When a SketchUp model is in Perspective view, elements in the model are not to scale. To show your model’s scale in your document, you need to switch to Parallel Projection view, which displays what’s also called an orthographic projection.
You can switch to an orthographic view and set a scale for your model right in LayOut. Simply follow these steps:
- Select the SketchUp model entity in the drawing area.
- Open the SketchUp Model panel.
- Click the Ortho button, which becomes highlighted when your model displays an orthographic view, as shown in the following figure. Alternately, context-click the model entity and deselect the Perspective option from the context menu that appears. When the model entity view is orthographic, the scale options in the SketchUp Model panel become available.
- Click the Scale dropdown (next to the Ortho toggle). Select a scale preset or simply type in your desired scale and hit enter. For instance, type 1:5, 20%, .2, or 1/5 and to apply a 1:5 scale to a viewport.To add your own custom scale to the list of preset options, scroll to the bottom of the Scale dropdown and select the Add Custom Scale (Microsoft Windows) or Custom (Mac OS X) option to create a custom