Learn about the difference between groups and components, how to create components, and learn about the component window.
- [Instructor] A component is much like a group,…in that it provides a protective barrier…around the geometry so that no other geometry…will stick to it.…But it also has other qualities.…It acts as a bit of a supergroup.…When geometry is made into a component…any copy of that component you make will…be changed each time you make changes…to any of the component copies,…or the original.…To demonstrate this,…let's make a staircase.…If you haven't already watched the…make and array video,…you may want to review that first.…
In this model I've already drawn a rectangle…that is four foot by one foot.…And this will represent our stair tread.…We're going to extrude this shape using…the push/pull tool, P for push/pull,…click and release and pull it up.…We're going to type eight, Enter,…to make it eight inches tall.…Now I'm going to go back to my select tool,…Spacebar, and I'm going to draw a selection box…around this tread,…so that I select all of the geometry.…And instead of making it a group,…we're going to make it a component.…
- Navigating the interface for Mac and Windows
- Customizing toolbars
- Selecting and moving objects
- Drawing lines and shapes
- Modeling from a floor plan image
- Resizing and rotating objects
- Using organizational tools
- Working with components
- Creating and applying materials
- Animating and exporting your drawings
Skill Level Beginner
SketchUp Pro: Dynamic Componentswith Scott Onstott3h 13m Intermediate
What you should know1m 16s
1. The SketchUp Interface
2. Manipulate Objects
3. Drawing in SketchUp
4. Modeling from a Floor Plan Image
7. Document and Stylize
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