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How do I copy a group in SketchUp file?

How do I copy a group in SketchUp file?

Select the group and hit Ctrl+C to copy it. Go to the other SketchUp session and click on Edit>Paste in place. This should put a copy of the group in the same location relative to the model origin as it was in the original file.

How do I copy and paste from one SketchUp file to another?

You can do this:

  1. Open a model, select something you want, do a Copy.
  2. Open another model, Paste or Paste in Place.

How do you paste multiple copies in SketchUp?

To make copies, activate the Move tool and press the Ctrl key (Option on the Mac). SketchUp is very flexible in how you can set the spacing and number of copies: After the first copy is made, you can enter the number of copies you want and set the spacing between them.

How do you copy an array in SketchUp?

External Array. Open up SketchUp and select the item that you wish to copy. Click on the Move icon and start to move it. After you start to move it, press down on CTRL and move it to where you want the copy.

How do you copy scenes in SketchUp?

Choose Edit > Copy from the menu or use a shortcut – either Ctrl+C for Windows or Command+C for a Mac. Next choose Edit > Paste from the menu bar, Ctrl+V for Windows or Command+V for a Mac – and you’ll see the cursor change into a Move tool. The SketchUp components you’ve copied float around as you move the mouse.

How do I make a group in SketchUp?

To create a group, follow these steps:

  1. With the Select tool ( ), select all the entities you want to include in your group.
  2. Select Edit > Group from the menu bar. Or context-click the selection and choose Group from the menu that appears. Everything in the selection becomes grouped within a bounding box.

How do I import SketchUp into another SketchUp file?

Select File > Insert from the menu bar. In the Open dialog box that appears, navigate to the SketchUp model file, select it, and click Open.

Can I copy a scene from one SketchUp file to another?

One option would be to use Save as… to create a new file with the scenes. Then delete your old model content and paste in the new. You might also have a look at Eneroth3’s collection of extensions in the Extension Warehouse. She’s got one that copies views, which mihai.

How do I use multiple copy and paste?

Copy and paste multiple items using the Office Clipboard

  1. Open the file that you want to copy items from.
  2. Select the first item that you want to copy, and press CTRL+C.
  3. Continue copying items from the same or other files until you have collected all of the items that you want.
  4. Click where you want the items to be pasted.

How to make a copy in SketchUp?

Tell SketchUp to make copies by pressing and releasing the Ctrl key (Microsoft Windows) or the Option key (macOS). A plus sign appears next to the Rotate cursor. (You can actually tell SketchUp to make copies anytime between Steps 3 and 5.) Move the cursor to wherever you want to place your rotated copy.

How to move objects in SketchUp?

Select the Move tool () from the toolbar or press M. The cursor changes to a four-way arrow. To tell SketchUp that you want to duplicate the selected entities, press and release the Ctrl (Microsoft Windows) or Option (macOS) key.

Is SketchUp creating a circular array of objects?

Note: Under the hood, when you follow the preceding steps, SketchUp is creating a circular array of objects. No more submissions are permitted.

How to use the rotate tool in SketchUp?

Tip: If you’re not familiar with the Rotate tool, review the basics of rotating geometry in SketchUp. To rotate copies around a center point, follow these steps: With the Select tool (), select the geometry you want to copy and rotate. Select the Rotate tool () on the toolbar or press Q.

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