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How to easily edit components and groups in sketchup for a larger and complicated project

Rajib Dey : Editor-in-chief

Google SketchUp is a great tool to fulfill all your modeling requirements. Components and groups are most significant parts of sketchup to develop models. One can apply some simple processes to edit groups and components in SketchUp. Just choose your object, right click your mouse and opt for either edit group or edit component.

How to easily edit components and groups in sketchup for a larger and complicated project
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For a bigger project, it becomes very difficult to operate through all the supplementary geometry in your project. So, editing groups and components also becomes very complicated. But one can easily overcome this issue by applying some sketchup tips.

The existing setting for this model is not to conceal the rest of the model at the time of editing so while going for editing a complicated scene your view should appear like below :-

How to easily edit components and groups in sketchup for a larger and complicated project
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But with a easy check on hide rest of model and a very complex scene can instantly move from that to this.

How to easily edit components and groups in sketchup for a larger and complicated project
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Now, you will be able to smoothly & rapidly edit your model devoid of operating through all the extra geometry in the scene.

How to easily edit components and groups in sketchup for a larger and complicated project
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On windows operating system based machine under windows pull down menu choose model info.

With Model Info selected, a dialog box will appear like this one. After that choose components and you will get the choice to fade or hide objects at the time of editing.

How to easily edit components and groups in sketchup for a larger and complicated project
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Ref.: http://www.geniusdv.com

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