Colors drop out in Layout

Dec. 10 sketch.skp (1.4 MB)
When I exported a PDF from Layout, all was fine until the two pages at full scale. There I got a wire frame drawing.and all colors dropped out.
The PDF and Layout file exceed the upload limit.
Link to Layout file:
Google Drive doesn’t know how to handle this file; I hope it can be downloaded and viewed.
Link to PDF:

How do these compare to what you’re seeing?

Most likely the issue is related to your graphics card, whatever it is. We’ve seen this sort of thing before.

By the way, you really need to be using the proper work flow which I know we’ve talked about before. You’ve used the Last saved SketchUp view for all of the viewports. If you have some reason to go back and change the model, it is unlikely you’ll be able to get that same view again and you can count on that causing you big problems.

How do these compare to what you’re seeing?


I was seeing exactly the same, all but the last page in the PDF, which I saw as wire frame with no color.

Did you try exporting a PDF from the LO file and look at the last page?

That is my issue.

My graphics card is an Intel HD Graphics 3000.

I am about due to update my laptop.

What is considered the current best laptop/graphics card for SU?


Yes. It’s about time to update. Historically Nvidia GeFORCe and GTX graphics have had the best track records for managing OpenGL which is what SketchUp requires. Right now I think a computer with a GTX1060 or higher would be a good place to start looking.