Hi Sketch up friends,
I am learning the fundamentals for using and creating components and wish to create a library of my own components which I regularly use. I have followed a few tutorials and read up on the topic and have done what is suggested:
- created a component which I have named ‘window 1’ and saved it in it’s own file by context clicking on it, saving and naming the file ‘window 1’.
- Located the origin in a suitable position within it’s file. (I tried to locate the origin in the editing box when creating and editing the component to begin with, but could not prevent the window from inserting horizontally instead of vertically. This was resolved when I saved it in a new file and moved the axis origin of the file itself to give me my desired origin/ insertion point.)
- I then imported it into another model and it imported as ‘window 1 #1’. I did what was suggested in another thread on here and exploded it once to remove the ‘empty wrapper’ (‘window 1 #1’) and expose the nested ‘window 1’ component.
My issue is-
- surely I shouldn’t have to explode every component I import into a model?! I then end up with an accumulation of window components of different variations in my models’ components’ list.
- How do I select all instances of a component within my model? Or at least view them to see where they are? I have 2 instances of my ‘window 1’ after exploding the empty wrapper and deleting the empty wrapper component ‘window 1#1’, but can only see 1 instance of it. Confused!
Thanks in advance:-)