the new config file (
Before trying out the example plugins,
take a minute to inspect
it contains a lot of useful configuration settings
which control debugging features, logging, etc.
For example, it turns on the Ruby Console, by default.
All of the configuration settings can be disabled
by changing the top-level "if true
" to "if false
Individual settings can be also disabled (eg, commented out).
Now it's time to try out the example plugins