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SketchUp-How to place SKP lamp onto HD table top

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Can I model an item like a table lamp in SU, then import it to HD 2020 and place it directly onto a table top?

 

I have no issue importing (drag/drop) SKP, but it seems to only place it onto the floor in HD. I can manipulate the lamp and get it on the table but it seems awkward. I was hoping I'm overlooking some simple parameter.

 

If I save the SU item to my User Catalog it still only get placed on the floor.

 

In a similar way, can I model items in SU, and have them directly attached to a wall? Like wall mirrors from the Wayfair catalog.

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Once you place the SU item, open it and set the height off floor. Save to the library.

 

It should remember the height setting.

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That works for one table height, but not in a general sense if placing the lamp on items of different heights.

 

Also is there a way to have SKP item placed directly on a wall?

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Home Designer lacks the ability to do these things. You are stuck with manual placement.

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Thanks solver,

 

Are there any products in the CA lineup where these things are possible?

 

What is required to build a catalog like Wayfair's where these things do work?

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Chief has the ability to create and modify symbols.

 

Note the Special Placement options.

 

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You can create something in another program like SketchUp, import into Chief, then convert to a native symbol setting these options.

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I don't know what Suite has for options, yet in the bonus catalogs, you can download a Wayfair catalog and pull items from that.

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