Frequent question: How do I explode a component in SketchUp?

How do you ungroup components in Sketchup?

If you no longer need a group, select the group entity and choose Edit > Ungroup from the menu bar. Or context-click the selection and choose Ungroup from the menu that appears. Everything in the group becomes a separate entity again.

How do you edit a component in Sketchup?

Editing all instances of a component



To open the context, you can double-click the component. Or select it, context-click the selection, and choose Edit Component, or simply hit Enter. Use the SketchUp drawing tools to edit your component.

What is the difference between group and component in SketchUp?

By definition, a Group is a single instance of a collection of geometry. A Component is a named collection of geometry that can exist at multiple locations within the model. Each instance is a repetition of all others. A change to one instance changes all other instances.

Where are SketchUp components stored?

We have standardized where product content, stuff like collections of components, materials and styles are stored on the file system. On Windows, we moved the default content that comes with SketchUp (Components, Materials and Styles) out of the Program Files directory and placed them in the ProgramData directory.

How do I make dynamic components in SketchUp?

Attributes make components dynamic by telling SketchUp what to do.



Adding attributes

  1. Select the component you want to make dynamic.
  2. On the Dynamic Components toolbar, click the Component Attributes tool ( ) or select Window > Component Attributes. …
  3. Click the Add Attribute plus sign icon to see a list of options.
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