[Create LayOut File from Scenes] talk, bugs & feature requests



A topic thread to discuss use of, bugs in and feature requests for the SketchUp Team example extension:

Create LayOut File from Scenes
(SketchUp Pro 2016+ Only)

This sample extension creates one LayOut page for each SketchUp scene.


Strategy using Layout 2017 to show 45 views of a 72 MB SU model
Engineering drawing creation
[Tutorial] Ten Fundamentals About LayOut for Architects

Wow, it’s great.
As a feature I would like to select my LayOut Template with my autotext and a scale used in Layout.
That would be perfect.
Some dreams come true. :heart_eyes:


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work fine on SU2016, waiting 2017 update


SketchUp 2017 version please…

Thanks for the work-around Dan. I was just wondering how long it takes to update / recompile this script (seeing it is by the base product authors)?


Apparently, in excess of 4 months. :rolling_eyes:


aaaaand, it was released today, saw the updated version on EW this morning.


Strange, it does not show as “Update Available” in EW dialog inside SketchUp 2016, and the release date on the EW is still “November 17, 2015”.

Although the version has been bumped to 2.0.0.


Any chance this script can be developed to include only the SU scene name in the page name (not the model name or page size), also to place the pages on separate LO layers with the same name as the LO page (SU scene it is derived from)?

I’m trying to facilitate the creation of stacked viewports here. Exporting DWG from LO currently only uses the layers of the LO file, not so friendly when I need to communicate information to other consultants and the use of stacked viewports each on a separate layer may help facilitate flexible communications.

  1. It’s not a script, it is a compiled C extension.
  2. It is actually an example for developers and so the code is open source, and yes, can be modified.
  3. Previously the leading request has been to allow setting a custom template instead of a blank new LayOut file.

  1. touché
  2. this we know, anybody up for it?, unfortunately I cannot code
  3. I didn’t know this, do you think the authors will entertain these requests or not?