Copying Group Instances in Skp 2019

General discussion related to SketchUp Pro and Make

Copying Group Instances in Skp 2019

Postby sexypox69 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:57 pm

I notice when making copies of groups in sketchup 2019, each group is a unique instance. I remember in sketchup 2017 when copying a group each new group would be an instance of the original, so if you highlighted one, your entity info would tell you how many exist in the model. Now in sketchup 2019 when I highlight one it only registers as one in the entity info although there are several.
Can anyone share some light on this?
0

sexypox69 
 

Re: Copying Group Instances in Skp 2019

Postby Dave R » Mon Oct 07, 2019 5:05 pm

How are you copying the groups? When I copy a group in SU2019, it tells me how many there.

Screenshot - 10_7_2019 , 11_06_28 AM.png


Of course that number will change if you edit the group after copying it.
1
Etaoin Shrdlu


%

(THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE)

G28 X0.0 Y0.0 Z0.0

M30

%
User avatar
Dave R 
Global Moderator
 

Re: Copying Group Instances in Skp 2019

Postby sexypox69 » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:35 pm

I'm using the native copying method...move tool + ctrl
0

sexypox69 
 

Re: Copying Group Instances in Skp 2019

Postby TIG » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:51 pm

All copied groups should show as multiple instances of just the one definition, when one is selected in Entity Info - that is at least until you edit one of them, when it automatically becomes unique...

So if you don't see that I suspect an extension loaded that is adding an observer to the model's definitions, which makes any multi-instance groups unique - 'behind the scenes' ?

This is not ideal !
Can you try disabling some of your extensions, and then restart to see if this weird issue persists...
1
TIG
User avatar
TIG 
Global Moderator
 

Re: Copying Group Instances in Skp 2019

Postby Dave R » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:58 pm

sexypox69 wrote:move tool + ctrl


That's how I copied the group in my screen shot.

TIG has some good advice.
0
Etaoin Shrdlu


%

(THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE)

G28 X0.0 Y0.0 Z0.0

M30

%
User avatar
Dave R 
Global Moderator
 

SketchUcation One-Liner Adverts

by Ad Machine » 5 minutes ago



Ad Machine 
Robot
 



 

Return to SketchUp Pro & Make Discussions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: thewaterhashira and 2 guests

Visit our sponsors: