Everything in a uMake design is a one-off that exists in isolation.
I work mostly with furniture, but many types of models benefit from what Sketchup calls “components”—a logical grouping of objects that are typically repeated throughout a design. Edit a component and all instances of that component change.
So far I really like the idea of going from actual sketches (freehand) to a full-blown 3D model in uMake—there’s really no single software tool poised to support this design lifecycle as elegantly. Details are added and repeat across a design as it gets more sophisticated, and an easy and efficient way to refine these more detailed design elements would be great.
If there’s already a way to do this I’d love to know.