I am not sure if I am tapping into something previously discussed but couldn’t find anything.
I have created a “bible” of components for our kitchen cabinets with attributes that help with stock ordering, etc. Each cabinet is its own separate file. Whenever I insert the components into a new drawing, I usually just drag them from the explorer thus creating another component on top of that component (i.e. 200 HL BASE#1), meaning that to successfully create a list of my components using the BIM plugin, I have to explode them every single time. Is there a way to just insert them without having to do this?
Also, I tried adding the whole folder into the Components tab as a favourite, but when I do this, regardless of the naming I gave them as components/files, they all show with the same names?! How did I manage to do this?! Please see images attached.
Would anyone have the experience of working with a library that keeps getting updated and having components as separate files? This happens as the attributes might change if we update our folder, etc.
Many thanks and apologies as I am not a newbie to SketchUp but a newbie when it comes to using components to its maximum capabilities.