VBO Piping
This script creates pipes from edges in selected groups/components, also adding fittings to vertices. Can update after edit the source (group/component of edges), and replace/ edit the fittings, size, etc...
VBO Piping

This script creates pipes from edges in selected group(s)/component(s), also adding fittings to vertices. 

Usage: 

- "Build Pipes Branch":  All inside edges of selected group(s)/component(s) will be turned to pipe with options (collection, size, type of ending fitting and continue fitting...) can be selected in an input box.

- "Branches modifier": A tool help to edit fitting. The user can rotate, manual replace fittings, add/replace reduce bush, redraw branch(es)... Also can name and add color to any branch(es).

- "2D/3D": A quick switching of displaying the branches in 2D/3D view, base on turn on/off the layers "8_mep_piping2D" and "8_mep_piping3D".

- Double click (Edit Group/Component) to a branch will allow user to edit the source edges and vertices. The branch will be updated to it's "settings" when user finishes the Group/Component editing.
- Can make a BOM (Bill Of Materials) of pipes and fitting by using preset "PIPING" in VBO_Schedule Plugin.

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Beer Rule: If you find this plugin helps, can buy me a beer by donating at PayPal https://www.paypal.me/VBOTRUONG ;) Thanks

PS: This version's shipped with only one collection of Metal Pipes. If you need more, go get the PRO VERSION: https://goo.gl/forms/566AVFslEFwtZvN82

Reviews

Fábio P.'s picture

The plugin is awesome! I want to buy the PRO version, but I;m having some trouble. I used it to do some pipping with no problem, but now I'm trying to make new pipping on the same file and it doesn't draw the pipe in 3D. When I try to edit the pipe it shows it in Yellow, but it doesn't draw the pipe in 3D. And when I try to edit the pipes that I've already modelled, the pipes disappear in 3D! Can someone help me? Thank You!

VBO Solutions's picture

That's may caught of some errors happened when the running script can not find its fitting components in the model. When using the current free version, please don't do a purge command with unused components . I fixed the problem in Pro version and will do in Free version as soon as I have time.
Regards.

VBO Solutions's picture

That's may caught of some errors happened when the running script can not find its fitting components in the model. When using the current free version, please don't do a purge command with unused components . I fixed the problem in Pro version and will do in Free version as soon as I have time.
Regards.

Hi VBO
It looks great
The problem is that I can not get into an edit mode
I double-click the model and it does not respond
any idea?
Thanks
Yoel

VBO Solutions's picture

Can you email me the file, please?

Hi, i bought the package of two licenses, I would like to know when I will receive the mail with the activation codes. Thx

Hi VBO,

Is there a way to use this plug-in for scaffolding components?

That would be great. To create easy scaffolding furniture. like:

https://www.bing.com/images/search?view=detailV2&ccid=aP38RVM1&id=7240F202DBDA37A3EC9B3B736DB5360B5D6DCF41&thid=OIP.aP38RVM1PDZJEJFD92rgrQHaHa&mediaurl=http%3a%2f%2fwww.wingsfurniture.co.uk%2fwp-content%2fuploads%2f2015%2f04%2fScaffold-Office-Furniture.jpg&exph=600&expw=600&q=scaffolding+furniture&simid=608033050715426736&selectedIndex=4&ajaxhist=0

Is it possible to use such components?

Did I just give you a great idea? If so I would like to receive a free-of-charge-pro-version of you great plug-in. Could be hudge success!

Best regards,
Peter

everytime i open up my file, the pips turn back to lines. is there a way to fix this?

VBO Solutions's picture

Can you email me your file?

I have sent the file to the support email

The Plugin Crashes my SketchUp whenever I click the Icon.

VBO Solutions's picture

Are you using a Mac? Or use the plugin on older SketchUp versions? This only works on Window OS, with SketchUp 2017 or newer.

I'm using windows I'm so lazy not reading everything in the description, I thought it works on 2016 sorry, so I tried it on version 2018 but another error occurred it says "Load Missing". whenever I tried another setting, I'm planning to buy the pro version though.

VBO Solutions's picture

It's just a notice box for the script begin to load its fittings components to insert into your "branch". Once it loaded and as long as you don't delete some definitions of the library, it will not be shown.

This tool is fantastic! I've tried everything, but am unable to get it to draw flanges (or any other end) on my end lines. It draws circles but doesn't put the proper piece there. Here's a pic:
https://imgur.com/a/6BciLDN

Any help would be much appreciated!

VBO Solutions's picture

Hi there,
You can check if the fitting is locked, unlock it then you can define the flange as an "Ending style", or use the edit tool/context menu/replace with ending fitting, choose flange.
You also can send the .skp file to me.

Per your suggestion, I've attempted to unlock everything within the "pipe" model that I can. I already had "ending style" set as flange. I did try redoing the "build piping branches with settings" again (with flanges set); that still didn't work. I tried using the "fittings edit tool" but setting ending style to flange doesn't work in there either. here's my file:

https://www.dropbox.com/s/ol4h4qpt1ow9i4o/Loading%20Dock.skp?dl=0

thanks for the help!

VBO Solutions's picture

Hi,
I checked the file and found the problem: You tried to edit the fitting components and the plugin cannot identify them anymore. Then you edited the Flange Component someways and made it become 2 rings as you see. :(
Just please start a new file and don't try to edit the fitting components.
Regards

I created a new file and it worked flawlessly. This is a fantastic plugin, nice work!

By donating to you, I'd like to know if the advanced collection contains an option for schedule 40 (1.5") steel pipe? Specifically, this would be the pipe that I'll be working worth:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/1-1-2-in-x-10-ft-Black-Steel-Sch-40-Pipe-GS11-210BTBE/202310232

Also, I'm attempting to build a pipe grid, and I need 4 way fittings. Does the advanced collection contain this fitting?

here's a pic of what I'm referring to: https://www.dropbox.com/s/lsnr4ifmi6j2j7p/SketchupPipeGrid.png?dl=0

DONE !
Please don't forget to send me the extra collections !
Regards

This tool it's really good :)

ade Y.'s picture

how much for a complete collection?

Error al cargar archivo ZLoader__GhostComp.rb
Error: #
C:/Program Files/SketchUp/SketchUp 2017/Tools/RubyStdLib/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.rb:54:in `require'
C:/Program Files/SketchUp/SketchUp 2017/Tools/RubyStdLib/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.rb:54:in `require'
C:/Users/All/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2017/SketchUp/Plugins/ZLoader__GhostComp.rb:22:in `'

VBO Solutions's picture

Sorry bro, please check again carefully. This error is caught of another plugin: Fredo GhostComp.
Maybe your SketchUp version is lower than 2017, this plugin only works on 2017 or higher version of SketchUp.

Error al cargar archivo ZLoader__GhostComp.rb
Error: #
C:/Program Files/SketchUp/SketchUp 2017/Tools/RubyStdLib/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.rb:54:in `require'
C:/Program Files/SketchUp/SketchUp 2017/Tools/RubyStdLib/rubygems/core_ext/kernel_require.rb:54:in `require'
C:/Users/All/AppData/Roaming/SketchUp/SketchUp 2017/SketchUp/Plugins/ZLoader__GhostComp.rb:22:in `'

Eduardo Matos's picture

Once an endpoint is replaced by "none", the plugin can no longer replace that terminal with another one (flange, socket, end cap)

VBO Solutions's picture

You can unlock it by command in context menu of the edit tool.

Alan F's picture

I can' t seem to get this to work in 2018. I make a simple Grouped rectangle, and tried different ways of selecting the edges, each individually, and grouped, etc, and I go to my Menu up top and select the plugin, and the window pops up. I select different options, and nothing happens to the geometry. Would really appreciate some help!

Thx

VBO Solutions's picture

The selection must contain groups/components with edges inside.

ISMAIL E's picture

i wont buy upvc collection how much also how can i pay to u

Frank D's picture

Ismail, I suppose you meant to write "I want to" in stead of "I wont", which is the contrary

ISMAIL E's picture

i wont buy upvc collection how much also how can i pay to u

Gary Doronila's picture

how to get your pro version?i hope you can add drainage piping too

Thank you!!

Frank D's picture

truly amazing,
I wish to buy you a crate of excellent Belgian beer,
in exchange for some other collections
I have a Paypal account,
please tell me how to proceed

VBO Solutions's picture

Thank you, Frank, that's an honnor to me.
About beers, just paypal me at: kcda.vbo@gmail.com ;)
Regards

Frank D's picture

I will try to paypal you today
DONE !
don't forget to send me the extra collections !!!
frank@aquaponics.eu

thanks
the problem is how to download or avail the whole fittings because its limited to generate the pipe fittings.

thanks

ff F.'s picture

Will there be compatibility with the MAC?

Álvaro F's picture

+1. I'd really like to use it, but i work in Mac.

tuyet voi thank bac

Exelente

gianluca randazzo's picture

It's perfect, congratulations
I tried it on a version of sketchup 2017 but, working on sketchup 8, I would like to know if it is possible to adapt the extension to sk8
I would be immensely grateful

VBO Solutions's picture

Sorry my friend, I don't have SketchUp 8 to test this. So I'm not sure that this can run or not.
Regards

ufuk s's picture

Is there a variety of ventilation and different kinds of pulp listed?

Антон В's picture

Thank you for your work, kind man

Daniel R's picture

It's amazing, thanks

Usa P's picture

It's Nice amazing,thanks very much

Bao Anh H's picture

It's amazing, thanks very much

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VBO Piping (2.0.2); December 21, 2017
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