I have two instances of my selected component in the model according to the Model Entity doohicky. However, the Statistics tab for the component definition (in the Component doohicky) says I have eight.
Six of these things are not like the others.
Eventually, I will get to the beginning involving purging dynamic components from my Library model.
inside each, you’ll find 8 copies of a sub component. or a sub-sub component.
In Sketchup, a component acts a bit like a sketchup file INSIDE another sketchup file. so if you look at the statistics in the component panel like you do, you’re in fact looking at the “inner” statistics of your component. just his personal ones.
If you want to look at the statistic of the whole project, it’s in the menu window / model info / statistics. (and don’t forget to develop to get really all the stats)
off course it depends how long ago you started, but this is not newbie level question, a newbie wouldn’t notice the statistics button, I teach newbies all the time, you’re fine. sure, you’ve still got stuff to learn, we all do, but you’re ok.
Here you can see three Components and 6 Component Instances. If I delete the spheres from the Model View, they will still be in the Component Folder (so the 3 Component definitions will not change but the Component Instances will go down to 4).