Three years ago, I asked that a downloadable/printable pdf manual be made available. I understand that a manual has been in the works for some time now, but no information has been released on the current state of this project. Can anyone on the SU Team share where the redeveloped version of the manual is today?
The following was copied from the original post in 2015:
Consider compiling the many SketchUp Knowledge Base articles into a printed User’s Guide. Many learning deficits can be overcome if users have a readily accessible source for referencing issues as they occur. A reference manual will better enable all users to get up to speed in less time.
Currently making use of the Knowledge Base is cumbersome and this makes it difficult to rely on as a useful resource. No discernible method exists to find an index so one is compelled to search for a specific concern in order to resolve an issue. This often results in a fruitless search.
Note*: This information was located after the initial post but no index was found:
* The link placed in the post from 2015 is no longer valid and the indicated link leads to a similar result.
I consider the information in the link a good start and there are obvious improvements over several years ago, but IMO this still lacks the cohesiveness and depth of a well organized user guide. A comprehensive index and a pagination system would be great additions, for example. I’d also recommend examples on toolbar arrangement beyond that which is covered in the referenced article and possibly some information on preferred extensions.