When i import a scene from SketchUp into Layout, the edges of that scene used to be invisible. So a white background scene on a white layout page had no discernible edges.
more recently the edges have started to appear as feint grey lines in Layout. Can I stop this?
(they don’t appear in the exported / printed pdf or jpg files)
I wonder if you’ve changed the style so there’s a background set or do you have the viewports set with stroke turned on and perhaps a very light gray color. It would be easy enough to figure out if you could share the LO file. If you want, send it to me in a PM and I’ll figure it out for you.
I’m having the same issue. It just started and I don’t believe I’m doing anything differently.
Share your LayOut file so we can see what you have set up and help you get it sorted out.
The strangest thing happened. I opened the same sheet file (the one shown in the screenshots when i started this post), and the edges of the scenes had disappeared! I tried turning my screen brightness up and down but its not that. I was about to give up and send an apology, but then i turned on a layer that had been left turned off, and the offending edges reappeared. And when i turned the layer off, the edges didn’t disappear?!,. This happened with both layers (in this case “Construction” and “Colours”).
When I close the file and reopen, the edges are gone, until i make any changes to the Layer visibility…
471_1610_a3 extg plans.layout (7.4 MB)
Are you referring to the line indicated here?
That is an edge of the “site” group in the model.
The background in the SketchUp model shows next to the edge of the site group when rendered as Vector or Hybrid but that can be fixed by editing the style, turning off Ground and Sky and making the Background color white. You could also turn off the Background in the Styles section of the SketchUp Model panel.
I’m not able to make any viewport edges visible. There doesn’t appear to be anything on the colour fills layer currently and there’s just a bunch of lines on the construction layer but they don’t appear to be placed to form borders around the viewport.
You’re on Mac and I’m looking at your file on a PC. I supposeit could be some sort of graphics card artifact you are seeing. Does it appear in a PDF export?
“Are you referring to the line indicated here?” - no, not that one. The pale grey lines further in. Refer back to my first post uploaded image.
The third screenshot you’ve posted shows the edge of the plan ‘scene’ in blue. If i de-select that image, the blue lines become pale grey lines.
I’ll look into your background colour comment, but I don’t think its that, just because of what I said in my last post… - "but then i turned on a layer that had been left turned off, and the offending edges reappeared. And when i turned the layer off, the edges didn’t disappear?!,. This happened with both layers (in this case “Construction” and “Colours”).
It seems to me to be a glitch related to Scenes and Layer visibility, and yes maybe a Mac thing.
I wonder whether ‘audnewell’ above is Mac or PC?
This is what I’m seeing with the viewports deselected. No gray lines at all. I’ve had those layers turned on and off repeatedly.
According to their profile “audnewell” is also using Mac.
I’m also on Windows and don’t see any edges.
Could it be a Radeon Graphics card thing?
I see that both @paulr and @audnewell use one…
That’s what I’m thinking.
On a mac, I don’t have it as gray as it shows on your screengrab, however,
However, after checking your file, SU tells me that the “white” you’re using on the ground (in the style parameters) isn’t white.
white is supposed to be 255/255/255, here it’s 254.
On the other hand, the rectangle you have (the one mentioned by DaveR) is white 255.
is it enough to have your SU / LO / mac scream in terror ? Maybe. I’ve seen softwares freakout for such small things.
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