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Hiding and unhiding objects

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Video: Hiding and unhiding objects

There may be times in SketchUp where

Hiding and unhiding objects

There may be times in SketchUp where you'll want to hide or show individual objects. Now we can hide and show objects using layers. And let's refresh that. We can go into Window > Layers. And so for example if I wanted to hide or show the plants or the house, or really anything here, I can do that simply by turning on or off the layers. But if I wanted to hide or show things individually, I have to use the entity info window. So let's take, for example, this fence.

If I wanted to hide just this part of the fence, I can right-click over it, go into entity info, and you'll notice I have a hidden option here. And so once I hide it, it goes away and in fact my entity info goes away because I can't see it. And so now I'm thinking, how do I get my option back? We can get it back using the outliners. So I'm going to go into Window. Outliner. And you'll notice here, I've got this one object here that's grayed out. So, I've got all of my fencing here. And then, I've got this one called right front fence and that's grayed out, so if I select that, right-click over it, go into the info, you can see that it's hidden.

All I have to do is unhide it and you'll see that this turns to regular text and it's visible. So if I were, for example, to select the house, I could hide the house. And you'll see that it grays out and if I want to bring that back I can reselect it and unhide it. Now, you can certainly do multiple objects, so let's say I wanted to do all of the plants, all I have to do is Shift+Select the plants and hide them. And, again, that goes away and these gray out. But, again, I can Shift+Select multiple grayed things and again reveal them.

So, this can be very, very handy when you're working in tight or in complex scenes. So, be sure to group objects and name them descriptively, because it will help a lot when you're hiding and showing objects.

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SketchUp 2013 Essential Training

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  1. 3m 17s
    1. Introduction
      53s
    2. Using the exercise files
      32s
    3. Sketchup Make vs. Sketchup Pro
      38s
    4. Keyboard shortcut differences on the Mac
      1m 14s
  2. 17m 40s
    1. Interface basics
      2m 9s
    2. Navigating in SketchUp
      3m 0s
    3. Walking around in SketchUp
      1m 47s
    4. Creating camera views
      1m 49s
    5. Shading faces and edges
      2m 48s
    6. Creating shadows and fog
      2m 38s
    7. Creating scenes
      1m 57s
    8. Using the toolbars
      1m 32s
  3. 11m 27s
    1. Selecting and moving objects
      2m 59s
    2. Scaling and rotating objects
      3m 55s
    3. Manipulating faces and edges
      2m 28s
    4. Advanced selection tools
      2m 5s
  4. 26m 18s
    1. Line tool fundamentals
      3m 27s
    2. Using the Line tool for 3D drawing
      2m 24s
    3. Using the Rectangle tool
      2m 15s
    4. Creating circles and polygons
      3m 17s
    5. Creating arcs
      1m 27s
    6. Eraser tools
      1m 39s
    7. Pushing and pulling faces into 3D
      2m 43s
    8. Using the Offset tool to create outlines
      2m 5s
    9. Using the Follow Me tool
      1m 19s
    10. Creating 3D text
      2m 12s
    11. Softening round edges
      3m 30s
  5. 14m 0s
    1. Using the Tape Measure tool to create guidelines
      3m 23s
    2. Using the Protractor tool
      5m 30s
    3. Creating sections
      2m 0s
    4. Creating labels
      1m 59s
    5. Dimensioning
      1m 8s
  6. 12m 3s
    1. Grouping objects
      2m 15s
    2. Working with layers
      2m 37s
    3. Using the Outliner and Entity Info
      3m 8s
    4. Hiding and unhiding objects
      1m 55s
    5. Locking and unlocking objects
      2m 8s
  7. 15m 14s
    1. The Component window
      3m 45s
    2. Creating components
      3m 5s
    3. Using the 3D Warehouse
      2m 46s
    4. Using the Component Options window
      4m 20s
    5. Using the Interact tool
      1m 18s
  8. 27m 47s
    1. Using the Materials palette on a Mac
      2m 26s
    2. Applying materials
      3m 59s
    3. Editing materials
      3m 33s
    4. Creating materials
      2m 44s
    5. Mapping textures interactively
      2m 33s
    6. Creating a floor plan using bitmap images
      2m 16s
    7. Drawing a structure from a floor plan
      4m 48s
    8. Mapping curved objects
      2m 37s
    9. Projecting maps onto curved objects
      2m 51s
  9. 8m 29s
    1. Applying styles
      1m 54s
    2. Creating styles
      2m 9s
    3. Exporting in 2D and 3D
      1m 48s
    4. Basic animation
      2m 38s
  10. 10s
    1. Next steps
      10s

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