Importing skp by materials


I am completely new at this community, and unreal engine. So far, i have been playing around and it looks great! I do have a problem with importing sketchup files into the engine. i used to work with maxwell rendering, and in that platform i could import my sketchup files by material. So when i have to finetune materials, my actions apply to all the parts with the same material. In unreal, it seems that the datasmith imprter imports my model by blocks. This is very hard to manage the materialsl. Is there a way to just have groups by material when i export my sketchup file to unreal?

Thanks already,