CAD Training: Lock and Unlock Objects in SketchUp 8


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Locking and unlocking objects

Now let's take a look at one more tool and that's called Lock and Unlock and it's really very straightforward tool. The Lock function allows you to lock an object, so you can't move it, rotate it or scale it; basically just kind of freezes that object in place. So if I were select one of these houses, I can just go into Edit > Lock and when you do that notice how it turns red. Now there is another place you can get to it and that's through the context-sensitive menu.

So if I select this other house and I right-click over it, you can see how I have a Lock option here as well. So now these two objects are locked and you can tell because they are bright red and then everything else is unlocked. What Lock does is it prevents us from moving an object. So if I were to select the Move tool, I can very easily move this house around but if I were to try to move this object it says Nothing selected, In fact, it gives me an error message.

So this tells me that the object is locked...

Locking and unlocking objects
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Locking and unlocking objects provides you with in-depth training on CAD. Taught by George Maestri as part of the SketchUp 8 Essential Training

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