Pages keep repeating in Layout


#1

I really am flummoxed by what it is that I am doing wrong. I made a template. I saved it. I opened it. I used the page command to make a few pages. I imported my SU model. I started drawing? Layouting? it on page 2. My drawing migrated to all of the pages. What am I doing wrong?

I was so afraid to wipe out my work, I saved my work, closed and reopened the program anew, and started drawing my next sheet on a fresh template. So I can take it to the printers and submit my drawing later today…

This happened the last go around, and when I tried to erase /delete the duplicated pages, erasing one would wipe out all the others. It was very distressing. Why is this happening? It’s like they are linked some how, instead of only having the shared template.

G


#2

It sounds to me as if you’ve been doing your work on a shared layer. Select the viewport or whatever entity is appearing on every page and look at the Layers inspector.

In this screen shot the rectangle has been placed on a shared layer. the little blue square next to the layer name indicates the selection is on that layer. The stack pages icon on the far right indicates the contents on that layer is shared between pages and the rectangle will show on every page. You can either change it to unshared by clicking on the icon, (it’ll switch to looking like the one above it) or you can move the contents to an unshared layer. Choose the layer you want as the destination (Pencil and blue highlighting), right click on the viewport and choose Move to current layer.


#3

By the way, you should read through the Knowledge Base pages like this: http://help.sketchup.com/en/article/96083 and http://help.sketchup.com/en/article/112791 and http://help.sketchup.com/en/article/3000034


#4

Wow - thank you. I’ll check it out. I knew something weird was happening, but it didn’t seem obvious looking at the pages inspector what was going on. I’ll look at the references as well. Thanks,

G


#5

Wow - thank you. I’ll check it out. I knew something weird was happening, but it didn’t seem obvious looking at the pages inspector what was going on. G