Scenes/Groups/Open/Close/Repetition

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Scenes/Groups/Open/Close/Repetition

Postby SerCroJoe » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:53 pm

Hi. I don't know whether this is already possible:
I frequently go back and forth between two parts of a model (2 Scenes); this means having to open/close groups repeatedly, wasting much time. Is this something that can be saved with Scenes to make it happen automatically?

I'm using old SU 8 at the moment. Thanks.

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/419f646dcd29d7ab3f5cfb2966292c1b/Junk-Yard-of-Parts
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Re: Scenes/Groups/Open/Close/Repetition

Postby Box » Thu Mar 19, 2020 12:59 pm

Changing scenes shouldn't effect the open/close status of a group/component.
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Re: Scenes/Groups/Open/Close/Repetition

Postby SerCroJoe » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:10 pm

Box wrote:Changing scenes shouldn't effect the open/close status of a group/component.


What I meant is that one part is OUTSIDE of the other part (by several levels), so it is necessary to re-open/enter the group I've just left. Do you understand? Am I missing something? Thanks.
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Re: Scenes/Groups/Open/Close/Repetition

Postby Box » Thu Mar 19, 2020 1:17 pm

So it has nothing to do with scenes, are you talking about nesting of groups/components and how to get in and out of them for editing?
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Re: Scenes/Groups/Open/Close/Repetition

Postby SerCroJoe » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:23 pm

Box wrote:So it has nothing to do with scenes, are you talking about nesting of groups/components and how to get in and out of them for editing?


Scenes or not, I just want to click a button and be taken to one or the other area and automatically be inside however many levels of nested grouping to be able to work on whatever part it may be.

For example, I have that Junk Yard, as I call it, where I pick out a part I need, then I fly back to where I was working. The Junk Yard is outside of all other parts and components, so in order to grab a component I need, I must exit/close several times, and then enter/open several times again to resume working. Making sense now?

https://3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model/419f646dcd29d7ab3f5cfb2966292c1b/Junk-Yard-of-Parts

I could've sworn that years ago I didn't need to do this. I recently resumed playing around with SU after a long hiatus, hence relearning some things.

Thanks for your attention.
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Re: Scenes/Groups/Open/Close/Repetition

Postby Box » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:31 pm

I must be missing something so I'll leave it to other smarter users to help you out.
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Re: Scenes/Groups/Open/Close/Repetition

Postby shawb » Thu Mar 19, 2020 2:53 pm

Create a Local Collection of the components in the junk yard and display with large thumbnails in the Component tray. That way the components will be available at whatever group/component level you happen to have open. Maybe easier than trailing around a junk yard trying to spot what you need?
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Re: Scenes/Groups/Open/Close/Repetition

Postby SerCroJoe » Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:06 pm

shawb wrote:Create a Local Collection of the components in the junk yard and display with large thumbnails in the Component tray. That way the components will be available at whatever group/component level you happen to have open. Maybe easier than trailing around a junk yard trying to spot what you need?


I think I know what you mean. I think I was trying to avoid that because of how many components I'd be dealing with (I assume each comp. must be added separately). It certainly would be quicker and easier if the settings could be saved with the Scenes, but I will reconsider this alternative way. Thank you. :)
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Re: Scenes/Groups/Open/Close/Repetition

Postby kaas » Thu Mar 19, 2020 4:09 pm

SerCroJoe wrote:What I meant is that one part is OUTSIDE of the other part (by several levels), so it is necessary to re-open/enter the group I've just left.

Using the outliner you can easily jump from one nested group into another without manually opening/closing groups or components.
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Re: Scenes/Groups/Open/Close/Repetition

Postby shawb » Thu Mar 19, 2020 5:29 pm

Use the 'Save as a local collection' option in the component tray tab. This will save all the components in the model as separate SKPs to a folder of your choice. Use 'Open or create a local collection' to bring in your junk yard items.
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Re: Scenes/Groups/Open/Close/Repetition

Postby SerCroJoe » Tue Mar 24, 2020 8:29 pm

shawb wrote:Use the 'Save as a local collection' option in the component tray tab. This will save all the components in the model as separate SKPs to a folder of your choice. Use 'Open or create a local collection' to bring in your junk yard items.


Thanks, shawb, Box, kaas. :)
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