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tom8021's picture

I imported a mid century chair model from Chloe A . It was built using group and not componets. I tried out lining the arm and making a componet but it didn't work. Do I have to just re make the model or are there any tricks to make componets from a model using groups?



Do a search on mid century chair  and look for her model

DaveRichards's picture

Tom, I had a look at that (post #180122, reply #1 of 4)

Tom, I had a look at that model. It's a low-poly thing intended to be used in as an interior design piece and not as a plan for building it. It's also poorly executed with reversed faces and some bad geometry. The entire side assembly is drawn as if it was carved from a big hunk of wood. I would question how accurately it has been drawn, too. Considering the units and coarse precision that were used, I expect most dimensions would need some adjustment.

It could be modified but I suspect it would be easier to redraw it. You could use the chair as a reference but I wouldn't reuse any of the geometry.

As a general response to converting groups to components, right click on the group and select  Make Component from the context menu. In a case such as this chair, you could make one side a component (this by itself won't improve the model) and delete the other side group. then copy the first and flip it.


tom8021's picture

warehouse model (post #180122, reply #3 of 4)

Thanks for responding. After sleeping on it . I came up with the same solution. Another thought tough:



if the whole chair is a componet ,and I outline a part without putting the component into edit mode  and then hide the componet. Why doesn't the outline still exsist?

tom8021's picture

warehouse model (post #180122, reply #2 of 4)

Never mind, that did work but the original model isn't geometrically correct. I will just redo it.

DaveRichards's picture

Glad you got it sorted. To (post #180122, reply #4 of 4)

Glad you got it sorted.

To answer the question, though, I guess I'd have to see the SKP file. 

IFthe model was done with correct dimensions in the first place, I wouldn't trace the geometry. I would copy the geometry out of the components/groups and use the copied geometry as the foundations for new components.