I have many scenes in SketchUp 3D for views in my layout drawings. I’d like to have several lines of scenes at the top of the screen so that I can organize them between building views and details. Is there a way to do this? If not, it would be great to have folders for scenes, like the tag folders. Thanks
This feature request has been made. Hopefully one of these days we’ll see it added.
FWIW, I’ve found that I’ve been able to drastically reduce the number of scenes I need to create in SketchUp with changes that have been made in LayOut in the last several versions.
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Dave, Thank you for your reply. I have updated my forum profile. I’d like to hear more about the way you use LayOut. I use the SU model for 99% of the drafting, with the exception of details to show hatch patterns, overlaid on the SU views. (and notes and dimensions). You can see a few of my LayOut sheets at the bottom of the first page of my web site. I use about 4 layers in LayOut, and 40 to a 100 layers, tags, in SU.
If I were you I would create a new tray just for scenes and move it to the side. Assuming you have more than one monitor. Then use some naming syntax that sorts them conveniently.
Paul, I’ve found that in many cases I can use a single scene/camera position for more than one viewport in LO. Simply changing which tags and/or tag folders are visible for a given viewport replaces the need for a bunch of otherwise identical scenes. I don’t add any dash styles to the tags in SketchUp and also reserve that setting for LO. That’s it in a nutshell.
I’m hoping they give us the ability to choose active scene cuts for viewports in LO. That will further reduce the number of scenes I need to manage.
I find that my scene count often blows out when adding cross sections. It’s easy to have 20 or more.
I wonder if there’s a solution where LayOut can activate and reference Cross Section cut names in the same way that it references Views (top, left…)
There isn’t currently. I’d like to see the ability to activate or deactivate section cuts like one can do with tags. Best practice is to not modify the Camera away from the scene’s Camera properties. There are lots of examples shown in posts in this forum that show the kinds of havoc modifying the Camera settings can cause.
Thank you all for your input. Looks like we just find work-arounds and keep on trucking. I’ve found that the 3D model is fast to work with, except when it has trees with leaves. I often break the LO drawings into several sets; site plan, text code notes, perspective views, general building views, and one for interior elevations. If the LO set gets too many sheets, it slows down to a crawl.
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