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Changing The Number of Segments

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Hi,

I've read at Sketch-Ucation forum that once a circle, or a segment, has been extruded using the Push/Pull tool, it is no longer possible to change the number of segments. But that was posted about 10 years ago. I was wondering if there's a new plugin that will allow me to change the number of segments. I found one plugin named Arc Set Segment version 1.4a, but that did not work and it's only for setting the number of segments before drawing the circle or arc. I hope there is a plugin but if not, is there a work around this problem? The only thing I know now is to start this process all over again and I was hoping I would not have to do that.

Ken.
 
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Hi Ken:

Are you trying to modify an object that has already been extruded / textured with 1 or more Materials ?

I am not sure if these links discuss after-the-fact options for objects already extruded / textured:

https://www.google.com/search?q=Ske...MCkgEBM5gBAKABAcgBCMABAQ&sclient=gws-wiz-serp

GaryGB

Hi Gary,

Yes, I was trying to modify the object after I've extrude it. I did read something to the effect that one cannot change the number of segments once they have been extruded. But I have it all worked out now. I just had to figure out some way to work around it. By the way, while I'm thinking about it, is there a place I can go where I can download and install the free make version of Sketchup 2018 on my computer? I have had the version I'm using now, which is Sketchup 2017 to just crash on me for no apparent reason. Then it tells me to download and install Sketchup 2018. I haven't been able to find it. The only free versions I can find are the ones you have to use online, and I do not like that idea. If the internet goes down, you're without it. You never own it and it's just their way of keeping you from having to own a free version. I want the program on my computer and not have to depend on opening my browser to go online and having to login just to use the software. I never did like this kind of crap that they're going for. I think Sketchup 2018 was the last free make version, and I would like to have the downloaded free make version if I can find it.

Ken.
 
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Hi Ken:

AFAIK, the last Sketchup Make was 2017, available as the 64-Bit version ...here:

https://www.filehorse.com/download-sketchup-make-64/download/


Remember that "Combine Textures" for vertical Faces is broken in 2017, and one must use other versions to perform that task


To "Make" use of newer 3D warehouse content distributions in Sketchup 2017, use this plugin:

https://github.com/Eneroth3/open-newer-version


I use this plugin installer for other new / legacy format plugin Ruby scripts (after installing it via the built-in Extension Installer):

https://sketchucation.com/pluginstore?pln=tt_simple_installer


FYI: Plugins will install to this sub-folder location:

C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp 2017\SketchUp\Plugins\

GaryGB
 
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