DC’s, or Dynamic Components, are one of the most hidden secrets in SketchUp.  DC’s have parts of them that can be adjusted once in the model.  So if one needs a planter bed to be taller, wider, or longer, one just updates the value and SketchUp will change the component.  The idea is it keeps the component accurate/proportional and configurable.  THIS is the beginning of parametric design inside of SketchUp.  Let’s keep expanding this library!! (These are not my models, so use with care.)

The list below is a large number of the ones that relate to our landscape work. 

Configurable Granite Tile Floor

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=9a9f911b73f4e8c2de650492e45fb14f&prevstart=216

Solar Panel

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=a4f60c282437d506ba14bfd91a75020&prevstart=192

Dynamic Bush

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=78a366e1dd15df7d8d9c1abb492c92a2&prevstart=132

Dynamic Planter Bed

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=e74feb8fb03280e639c837a9524b9dac&prevstart=72

Caudle Stair Dynamic Concrete DC

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=c1e4befdfbfd283135b07d6213c348&prevstart=60

Caudle Stair Dynamic Stringer Outside DC

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=ad112e50de6f7ed6135b07d6213c348&prevstart=60

Palm Tree Dynamic Component

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=2a4db0cd986a08eb1bd3b89011733564&prevstart=36

Dynamic Street

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=a6245cac9ae6ba5c1b3b6fb11f3d476f&ct=mdsa&prevstart=24

Architectural Dynamic Components

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=8edb9260553cc5dc553652c773d9e4c6&prevstart=24

Thruflow 12”x48” Dynamic Component decking unit

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=d1f4718b703946416067a5461cba569c&prevstart=12

Fence (One of the first DC’s)

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=65ca6ec72a98e043de650492e45fb14f&prevstart=396

Tree2D Deciduous

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=1373c4f127deb46fde650492e45fb14f&prevstart=456

US Tile Roof Field

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=42ab7ff2481c35fdb1aa328620244299&prevstart=468

Three Picket Fences

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=7faed76a9d83e257de650492e45fb14f&prevstart=432

And a series of Dynamic Components can be found at DC Landscape (a component library on 3D Warehouse)

http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/cldetails?mid=92569ef3e60c4d1dde650492e45fb14f&ct=mdcc&prevstart=432

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