Have been using Sketchup for a long time to create models of things I want to build in my woodworking workshop. Currently, I am using Sketchup 16 on Mac OS X 10.11.2.
I began making a model of a chest of drawers with a hutch on top. After completing the chest (everything was going well) I made one side of the Hutch, but was unable to create component from the drawing. I would select the appropriate part of the model, right click on the selected parts, select “Create Component” making sure the “Replace selection with Component” was checked, then clicked on “Create.” If I then tried to select the part that was supposed to be a component, It acted like a component hadn’t been made. If I again select the appropriate parts and right click, the “explode” function is grayed out, but the make component is still there. Repeating the process does’t help. All of the components of the lower cabinet that I made first are behaving appropriately.
I even tried deleting all of the Hutch parts and starting over. That didn’t help
Then I deleted all of the Hutch parts, selected all of the lower cabinet, copied it then pasted it into a new file, problem described above persisted.
Then I tried making a second element (a shelf). The shelf acted as if it were part of the side. I was unable to make the shelf into a component, same issue as above.
This all happened very suddenly. The session during which the problem started was the same session that allowed me to create the lower portion of the piece.
What did I do to make the behavior of the Make Component function no longer work?
How do I fix the issue?