Google SketchUp Help - RETIRED

Re: Re-using components


Gaieus Sep 29, 2009 4:08 AM
Posted in group: Using SketchUp
You should definitely save any "In model" components.Maybe try to
click on the small, blue button next to the Google search bar and
select "Expand" from the menu.

Gai...

On Sep 28, 11:08 pm, Glenn <gmitchell...@gmail.com> wrote:
> I got a model from a user that had brought in a few components to his
> model but I couldn't save them to my folder.
> What's the change? (I haven't been using SU for a while and am bumping
> up against changes.)
>
> On Sep 25, 5:00 am, Scc <gai...@gaieus.hu> wrote:
>
> > Hi Happy Senior and welcome among the SU addicts.
>
> > There are a bunch of ways you can save a component for further re-use
> > - one of which is indeed the 3D Warehouse where you can upload any
> > models (under a 10 Mb file size limit but that's fairly enough).
>
> > You will need a Google account (which you apparently have since posted
> > here) and with that, open an account in the 3D WH. When uploading, you
> > can specify if you want to share your model with the rest of the world
> > or just jkeep it for yourself (or whoever you "invite").
>
> > If you have a look at your component browser (open from the Window
> > menu), right to the Google warehouse search bar, there is a blue
> > button. If you press that, it will give you a couple of choices how
> > and where to save your current (In model) components for further use.
>
> > Also, at the (almost) tiop right of the component browser, there is
> > another button with a + sign, where you can open a secondary window
> > and there you find the folders of yolur locally collected components
> > and from the top window, simply drag and drop your "In model
> > components".
>
> > Then whenever you right click on a component (either in the mopdel or
> > the browser window), you can always "Save as..." - a separate skp file
> > (after all, components can be regarded as "embedded skp files") and
> > you can always import it (or simply drag and drop it into your
> > modelling window) from anywhere you store them.
>
> > Have fun;
> > Gai...
>
> > On Sep 25, 6:06 am, HappySenior <dwlawre...@bresnan.net> wrote:
>
> > > As a Senior Citizen and newbie using the free version of SketchUp7, I
> > > believe in safe and efficient project creation procedures. A retired
> > > accountant and database designer, designing projects in 2 and 3D is an
> > > awesome and daunting experience.
>
> > > I have designed a basic cabinet and saved it as a component to a room
> > > divider. Assume that at some future time I want to create something
> > > like a computer desk that is substantially similar to the basic
> > > cabinet. Is there some way in version 7 that I can create a library of
> > > the components I've created and retrieve and modify it in my new
> > > project?
>
> > > Is it true that any user can submit a component for inclusion in the
> > > 3D Warehouse? (It will take a while for my skill level to advance to
> > > an appropriate level).