How to search objects in sketchup [Expert Approved]



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How to search objects in sketchup

Where can I find 3D models in SketchUp?

  • 3D Warehouse.
  • Modlar.
  • CAD Blocks Free.
  • CGTips.
  • Sketchfab.
  • CADdetails.
  • Turbosquid.
  • Open3DModel.

Where is Components library SketchUp?

Also, Components library is stored within User\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp .

How do I find 3D models?

  1. Cults 3D. Cults offers its users the perfect range of 3D models – from maker-inspired 3D files all the way to professional high-quality designs.
  2. Pinshape.
  3. 3DShook.
  4. Thingiverse.
  5. GrabCAD.
  6. 3D Warehouse.
  7. CGTrader.
  8. TurboSquid.

How do you download 3D objects in SketchUp?

To access free SketchUp models on this site, click on the free 3D model's section at the top of the homepage. Search for the model of your choice, select the “free products only” option, click on the model, and click on the download button to download. However, to get access to the download link you need to sign up.

Why did my model disappear in SketchUp?

If you find your SketchUp model starts to disappear, or clip, when you move closer to it but not close enough to pass through an object, you may have an issue with model data at a far off point in the scene.

How do you unhide objects in SketchUp?

Follow these steps to unhide geometry in SketchUp: To unhide any geometry, first of all, click on the “Edit” option from the menu bar. Then click on the “Unhide” option from there.

Where are SketchUp Autosaves?

The autosave files for SketchUp are saved in the "Windows" folder on your C drive, within a folder called "My Documents". This is where you'll find them if they've not been deleted or corrupted.

What is the difference between a group and component in SketchUp?

Groups are used for sets of objects that you will never duplicate or make copies of. Components are used for sets of objects that you will be duplicating or using multiple times in the model.

How do you edit objects in SketchUp?

Editing all instances of a component To open the context, you can double-click the component. Or select it, context-click the selection, and choose Edit Component, or simply hit Enter. Use the SketchUp drawing tools to edit your component.

What is explode in SketchUp?

The explode feature breaks an entity into its segments, so that you can select one segment separately from the others. To explode an entity, select it, context-click the selection, and choose Explode Curve from the menu that appears.

What is a dynamic component in SketchUp?

SketchUp dynamic components are reusable design elements with special attributes: parametric functions, interactivity, animation, and more. Creating your own dynamic components allows you to build a library of custom designs and easily share them with others.

What is SketchUp outliner?

In SketchUp, the Outliner enables you to view a model's objects (groups, components, and section planes) as a hierarchical tree. With the Outliner, you can: Navigate large models. Name objects and section planes.

How do I save a component library in SketchUp?

With the SketchUp Preferences File Locations set up as described in the section titled Your SketchUp File Locations, you can now save any of your components in the In-Model library to your Components folder. Simply right click on the desired component in the In-Model library and choose Save As.

Where can I find 3D projects?

  • 3D Printing.
  • Thingiverse.
  • Cults.
  • Instructables.
  • Printables.
  • MyMiniFactory.
  • Thangs.
  • Pinshape.

What is the best 3D model viewer?

  • Considerations.
  • AMC Bridge ViewER.
  • ViewSTL.
  • 3D Model Viewer.
  • Exocad.
  • 3D Model Viewer – AR View.
  • Emb3D.
  • AR Viewer.

Where can I find free models?

  • Photograph Friends. First of all, address your friend.
  • Ask for Referrals.
  • Photograph Yourself.
  • Approach Strangers.
  • Reach Out to Local Dancers or Actors.
  • Reach Out to a Modeling Agency.
  • Find Models through Instagram.
  • Local Facebook Groups.

Can you convert SketchUp to AutoCAD?

Solution: To resolve the issue, download the add-on software for AutoCAD versions 2013 or newer from Autodesk App Store. Once the add-on is added, the ability to import SketchUp (. skp) file into AutoCAD will be available.

What files can SketchUp read?

  • Basic. Import: SKP, PNG, JPG. Export: SKP, PNG, STL.
  • Advanced (Everything Basic plus) Import: DWG, DXF, DAE, KMZ, 3DS, DEM. Export: DWG, DXF, DAE, KMZ, 3DS, FBX, XSI, OBJ, VRML.
  • Professional (Everything Advanced plus) Import: DDF, IFC, IFCZIP, BMP, PSD, TIF, TGA, PDF (Mac Only)

How do I start modeling in SketchUp?

  1. In SketchUp for Web, click the Open Model/Preferences icon ( ).
  2. On the panel that appears, click the New Model icon ( ). The following figure shows your template options.
  3. Select a template that reflects your desired units of measure. Your options include feet and inches, meters, or millimeters.

Where is the 3D Warehouse in SketchUp?

In SketchUp, locate and click the 3D Warehouse icon in the top toolbar and a 3D Warehouse window appears that connects you to the main page, as shown in the following figure. Alternatively, you can open the 3D Warehouse by selecting Window > 3D Warehouse from the menu bar.


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How to search objects in sketchup


Comment by Larissa Knoche

hey i'm matt from master sketchup comm and in this video i want to share some tricks with you on how to find and isolate specific objects in your Sketchup model so this is a Sketchup model where I've imported trusses from a truss engineering program called my tech and a lot of times I need to find a specific truss in the model so for instance if I dig into some of these trusses you can see that they are imported all as components and they're labeled according to the truss name so fo two you can see there's a bunch of fo two zepho three fo four so on and so forth so when your components and groups are labeled like this you can actually use the outliner to filter by name so if I wanted to find all of the fo.1 components that are in my model I can just type it up here into the filter and all of those components are going to be filtered in the outliner so I can then go ahead and just select and then visually look for it in the model now you'll notice that since I'm inside of this group right here everything else that was in the model is hidden and that's because I'm using the hide rest of model option so when you're in component edit under view component edit hide rest of model and I have the custom keyboard shortcut X assigned to that so I can quickly turn that on and off so by jumping just by selecting this component here I've jumped inside of its parent group but you know the rest of the model is obstructing my view so I can just tap X and that's gonna hide the rest of the model and then I can easily see the highlighted or selected component now if you have to jump through a lot of different components it can kind of be a pain to have to zoom in and out manually in order to find it in the model so I like to use a little trick that's found in the context menu and by the way when when you right-click on a object in the outliner it's the same exact thing as right-clicking it in the workspace itself and of course this is off-screen here but there's actually an option called zoom selection so when you click zoom selection it'll zoom your workspace to fit whatever you have currently selected so for instance I could just walk right through this list of components and click on Zoom selection and jump right over to that that location with without having to zoom in and out and so I like to have that assigned to a custom keyboard shortcut if you know anything about me you know I love keyboard shortcuts so I actually have shift s to zoom to selected and shift a to zoom extents so zoom extents is going to zoom everything out to fit all the visible objects in your model so by using both of those shortcuts you can easily zoom in and out to find objects in your model and zoom right into them so how do you actually assign this keyboard shortcut because here's the thing that's crazy if you go up to window and preferences and you search for zoom selected if you type in zoom here you only have these four options zoom selected actually isn't in the list so there's a trick to getting that to pop up on this list and for some reason all you have to do is you have to have an object selected before you go to the Preferences window so I selected the object went back to the preferences and now when I type in zoom now we have this menu item here that we can assign a key a shortcut key so the way you do that if you don't know you just click right here and you type in what for shortcut you want you click the ad key the plus button and it's gonna allow you to add that custom keyboard shortcut now in this case I already have that assigned so it's just giving me a warning that it's already assigned so I'm just gonna ignore that so again just using shift a so again the the zoom extends is right here zoom extents so I have shift a and then zoom selection shift s so I just the logic there is like shift a a for all so zoom all and then S is zoom selected s for selected so you can use whatever you want that's just the logic that I kind of came up with so just by using those two features you can really have a lot of control on how quickly you can zoom in and out of your model now by the way this is actually a pretty cool trick for getting out of stuck walls as well so for instance if I disable hide rest of model and I zoom into the selected object let's say I zoom out and I'm stuck in this wall so I just backed into a wall so if you have that zoom extents keyboard shortcut you can just tap shift a and it'll zoom you out out of the model so you're not stuck you don't have to zoom forever trying to get out of that okay what if you want to search a specific area of your model for a specific object so for example let's say I knew that there was an F oh one trust somewhere over here you know this this is kind of a bad example because I you know I could easily just click through all of these manually and find it quick but let's say there was like a big list of like 50 of these and I didn't want have to step through every single one but I knew there was one somewhere over here all you need to do is drag a selection over with the area that you want to search and because the outliner is still filtering for those objects it will highlight those objects that are within that selection so now I know that this one and this one are both within that area so you can easily find objects by filtering them in the outliner and then creating a selection over the area that you want to search and then the last trick I want to show you is let's say you wanted to hide everything in your model except for the objects that you're filtering so in order to do that you would just zoom out so you can select everything or you can just hit I think control a is select all yes control a would select all and then you're gonna go to edit hide so you're gonna hide everything first and then you're gonna go to the outliner window you're gonna select the first one so we still have fo one being filtered so we'll select the first one we'll hold shift and we'll select the last one so that's gonna select all of these and then you can right click unhide and now you've you've hidden everything except for those objects obviously you see we've we've jumped outside of the group so I just need to jump back inside the group here and everything within this floor is hidden except for those few trusses that I'm that I want to isolate all right that's it for this video I just wanted to show you some interesting ways that you can quickly isolate and locate objects in your model thanks for watching make sure you subscribe and hit the like button and I'll see you in the next video you


Thanks for your comment Larissa Knoche, have a nice day.
- Bebe Worford, Staff Member


Comment by Alda

Thanks for this interesting article


Thanks Alda your participation is very much appreciated
- Bebe Worford


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