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Creating Dynamic Components in SketchUp

by Pierre Derenoncourt

In this SketchUp tutorial we'll learn how to create Dynamic Components. Software required: SketchUp .

What you'll learn

In this SketchUp tutorial we'll learn how to create Dynamic Components. We'll begin with a brief discussion on the scope of our design problem as well as what dynamic components are and how they can benefit our 3D modeling library. Once we have an understanding of the benefits of creating and working with Dynamic Components, we'll begin creating all the sub-components of our shelving system. We'll learn how to create sub-components and also assign predefined and custom attributes to each piece of our shelving system. Doing this will allow us to create an intelligent, flexible and reusable component, essentially saving us a ton of time on future projects. By the end of this SketchUp training you'll know how to create components with predefined and custom attributes and parameters. The end result is a component that is flexible and reusable for various projects. Software required: SketchUp .

About the author

Pierre is a Pluralsight training pioneer. Since becoming the first CAD and BIM author at Digital-Tutors (now a Pluralsight company), Pierre has played a major role in building the training library. With a productive background in the CAD industry, working as everything from a drafter to project manager, Pierre has long had a passion for the creativity and hard work that goes into designing architectural projects. Pierre is proud to be able to share his mastery of Revit and AutoCAD with the P... more

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