Class: Sketchup::Entities

Inherits:
Object
  • Object
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Includes:
Enumerable

Overview

The Entities class is a container class for all entities in a model (it is a collection of Entity objects).

Version:

  • SketchUp 6.0

Instance Method Summary # collapse

Instance Method Details

#[](entity_index) ⇒ Sketchup::Entity?

The #[] method is used to retrieve an entity by its index in an array of entities. The index is a number between 0 and entities.length - 1. In general, it is preferable to use the #each method to iterate though all of the entities in the collection as it will be much more efficient.

Examples:

entities = Sketchup.active_model.entities
entity = entities[0]

Parameters:

  • entity_index (Integer)

    The index for a specific entity.

Returns:

See Also:

Version:

  • SketchUp 6.0

#active_section_planeSketchup::SectionPlane?

The active_section_plane method is used to access the currently active section plane in the Entities object.

Examples:

sp = Sketchup.active_model.entities.active_section_plane
puts "Active section plane is #{sp}" if !sp.nil?

Returns:

Version:

  • SketchUp 2014

#active_section_plane=(sec_plane) ⇒ Sketchup::SectionPlane?

The active_section_plane= method is used to set the active section plane in the Entities object.

Examples:

entities = Sketchup.active_model.entities
sp = entities.add_section_plane([50, 50, 0], [1.0, 1.0, 0])
entities.active_section_plane = sp

Parameters:

  • sec_plane (Sketchup::SectionPlane, nil)

    the SectionPlane object to be set active. Pass nil to deactivate any active section plane.

Returns:

Version:

  • SketchUp 2014

#add_3d_text(string, alignment, font, is_bold = false, is_italic = false, letter_height = 1.0, tolerance = 0.0, z = 0.0, is_filled = true, extrusion = 0.0) ⇒ Boolean

The add_3d_text is used to create 3D text. It will be added as edges and faces drawn at the origin.

Examples:

# Draw the word "test" at the origin of the model, aligned left, in
# Arial Bold, not italics, 1" in size, best tolerance quality, filled,
# with an extrusion size of 5".
entities = Sketchup.active_model.entities
success = entities.add_3d_text('test', TextAlignLeft, "Arial",
  true, false, 1.0, 0.0, 0.5, true, 5.0)

Parameters:

  • string (String)

    The text to create.

  • alignment (Integer)

    Number that defines the alignment. There are constants called TextAlignLeft, TextAlignRight, and TextAlignCenter that can be passed.

  • font (String)

    font name.

  • is_bold (Boolean) (defaults to: false)

    true for bold.

  • is_italic (Boolean) (defaults to: false)

    true for italic.

  • letter_height (Numeric) (defaults to: 1.0)

    Height of the text in inches.

  • tolerance (Numeric) (defaults to: 0.0)

    Tolerance of the curve creation. Defaults to 0.0, which creates the highest possible curve quality.

  • z (Numeric) (defaults to: 0.0)

    z position in inches.

  • is_filled (Boolean) (defaults to: true)

    true for filled, which will put a face between the edges of the letters.

  • extrusion (Numeric) (defaults to: 0.0)

    Extrusion depth in inches.

Returns:

  • (Boolean)

    true if successful

Version:

  • SketchUp 6.0

#add_arc(center, xaxis, normal, radius, start_angle, end_angle) ⇒ Array<Sketchup::Edge> #add_arc(center, xaxis, normal, radius, start_angle, end_angle, num_segments) ⇒ Array<Sketchup::Edge>

The add_arc method is used to create an arc curve segment.

Examples:

centerpoint = Geom::Point3d.new
# Create a circle perpendicular to the normal or Z axis
vector = Geom::Vector3d.new 0,0,1
vector2 = Geom::Vector3d.new 1,0,0
vector3 = vector.normalize!
model = Sketchup.active_model
entities = model.active_entities
edges = entities.add_arc centerpoint, vector2, vector3, 10, 15.degrees, 135.degrees
arccurve = edges.first.curve

Overloads:

  • #add_arc(center, xaxis, normal, radius, start_angle, end_angle) ⇒ Array<Sketchup::Edge>

    Returns an array of Edge objects that define the arc.

    Parameters:

    • center (Geom::Point3d)

      A Point3d object representing the center .

    • xaxis (Geom::Vector3d)

      A Vector3d object representing xaxis for the arc.

    • normal (Geom::Vector3d)

      A Vector3d object representing normal for the arc.

    • radius (Numeric)

      The radius of the arc.

    • start_angle (Numeric)

      Start angle for the arc, in radians.

    • end_angle (Numeric)

      End angle for the arc, in radians.

    Returns:

  • #add_arc(center, xaxis, normal, radius, start_angle, end_angle, num_segments) ⇒ Array<Sketchup::Edge>

    Returns an array of Edge objects that define the arc.

    Parameters:

    • center (Geom::Point3d)

      A Point3d object representing the center .

    • xaxis (Geom::Vector3d)

      A Vector3d object representing xaxis for the arc.

    • normal (Geom::Vector3d)

      A Vector3d object representing normal for the arc.

    • radius (Numeric)

      The radius of the arc.

    • start_angle (Numeric)

      Start angle for the arc, in radians.

    • end_angle (Numeric)

      End angle for the arc, in radians.

    • num_segments (Integer)

      How many segments to draw.

    Returns:

Version:

  • SketchUp 6.0

#add_circle(center, normal, radius, numsegs = 24) ⇒ Array<Sketchup::Edge>

The add_circle method is used to create a circle.

Examples:

centerpoint = Geom::Point3d.new
# Create a circle perpendicular to the normal or Z axis
vector = Geom::Vector3d.new 0,0,1
vector2 = vector.normalize!
model = Sketchup.active_model
entities = model.active_entities
edges = entities.add_circle centerpoint, vector2, 10

Parameters:

  • center (Geom::Point3d)

    A Point3d object representing the center.

  • normal (Geom::Vector3d)

    A Vector3d object representing normal for the arc.

  • radius (Numeric)

    The radius of the arc.

  • numsegs (Integer) (defaults to: 24)

    The number of segments.

Returns:

Version:

  • SketchUp 6.0

#add_cline(start_point, end_point) ⇒ Sketchup::ConstructionLine #add_cline(start_point, end_point, stipple) ⇒ Sketchup::ConstructionLine

The add_cline method is used to create a construction line.

Examples:

model = Sketchup.active_model
entities = model.active_entities
point1 = Geom::Point3d.new(0, 0, 0)
point2 = Geom::Point3d.new(20, 20, 20)
cline = entities.add_cline(point1, point2)

Overloads:

  • #add_cline(start_point, end_point) ⇒ Sketchup::ConstructionLine

    Parameters:

    • start_point (Geom::Point3d)

      A Point3d object where the line will start.

    • end_point (Geom::Point3d)

      If a Vector3d, then an infinite line passing through the start_point will be created in that direction. If a Point3d, then a finite line will be created between the two points.

  • #add_cline(start_point, end_point, stipple) ⇒ Sketchup::ConstructionLine

    Parameters:

    • start_point (Geom::Point3d)

      A Point3d object where the line will start.

    • end_point (Geom::Point3d)

      If a Vector3d, then an infinite line passing through the start_point will be created in that direction. If a Point3d, then a finite line will be created between the two points.

    • stipple (String)

      Stipple pattern. See ConstructionLine.stipple for acceptable patterns.

Returns:

Version:

  • SketchUp 6.0

#add_cpoint(point) ⇒ Sketchup::ConstructionPoint

The add_cpoint method is used to create a construction point.

Examples:

model = Sketchup.active_model
entities = model.active_entities
point1 = Geom::Point3d.new(100,200,300)
constpoint = entities.add_cpoint point1
if (constpoint)
  UI.messagebox constpoint
else
  UI.messagebox "Failure"
end

Parameters:

Returns:

Version:

  • SketchUp 6.0

#add_curve(pts_or_array) ⇒ Array<Sketchup::Edge>

The add_curve method is used to create a curve from a collection of edges.

The arguments are either Points or an Array of Points. At least 2 points are required.

Examples:

entities = Sketchup.active_model.entities
curve = entities.add_curve [0,0,0], [0,10,0], [1,20,0]

Parameters:

  • pts_or_array (Array<Geom::Point3d>)

    You can pass either a series of Point3d objects or a single array containing Point3d objects.

Returns:

Version:

  • SketchUp 6.0

#add_dimension_linear(start_pt_or_entity, end_pt_or_entity, offset_vector) ⇒ Sketchup::DimensionLinear

The add_dimension_linear method adds a linear dimension to the entities.

Examples:

entities = Sketchup.active_model.entities
# From point to point
dim = entities.add_dimension_linear [50, 10, 0], [100, 10, 0], [0, 20, 0]
# Between edge vertices
edge = entities.add_edges([50,50,0], [40,10,0])[0]
v0 = edge.start
v1 = edge.end
dim = entities.add_dimension_linear v0, v1, [0, 0, 20]
# From an edge's midpoint to a construction point
p0 = edge.start.position
p1 = edge.end.position
mp = Geom::Point3d.new((p0.x+p1.x)/2.0, (p0.y+p1.y)/2.0, (p0.z+p1.z)/2.0)
cp = entities.add_cpoint [50, 10, 0]
dim = entities.add_dimension_linear [edge, mp], cp, [20, 0, 0]
# alternatively, the start params could be passed in separately
dim = entities.add_dimension_linear edge, mp, cp, [20, 0, 0]

Parameters:

  • start_pt_or_entity (Geom::Point3d, Sketchup::Entity)

    the reference point and/or entity at the start of the dimension. This parameter can take several forms:

  • end_pt_or_entity (Geom::Point3d, Sketchup::Entity)

    the reference point and/or entity at the end of the dimension. This parameter takes the exact same forms as 'start_pt_or_entity'.

  • offset_vector (Geom::Vector3d)

    the parallel offset vector from the reference line to the dimension line measured from the 'start' reference point.

Returns:

Version:

  • SketchUp 2014

#add_dimension_radial(arc_curve, leader_break_pt) ⇒ Sketchup::DimensionRadial

The add_dimension_radial method adds a radial dimension (i.e arc/circle radius/diameter dimension) to the entities.

Examples:

entities = Sketchup.active_model.entities
# Create a circle
centerpoint = Geom::Point3d.new(10, 10, 0)
vector = Geom::Vector3d.new(0, 0, 1)
edges = entities.add_circle centerpoint, vector, 10
circle = edges[0].curve
dim = entities.add_dimension_radial circle, [30, 30, 0]

Parameters:

  • arc_curve (Sketchup::ArcCurve)

    an ArcCurve object to which the dimension is to be attached.

  • leader_break_pt (Geom::Point3d)

    a Point3d for the break point on the leader where the dimension text is attached.

Returns:

Version:

  • SketchUp 2014

#add_edges(point1, point2, ...) ⇒ Array<Sketchup::Edge>

Note:

If the points form a closed loop, the first and last vertex will not merge. If you intend to create a face from the edges, use #add_face directly.

The #add_edges method is used to add a set of connected edges to the Sketchup::Entities collection.

  • @overload add_edges(points) @param [Array<Geom::Point3d>] points @return [Array<Sketchup::Edge>]

Examples:

model = Sketchup.active_model
entities = model.active_entities
point1 = Geom::Point3d.new(0,0,0)
point2 = Geom::Point3d.new(20,20,20)
edges = entities.add_edges point1, point2

Parameters:

Returns:

Returns:

Version:

  • SketchUp 6.0

#add_face(some_entities) ⇒ Sketchup::Face

The add_face method is used to create a face. You can call this method a number of ways:

- entities.add_face(edge1, edge2, edge3, ...)
- entities.add_face(edgearray)
- entities.add_face(pt1, pt2, pt3, ...)
- entities.add_face([pt1, pt2, pt3,...])
- entities.add_face(curve)

For the last form that takes a Curve, the curve must be closed - like a circle.

Note that a special case exists for any face created on the ground plane, in which case the vertex order is ignored and the face is always facing down.

Examples:

depth = 100
width = 100
model = Sketchup.active_model
entities = model.active_entities
pts = []
pts[0] = [0, 0, 0]
pts[1] = [width, 0, 0]
pts[2] = [width, depth, 0]
pts[3] = [0, depth, 0]
# Add the face to the entities in the model
face = entities.add_face(pts)

Parameters:

Returns:

Version:

  • SketchUp 6.0

#add_faces_from_mesh(polygon_mesh, smooth_flags = Geom::PolygonMesh::AUTO_SOFTEN|Geom::PolygonMesh::SMOOTH_SOFT_EDGES, f_material = nil, b_material = nil) ⇒ Integer

The #add_faces_from_mesh method is used to add Face objects to the collection of entities from a PolygonMesh.

The smooth_flags parameter can contain any of the following values if passed. The constants were added in SketchUp 2014. For previous versions, numeric values have to be specified instead of the Ruby constants.

The 3rd and 4th parameters will accept a Sketchup::Entities.sketchupsketchup::Material object or a string name of a material currently in the model.

Examples:

pm = Geom::PolygonMesh.new
pm.add_point([ 0, 0, 0]) # 1
pm.add_point([10, 0, 0]) # 2
pm.add_point([10,10, 0]) # 3
pm.add_point([ 0,10, 0]) # 4
pm.add_point([20, 0, 5]) # 5
pm.add_point([20,10, 5]) # 6
pm.add_polygon(1, -2, 3, 4)
pm.add_polygon(2, 5,6, -3)

# Create a new group that we will populate with the mesh.
group = Sketchup.active_model.entities.add_group
material = Sketchup.active_model.materials.add('green')
smooth_flags = Geom::PolygonMesh::NO_SMOOTH_OR_HIDE
group.entities.add_faces_from_mesh(pm, smooth_flags, material)

Returns Number of faces created

Parameters:

  • polygon_mesh (Geom::PolygonMesh)
  • smooth_flags (Integer) (defaults to: Geom::PolygonMesh::AUTO_SOFTEN|Geom::PolygonMesh::SMOOTH_SOFT_EDGES)

    flags for softening and smoothing of edges.

  • f_material (Sketchup::Material, String) (defaults to: nil)

    material to paint front faces with.

  • b_material (Sketchup::Material, String) (defaults to: nil)

    material to paint back faces with.

Returns:

  • (Integer)

    Number of faces created

Version:

  • SketchUp 6.0

#add_group(entities) ⇒ Sketchup::Group

The add_group method is used to create an empty group or a group with entities.

NOTE: calling add_group with entities in its parameters has been known to crash SketchUp before version 8.0. It is preferable to create an empty group and then add things to its Entities collection.

Examples:

model = Sketchup.active_model
entities = model.active_entities
group = entities.add_group
if (group)
  UI.messagebox group
else
  UI.messagebox "Failure"
end

Parameters:

Returns:

Version:

  • SketchUp 6.0

#add_image(filename, point, width, height) ⇒ Sketchup::Image

The add_image method is used to add an image to the collection of entities.

The width and height are measured in model units (i.e. inches). If the height is not given, then it is computed from the width to preserve the aspect ratio of the image.

Examples:

model = Sketchup.active_model
entities = model.active_entities
point = Geom::Point3d.new 10,20,30
image = entities.add_image "Shapes.jpg", point, 300
if (image)
  UI.messagebox image
else
  UI.messagebox "Failure"
end

Parameters:

  • filename (String)

    A filename for the image file.

  • point (Geom::Point3d)

    A Point3d object representing the insertion point of the image.

  • width (Numeric)

    Width for the image.

  • height (Numeric)

    height for the image if you want to control width and height independently.

Returns:

Version:

  • SketchUp 6.0

#add_instance(definition, transform) ⇒ Sketchup::ComponentInstance

The add_instance method adds a component instance to the collection of entities.

Examples:

point = Geom::Point3d.new 10,20,30
transform = Geom::Transformation.new point
model = Sketchup.active_model
entities = model.active_entities
path = Sketchup.find_support_file "Bed.skp",
  "Components/Components Sampler/"
definitions = model.definitions
componentdefinition = definitions.load path
instance = entities.add_instance componentdefinition, transform
if (instance)
  UI.messagebox instance
else
  UI.messagebox "Failure"
end

Parameters:

Returns:

Version:

  • SketchUp 6.0

#add_line(point1, point2) ⇒ Sketchup::Edge

The add_line method is used to add an edge to the collection of entities. This is not to be confused with the concept of a “line” from a geometric sense, which is an invisible object represented by an Array of a point and a vector. (See the Array class for more information on geometric lines in SketchUp.)

This method is the same as add_edges method, but returns a single edge.

Examples:

model = Sketchup.active_model
entities = model.active_entities
point1 = Geom::Point3d.new(0,0,0)
point2 = Geom::Point3d.new(20,20,20)
line = entities.add_line point1,point2
if (line)
  UI.messagebox line
else
  UI.messagebox "Failure"
end

Parameters:

  • point1 (Geom::Point3d)

    Point3d object representing the edge's starting point.

  • point2 (Geom::Point3d)

    Point3d object representing the edge's ending point.

Returns:

Version:

  • SketchUp 6.0

#add_ngon(center, normal, radius, numsides = 24) ⇒ Array<Sketchup::Edge>

The add_ngon method is used to create a multi-sided polygon.

Examples:

entities = Sketchup.active_model.entities
center = Geom::Point3d.new
normal = Geom::Vector3d.new(0,0,1)
radius = 100
numsides = 6
edges = entities.add_ngon center, normal, radius, numsides

Parameters:

  • center (Geom::Point3d)

    A Point3d object representing the center of the polygon.

  • normal (Geom::Vector3d)

    A Vector3d object.

  • radius (Numeric)

    A radius.

  • numsides (Integer) (defaults to: 24)

    The number of sides for the polygon.

Returns:

Version:

  • SketchUp 6.0

#add_observer(observer) ⇒ Boolean

The add_observer method is used to add an observer to the current object.

Examples:

entities = Sketchup.active_model.entities
status = entities.add_observer observer

Parameters:

  • observer (Object)

    An observer.

Returns:

  • (Boolean)

    true if successful, false if unsuccessful.

Version:

  • SketchUp 6.0

#add_section_plane(plane) ⇒ Sketchup::SectionPlane?

The add_section_plane method adds a section plane object to the entities.

Examples:

# Create a section plane
model = Sketchup.active_model
sp = model.entities.add_section_plane([50, 50, 0], [1.0, 1.0, 0])
# Activate it
sp.activate
# Make sure section planes are visible
model.rendering_options['DisplaySectionPlanes'] = true

Parameters:

  • plane

    the geometric plane where the SectionPlane object is to be created. Refer to the Geom module for information on how planes are represented.

Returns:

Version:

  • SketchUp 2014

#add_text(text, point, vector) ⇒ Sketchup::Text

The add_text method adds a note or label text entity to the entities

Examples:

coordinates = [10, 10, 10]
model = Sketchup.active_model
entities = model.entities
point = Geom::Point3d.new coordinates
text = entities.add_text "This is a Test", point

Parameters:

  • text (String)

    The text string to add.

  • point (Geom::Point3d)

    A Point3d object representing the insertion point.

  • vector (Geom::Vector3d)

    vector representing an arrow leader.

Returns:

Version:

  • SketchUp 6.0

#at(entity_index) ⇒ Sketchup::Entity?

The #at method is an alias for #[].

Examples:

entities = Sketchup.active_model.entities
entity = entities.at(0)

Parameters:

  • entity_index (Integer)

    The index for a specific entity.

Returns:

See Also:

Version:

  • SketchUp 6.0

#clear!Boolean

The clear! method is used to remove all entities from the collection of entities.

Examples:

coordinates = [10, 10, 10]
model = Sketchup.active_model
entities = model.entities
point = Geom::Point3d.new coordinates
text = entities.add_text "This is a Test", point
UI.messagebox "Clearing All"
status = entities.clear!

Returns:

  • (Boolean)

    true if successful, false if unsuccessful

Version:

  • SketchUp 6.0

#countInteger

Note:

Since SketchUp 2014 the count method is inherited from Ruby's Enumable mix-in module. Prior to that the #count method is an alias for #length.

Examples:

model = Sketchup.active_model
entities = model.entities
entities.add_cpoint([10, 10, 10])
number = entities.count

Returns:

  • (Integer)

See Also:

Version:

  • SketchUp 6.0

#each {|entity| ... } ⇒ nil

The each method is used to iterate through the entities in the collection of entities.

Examples:

coordinates = [10, 10, 10]
model = Sketchup.active_model
entities = model.entities
point = Geom::Point3d.new coordinates
text = entities.add_text "This is a Test", point
entities.each { | entity| UI.messagebox entity }

Yield Parameters:

Returns:

  • (nil)

Version:

  • SketchUp 6.0

#erase_entities(entities) ⇒ nil

The erase_entities method is used to erase one or more entities from the model.

Examples:

depth = 100
width = 100
model = Sketchup.active_model
entities = model.active_entities
pts = []
pts[0] = [0, 0, 0]
pts[1] = [width, 0, 0]
pts[2] = [width, depth, 0]
pts[3] = [0, depth, 0]

# Add the face to the entities in the model
face = entities.add_face pts

# I just happen to know that the second entity in the
# entities objects is an edge, so erase it.
UI.messagebox entities
entities.erase_entities entities[1]
UI.messagebox entities

Parameters:

Returns:

  • (nil)

Version:

  • SketchUp 6.0

#fill_from_mesh(polygon_mesh, weld_vertices = true, smooth_flags = Geom::PolygonMesh::AUTO_SOFTEN|Geom::PolygonMesh::SMOOTH_SOFT_EDGES, f_material = nil, b_material = nil) ⇒ Boolean

The #fill_from_mesh method is used to add faces and edges to the collection of entities from a Geom::PolygonMesh. It requires that the entities collection to be filled is empty. It has higher performance than #add_faces_from_mesh, but does less error checking as it builds the geometry.

The smooth_flags parameter can contain any of the following values if passed. The constants were added in SketchUp 2014. For previous versions, numeric values have to be specified instead of the Ruby constants:

The 4rd and 5th parameters will accept a Material object or a string name of a material currently in the model.

Examples:

pm = Geom::PolygonMesh.new
pm.add_point([ 0, 0, 0]) # 1
pm.add_point([10, 0, 0]) # 2
pm.add_point([10,10, 0]) # 3
pm.add_point([ 0,10, 0]) # 4
pm.add_point([20, 0, 5]) # 5
pm.add_point([20,10, 5]) # 6
pm.add_polygon(1, -2, 3, 4)
pm.add_polygon(2, 5, 6, -3)

# Create a new group that we will populate with the mesh.
group = Sketchup.active_model.entities.add_group
material = Sketchup.active_model.materials.add('red')
smooth_flags = Geom::PolygonMesh::HIDE_BASED_ON_INDEX
group.entities.fill_from_mesh(pm, true, smooth_flags, material)

Parameters:

  • polygon_mesh (Geom::PolygonMesh)
  • weld_vertices (Boolean) (defaults to: true)

    This argument has no effect and is kept for compatibility reasons. Points are always merged.

  • smooth_flags (Integer) (defaults to: Geom::PolygonMesh::AUTO_SOFTEN|Geom::PolygonMesh::SMOOTH_SOFT_EDGES)

    flags for softening and smoothing of edges.

  • f_material (Sketchup::Material, String) (defaults to: nil)

    material to paint front faces with.

  • b_material (Sketchup::Material, String) (defaults to: nil)

    material to paint back faces with.

Returns:

  • (Boolean)

Version:

  • SketchUp 6.0

#intersect_with(recurse, transform1, entities1, transform2, hidden, entities2) ⇒ nil

The intersect_with method is used to intersect an entities, component instance, or group object with a entities object.

Examples:

entities.intersect_with recurse, transformation1, entities1,
  transformation2, hidden, entities2

Parameters:

  • recurse (Boolean)

    true if you want this entities object to be recursed (intersection lines will be put inside of groups and components within this entities object).

  • transform1 (Geom::Transformation)

    The transformation for this entities object.

  • entities1 (Sketchup::Entities)

    The entities object where you want the intersection lines to appear.

  • transform2 (Geom::Transformation)

    The transformation for entities1.

  • hidden (Boolean)

    true if you want hidden geometry in this entities object to be used in the intersection.

  • entities2 (Sketchup::Entity, Array<Sketchup::Entity>)

    A single entity, or an array of entities.

Returns:

  • (nil)

Version:

  • SketchUp 6.0

#lengthInteger

The #length method is used to retrieve the number of entities in the collection of entities.

Examples:

model = Sketchup.active_model
entities = model.entities
entities.add_cpoint([10, 10, 10])
number = entities.length

Returns:

  • (Integer)

See Also:

Version:

  • SketchUp 6.0

#modelSketchup::Model

The model method is used to retrieve the model that contains the collection of entities.

Examples:

coordinates = [10, 10, 10]
model = Sketchup.active_model
entities = model.entities
point = Geom::Point3d.new coordinates
text = entities.add_text "This is a Test", point
model = entities.model

Returns:

  • (Sketchup::Model)

    the model that contains the collection of entities if successful.

Version:

  • SketchUp 6.0

#parentSketchup::ComponentDefinition, Sketchup::Model

The parent method is used to retrieve the parent or object that contains the collection of entities. A parent can be either a Model or ComponentDefinition object.

Examples:

coordinates = [10, 10, 10]
model = Sketchup.active_model
entities = model.entities
point = Geom::Point3d.new coordinates
text = entities.add_text "This is a Test", point
parent = entities.parent

Returns:

Version:

  • SketchUp 6.0

#remove_observer(observer) ⇒ Boolean

The remove_observer method is used to remove an observer from the current object.

Examples:

entities = Sketchup.active_model.entities
status = entities.remove_observer observer

Parameters:

  • observer (Object)

    An observer.

Returns:

  • (Boolean)

    true if successful, false if unsuccessful.

Version:

  • SketchUp 6.0

#sizeInteger

The #size method is an alias for the #length method.

Examples:

model = Sketchup.active_model
entities = model.entities
entities.add_cpoint([10, 10, 10])
number = entities.size

Returns:

  • (Integer)

See Also:

Version:

  • SketchUp 2014

#transform_by_vectors(sub_entities, vectors) ⇒ Sketchup::Entities

The transform_by_vectors method is used to apply several vectors to several sub-entities all at once.

Examples:

# Need better Ruby example.
entities = entities.transform_by_vectors sub_entities, vector_array

Parameters:

Returns:

Version:

  • SketchUp 6.0

#transform_entities(transform, entities) ⇒ Boolean

The transform_entities method is used to apply a transform to several sub-entities all at once.

Important note: If you apply a transformation to entities that are not in the current edit context (i.e. faces that are inside a group), SketchUp will apply the transformation incorrectly, since the geometry has one origin and the current edit context has another. You can correct for this by watching the Model.edit_transform and Model.active_path. See ModelObserver.onActivePathChanged for more information.

Examples:

entities = Sketchup.active_model.entities
entities.add_line([0,0,0],[100,100,100])
entities.add_line([0,0,0],[200,-10,-10])

entities_to_transform = []
entities_to_transform.push(entities[0])
entities_to_transform.push(entities[1])

transform = Geom::Transformation.new([100,0,0])
entities.transform_entities(transform, ent1, ent2, ent3)

Parameters:

Returns:

  • (Boolean)

    results of the transform.

Version:

  • SketchUp 6.0