How to Use the Statistics Tab of SketchUp’s Component Panel - dummies

How to Use the Statistics Tab of SketchUp’s Component Panel

By Aidan Chopra, Rebecca Huehls

The Statistics tab in SketchUp is a special place…for some. Can you remember who won the 1975 Super Bowl? How many home runs did Hank Aaron hit in his career? Do you always check the nutrition information panel on food packaging? You may be a sucker for statistics, and if so, welcome home… .

Even if you’re not, the Statistics tab is a useful place for keeping track of all the details related to whatever component you have selected in the Components panel. This tab is especially useful for doing the following things:

  • Checking the size of your components: The information in the Edges and Faces areas of this tab lets you know how much geometry is in a component. If you’re worried about file size or your computer’s performance, try to use small components — ones with low numbers of faces and edges.
  • Seeing what components are inside your components: The Component Instances line lists how many component instances are in your selected component. If you switch from All Geometry to Components in the drop-down list at the top of the tab, you can see a list of all the constituent components: subcomponents within your main component.
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The Statistics tab of the Components panel: Geek out on numbers.

The Statistics tab doesn’t show details for components you have selected in your actual model; it shows only information about the component that’s selected in the Select tab of the Components pane. To see information about whatever component (or other kind of object) you have selected in your modeling window, use the Entity Info panel (in the Default Tray).