There are a few terms that are used often in this forum that you won’t find in the official SketchUp documentation (primarily help.sketchup.com). This Wiki exists to give them definitions as they are used in this forum…
Please add any new terms in alphabetical order!
Collection Suggestions Needed for a term for this concept! - See discussion below
Some forum posters use “Collection” as a shorthand for geometry that has been isolated in a Group or Component.
(Author’s note: I’m not sure this is the best word for this! I’d love to hash out a consensus term for a word we’ll use for this shorthand - feel free to reply to this thread to register your preference)
When forum posts reference “Raw Geometry”, they are using it is a shorthand for “Edges and Faces”. Mostly, it’s used to describe things you draw that interacts with other things you draw - unless isolated in collection (group or component) - in which chase, the geometry only interacts with other geometry in the same collection.
“Raw Geometry” specifically excludes guide points/lines, dimensions, annotative text. (3d text is raw geometry and will interact with other raw geometry unless isolated in a collection).