How to delete an unwanted template from LayOut 2018


#1

I have a LayOut template that I no longer need. How do I delete it from the lineup? Other threads in the forum weren’t helpful. I use SketchUp Pro 2018, and I’m on a Mac.


#2

In my PC (windows) here is the path and the templates, that can be deleted:


#3

Look in Use/Libray/Application Support/SketchUp/SketchUp. 2018/LayOut/Templates. From memory with jet lag. Almost 10 pm here in Mansfield. :wink:


#4

Dave,
Thanks. I can follow those breadcrumbs, but there’s nothing in my Application Support folder for LayOut /Templates. See the attached screen grab.


#5

Not under the SketchUp 2018?


#6

Sorry, nope.


#7

If you’re on Mac go to Macintosh HD/Users/Library/(Your username)/Application Support/SketchUp 2018/LayOut/Templates/

** Make sure that you’re in the Library folder under your username as there is more than one to choose from.
** you can get to it alos by going to ‘Go’ in menu bar and clicking ‘Option’ to reveal “secret” library folder.


#8

Eric,
Sorry, but following your trail leads nowhere. No LayOut>Templates to be found. Also, I don’t know which menu bar you mean, or where to find “Go.”


#9

Is there a LayOut folder at all?


#10


#11

What does it say in your LayOut Preferences under ‘Folders’?


#12

Here’s how it looks in my Finder:


#13

It shows just what you show in your screen grab. But when i go to my Applications folder, I can follow the trail only as far as LayOut.app. There’s nothing further after that. The LayOut.app is the end of the line.


#14

Normally, it should be here:

~/Library/Application Support/SketchUp 2018/LayOut/Templates

  • Copy this(cmd + C):
    ~/Library/Application Support/SketchUp 2018/LayOut/Templates
  • Open Finder
  • hit Shift + cmd +G
  • Paste the path
  • hit Enter

unless you have set the folder to a different location in the past, like @eric-s explained.
If you Open LayOut and choose File->New, you can also see where to look by hoovering over the folders:

Perhaps, something went wrong, try this:

Open LayOut, then goto LayOut->About LayOut->Open Source Credits
this should take you to this folder: /Applications/SketchUp 2018/LayOut.app/Contents/Resources

find the English.lproj folder and check if the Templates folder is there.

Right clicking in a Finder folder on the LayOut.app should give the same Option (Show Contents)


#15

I appreciate all the efforts to help, but none of them works for me. No matter whose advice I follow, I hit a dead end. As I’ve explained repeatedly, there is no folder for LayOut templates anywhere on my computer. All I have is an icon for the LayOut app.
So what should I do? Try to reinstall SU Pro 2018?
And while I’m at it, why is it so bloody difficult to delete a template? Why can’t that be done from within the application?


#16

Mike Wayzovski’s suggestion to search in open source credits got me to a templates folder. But all that I find there are the default templates. I need to delete one that’s in MyTemplates.


#17

Just for your interest, you can select any Mac path and show it in Finder from the Services contextual menu. Like this:


#18

I did a Save as Template, and that gives you a save dialog that isn’t wide enough to show the path it’s going to save to. But you can make the dialog wider, and then see that the path is:

~/Library/Application Support/SketchUp 2018/LayOut/Templates

which is what Mike had said. If I go to that folder I see this, where you can see the TestTemplate file that I had just created:

If for some reason you don’t have that folder, do a new Save as Template, make the dialog wider, and see what path the template would have been saved to.


#19

When I try that, it shows the path leading to SU2018/LayOut/Templates. But–for the umpteenth time–I cannot find that path in my Applications. the icon for LayOut.app is the end of the line. Same if I go to About LayOut and follow that path to the Templates folder. All I get are the default templates, nothing from My Templates. The real questions seem to be, why don’t I have the path that everyone else has? And how do I set up LayOut so that i can find that path?

If I search All My Files for the template I want to delete, it’s nowhere to be found. Odd.

And now I have two unwanted templates in the My Templates folder. How do I get rid of them?


#21

You need the Application Support folder, not the Applications folder. Here is the full path down to the folder you need to go to:

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The Library folder is usually hidden, but you can quickly get to it by holding the Option key down and then select Library from the Finder’s Go menu. Once you’re in Library you can see Application Support, then SketchUp 2018, then LayOut, and finally Templates.