The quickest way to incorporate Product Connect enabled models into your project via the 3D Warehouse, is by using SketchUp’s Get Models tool in the Google Toolbar (View > Toolbars > Google; see Fig. 1).
Figure 1 - The Get Models Tool in the Google Toolbar
When you click Get Models, SketchUp brings up a 3D Warehouse web-dialog in which you can search the using the phrase “Product Connect” to browse the entire catalog of Product Connect enabled models (see Fig. 2).
Figure 2 - Use the phrase “Product Connect” to search for models on the 3D Warehouse.
Or you can choose “Collections” from the drop-down next to the search bar to find and browse the main Product Connect collection (see Fig. 3)
Figure 3 - You also have tho option to search for “Product Connect” collections
Figure 4 - The Product Connect Collection contains over a dozen catalogs with Product Connect Enabled Components.
Once you’ve found a product that matches the specs you’re looking for, click the download link to import the component directly from the Warehouse, into your current SketchUp project.
The following links may help shed light on some of the topics raised in this article:
YouTube Video Tutorial - Configuring Dynamic Components
YouTube Video Tutorial - Interacting with Dynamic Components