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Way to seperate SKP images

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I downloaded a SKP file of some bridge washers I am needing but do not need all of them in one symbol.

See attached

Is there a way to separate them so I can place the one I need I my plan?

 

Much thanks

bridge+washer.skp

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You can load the symbol into a blank plan and then use the Delete Surfaces tool to remove what you don't need. Then use the Convert to Symbol function to save the new symbol back to your library.

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Thanks Guys-

If the individual washers turn out to be resizable as most other symbols are then the larger one would probably be fine.

 

Just curious is there a way to group or multiple select view surfaces?

Looking for faster way to accomplish what Graham suggested.

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1 minute ago, RL-inc said:

Thanks Guys-

If the individual washers turn out to be resizable as most other symbols are then the larger one would probably be fine.

 

Just curious is there a way to group or multiple select view surfaces?

Looking for faster way to accomplish what Graham suggested.

Unfortunately I'm not aware of any way to group select surfaces, just one at a time. You could use SketchUp as Greg suggests.

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Unfortunately- an I know this is probably blasphemy around here- I don't use Sketchup. :unsure:

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38 minutes ago, RL-inc said:

Just curious is there a way to group or multiple select view surfaces?

Looking for faster way to accomplish what Graham suggested. 

 

There actually is a way to do this by increasing the smoothing angle of your symbol.  I personally use Chief for probably 99% of my custom modeling.  Very rarely do i feel the need to use Sketchup.  I was able to import your SKP fie, isolate a single washer, and create a new symbol quite literally in a matter of seconds (less than a minute).  I've been thinking for quite some time about doing some group workshops to cover a number of these lesser documented capabilities and methods.  Maybe if there seems to be enough interest I'll set one up to go over some Advanced Symbol Manipulation tips and techniques...

 

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1 hour ago, RL-inc said:

Thanks Michael-

I would be interested in that.

 

Please make sure to send me an email if you want to be included on the list.  Thanks.

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