How to set component's parent

new_component_instance.parent = Sketchup.active_model

Error: #<NoMethodError: undefined method `parent=’ for #Sketchup::ComponentInstance:0x007fdbf4a34418>


You can’t do that. The parent of a componentInstance is its ComponentDefinition.


Unlike ‘C’, Ruby does not allow direct assignment of class variables. It would require a “parent=” method setter, and the API does not support that. Drawing elements are added to components via the “add_ . . .” methods of the entities class. That allows Sketchup to internally manage parents.


thank you for your reply. i means that could i change the layer of component instance to the child of active_model.

now i have solve it. I just do this.

Sketchup.active_model.entities.add_instance(component_instance.definition, component_instance.transformation)

then the component instance becomes the child of active_model.

thank you.


No, you are creating another instance of the same definition. You will now have 2 of them.


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