Learn how to use the SketchUp Entity Info window to better control your objects and how the interact. In this video, George shows how to use the Entity Info window to rename and define objects, as well as how to lock objects from selection, and to hide and show objects.
- [Instructor] SketchUp's Entity Info window…allows you to control your objects even further,…so let's take a look at how this works.…We can find the Entity Info window…in one of two places.…We can pull down Window on the Mac,…and we should have an Entity Info entry.…Or on the PC, we also have Entity Info as a tray.…But probably the easier way to do this…is to select an object, such as this stove,…and right-click and towards the top of the list…we should have Entity Info.…
When I do, it brings up this Entity Info window.…Now I'm going to go ahead and open my Outliner as well…because we're going to take a look at that…in just a little bit.…Now the Entity Info window has a number of controls here.…The first one we've actually used before,…and that's the layer that the object is on,…and we can certainly switch the layer…from one to another.…We also have what's called the instance,…and that's basically the name of the object,…so if I wanted to change this from stove…to say Range, I can do that.…
And then when I reselect the object…
- Navigating the interface for Mac and Windows
- Configuring toolbars and tray windows
- Selecting and moving objects
- Drawing lines and shapes
- Creating 3D text
- Measuring and labeling objects
- Using organizational tools
- Working with components
- Creating and applying materials
- Animating and rendering your drawings
Skill Level Beginner
1. The SketchUp Interface
2. Manipulate Objects
3. Draw in SketchUp
4. Measure and Label
5. Stay Organized
6. Work with Components
7. Materials and Textures in Windows
8. Materials and Textures on the Mac
9. Rendering and Animation
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