In this video, discover the importance of grouping. Additionally, explore the difference between loose and grouped geometry.
- [Narrator] Grouping geometry…is an important part of a good SketchUp work flow.…It gives geometry a protective barrier…so that nothing sticks to it.…For example, if I draw a cabinet over here…and I try and move it,…it kind of creates a sticky mess.…So I really need to make sure that my geometry is grouped…so that it can move independently of each other…and so that I can properly organize my model.…So I'm going to go ahead and undo that cabinet there,…and we're going to group these walls together…so that nothing stick to it.…
I'm going to use my select tool,…and, in this case, this is all loose geometry.…So I'm just going to triple-click,…and that will select all of it.…A single-click selects the face or an edge,…a double-click selects that…and whatever's touching it adjacent to it,…and a triple-click, I click one, two, three,…will select all of the loose geometry.…Now I can group it.…I can either right-click and choose make group,…or, if you're using a Mac,…you have a shortcut of command + G.…
Another way to select all of the geometry…
- 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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