Losing parts of model in scenes

i just purchased sketchup pro 2022. made a model with scenes, tags and then updated each scence. when i go to the next scence other parts of the model are missing or show up! what am i doing wrong?

Share the SketchUp file so we can see what you’ve got wrong.

how do i share it?

Drag and drop the .skp file into a reply. Or upload it to DropBox and share the link.

stepstooltest.skp (47.7 KB)
here it is. i am having a terrible experience learning and using sketchup pro 2022 vs sketchup 2017 any suggestions

To help achieve your goals, some time spent at the SketchUp Campus and at the SketchUp - YouTube channel will be very worthwhile. Both sites are from the SketchUp team. On the YouTube channel, pay attention to the Square One Series. It covers the basics for each tool.

thanks tried everyone but that one it was older than one year

The main difference is that Layers are now called Tags. Still, ALL edges and faces should be created and remain untagged as they were to be left with Layer 0 assigned to them in SU2017.

One issue I see is you have different tags on some of the objects compared to the geometry. Example:

The group is tagged as “seat”

while the geometry is tagged as “stretchers”.

That means if you turn off the visibility for either the seat tag or the stretchers tag, this thing will disappear.

Fixing the incorrect tag usage removes that problem.
Screenshot - 3_21_2023 , 4_53_38 PM

You seem to be having a problem getting the correct tags assigned to the objects. Here you have the seat tag as “legs” so turnning of the legs tag will make the seat component disappear.

On top of that the seat component contains a couple of groups and some loose geometry.

And much of your model is just hidden for scenes when you should be using the tags to control what is visible and what isn’t.

Another thing I see related to the way you are grouping stuff has to do with the legs. You have a single group containing the geometry for two legs.

Since the legs are identical in size and shape it would make more sense to make a component that contains the geometry for one leg and then copy that component to make the other one. And copy and flip the left front and back legs to make the right side legs.

None of this, except the word ‘tag’ is unique to SketchUp 2022. Your model would have the exact same issues in SU2017.

You should go through the objects in the model and correct their tags so they make sense.

I quickly reworked your model after moving it to the origin and rotating it so the front is aligned with the red axis. I converted all objects to components, set their axes correctly, and tagged them correctly.
stepstooltest revised.skp (44.5 KB)


1 Like

i want to make shop drawing from the revised stepstool test. how can i separate the components, so i only see the part of the assembly i am making?

Turn off the tags you don’t want to see for the given scene.

so no scenes then can i should use layout for labeling and dimensions

No. You should make scenes that show the model the way you need for your shop drawings.

Yes. You should be able to do that.

thanks i wanted to try a feature i never used in 2017

Good luck.

FWIW I made a quick plan for you as an example.
Emmetts Stool.layout (312.1 KB)

thank you! Do i just import images from the model and place them on the page?

No. The SketchUp model gets inserted into the LayOut file and the viewports use the various scenes I set up in the model. You should spend some time going through the instructional materials at learn.sketchup.com

DaveR i did the learn.sketchup.com l you suggested they are the best learning i ever had on sketchup. thanks for the info

1 Like