Model Organization

dig deeper into the complex behavior of geometry in SketchUp. In this exercise you will explore more drawing tools and more advanced strategies: moving points, edges, and surfaces to demonstrate the stickiness of geometry in SketchUp.  SketchUp has two containers for geometry: groups and components. These containers not only separate edges to control stickiness, but they also organize entities into manageable categories and make more efficient models.

After completing this lesson, students will be able to:

  • Create editable models by controlling the stickiness of geometry with groups and components.
  • Build efficient models by replacing repeating elements with components.
  • Nest groups within groups within groups to create a logical model hierarchy.
  • Control visibility of geometry temporarily using the Hide commands, and permanently using tags/layers.