How Do I Get My SketchUp Person Back?

Are you missing your SketchUp person and wondering how to get them back? Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered!

In this article, we will explore some troubleshooting steps to help you retrieve your lost SketchUp person. So let’s dive in!

Troubleshooting Steps

1. Check the Layers

If your SketchUp person seems to have disappeared, the first thing you should do is check the layers.

It’s possible that the person might be on a hidden layer or accidentally placed on a different layer. To do this, follow these steps:

  • Open the ‘Layers’ panel by going to ‘Window’ > ‘Layers’.
  • Look for a layer named after the SketchUp person or any relevant keywords.
  • If you find the layer, make sure it is visible by clicking on the eye icon next to it.

2. Reset Camera Position

In some cases, your SketchUp person may have been moved far away from the model or accidentally positioned outside of your field of view.

To reset the camera position and bring them back into view:

  • Select the ‘Camera’ menu at the top of the screen.
  • Choose ‘Zoom Extents’ or use the shortcut ‘Shift + Z’. This will reposition and zoom in on all objects in your model.
  • If your SketchUp person was out of view, they should now be visible again.

3. Restore Components

In some cases, if you had saved your SketchUp person as a component and accidentally deleted or modified it, they may not appear in your current model. To restore components:

  • Open the ‘Components’ panel by going to ‘Window’ > ‘Components’.
  • Search for the SketchUp person component using relevant keywords or browse through the available components.
  • If you find the component, simply drag and drop it back into your model.

4. Check Outliner

The Outliner is a useful tool to manage all the objects in your SketchUp model.

It’s possible that your SketchUp person might have been accidentally hidden or moved within the Outliner. To check:

  • Open the ‘Outliner’ panel by going to ‘Window’ > ‘Outliner’.
  • Look for any objects related to your SketchUp person, such as groups or components.
  • If you find them, make sure they are not hidden or nested within other objects by expanding and collapsing the hierarchy.

5. Undo or Revert Changes

If you recently made changes to your model and unintentionally removed or modified your SketchUp person, you can use the undo feature to revert those changes:

  • Click on ‘Edit’ at the top of the screen.
  • Select ‘Undo’ from the dropdown menu or use the shortcut ‘Ctrl + Z’ (Windows) / ‘Command + Z’ (Mac).
  • Keep undoing until you reach a point where your SketchUp person is still present in your model.


Losing track of your SketchUp person can be frustrating, but with these troubleshooting steps, you should be able to retrieve them successfully. Remember to always double-check layers, camera position, components, Outliner, and utilize the undo feature to revert any unintentional changes. Happy modeling!