More Trouble with Dynamic Components


#1

I’m trying to learn how to do dynamic pricing, and I’m trying to merely follow the instructions in the users guide for dynamic components. However, no matter what I do I cannot get the different cost figures to display. I’ve attached a link to the instructions I’m tyring to follow, as well as my SketchUp model. What am I doing wrong?
Thanks in advance for your help.
dh

http://help.sketchup.com/en/article/114564

dynamic component test.skp (89.6 KB)


#2

Hi David
First, you need all your components to be nested into one component (example: cabinet door). At the moment, you have each piece as a component, but they’re not group together as a parent component.
Section, you will then need to make a new attribute (let’s call it Price), and then give it a formula. The formula I use is the IF statements, so depending on which option my client chooses, the price will change.
Take a look at this sample:
CABINET-Sample.skp (1.4 MB)
The price will change based on whether there is a faucet or not, and type of handles. You can see my formulas and this should give you a better idea how dynamic components function.


#3

Dear Quantj,
Thank you for your reply and the sample. I appreciate your taking the time to help. I’ve grouped all the components into a parent component. However, no matter what I do–even if I copy the formula from the Dynamic Components Users Guide and paste it into the Dynamic Components window in my model–I can’t get the prices to appear. In fact, I don’t think I saw the prices change on your sample; the number seemed to be fixed on 600 no matter which other option I selected. So what am I doing wrong?
Best,
dh


#4

Dear quantj,
Thank you for your help and for the sample. I’ve grouped all the components together as a parent component. However, no matter what I do–even if I merely copy and paste the formula from the Dynamic Components Users Guide into my Dynamic Components window–I cannot get the prices to appear. In fact, I don’t think the prices changed in your sample; it always seemed to stay at 600 no matter which other choices I made. So what am I doing wrong?
Best,
dh


#5

Few things to check:
-Be sure that you click apply after you choose the options.
-The attribute for pricing in your model, make sure it is set to visible.
-in my model, only the faucet and handle options will affect the price.