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How do you access the current model in the Sketchup ruby console?

asked 2016-01-13 09:12:22 -0500

updated 2016-01-13 09:25:40 -0500

I'm trying to do a custom filter for surface and would like to see the resulting ones (to go above and beyond the "filter tool"), and would like to write some lines of code directly in the sketchup ruby console, but I'm unclear on how to select the current model, so I can do stuff like model.getSurfaces.

How can I access the current model in the Sketchup ruby console?

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answered 2016-01-13 09:30:07 -0500

I think I got it from searching the source code:

In [1]: sketchup_model = Sketchup.active_model
In [2]:model = sketchup_model.model_interface.openstudio_model
In [3]:model.class
Out[3]: OpenStudio::Model::Model
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That's the secret code, be careful you can break things using the Ruby console. Another line that might be useful to you is


which gets the OpenStudio ModelObject for the currently selected SketchUp object.

macumber's avatar macumber  ( 2016-01-13 11:21:55 -0500 )edit

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