Materials Lists / Colours How to remove Lists Permanently DELETE


#1

Hi There,

I’m wondering if anyone can help me with an issue I have with the materials lists provided by Sketch Up. I’ve been using Sketch up for a couple of years now and I have never used any of the colours provided. I create my own materials lists and all my colour fills are custom.

After recently having “crash while launching issues” I had to delete my sketch up, preferences, etc… and reinstall a new version. I lost all my materials lists because of this. Now I am recreating them. But I want to delete all the existing material lists provided by sketch up. But every time I open a new file the old lists reappear. I find this very irritating. While I can “remove” the lists temporarily they are never actually ever gone for real!

Could anyone tell me how to permanently delete the material lists? I have a MacOS Mojave 10.14.1

If anyone could offer suggestions that would be great. I haven’t found info for this online that fits this conundrum.

-mazzie


#2

Do you mean the in model material list (containing the materials of the scale figure) or the material library?


#3

the SU ‘default’ Materials are buried inside the app and will keep reappearing unless stopped…

/Applications/SketchUp\ 2018/SketchUp.app/Contents/Resources/Content/Materials

re-naming the folder to ‘Materials_OFF’ or trashing will stop them…

you would also need to block the Apple ones as well, but then they will not be available in other apps…

john


#4

I’m referring to the material’s library I believe. I attached a photo here. I just removed all the lists that I could and this one on the image won’t even allow me to remove it. The “Web Safe Colour List”


#5

Hi John,

Thank you for your feedback. I tried to retrieve it from the app. But I can’t seem to access it the way you are suggesting here. This is as far as I can go when I try to access it via Applications. See attached image.

-mazzie

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#6

there are two ways at least…

oldSkool: R-Click on SketchUp icon >> Show Package Content >> etc…

Lazy: highlight my path in the above post >> R-Click >> Services >> Reveal in Finder…

john


#7

You have to hold control key while you click on an app in Finder and then choose “Show Package Contents” to view its contents.


#8

PS: The Web Safe Colors set is set either by the system or by some other app (I don’t know which), not by SketchUp. That’s why SketchUp can’t remove it.


#9

Thank you, John! That seems to have done the trick. Hopefully I will never see those lists again!

I really appreciate you taking the time to share this info.

Best,
mazzie


#10

Thank you for your reply! Much appreciated!


#11

I always use SketchUp->About SketchUp and then ‘Open sources credits’