Working with Objects

Editing Objects in Trimble SketchUp™

Objects from the standard library and imported objects can be edited in Trimble SketchUp™. You should install this software on your computer (editing with the online version is not supported). This feature is available only on computers with an Intel CPU.

The functionality described in this section is only available in the Pro edition.

To edit an object:

  1. Right-click on an object and choose Edit in Trimble SketchUp™…
  2. Modify the object in Trimble SketchUp™.
  3. Choose File > Save in the menu of Trimble SketchUp™.
  4. Click Finish in Live Home 3D to replace the original object with its edited version.

Note that the editing is possible only when an object has the Furniture type. In order to edit a window, door or staircase, you should convert the object to Furniture in the Type and Representation dialog, edit it, and then restore the original type.

If you make no changes, an object that will be sent back from Trimble SketchUp™ can differ from the original one. For example, if there were several copies of the same object in your project, and you edited one or several of them, the resulting project will contain more different objects than in the beginning. Consequently, the project can become more complicated, and rendering of the 3D view can work more slowly. For better program performance, add a single copy of an object, edit it, and then duplicate it.

There is an alternative way to edit an object. Export it as a 3D model to the SketchUp format. Edit it. You should then import the edited model to your project. The procedure to export objects is described in the Exporting a 3D Model section.