SketchUp and LayOut work with printers that are installed to your system so anything that interfaces to Windows or Mac works the same. Pen plotters and such used to come with special drivers for applications like AutoCad, but such were discarded maybe more than 20 years ago.
No, that is not accurate.
We are currently using a HP DesignJet T520 which we had to contact HP to acquire older drivers for (not publicly available), in order to work with SketchUp scaling. Public (newer) drivers messed up for SketchUp only, but all other software worked fine.
This is the reason I starded this thread.
BTW, putting “Free plan” and “2023” into your profile makes me assume that you are using a cracked copy of SketchUp Pro. No “free” versions allow your kind of commercial use. The free Web version doesn’t, BTW, support printing to scale at all.
Do you know everyone else by how you do things yourself?
We are using Pro at work, and I use Free at home. I created the forum user with my personal account, since I do not have a Trimble/SketchUp account at work, and did not want to register one because we are in the middle om a domain change (rebranding).
SketchUp does not offer much when printing… as mentioned, it is all done through your operating system. Everything (color, quality, size, etc…) is handled through your OS. The question you should ask is what you need out of a hard copy print and what printer you need to do it then assure it works with your operating system.
The first part is true, but the rest is not accurate imo. As mentioned, we are having issues with scaling in SketchUp where other CAD/modeling software works fine with the same plotter. Now when we are on the market for a new plotter, we do not want to have the same issues with a new one.
Yet another thing: Note that all “printing to scale” features were removed from SketchUp 2023 so the only thing that can be directly printed is a screenshot of what’s visible on your screen.
This is interesting. I will have to verify with my endusers, but I have not heard anything about this since we upgraded a few months ago.