I've finally gotten some time to start learning Sketchup, thanks to the Arctic Circle moving down to the Ohio Valley recently. I had been working some with the tutorials from Matthias Wandel and Jay Bates. Matthias' videos are great, but a little more information than I could process at a time.
Jay's are good too, I especially like that he has them broken down into individual tasks. But in his listing, there's no indication of the order you should follow when watching them.
I remembered having gone through a couple of Rob Cameron's lessons (Sketchup for Woodworkers) back when I first got Sketchup, and recalled that they seemed to be more basic and uncomplicated than the others, so I decided to go through all of that series before starting the Dave Richards Sketchup Guide for Woodworkers that I got for Christmas.
I'm only 3 lessons into it, but it seems that Rob Cameron strictly uses "Make Group" instead of "Make Component". I did a simple drawing to see if you could make scenes and layers with grouping, and found that you can.
So my question is this: Does making components have an advantage over making groups? Are there times when one would be better than the other? Would I be better off picking one and staying with it? Wait, that was 3 questions.
Anyway, any insight or experience with the issue will be much appreciated. Thanks. Jim
It seems I never finish what I