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Forum topic by jefathey posted 12-31-2014 12:26 AM 552 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-31-2014 12:26 AM

Hi every one
i’am using sketchup for woodworking n i make alot of joints every day
but when i want to change the size of the hole projects i have to make all joints all over again
so i wonderd if i can use the dynamic components to save the size of joints and change the size as i want for the object

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#1 posted 12-31-2014 12:43 AM

The answer to this is yes and no. You can use dynamic components to do complex stuff like joinery but that requires nesting dynamic components within other dynamic components. This works well to give you the dimensions you need but messes up plugins like Cutlist. Instead of having one component for each piece of wood you’ll end up with several components attached together to represent a single piece of wood.

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#2 posted 12-31-2014 12:49 AM

You can use the scale tool to enlarge an entire project. It makes the whole project larger in one easy step, yet maintains the aspect ratio.

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#3 posted 12-31-2014 01:03 AM

One thing I have done is not draw in joinery until I have the final design/size/etc.

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