Another question about Dynamic components and re-sizing

Another question about Dynamic components and re-sizing

Postby peweuk » Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:23 am

Is it possible in Sketchup to have individual 'lines' in a component which stay a constant length when the component is re-sized using the scale tool.

I have attached an example which shows what I am referring to.

If there is, can anyone explain how? :?

toprail.skp
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Re: Another question about Dynamic components and re-sizing

Postby remus » Thu Nov 27, 2008 12:57 pm

I think the only way of doing this is by making each line a DC, not very intuitive but i think it can be made to work.
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Re: Another question about Dynamic components and re-sizing

Postby Jim » Thu Nov 27, 2008 1:05 pm

Break the component into 3 sections - the 2 ends and a middle. Then you can fix the length and position of the ends in relation to the middle, and only allow scaling to change the middle.

Here's an example.
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Re: Another question about Dynamic components and re-sizing

Postby peweuk » Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:27 pm

Jim.

Thanks, that's exactly what I need.

I thought about multiple components, but when I tried it the edges between the three components showed which I did not want.
How did you hide yours?
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Re: Another question about Dynamic components and re-sizing

Postby Jim » Thu Nov 27, 2008 3:37 pm

peweuk wrote:How did you hide yours?


Well, just like you hide any edge. Use the :eraser: tool with the SHIFT key.
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Re: Another question about Dynamic components and re-sizing

Postby peweuk » Thu Nov 27, 2008 4:11 pm

Thanks Jim.

I was not aware of that option (the shift key on the erase tool) - most of my Sketchup experience so far has been for personal stuff and I have so far gotten by with the basics and various tutorials.
It's only recently with the rlease of V7 and the introduction of Dynamic Components that I have taken a more detailed interest in SU for more serious projects. I see I still have a lot to learn.

Thanks again.
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