CG Adjust-N-Export
Change origin of component to the model origin, move the component to the model origin and save all selected components as separate skp files
Change C/G Origin to Model Origin
  • Change C/G Origin to Model Origin
  • Save as separate skp
CG Adjust-N-Export

I developed this extension to help when one wants to work on individual components or groups as separate files.  With this in mind, along with the export of selected groups or components, a few other "adjustment" features in the extension were added to assist in the posible re-integration back into the "Master" model.

 

Features:

  • Adjust: Change Origin to Model Origin - Automatically changes the axis origin of selected components or groups to match the model origin.  This is important when you want to re-asseble multiple models back into either the "Master" or a new file.

NOTE:  If multiple instances of the same component are selected, in order for each component to have a unique origin, duplicate instances will become unique components.

NOTE: When applying this function to Groups, SketchUp will not display the bounding box extended to the origin while in Group Edit mode.

 

  • Adjust: Move to Model Origin - Automatically moves and orients selected components or groups to the location and orientation of the model's origin. 

 

  • Save as .skp [Positioning: C/G Axis] - This will save all selected components or groups as separate SketchUp files (.skp).  It will place them in folder in the same location as the working file.  By default, the model geometry in the export will be located relative to the component's origin/axis location.

 

  • Save as .skp [Positioning: Model Origin]- This will save all selected components or groups as separate SketchUp files (.skp).  It will place them in folder in the same location as the working file.  
    • The model geometry in the export will be located relative to the origin  location of the "Master" model

NOTE:  If there are attributes or classifications set on the Group or Component, the data will be delivered with the exports. 

 

Version notes:

1.1

- Export path correction

- Added "Save as .skp [Positioning: Model Origin]"

 

 

Reviews

João's picture

Simple and useful! Thanks! Would it be possible to also reload several components at once?

Troy's picture

SU2017 support?

Peter S's picture

Super helpful extension. Thank you.

Tobias H's picture

Thank you! I was so frustrated often !