Is dimensioning best accomplished in SU or Layout?


I’ve been using SU2015 (just bought Pro last week) for about 2 months now & have created a fairly complex model. Next step is to generate 2D construction drawings from the model. I haven’t attempted to use Layout yet & am wondering whether I should dimension the imported views there, or in SU. Which is preferable, & why? I’d appreciate any feedback on this topic.


I prefer to do dimensioning in LayOut for two reasons. One, LayOut gives more options for the style of endpoints and the weight of the dimension lines. Two, LayOut allows me to position and size SketchUp scenes and add legible dimensions. I can also do insets for small parts and details by using the clipping mask function in LayOut. Bottom line, I find dimensions more legible in LayOut.
Hope this helps.