Using the Component window can help with model organization. This video explains the Outliner hierarchy and renaming groups and components within the window.
- [Instructor] Oftentimes, Sketchup users will want…to organize their models, and give everything a name,…and give everything a hierarchy.…For this, it's helpful to use the Outliner window.…If you're on a PC, you'll find that…in the default tray on the right-hand side.…And Mac users, you'll have to open it…under Window, Outliner.…For this model, we can see that there are already…some names given to things in this model.…If I select a few titles in the Outliner window,…I can see that the corresponding entity becomes selected…in my drawing area.…
If I double-click on that title,…I can see that I'm now working within that group.…If this has any nested groups, I can use the arrow key…on the left-hand side to now select the nested groups.…To change the name of a group within the Outliner,…like this one, which is just named Group currently,…which is the default, I can select it,…and then click on it once more to change the name.…
It's kind of a delayed double-click,…because a double-click will set us inside the active group,…
- 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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