How to delete an unwanted template from LayOut 2018


#22

Mike, was what you just showed needed for the current issue? David is already successfully running LayOut.


#23

Colin,
Sorry, but I can’t follow the path you outlined. My davidheim folder does not contain a Library folder. And I have no idea how to access the Finder’s Go menu. Nothing happens when I hold down the Option key. And I am in the Applications Support folder.


#24

Mike,
I have the SU 2018 folder, and the icons for the three apps within the folder. But that’s it. I’m pretty sure I installed SU correctly. But for the life of me, I can’t find the correct Library folder no matter what I do or whose advice I follow.
Is it possible that a template can’t be deleted from My Templates?


#25


#26

Sorry, but when I follow that and try to find the Library folder, it says the folder can’t be found.


#27

In the drop down menu, shown by @MikeWayzovski, you can hold down the Option key to display any hidden folders - like Libraries…
You can then select one of those hidden locations from the menu…


#28

Here is a screen recording of me going into the Finder’s Go menu (while holding the Option key, so that Library will appear), going into the Library and down to the templates folder.


#29

Usually just typing the ~ (tilde) should get you there…


#30

And of course… since this wayward Layout Template file is listed as being available for use, then it must exist somewhere on your computer !
So… once you manage to find this illusive hidden folder, then it can be easily resolved…


#31

Colin,
Many thanks to you and everyone else for all your help. The screen recording finally made everything clear, and I was able to find that elusive Templates folder. The unwanted templates are gone. Again, my thanks to everyone who took the time to help; I’m sorry that I seemed so dense.
Best,
dh


#32

Thank you for reporting back. Glad you got there in the end.


#33

I have finally figured it out on a MAc. The trick was to press “Alt”. Here are the steps I used.
Would be nice if google allowed us to edit/delete within the application. Cheers!

  1. Open Finder
  2. Along the top click “Go”
  3. Hold down “Alt”
  4. “Library” will appear, click on it
  5. click on /Application Support/sketchup 2017/layout/templates
  6. Delete the template