Print-Export at Full Scale

I created a woodworking template in SketchUp Online-Free and want to export it at 100% of its size so that I can print it and then use it as a cutting template. How would I go about doing that?

Go to the print menu FILE \ PRINT, set scale there at 1" in SketchUp =1in print. Make sure the entire drawing is on screen. If the drawing is large SketchUp will tile the print into sections that you will have to paste together.

In SketchUp for Web, at least in SketchUp Go, printing to scale is done by clicking on the hamburger menu, top left and choosing Print. Before you do that you need to have the Camera set to Parallel Projection and the appropriate standard view selected. In the Print dialog go to the Print Mode drop down and choose Print to Scale.

Then set the scale accordingly. Tick the box if you want to show the print scale in the print. Click on Print to PDF and then open the resulting PDF file and print it.

I don’t remember if this print to scale option is available in SketchUp Free. If not you’d need to upgrade to SketchUp Go to get it.

Sorry, as per usual I jumped the gun. My way was for SketchUp and Pro. I left out the whole setup of using a standard view and setting the camera to parallel projection.
Now thinking about this, printing from Layout is much better than SketchUp. Only available in Pro.

Yes. I would choose to do the print to scale thing with LayOut, too. I didn’t mention that in my reply since the OP is using SketchUp Free.

Unfortunately, the Print To Scale option isn’t available in SU Free:


You mean in SketchUp Free. It is available in SketchUp Go which is also web based.

Well, you tell me…I sometimes have a hard time figuring out what things are called in SU…the online info/docs are not always very consistent in their terminology…and wasn’t SU Free called SU for Web last year before SU Go was released? Here’s what I see on my Trimble Products page:

And then there’s this on the product list:

If you click on the SketchUp for Web link under the Top Products list, the 2nd link at the top of that page titled “Start Modeling”, under the heading “SketchUp for Web” launches SketchUp Free…so sorry if my terminology was misleading… :confused:

The non-free version of SketchUp for web was called SketchUp Shop before the name was changed to SketchUp Go. As I showed before it is possible to print to scale in SketchUp Go.

OK @DaveR, so you can Print to Scale in SU Go…but apparently, users on this forum can’t specify that they own SU Go, because it’s still called SketchUp Shop on the License Type list in the forum Profile…more confusion…do you know who to contact to update that list?:

Yes. I asked the powers that be to update that but it hasn’t happened yet.

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