Locking components to a certain height


#1

Hello all,
First time posting here and would love if somebody could help me out with a quick problem.

I am currently working on a project for a client in order to allow them to place components which I have created onto an image from Sketch Ups Geolocation Feature. The client does not normally work with CAD and will not have a great deal of time for me to teach him how to use the program.

Is there any way for me to set up the model so that all components will be locked at a set height? Ideally the client would be able to drag a component into the Model and have it locked so that is is just on top of the image,while still being able to move the components along the other two axis.
If it makes any difference the client will only be using the scale, move and rotate tools

Any help would be much appreciated
Cheers


#2

An image or two of what you want to do would help.
But off the top of my head, if you have a flat surface you can give them glue to components that will move about on the xy or xz etc and can’t be pulled off the surface in the 3rd dimension.


#3

How about using the Dynamic Components attribution to lock the height of the component.
If you were to set the component z=0, the component will position itself back to z=0 every time.


#4

I am also looking into this as a possiblilty. Slightly off topic, but can sketch up make users rotate and scale dynamic components? I read that only Pro users can create them.


#5

You are quite correct.