Building complex structure


#1

AutoSave_IMO box.skp (1.2 MB)

I am very new to sketch up and I am running into A LOT of difficulties, but through youtube and the crash courses that I see on line they have truly helped me and I am so thankful for them. Now when building a “box” and all its components how do I keep everything separate so that when its time to make adjustments I dont have to start over or destroy half of my box? Please help…


#2

Use groups and components for your parts. They do not stick to each other like “raw” edges and faces do.

Anssi


#3

Thank you very much, I am pretty sure the more that I use this software the more questions that I will have


#4

Haha that’s certainly true. You’ll get the hang of it pretty quickly. It’s the most intuitive modelling program I’ve come across.

If you need any more help with groups and components, Justin from thesketchupessentials.com created a step-by-step tutorial at DesignerHacks.com demonstrating how to use them.