Avoid the Automatic Joining of Individual Parts


#1

I’m trying to create a simple design for a cabinet in my home. I would like to draw the beams and shelfs, but I don’t want them to automatically connect. Especially with resizing this creates a lot of frustration :smile:

I just want to be able to draw independant beams and shelfs and move them together to create the final product. How do I avoid the automatic joining of the individual components?

Example:
The shelf is 18mm think lying on the floor. The beam is 18mm of the floor. If I drop the beam on the shelf it acts as one entity.


#2

Make each part a component and they won’t stick together. This is a fundamental thing when working in SketchUp.

My suggestion is to draw a part, make it a component, draw the next part in place and make it a component and so on. Copy components when you have multiples that are the same. You can see how that process works the video here.


#3

Great thanks! That got me going!


#4

Hi @michaelkaandorp,

Have a look at these…

SketchUp Training Series: Components