Lesson 07: Sketchup Dynamic Copies in multiple directions : Tiles Floor

Sketchup 1-dimensional Copy is quite easy to understand, but the gas to copy many dimensions with the same object is very difficult. Google Sketchup has built-in Model templates, but the way to do it is complicated, the copy function is very confusing. This lesson will give a simpler idea and the goal is still to achieve a multi-dimensional copy Scale.

Sketchup Dynamic Copies in multiple directions Tile example
Sketchup Dynamic Copies in multiple directions Tile example
  • Option of Sketchup model models: 1 Component -> Simultaneous copy along X – Y axis, so it is difficult to calculate the position of the next Instance Component.
  • The 3dshouse plan offers: 1 Component -> Copy to make a row, Continue to copy 1 into 1 side. Thus calculation is much simpler and all achieve the given goal.

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Lesson objectives:

  • Mastering Attribute Copies learned in the previous lesson.
  • Copy by row, by face, copy by many dimensions.

Steps to follow:

  • Step 1: Create a Tile_Unit object (Brick) 600x300x10 mm.
  • Step 2: Create Tile_Row object (Tile Row) automatically copy Tile_Unit above along X axis
  • Step 3: Coordinate Tile_Grip object (Tile plane) automatically Copy Tile_Row above along Y axis.
  • Step 3: Coordinate the Tile_Block object (Tile Block) automatically Copy Tile_Grip above along the Z axis.
  • Step 4: The above steps have created Dynamic Tile Floor, if you want to continue copying along the Z axis, do the same as the Tile_Grip object along the Z axis.
  • Step 5: Add Gap between 2 copy objects (Ron tiles)


  • You can add Ron tiles in the middle of 2 bricks by changing positions. For example, if using 2mm tiles then Attribute X = 0 + copy * (Tile_Row! Tile_SizeX + 2)
  • You can apply this copy method for tiling the façade by turning back the Component. Create a vertical facade with ventilation bricks. A lot of applications depend on your imagination.