Introducing a new kind of SketchUp object: Live Components

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This may just be because it’s early and I’m not understanding, but can you expand on this a bit? What do you mean by “assemblies?” Based on these examples, I would assume that this means that you can create multiple different iterations of the same Live Component and combine them into a single item (an “assembly”)?

Is this something you do manually by grouping the individual iterations within SketchUp?

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Great work. I like where this is heading… Lots of potential here.

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For me, if this could just replace having to model out windows and cabinets, that would be AMAZING! Not a big ask, right? :rofl:

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I just hope they are going to enable global edits, so you can change the color or door style of ALL the cabinets in the model derived from the same live component (or maybe just a selection), even though most of them will be unique components due to different widths and door/drawer configurations.

If you have to manually go through each unique cabinet component and change the color one by one, that will be really disappointing.

Global edits would be helpful to so many types of objects. Windows: Change from wood to vinyl in one click, or change the interior trim in one click, regardless of the fact you have different sized windows in the model.

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Hopefully, this develops into a really cool full-fledged tool for users.

Also, @Bryceosaurus the link for more information link in the “Park Bench Assembly” leads to a “500: Oops! An error has occurred.” page for me.

Any else experiencing this?

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Safari doesn’t support our model viewer very well. I will add this to our known issues list. Chrome is recommended. Firefox is ok, New Edge should also work pretty well too.

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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:

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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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