Dynamic Components copied and turning unique


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?


If you want the doors to open separately, they need to be unique, other wise they would open together

like this
all same.skp (26.1 KB)

in the most part the inner components should be the same, unless you have some size or position changes,
If you upload your DC, can see if its possible to have them always the same