I would like to import a jpeg of a base mapI received from a landscape architect. I will than start tracing over it in Sketchup Pro. I know how to scale it. Is there a way to zoom in, with out the file being so pixilated, or can I import it as a different file name, so I can zoom in and out while tracing over it, with out it pixilating.
Pixelating is due to it being a raster image. If the image file is large, you might try Large Image Splitter from the EW to split it into smaller sections. Also, in Preferences>OpenGL make sure Use Maximum Texture Size is enabled.
It should be in the contract. Usually a project is impossible to get going without the architect passing DWG files around. The interior, structural, electrical and HVAC designers work from them. You won’t get far in the profession by withholding information.
Thank you everyone for the advice. I have asked for a .dwg, and this is a public park memorial garden area. So, there really is no need for the architect to protect his design. I am just waiting for him to send it to me, and it will make life easier. However, their are going to be instances where I know I will not access to a .dwg file, and I will need to trace over a jpg. I do appreciate the advice from everyone. Thanks.