I wish to learn how to print a drawing to scale to use as a template in the workshop.Example of scale.layout (37.1 KB)
First go back to the SketchUp model.
Change the Camera to Parallel Projection.
Select the Top standard view.
Click Zoom Extents as I mentioned in your previous thread. You’ll also want to move the dimensions closer to the shape if you are set on inserting dimensions in SketchUp.
Unless you are really excited about printing the blue back face color and the gray background color, change the style to Hidden Line so you have a white back ground and black lines. Cheaper to print, too.
Update the scene. Right click on the scene tab and choose Update. Then save the changes.
In LayOut, right click on the viewport and choose Update Reference. Then, since the rectangle won’t fit on the paper in Portrait orientation, go to Window>Document Setup>Paper and change the orientation to Landscape.
Select the SketchUp vierwport and in the SketchUp Model panel, set the scale to 1:1 or whatever scale you want it to be. For sharp, crisp lines, select Vector from the drop down list in the lower right corner.
Under the Styles tab you can untick Background if you want the background to be transparent on the paper.
It should look something like this when you are done.
Export to PDF. When you print from Adobe Reader, make sure Print Actual Size is selected.
I’m ok up to " Select the SketchUp vierwport and in the SketchUp Model panel, set the scale to 1:1 or whatever scale you want it to be.
I’m confused about SketchUp vierwport where is that?
The viewport is the view of the model in LayOut.
Thanks again Dave That works just fine.