Introducing a new kind of SketchUp object: Live Components

We mean objects that fit together to build something more complex. Examples are: air ducts, curtain walls, or modular furniture.

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Strange, I’m seeing the link work. I’ll check with @jody to see if I’m doing something wrong with links here. Maybe these will work better:

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/1d6e435f-97f8-4da0-824c-ff53ab1e1d56/Stud-Wall-Assembly

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/80d8d45e-3e0d-4606-bdab-8919d4be02b9/Park-Bench-Assembly

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We view this as being able to edit common parameters across different objects. It’s definitely on our roadmap.

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Hi Bryce those open just fine. I was referring to the links in the description on 3D warehouse. Sorry for being unclear.

Here are the links I’m refer to:
https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/f3d1512a-35cb-4e69-86bf-042a43e35df0/Wood-Framed-Wall
(this one works for me)

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/1192b9c9-5c4e-46a6-83c8-017c21d8e45c/Park-Bench
(this one does not work get ther500 error)

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Ah… the model was republished so the url changed - https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/1dc6aa86-009f-4810-89fd-1e2079eccc6a/Park-Bench

I’ll see if there’s a way to persistently link to the latest version of a model.

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Interesting interview with the founder of MatterMachine (the company Trimble acquired and based live components on) from 2014, with some screenshots of the software. Maybe a glympse into how authoring may work. Looks node-based. https://www.open-electronics.org/mattermachine-is-the-third-industrial-revolution-customized-for-you/

Who knows how much it has changed since 2014, and how much the Trimble team will tweak it. Looks exciting.

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RE Global edits:

giphy

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pretty please with sugar on top

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Cat gifs will get you pretty far around here!

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Just WOW!

Please, add Safari compatibility

Good news! Safari is working on supporting WebGL. That means that future versions of Safari could have better support our 3D web products.

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I imagine you mean WebGL 2.0, and I have a future version of Safari with that enabled. I will keep trying each time there is a new Safari build.

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I love the real time feedback of changes to the model as you change parameters. Want to make that REALLY cool? Put handles on the model part that might correspond to a variable and let the user push/pull that handle in the model while even drawing on inferencing in the process. For example, for the height of a stud wall, grab the top of the top plate and drag it up and down and use inferencing to align with something else in the model. That would be an advancement as profound as the original SketchUp patent.

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Haven’t we been doing that for years?

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… yea, but … Live Components do not yet have feature parity with Dynamic Components.
Currently we can only manipulate them via the Configurator dialog controls.

EDIT: oh I see … he was a bit dramatic with this statement …

… hey … that’s a idea! “Dramatic Components” !

:wink:

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Yes, sort of, but it’s only the bounding box you can do that with, correct? (I’m not accomplished at dynamic components.) Can you make is so the top of the horizontal rail is the critical parameter that is aligned with a point, and pickets and post adjust themselves above that height?

It seems there have been a number of threads where people asked how to draw their own handles on some critical element only to be told it can’t be done.

That’s right only the bounding box can be scaled. With LC’s there is potential for much more, however I remain a bit skeptical.

Without complete knowledge, there’s always reason to be skeptical.

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Is It going to be an additional app like Layout is and not part of Sketchup as plugins or tool is?
If yes this means we will create models in Live Component App, import them in Sketchup and have some kind of update as we have SU-Layout workflow?

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I have just tested the Live Component feature to deploy production of 2 bookshelves, with the support of the CNC router, I am very excited about this new feature, hope it can be applied well in furniture design the seventh
Please take a look at this video

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