How to exit edit group mode

advice

#1

Hello I am Omar, I am new to the forum. Really enjoying SketchUp.

I edited a group, (Right click - Edit group)
But, I don’t know how to exit from that mode. Can anybody help me? It’ll be a pleasure.

Thank you,
Omar K.


#2

The easy way is to click with the Select tool outside the group. Or you can right click and choose to exit edit mode by selecting Close group.


#3

Thank you, I double clicked outside the group…

Appreciate it! :smile::smile:


#4

Single click would be adequate.


#5

Two comments:

  • you don’t have to double-click to exit edit mode. A single click will suffice provided it is outside the group’s bounding box
  • To get the context menu with “Close group” you must right-click off of any of the group’s geometry. If you right-click with the cursor over any element of the group’s geometry you will get a different menu relevant to that element, not to closing the group edit.

#6

Thank, you for your answer. It’s working Appreciate it! :grinning::+1:


#7

You can also press Esc to exit, but only when the Select Tool is active.


#8

Another option I use especially when deep inside many groups/components is to assign a shortcut key to the “edit/close group/ component” command. Access it through “window/preferences/shortcuts”. I assigned ctrl+D for this.
close


#9

To start editing the group, select it and press ‘Enter’. It will save you some more clicks!
(This is one of the benefits of using groups,:wink: @DaveR)


#10

It works on components, too. :wink:


#11

And Click tap is so much easier on your hand than double click.:rofl:


#12

Thank you so much @MikeWayzovski for the tips!

Appreciate it!!