Question-and-Answer Resource for the Building Energy Modeling Community
Get started with the Help page
Ask Your Question

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?

edit retag flag offensive close merge delete

1 Answer

Sort by ยป oldest newest most voted

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
edit flag offensive delete link more


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 gravatar imagemacumber ( 2016-01-13 11:21:55 -0500 )edit

Your Answer

Please start posting anonymously - your entry will be published after you log in or create a new account.

Add Answer


Question Tools

1 follower


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

Seen: 123 times

Last updated: Jan 13 '16