Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Grouping objects, part of SketchUp 2013 Essential Training.
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…There are many ways to organize objects in Sketch Up.…Probably the simplest way is to group them.…So here we have a slightly complex object…that's comprised of a lot of different surfaces.…But if I select it I'm just selecting each of those individual surfaces or edges.…I'm not really selecting the whole thing.…If I wanted to select the whole thing I'd have to go through…make sure I left- click and Rubber Band Select the whole thing and…then I can work with it.…But anytime I click off of it, then I have to go…back to that mode and make sure I select everything in that group.…
Now if I didn't, if I only selected part of it, then I might get some errors.…So probably the easier way to do this, is to group…the object as one, so you can just select it much easier.…They way we do that is we select what we want to group.…In this case, the house.…And then we go Edit > Make Group.…Once we do, notice how it draws a bounding box around that object.…Now once I have this grouped, all I have to do is just…click on any part of the object an it selects everything in, the group.…
All of the lessons work with both SketchUp Make, the free version of the program, and SketchUp Pro.
- Creating camera views
- Shading faces and edges
- Scaling and rotating objects
- Creating circles, polygons, and arcs
- Making 3D text
- Labeling a drawing
- Working with 3D components
- Applying materials and mapping textures
- Rendering and animating your work