I can no longer move components vertically in sketchup


#1

I can no longer move components vertically in sketchup. I can only move my components horizontal. Could somebody help me pleas!!


#2

If you right-click on the component, is “unglue” grey or dark? I am guessing your component is glued to a surface. If “unglue” is dark, select it.


#3

Hi Nicky,

Notice the Glue To Properties when creating components.

Later on you can edit component properties via Components Browser > In Model > Edit

-Geo


#4

Many thanks for the quick response! I didn’t know this function, with what intentions would/could you use this feature?


#5

Many thanks for the quick response!

I didn’t know this function.

With what intentions would/could you use this feature?


#6

The glue feature for components is useful for items like windows and chairs. If the user moves a wall with glued windows, the windows will move with it. If the user elevates a floor with glued chairs, the chairs elevate with the floor.

Cheers
CD


#7

The purpose of component properties is to create components with behaviors that are supportive of the object’s use.

For example:
You want a window component to align to any vertical face and automatically cut a hole in the face.
While a 2D component, say, a tree, you want to always face the camera.

Component properties such as Glue to, Cut opening and Always face camera are used to make your component behave in the desired manner.

The Create Component Dialog Box — SketchUp Help

-Geo