Frequent question: How do I undo a component in SketchUp?

Can I undo a component in SketchUp?

Right click on the component without opening it for editing. Choose Make Unique to break it’s relationship to the others. Draw a line across where you want to cut it and use Push/Pull to remove the waste side.

How do you ungroup components in SketchUp?

If you no longer need a group, select the group entity and choose Edit > Ungroup from the menu bar. Or context-click the selection and choose Ungroup from the menu that appears. Everything in the group becomes a separate entity again.

How do you edit a component in SketchUp?

Editing all instances of a component

To open the context, you can double-click the component. Or select it, context-click the selection, and choose Edit Component, or simply hit Enter. Use the SketchUp drawing tools to edit your component.

Can you explode a model in SketchUp?

To break up the object, click to select it and choose Edit > Group > Explode or Edit > Component > Explode.

How do you break the connection between two copies of a component?

It also looks like, once you’ve created a linked copy (e.g. by accident) that there is no way to break the connection to the original component. However you can copy/paste-new the clone, and then delete the clone, which allows you to keep any changes you might have made to it.

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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.

Where are SketchUp components stored?

We have standardized where product content, stuff like collections of components, materials and styles are stored on the file system. On Windows, we moved the default content that comes with SketchUp (Components, Materials and Styles) out of the Program Files directory and placed them in the ProgramData directory.

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