I created a door using Dynamic Components with orientations of Open and Closed, following the same formatting recommended in the Sketchup Dynamic Component tutorials.
I made a component frame, component door, nested in a dynamic component. I added the Attribute “State,” created a dropdown list, Closed=0, Open=90). Under the component door, I inserted a zRotate IF="34x80door!sate!,95,0). Dynamic component worked perfect…no more inserting an open door and closed door and manually hiding whichever one I didn’t wanted to see. I felt like a hero. I DID IT.
BUT THEN… I ran into the unique problem. I put the door in, click it open, then copy it to another frame opening, click it closed, and then a new component is created with a unique name “34x80Door#1”… every time I copy and click the change in open/close orientation, it makes it a new unique component. My model is even worse off then when I was doubling up on components.
I tried saving each piece separately, before converting to DC AND after…
I feel like this is a perfect scenario where DC should help reduce model size/info and its doubling/quadrupling the # of components instead.
Any way around this?