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Sams Teach Yourself Google SketchUp 8 in 10 Minutes by Steven Holzner

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Lesson 6. Creating Components and Groups

In this lesson, we’re going to take the shapes we’ve been drawing in the previous lessons and start assembling them into groups and components to let us handle them all together.

Getting Started

For example, suppose that you’ve been drawing a car with all the surfaces you need for that. But then you find when you want to move or copy and rotate or even enlarge the model, you have to select all the surfaces individually to handle them all together.

Wouldn’t it be easier to have SketchUp understand that it’s supposed to treat all the surfaces of the car as a collection, handling all actions on all surfaces in the collection at once?

That’s what groups and components are all about, and you’ll find yourself ...

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