how to insert a component

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how to insert a component

Postby dammerel » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:51 am

Hi all
I downloaded a component from the 3d warehouse
how do I now insert/place it into sketchup
i know i can insert directly into sketchup but i would like
to modify the component first

thanks Andrew


Re: how to insert a component

Postby Gaieus » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:52 am


There are several way of this. If you have downloaded (and saved) it somewhere, locate the file (it is a simple skp file) and open it. Now you can edit the component (if it is a component at all - a straight download from the WH does not necessarily mean it is made into a component).

If it is a component (or you make a component of it), you can see that it's in the component browser "In model" tab. If you open the secondary components window (in Win only afaik) by clicking on that little + sign somewhere in the top right corner, you can siply drag your component into any of the folders there for further use.

You can also "import" any SU file with the File > Import > and choose the skp from the 3D models. Now whatever the file was before (component or not), SU will import it as a component.

Have fun;
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Re: how to insert a component

Postby dammerel » Fri Nov 30, 2007 2:52 am

Perfect..thanks again


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