How to make 3D to 2D Drawings in LayOut

Hi there, I was creating a topic to see if there is an effective way to make a 2D drawing of a 3D part and all its views (isometric, top, bottom, side). I used SolidWorks to do this in school, but I can not figure out if this is possible on SketchUp. I am going for something like the following image, but a different part.

If anyone has any tips, or a link to a youtube video (I couldn’t find any), please let me know. I have been having a difficult time with this as a new user to this software.


Thats just a matter of setting up the corresponding scenes in SketchUp and then creating viewports in LayOut arranging them on the page. The tutorials @bmike linked should teach you all you need to know.


I didn’t spend much time on it and clearly didn’t do the title block and page border stuff but This is done in SketchUp and LayOut.

You can look at the LayOut file to get an idea of how I put the file together. I expect you’ll need the correct font installed in your system fonts to get the symbols to display correctly.
lilybest part.layout (493.3 KB)

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Thank you, that was very helpful. Is there a certain way to get the views? I am having trouble getting the exact front/top/side.

Set those up as scenes in the SketchUp model. Right click on one of the viewports in LayOut and choose Open with SketchUp. You’ll see the scenes I set up.

Creating scenes is a fundamental thing in SketchUp. Go through the SketchUp and LayOut tutorials at

Last question for you, to place the dashed lines representing the holes that go all the way through, did you do that manually? Or is their a way to do it quickly

In this case I did it manually but you can show hidden features by using a wireframe style and giving the tag a dashed line style. This requires stacked viewports but that’s easy enough to do. This shows an example where there’s two viewports, same scene. The top one is the standard Hidden Line style and the one underneath is Wireframe with a dashed style applied to the tag for the part. Both viewports are vector rendered.

Thhis is very quick to do because you can set up one of the viewports where you need it, copy it, paste it to the next layer and then edit the style and dashes for the tag for the new viewport.