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Real World Google SketchUp 7, First Edition by Mike Tadros

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Chapter Eight. Mastering Components

In earlier chapters you learned about SketchUp’s “sticky” behavior—that is, the tendency in SketchUp for overlapping edges and faces to automatically join together. You’ve also seen how groups and components effectively separate geometry in the model and keep objects from sticking together.

Both groups and components share the function of being able to effectively isolate and protect objects from other geometry in the model—but that’s about where the similarities end. The benefits of creating a group are effectively limited to:

  • Allowing you to quickly separate otherwise loose entities into their own autonomous objects—for example, separating the edges and faces that make up the walls of a building from those that ...

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