Lock Layer not available in SketchUp 2017


#1

I want to lock a layer so that it cannot be edited.

All the documentation on the site says you go to Window > Layers, and click the lock symbol next to the layer in question.

There is no lock symbol.

What should I do?


#2

are you looking at LayOut documentation rather than SU?

john


#3

John must be on the right track. There is no lock for layers in SketchUp and never has been. There is no need. You have to be deliberate about editing a text entity in s SU anyway.


#4

Like John and Dave I hope you were really asking about Layout, but if you really did mean SketchUp I recommend that you read up about SketchUp’s “layers” on the help knowledge base. Since all they do is provide a visibility control that multiple entities can share, locking a layer wouldn’t do anything useful. For example, it wouldn’t stop a user from editing entities and wouldn’t prevent them from sticking together


#5

Hi all, thanks for replying.
Yes it appears I was looking at the LayOut documentation and not the SketchUp documentation. My bad.

I’m trying to accomplish having a floor diagram in png format being ‘projected’ onto the floor at the correct scale and then building the objects on top of it.
The trouble is, I keep selecting the image I’ve imported by accident and moving it around.
This is why I wanted to lock it.

Do you have any suggestions?


#6

Right click on it and select Lock.

Ooops, Explode the image and while it is still selected group it, then Right click and select lock.


#7

Hi sqeeb, hi folks.

Make a group or a component with your image then lock that group or component. This will protect it from any unwanted modifications, including move.

Regards.

Jean


#8

D Burs’ Manage Layers plugin includes a lock layer facility.