I am new to Sketchup and I am using Sketchup Web (free) while I learn to use it and try to decide if I want to pay for one of the better versions.
When I create a component, it buries the component underneath the original sketch (I’m not sure what the terminology is). So, instead of replacing the original selection with the new component, it creates the component underneath the original sketch. Once it is in place, it is unselectable because the original sketch is on top of it. So I can only click on the original sketch, which is exploded in individual lines and faces and is not connected as a component.
I can see the newly created component in the components tab on the right, but all it lets me do is copy/paste a new version of the component. Even if I copy a 2nd version of the component directly on top of the original sketch, it still sticks it underneath the original sketch so that the only thing I can click on is the original sketch while an infinite number of cloned components are hidden and unavailable underneath.
While searching for a solution, I see that in the pay versions, when you create a component you are supposed to select “replace selection with component.” However, on the free web version, no such option exists. Also, there is no option during the initial creation to attach a tag the component. You can only tag the component once it has been created and can click on it to edit it. But I can’t get to the component to edit it and add a tag! If I could tie a tag to the component while making the component, I could toggle tags to manually replace the sketch selection with the component.
I appreciate your help!