How do you use the Move tool in SketchUp?

How do I move and copy in SketchUp?

To copy and drop an object, follow these steps:

  1. Select the object.
  2. Type “M” – the keyboard shortcut for Move.
  3. Select a point from which you want to move from.
  4. Type CTRL on a Windows or “Option” on a Mac to duplicate the object.
  5. Place the copied object wherever you want.

How do I rotate in SketchUp?

Follow these steps:

  1. With the Select tool ( ), select the geometry you want to fold.
  2. Select the Rotate tool ( ).
  3. With the Rotate tool’s protractor-shaped cursor, click and drag from one endpoint on the fold line to the other endpoint. …
  4. Click at the starting point of the rotation. …
  5. Move the mouse to rotate.

How do you place objects in SketchUp?

Follow these steps:

  1. Open the model into which you want to import a SketchUp file.
  2. Select File > Import.
  3. In the Open dialog box that appears, navigate to the SketchUp file. …
  4. Select the SketchUp file, and click Open. …
  5. Click in the drawing area to place the component in your model.

How do I stretch an object in SketchUp?

Stretching or squishing geometry to scale

  1. With the Select tool ( ), select the geometry you want to scale. …
  2. Select the Scale tool ( ) or press the S key. …
  3. Click an edge or face grip (not a corner grip). …
  4. Move the cursor to scale the entity. …
  5. Click to set your selection’s new scale.
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How do I create a dynamic component in SketchUp?

To add attributes, follow these steps:

  1. Select the component you want to make dynamic.
  2. On the Dynamic Components toolbar, click the Component Attributes tool ( ) or select Window > Component Attributes. …
  3. Click the Add Attribute plus sign icon to see a list of options.

How do I create a component in SketchUp?

Create a component

  1. Select the geometry you want to include in your component. …
  2. Choose Edit > Make Component from the menu bar, or context-click the selection and choose Make Component. …
  3. In the Definition box, type a meaningful name for your component. …
  4. In the Description box, add a short description of your component.

What are dynamic components in SketchUp?

A basic component becomes reusable and separate from other geometry. PRO If you’re a SketchUp Pro user, you can add attributes to create dynamic components. Users can then configure certain aspects of the component, or the component can add steps to staircases or pickets to fences as you scale the dynamic component.