Pasting Into New Layer


#1

Learning here and used to Illustrator so I have to think differently. I am trying to copy items from one layer and paste them into a new layer. However it keeps putting it back in the original layer…? I’v tried it as a component, hiding layer and not component items. No luck, always goes back to the original layer.


#2

In SketchUp layers are not like boxes you place things in, but attributes you apply to things. Instead of layers, use groups and components to organize the model.


#3

First off, make sure you understand what SketchUp Layers do and don’t do. They are not like CAD layers and don’t organize anything except by providing a flag that makes multiple things visible or not at the same time. See, for example,

https://help.sketchup.com/en/sketchup/controlling-visibility-layers

That said, the simplest way to assign a different layer to one or more entities is to select them and then change the Layer field in the Entity Info window.


#4

Okay, just a new way of thinking. Now when I copy one component to another file, part of the component is missing…


#5

How about sharing the two SKP files so we can see what you’ve got going on?


#6

That sounds like a case of having some of your geometry on a layer other than “0”.


#7

Many new users find the video tutorials helpful.

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