Solid Inspector Extension

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#1

Downloaded Solid Inspector and it says that I have 71 nested instances. To make things simple I created a new file, a single block, made it a component. Solid Inspector says I have one nested component. Then made one copy and put it adjacent to the original. Solid Inspector says I have 2 nested components. I guess I don’t understand “nested”. Why is this extension telling I have a problem?July 26, 2018 (Europe: Paris), July 25, 2018 (America: Los Angeles)


#2

If you can upload an example model (or if it is larger than 3MB share it via something like dropbox), someone here will give you a definite analysis. In general, “nested” means that a group or component contains an instance of another group or component. Such nests are not considered to be solids in SketchUp.


#3

This simple block shows as 1 nested component.Nested Instance.skp (21.6 KB)


#4

Select the group/component to let solid inspector what you want it to inspect.


#5

@TheOnlyAaron beat me to it, and he is absolutely correct. Your model indeed contains a perfectly fine solid component. But Solid Inspector 2 assumes you want to investigate the current selection, which until you select the block is the entire model. Your block is nested in the model’s context.


#6

Thank you TheOnlyAaron and sibaumgartner. I’m new to this community and I must say that with such great service I am very delighted. Thank you and have a great day!