Why can’t I edit component in SketchUp?
You have an object that you like, and you’ve decided you’d like to make a component from it. OR, you can replace it, and it then becomes an instance of the component itself (replace box = checked). Components are special in that they are a ‘definition’ of an object you want to have in your model.
What is the difference between group and component in SketchUp?
By definition, a Group is a single instance of a collection of geometry. A Component is a named collection of geometry that can exist at multiple locations within the model. Each instance is a repetition of all others. A change to one instance changes all other instances.
How do you explode a component?
To break up the object, click to select it and choose Edit > Group > Explode or Edit > Component > Explode.
What is SketchUp Layout?
Sketchup Layout is designed to take the solid model from Google Sketchup Pro and convert it into orthographic views, presentation views and other working drawings. The user will use Google Sketchup Pro to create “Scenes” that will be equal to the orthographic views of a design (Front, Right Side, Left Side, Rear, etc.)
What is a section cut?
A section view is a view used on a drawing to show an area or hidden part of an object by cutting away or removing some of that object. The cut line is called a “cutting plane”, and can be done in several ways. The following slides will help show the several methods or types of “section views”