Working with layers, all objects explode

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#1

Hi there,

I’m using Skechup since a couple of months, so quite new to the program.
But, hours of tutorials have taught me a lot.

At the moment, I’m rebuilding my model in layers, in order to exlain to the architect why things are like I drew them.
But, ever since I made layers of the floor, the walls, the inner walls etc., every component i.e. a chair, or whatever, comes in in exploded form and there’s nothing I seem tot be able to do about it. I made components of them, groups of all the furniture od one room etc. It just doesn’t work.
I made a new layer and made it active: bathroom for example, and still everything I paste or import is exploded…

I sincerely hope somebody can help me with this problem!
Thanks!!


#2

How about sharing the SketchUp file with us so we can see what you have?


#3

How do I do that? I’m already looking for where to click to present myself :slight_smile:


#4

There’s some detail of what you are doing that hasn’t come across in your post. Layers and components are separate concepts that don’t interact.


#5

This is the house I designed…


#6

I know. But how come that working with layers makes that my furniture explodes??


#7

Do the same thing you did to share the image with the SKP file.


#8

Layers don’t make components explode.


#9

It shouldn’t. That’s why I believe we are missing some detail of your workflow.


#10

Can I share the original file here? Or just an image of what my problem is…


#11

Share the original SKP file. If it’s larger than 3Mb, upload it to Drop Box and share the link.


#12

OMG, I just don’t know how to share the file? Cope, paste doesn’t work…


#13

Figured it out, I think…


#14

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Or upload it to DropBox if it’s over 3 Mb and share the link.


#15

Nope, too big. Drop Box installing…


#16

Be sure to make the DropBox file publicly shared or we won’t be able to load it!


#17

I will. Thanks so much for helping me!!


#18

It worked. I hope…
This is the link: https://www.dropbox.com/s/mo1is5zjnjjgb65/Bouw%20met%20layers.skp?dl=0


#19

Looking at your file, I don’t see components that are exploded. The main building walls probably should be grouped already. The hair dryer needs to be scaled correctly, too. When I drag components in from the Components window, they generally come isn as expected and they do remain as components.
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#20

I don’t get that you see more than what’s in my model? All I have is a closet standing tside. Looks like the models are mixed up . You have more stuff inside the house than my file on the laptop. I’m confused…