I am trying to print from Sketchup Pro 2018. I have a new (3 mos old), clean computer with Windows 10 Pro.
I launch Sketchup. My default template has only “Stacy” in it. To make this easy, I try to print Stacy. I have turned off the “Let Windows manage my default printer” as suggested above.
I go to “Print Setup…”, and select my network printer. I go to “Print Preview…” Dialog box is fine. I get a good preview of Stacy.
I go back to “Print Setup…” and select “Microsoft Print to PDF”. Now I go to “Print Preview…” The dialog box is full of empty fields, as reported above. No Scale. No Page Size. No radio button set on current view or scenes.
I go back to “Print Setup…” and select “Microsoft XPS Document Writer”. Now I go to “Print Preview…”. The dialog box is now good, and filled out as expected.
One more time back to “Print Setup…” and “Microsoft Print to PDF”. Then “Print Preview…”. Dialog box has empty fields again.
It seems there is something buggy in the interface to “Microsoft Print to PDF”. Printing directly to PDF is a very useful function. To get by, I downloaded a generic PDF printer, which worked fine. It is a shame that Sketchup does not work directly with the native Windows 10 PDF generator. (As mentioned earlier, I am trying to avoid bloating my machine with too many add ons)
The best clue in this whole chain is the very first blog entry from RuudM. I experienced EXACTLY what he described. “Microsoft Print to PDF” worked exactly one time for me, the first time I tried it. I created a PDF with four scenes. I thought that was really great. The second and subsequent times the dialog box was corrupted. I have rebooted my machine once, no improvement.
If you try to duplicate this, see if you can do a “Microsoft Print to PDF” more than 1 time, switching to another printer between tries.