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how do I add a new component or group to an existing component?

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how do I add a new component or group to an existing component? Buckyman 7/27/10 5:56 AM
SketchUp version:7
Operating system:XP
I have a top level dynamic component that is comprised of several components/groups.
I drew a new component and I want to add it the existing dynamic component.
Can someone help me do this?
Many Thanks,
Bart
Re: how do I add a new component or group to an existing component? TheButtersShow 7/27/10 7:28 AM
Buckyman,
  
     I had this same problem a couple of months ago and I spent some time searching for a good way to do this. I didn't find a simple solution such as an "add to group" button and I ended up just rebuilding the new component in the top level DC.
     Thankfully since that time I have learned a good deal more and I think I have a better work around for you...
    
      Take the component you want to add...copy and paste it into a new SketchUp file. Right click on the component and select "Save as" from the list. Save it to wherever you want ( I do this because I have found it is the safest way to import files without them randomly losing attributes). In your original file within the top layer component create a simple component like a cube off to the side. Right click on this simple component, scroll down to dynamic components -> swap component. Navigate to the file you just saved. It will swap out that simple component with the component you want to add and it will become part of the top level component. * Double check that your attributes have not gone missing! *
 
      Give this a shot and let us know!
 
TBS
Re: how do I add a new component or group to an existing component? Gully Foyle 7/27/10 7:45 AM
You can just copy (or cut) the component from its current context and paste it into the top-level DC, or into any other context. If the new component is in the right location but in the wrong context, use Edit > Paste In Place.

Also, you can take a new instance of the component from the Component browser. If the top-level DC is the current context at the time, that's the context in which the new instance will be placed.

-Gully
Re: how do I add a new component or group to an existing component? TheButtersShow 7/27/10 8:22 AM
Buckyman, Gully Foyle,
 
    Oh...Wow...Definitely go with Gully's copy and paste method. Much simpler...
 
TBS
Re: how do I add a new component or group to an existing component? BrooXL 5/17/12 1:30 PM
Thanks, Gully!