Just wondering if anyone else has observed this behavior and what to do about it? I made a SketchUp model of some open web steel joists using fairly simple geometry (angles and bars). When I open a viewport in Layout, everything looks fine in raster mode. But as soon as I change the render mode to vector, the horizontal geometry of my two nearest joists turns into horizontal lines and their faces disappear. All the joists further in the background look fine - just the ones closest to the camera fail to render correctly. I tried everything I could think of to get them to display properly but to no avail. The only thing that gets them to render is this: if I bring one or both ends of a horizontal object (bar or an angle) fully inside the boundaries of the Layout viewport, then the object renders correctly. But these are 24 foot long joists and I want to have a view of the middle of the joist. So, my preferred view is not conducive to including the bar ends. I have attached both my SketchUp model and a sample Layout view. Notice on the Layout page, the top viewport is in raster mode and looks great. The bottom one is in vector mode and you can clearly see the problem with the horizontal members. Any thoughts on this?
P.S. Here’s a PDF of the Layout view if you just want to see a visual of the behavior.
OWSJ closeup.pdf (1.2 MB)
Also, I just noticed that my Layout file is 2.5 times larger than my SketchUp file - is that weird? Since Layout just opens a viewport into my model (where all the geometry is) and this particular Layout file doesn’t even include any annotations, I would have expected the file size to be fairly small compared with the SketchUp model.