How can I adjust the thumbnail image before I save a component to the warehouse?

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#1

I looked at the previous threads on this topic but I still do not understand how to adjust the way the component will appear after I upload it to the Sketchup Warehouse. In general, the component does not appear in the warehouse view. If I click the Zoom Extents button I get the image I would like to see. Thanks in advance, Dan


#2

Can you share a link to the component you’re referring to?

Generally, you should see the model they way it was displayed when you uploaded it to the warehouse.


#3

You can find them in the warehouse if you do a search for Trex Elevations (e.g. Trex Elevations Beam…)


#4

#5

Found them. How did you go about uploading them? I downloaded the first one, hit Zoom Extents and then uploaded it to the Warehouse. The thumbnail looks like this:

Note: I made it private so you don’t need to worry about anyone getting it from me.

I think the easiest way to fix the views is to download, adjust the views, and re-upload them.


#6

I will give that a try. Is that what you typically do when you upload a component?


#7

I don’t upload that many components, myself, but when I do, I make sure it is filling the frame the way I would want others to see it on the Warehouse page.


#8

Dave - Did you create a new Sketchup file and then download the component so that that was the only component in the file and then hit zoom extents and re-upload it?


#9

Well, I only downloaded your component and opened it in SketchUp. I hit Zoom Extents and then I uploaded it to the warehouse.

I did a similar thing here with a door component in a model of a house I made. I set the view thusly:

And the image in the warehouse looks like so: