Nudge moves one or more objects in any (orthogonal) direction via keyboard keys.
There used to be two nudge.rb scripts: nudge.rb and nudge_01.rb. The original nudge.rb has been replaced with nudge_01.rb and is now called nudge.rb.
This script is used to tweak the positions of objects per a user specified distance via the keyboard ARROW keys. Everything in the selection set will be moved. When you activate the tool, you enter a nudge distance. It can be as small or as large as you want. When nudging, if you have a long ways to move an item, you can use the SHIFT key along with the regular ARROW keys to multiply the distance by a factor of 10. For instance, if you want to nudge a building 1 meter in your cityscape, and you needed to move it a total of 10 meters, you would simply press the SHIFT+ARROW key once.
The following keys control movement:
Keep tapping on the keys until you have moved the object as much as you want. If you want to change the nudge distance while using the tool, left-click the mouse for the Set Nudge Distance dialog popup.
- LEFT ARROW moves in the -X direction.
- RIGHT ARROW moves in the +X direction.
- UP ARROW moves in the +Y direction.
- DOWN ARROW moves in the -Y direction.
- CTRL+UP ARROW moves in the +Z direction.
- CTRL+DOWN ARROW moves in the -Z direction.
Use the LEft/Right Arrow keys to move along the X axis. Use the Up and Down Arrow keys to move along the Y axis. Use CTRL+Up and Down Arrow keys to move along the Z axis (Mac and PC).
UNDO: Each time the object is moved (nudged), another UNDO record is created. Moving an object any kind of distance will quickly push off any UNDO records from prior actions.
- July 19, 2006: V 1.3 - fixed a bug that could crash SketchUp when nudging inside a group or component.
- August 23.2006 V1.4 - Get rid of usage of global variables.
- January 11, 2007: V 1.5 - Updated for SketchUp V6 - Mac had a problem since the Ruby Version changed.