They are meant to be complimentary programs correct???
Below I’ve highlighted some of the problems with the current Layout tools.
In Sketchup pressing the ctrl or option key once toggles copy mode. In Layout you must hold the key while moving.
As far as I can tell, this makes accurately copying something (entering a distance) impossible in Layout. This is one of the most useful tools in Sketchup and why anyone would abandon it in Layout is beyond me.
This actually seems to work very well in Layout and I can’t see any issues with the tool.
In SU, the corner scale handles will scale proportionately while the others allow scalling in one direction. In Layout all the scale handles are proportionately ‘broken’ and you must hold the shift key to scale in proportion.
As far as I can tell this makes scaling proportionately to a set ratio (0.5,1.3, etc) impossible. The problem with this is that often when scaling you are scaling proportionately is EXACTLY the time when you want to scale to fixed ratio!
I hope someone can point out that I am wrong in some way as these seem like rather glaring UX failures. Or perhaps these issues have been fixed quietly in 2014 (I’m using 2013). At any rate these errors can’t be allowed to continue and I hope someone will make these minor but important changes…
(To be honest, I don’t see why Layout doesn’t just use 2D versions of the SU tools and abandon the handle system, but I realise that would be a fairly major change.)