CLF Loose to Groups
Turn loose geometry into groups
CLF Loose to Groups

Run the script from Plugins > Chris Fullmer Tools > Loose Geometry to Groups.  If the user has geometry selected, it will work the selection.  If nothing is slected, it will work with all loose geometry.  It will not group components or existing groups.  It makes a new group for all connected geometry.  So if there are 20 separate boxes, it will make 20 separate groups - 1 for each box.  I use this to quickly group large amounts of quickly made 3d buildings over bery large areas of land.  This way I do not have so much loose geometry floating around.


lazze arch-nhatrang-vietnam's picture

Thank Chirs for all your plugin.


Alexander C's picture

Is there a 2016 version? When I install the RBZ it does not show up.

Michael R.'s picture

Works for me in SketchUp Make 17.2.2554 (latest version of Make as of this comment).

Extensions > Chris Fullmer Tools > Loose Geometry to Groups

Hailee C's picture

soo helpful! thanks!

Akeel R's picture

is there another plugin that turn loose geometry into components?

Chris Fullmer's picture

I'm not sure.  You can edit this one to do that though fairly easily.  I give permission to make this edit. Navigate to the Plugins folder and find the clf_loose_to_groups folder. Inside that folder, open the clf_loose_to_groups_data.rb file in a text editor.  Down on line 52 (about 8 lines from the bottom) add a line and put this text in:


So in context, it should look like this:

     group = @entities.add_group(to_group)



That will take the group that is created and turn it into a component.  Hope that helps!

Leo T's picture

Hi Akeel, Chris,

I was looking for plugin to make geometry into components and I found this page, thanks Chris for your work but I am wondering if this will work by editing, I mean the edited program should work fine but we couldn't turn same geometry into one component, right?

If I had a 10x10x10cm component x 100units exploded and run this script, I will get 100 component, or 1 component with 100 copies?


Akeel R's picture

Thank you Chris! I will enter that command.

kind regards,


Edimar F's picture

Hi Chris

I've installed plugins, but it is not working
I have Sketchtup 2015

Mateusz H.'s picture

How to install this plugin into Sketchup 7? I tried insert to plugin folder but it also doesn't work

ماجد ا's picture


I find the plugin a very useful tool. Thanks Chirs for all your contributions.

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CLF Loose to Groups (1.3.1); May 7, 2013
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Chris Fullmer has been writing SketchUp plugins since 2009 when he designed a free study course at UC Berkeley aimed at using SketchUp Ruby to make tools to help improve the landscape modeling process. Chris now works for Trimble as the SketchUp Product Manager for the Extensibility Team.