Have been used Sketchup Make for years (currently 2017, the latest) but still has no clue which one is the preferred way for creating a new component from scratch.
Say, I have already built a house and now I want to add some furniture. An acceptable way would be to draw a rectangle on a surface (floor), select watchfully the 4 edges and the face, make a new component and unglue it (if necessary). Then edit the component and build the rest of the component inside the just opened component.
This might be simple but far to be an elegant way. Moreover, even selecting the rectangle can be tricky in some cases.
If it was up to me I would let SketchUp create an empty component (opened by default after creating for convenience) I can place anything I want directly in. But Sketchup Make 2017 refuses any attempts to create an empty object. As I understand newest paid versions have something like this but I cannot afford hundreds of Euros for a software I cannot make money from, using just occasionally. So If you had a more adequate way for using it in SketchUp Make 2017 I would appreciate it!