The Inspect Element tool now helps users better explore their model and BIM data, and easily document actionable items. The Inspect Element tool provides much of the information necessary to quickly get back into your model for revisions.
With the Inspect Element tool selected, users are able to point at any individual element in their model and pull the trigger to inspect that element. When inspecting an element, it will temporarily turn green until it is flagged, deselected, or another element is inspected. Some basic information about that element will be displayed on the menu.
For SketchUp, this currently includes material names and the layer(s) on which elements are located, therefore users may wish to edit explode, group, or rename components accordingly to provide a better, more informative experience.
If something is incorrect or needs revision, it is easy to flag that element and turn it red.
Our recommendation is to switch to the camera tool after you've finished flagging elements and marking up the model. You can quickly grab some images and use our template to organize thoughts and revisions.
One of the pieces of information made available to you when inspecting an element is the layer that element is on. You can easily turn off that element/layer from the inspect element menu.
You're also able to view the materials that an element is composed of. This information is pulled directly from SketchUp, so make sure you're labeling materials with intuitive names and thoughtfully putting elements on layers.
Download some of our favorite sample files and test out this new feature: