I have never used cadd software before. I downloaded a drawing for a tripod made of 1/2 thick material, drawn in Sketchup. I downloaded Sketchup make to view and print the cut sheet. The drawing was of the completed tripod. At first I drew the 1/2 inch plywood sheet and tried to copy and move the individual components to the sheet for placement and material calculation. This did not work as the parts were not oriented correctly. Some stuck through the plywood others were on their edge. I tried to rotate the components in line with my 1/2 inch sheet of material with little success. Next I went to the component list figuring that is where I can get them to apply over, position, and duplicate for the material calculation. The components in the list are oriented as they are on the completed tripod giving me the same result. I have watched several videos on you tube which did not address this. So, I figure that there is some basic function that people who use this software that performs this task. How do i orient these parts to a put them on my 4X8 sheet of 1/2 inch plywood? For that matter, I need to be able to print some of these parts to use as templates.