I converted my logo that was saved as a JPEG to a DWG file and it appears fine when it is imported into the SU model space, however when I export it as a 2D graphic and save it as a PDF, it only appears as an outline. If anyone could please shed some light as to why this is happening and how to rectify this, I would greatly appreciate it.
Hard to say without seeing the SketchUp file you’re working with. Can you share it so we don’t have to guess?
Many thanks for your reply. I’m trying to upload the file which is very small, however it is taking forever to load. Even a JPEG is taking really long to load. Is that normal?
No. It’s not normal. You could upload to DropBox and share the link.
At that size it should have uploaded pretty much instantly. Oh well, I have it. Opening it now.
Thought it was a little strange too. I really appreciate your help.
What do you really want to end up with from the export? Your logo is basically just an image in a SketchUp file. There doesn’t seem to be a lot of benefit to making a PDF of your logo image.
It’s because you are using an image instead of a material. Since you have the geometry, paint the faces of the letters with the black color instead of using the image.
Because you have “ignore fills” turned on, in Layout’s DWG export settings?
Also make sure you are exporting in vector, not hybrid.
And next time you want to trace an image over on Layout, you can insert the image directly in Layout, you don’t need to import it to SketchUp and then from SketchUp to layout.
She’s exporting from SketchUp, not LayOut.
Sorry my mistake.
Here’s what I get in the PDF export after getting rid of the image, creating faces for the letters and painting them black.
Seems like a lot of work for what you get and the curves aren’t especially smooth but maybe that’s the goal?
How will you be using this PDF export after you have it?
I tried to do that, but I couldn’t select the faces. Did you do something in particular to do that?
I had a student with a floor plan and their query was why their logo didn’t appear in their PDF, so Im trying to work out why this is all happening so I can get back to them with some solution. Thanks.
I had to trace edges on the letters with the Line tool to get faces to fill because they didn’t exist. Explode the multiple levels of grouping so you can work directly on the geometry.
Perhaps you should have them insert the logo as an image into LayOut along with their floorplan from SketchUp. Then export to PDF from there.
Ok, many thanks for all your help. I really appreciate it. I’ll give it a go and see what happens.
For what it’s worth, the text would look better as the original image or if the text was created directly in LayOut. Do you know what the font is?