How Do I Bring Someone Back in SketchUp?

Are you working on a project in SketchUp and accidentally deleted someone? Don’t worry!

Bringing someone back in SketchUp is easier than you think. Whether you accidentally deleted a person or want to bring back a previously deleted character, this tutorial will guide you through the process step by step.

Step 1: Accessing the Components Window

To bring someone back in SketchUp, you need to access the Components window. You can do this by going to the “Window” menu at the top of your SketchUp interface and selecting “Components”. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut “Ctrl + B” (Windows) or “Cmd + B” (Mac) to open the window.

Step 2: Finding the Person Component

Once the Components window is open, you will see a search bar at the top. Type “person” or any relevant keyword related to the person you want to bring back. SketchUp will display a list of available components matching your search.


  • If you remember the name of the person component, type it directly into the search bar for faster results.
  • If you’re not sure about specific names, try using generic terms like “man,” “woman,” or “character.”

Step 3: Selecting and Placing the Person Component

Once you’ve found the person component from the search results, click on it to select it. The selected component will be highlighted in blue.

To place the person component back into your SketchUp model, simply click anywhere in your workspace. The person component will be inserted at that location.


  • You can use the “Move” tool to reposition the person component after placing it in your model.
  • If you want to scale or rotate the person component, select it and then use the appropriate tools from the toolbar or shortcuts.

Step 4: Editing Properties and Styles (Optional)

If you want to customize the appearance of the person component, you can edit its properties and styles. To do this, right-click on the inserted person component and select “Entity Info” from the context menu.

In the Entity Info window, you can change various properties like size, color, texture, and more. Experiment with different options to achieve your desired look.


  • If you’re using a pre-made person component from SketchUp’s 3D Warehouse, check if there are any additional customization options available in its description or documentation.
  • Remember to save your changes regularly so that you don’t lose any progress in case of accidental deletion or system crashes.

Step 5: Saving Your Work

Lastly, don’t forget to save your SketchUp file with the newly added person component. Saving your work regularly ensures that you have a backup in case of any unforeseen issues or changes in your project requirements.

Congratulations! You have successfully brought someone back into SketchUp. Whether it’s for architectural visualization or adding human elements to your designs, having people in your models can greatly enhance their overall impact.

Remember to explore SketchUp’s extensive library of components and plugins for even more possibilities. Happy designing!