Join George Maestri for an in-depth discussion in this video Locking and unlocking objects, part of SketchUp 2013 Essential Training.
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…There are times when you'll want to see an object but…not be able to move it, and this is called locking.…And we can do this using the entity info window.…So let's take a look at this.…Let's say we're working with this house and we want to start playing…with stuff in the yard but we've got this fence in the way.…And we want to still have the fence visible…but we don't want to select or move the fence.…So what I can do is I can select one or more…fence objects here and simply right-click above…them and go into our entity info window.…
And you'll notice here we have an option here called locked.…So if I select that, notice how it turns red.…Now once I get out of this, so you see I can…select and move the fence here but I can't do it here.…If I click above this and try to move it, it won't let me.…You see it gets a little no sign here.…I can move that.…I can move this, this, I can move anything in…the scene but that fence, and this is because it's locked.…I can select the fence, but I can't move…it, or rotate it, or do anything else with it.…
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