Print 1 : 1 scaled paper templates

I have searched this print template 1 : 1 scale several times in the past. The solutions do not seem to apply to Mac OS. So here is the Solution I have developed:

snail fountain-template.pdf (484.2 KB)

In general once 3-d design is realized-- we need to ‘flatten’ it into 2-d plans. Then these are put onto ‘paper’ back-rounds with white faces (reversed faces) so they do not use up printer ink. Then the grouped flattened parts are are arranged on the paper.

Folks then add ‘target marks’ (I just line up my lines) to register the pages printed to the next page, for multi-page templates.

Now I bring the file to Layout on an plain template (just white paper)- and from the one scene in the sketchup that shows all the still scaled view.
Then double click on the view-plane and use’pan’ to get the first template page to print.

Now set the scale of the view-port–

Then duplicate the page in layout-- and repeat the pan of view-port to get next template

Continue the ‘duplicate page’ - re zoom / pan - get the next template. When all are set, mine took six pages.

Happy full size template printing – Jim


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