O'Reilly logo

SketchUp 7.1 for Architectural Visualization by Robin de Jongh

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Using components to increase productivity

If you've come to SketchUp without any prior knowledge of 3D CAD, one of the features that will absolutely amaze you is components. When you create a component, you can copy it as many times as you like. These copies are linked to the original component and are called instances. If you change something in the original component, all the instances will also change! Likewise, if you change something in any of the instances, all the others will change too.

Imagine how much difference this single capability will make when modeling your building:

  • Similar things only need to be drawn once
  • Modifying one tree / roof tile / fence panel will update them all
  • Components can be placed as place-holders and fleshed out ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required