Well, how shall I begin? This was my third go at using LO, I had given up the first 2 times, and simply printed the details drawn in SU and taped them to a blank sheet of drafting paper.
When I went to export my LO document as a PDF there was an old default sheet in the saved template, that was the top sheet. I ended up opening Adobe acrobat and deleting it. I guess I need to make a new template and delete the old.
In general, it was a good learning experience, I kept having a difficulty with scenes, they were not numbered in a numerical progression in SU, instead scene 1, scene, 5 scene 6, scene 2 etc. and would follow the same sequence in LO. When I would open a scene in LO, it would look fine or there would be a blank viewport, especially if I changed the scale, or changed something in the SU model.
Then I wished for a pan tool that worked inside the viewport to try and find the part of the model and center it in the view port, instead of moving the borders of the view port to move the part needed into view. I suppose what I should have done was erase the scene and redo it. Perhaps this came about from not saving each scene after going to camera and making it parallel projection.
When I would set the scale in the viewport, frequently the part of the model I wanted would move or vanish, sending on a wild goose chase to find it.
I really wish there were a good way to do a perspective in LO - it kept wanting me to make it parallel projection which looks weird. When I would change it to perspective, things would go haywire as the scene shifted drastically ( show things such as details I had drawn a short distance away from the model)
Simoncbevans correctly commented about my lack of layers. True - it was my first time trying to use them and I need to study up on how to use them in conjunction with components and groups which I have little practice with. It rapidly turned into a mess, not being able to get components on different layers, so I ceased to fool with them.
Similarly I had difficulty working with components, perhaps because they were not on their own layer, so I would try to work on a part but the part it was sitting on another component which prevented me from accessing the component - resulting in overlapping components.
So I need to study further and learn the relationship between the 3 concepts of groups, components and layers to use them efficiently.
So all in all it was a major step ahead for me. Thanks all