How to create a reflected ceiling plan in sketch Up and then insert it to layout?


what is the best and easiest way to create a reflected ceiling plan from a sketch up model that can be saved in a scene and used in layout ?


Reflected views is an upcoming Skalp for SketchUp feature… We start probably next week with an early beta program.

The Skalp Team


I inverted (reflected) the model X axis direction by using the scale tool (x -1) for ceiling plan.

(When you create a component that contains only the necessary information, it becomes possible to export, it becomes possible to re-load, so you can ensure the integrity of the model, nomal one and reflected one.)


Thank you, I do not use Skalp at this time but will check it out to see if it accomplish what I need. Thanks again


This looks more like what I am trying to achieve, I did consider inverting the x axis tool but was not sure how to accomplish that, once the reflected plan is created I can then create a scene for export to layout, thank you, I will give this a try, T


The easiest way is to create a view looking up (a standard Bottom view) just like a floor plan, insert it into LayOut and then flip it there left to right. There is no need to scale your whole model. The only downside is that you will have to add all annotations in LayOut, as the ones you have placed in SketchUp will appear mirrored.



Wow! I didn’t know that way. I could flip on LayOut! Many thanks, Anssi !!

PS: no need to flip model, but you can flip model with scale tool with scaling value -1 in VCB.


thanks Ansi … so easy just flip it in layout.