I have another Question. This is something I did before by accident and I cannot remember how I did it. What I did was to have the component option Box open even thought I did not have any groups or component selected. This would be a handy feature to have as you could have one place [The component option Box] where you can change all your imported pre-programmed components globally.
For example. I have five DC component that I drag in but they are all different width size. If I want to change all to the same width, I would have to select all of them Individual. Instead I could go the Component option box and just change the width and all will change. Basically I want my empty skp file to be a dynamic component before I start and I can save it with pre programmed attribute.
This would be a handy feature to have as you could have one place [The component option Box] where you can change all your imported pre-programmed components globally.
You open the Component Options window from the Window menu (or the Dynamic Components toolbar.)
The EntityInfo inspector can also apply properties across multiple items in a selection set.
Hi Dan I know how to open the component option menu. But I did not know about the entity info applying across multiple items. Very interesting. Thank you. Still this is not what I am looking for. I want to be able to add component attributes to an emtpy skp. file and have the component window open showing these attribute. I want to use these component options on models that I have in a folder that work when I drag them into the empty skp file. Hope you get what I mean. I have done it before but I have forgotten how I did it. Maybe Post this on the forum. someone will know.
Yes you can manually add attributes if editing a component’s file directly.
But you need to use a plugin like Aerilius’ AttributeInspector
Or if you have Pro edition, you select a component instance, and then open the Component Manager dialog.
Make changes, then Saves As Component again.
Refer to the Dynamic Components User’s Guide, it explains better.
I think you are mis-reading what I am saying. I am looking to add component attributes to a blank file and have the component option menu show when this file is opened. I cannot see how the plugin can do this. Can you send me a file skp that works like I am requesting.
I do understand. You need to use the AttributeInspector. And you need to be a Dynamic Component geek to do this manually.
I am sorry I do not teach Dynamic Components, I’m a Ruby Extension programmer, and I mostly teach Ruby programming via the forums.
Try posting in the Dynamic Components sub-category.
I am well versed in DC components. But this is not covered in the help files. Can you do with a ruby script easier?
What would you charge to do this. I am sure it not to difficult. I just need a handy way to do it quickly.