Can't find components

Brand new … made 2 components and now non of the others are showing when I go to my imports? What am I now doing wrong?

To help achieve your goals, some time spent at the SketchUp Campus and at the SketchUp - YouTube channel will be very worthwhile. Both sites are from the SketchUp team. On the YouTube channel, pay attention to the Square One Series. It covers the basics for each tool.

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What do you mean by your imports?

Share the .skp file so we can see what you are working with.

One of the benefits of doing the tutorials @RLGL recommended is that you learn the normal SketchUp terminology as part of the process. Like @DaveR I don’t know what you mean by “go through my imports”. We quite often get confused discussions on this forum by people who attempt to apply terms from other apps to describe what they are doing in SketchUp.


When you go to import to add ( like component 1) it’s not there? When you close a component you’ve made how do you add it into the drawing you making?

By using the Component Browser, which you will find in the Default Tray.
Open that up, click the Little house Icon to show you In Model components.
Click the component you want and it will attach itself to your cursor, click to place it in the model.

No you don’t.
Single items don’t give you a context menu option, but a make component shortcut will work, or even the Make Component Icon on the toolbar.

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@francisquitof, once again, no! (too important to let go by unnoticed) and according to what @Box said: single entitiy selections (except for single groups) don’t show you a ‘Make Component’ right click context option.
But you can hit default shortcut key [g] to get to the “MAKE A COMPONENT” window.


Once again NO. Tick the box in the component dialog the says replace the selection.


Using all Capitals in a post can be seen as shouting, however using it for Emphasis of a particularly important part of a post is not shouting.

Deleting posts where you have been wrong or rude to someone and simply not acknowledging that you were incorrect or apologizing is not a good look.


@francisquitof, there is no need to shout (this according to your own words!).
First of all my post was to inform others that you can certainly create components directly without creating them as groups first. Your post was simply misleading, hence my text: “…once again, no!” after what @Box already posted. I then emphasized which key is assigned as a shortcut key by default: [g]
And as for the capitals, I simply quoted the text in SketchUp which clearly says: “MAKE A COMPONENT” in the “MAKE A COMPONENT” window.
Also it would be nice to leave your posts up here and mayby cross out parts that are misleading. To avoid confusion when reading the whole thread where posts are missing.

p.s. There isn’t anything wrong or bad in acknowledging when you were wrong. These things happen and have happend to me too, more than once.
I hope you don’t take this too personal, I have a short memory.