I’m doing well, thank you. And other than your little carborundum here, I hope you are well.
Not clear exactly on your workflow here. Did you use File>Insert for the second viewport or did you simply copy the first one. The latter is really the way you should make additional viewports once the first one is into LO.
In any case, until you do the ‘Update model reference’ changes you’ve made to the original SketchUp file won’t show in LO. Remember that the LO file is a package that contains a copy of the SketchUp file along with the other entities such as images, imported text, and so on. The viewports in LO are getting their scene info from that copy of the LO file, not your original file that you’ve been working on.
When you make edits to the original SketchUp file, you are creating a different file than the one contained in the LO file package. In order to get the viewports to show the changes in the original SketchUp file, you have to make LO replace the original copy of the SKP file it holds with your edited one. That’s what happens when you choose Update model reference.
This has some cool benefits. First, your document won’t change until you’re ready for it to do so. Second, it means that you could replace the original SKP file with an entirely different one. There are a couple of caveats to that but it can be done.
Now, if you would like the viewports to update automatically when you edit and save the file, that’s also possible. Instead of opening the original SKP file directly in SketchUp, right click on a viewport and choose Open with SketchUp. Make your edits and save. When you return to LO, the viewports will be updated with the changes assuming you have rendering set to Auto. What you are doing here, though, is opening the copy of the SKP file that resides in the LO file package. (In SU, hit File>Save as… and check out the file name and save location.)
Does that help at all?