I have been using sketch up pro for just over a year now. I own a solar company and use it to model the houses we build arrays on. I used to work for a different solar company that had all of the solar modules created as components so they can easily be loaded into any model. I have to create all of my own components now, which seems like it should be fairly easy but I have been trying for a few days with no success. I understand how to create a component and save them, but I am getting stuck on importing photos of the modules to use in my models.
All I want to do is create a rectangular shape to represent the module, import a JPEG image of the module, and place it on the face of the model I’ve made so it looks exactly like the module the home owner is getting. I can easily make the shape of the module, but when I go to import the photo, whether I import it as a texture, or an image there is no way to stretch the image so it fits over the model. Ive included a screen shot to help better understand.
So basically I am wondering, how can I import a photo and “stretch” it to fit over the model I’ve created? Is it better to import it as a texture or an image?