Printing to roll paper

printing

#1

How do I get the settings right to do a printout of my full size templates for stair parts?
I have a 24" printer, and my drawings are within 600mm x 4000mm. I can´t find a setting for “infinite” length of the paper, though there is a setting for roll paper. The only setting I find for width that matches the paper roll is A1, but then I get the limitation in height for a A1 sheet.
There is also the problem with the program wanting to divide the drawing into 2 in the print width, though it should be able to fit into one printout.
Wy is it that Trimble/SketchUp doesn´t fix all these printout problems that so many seem to deal with, can it really be that hard?? My suggestion is that you make a print out tool; simply put a shaded movable mask, or frame, in the size of your preferred paper over the area you want to print and bang, you´re done! Insted of fiddeling with the screensize and going back and forth in the print previewsettings, and zooming in and out for ever… (+wasting tons of paper!)
Please help me out! /Petter


#2

The print options come from the printer drivers so look there.

I would suggest that you use LayOut instead of trying to print directly from SketchUp. It’s much easier to set up the thing to print to scale. Then export a PDF file and print that.


#3

Thanks for your quick response!
There is the same limitations in Layout for the papersize! But I will look in the printer options though I doubt that the problem is there…


#4

How do you come up with that? I just set up a page that is 160" long (enough for your 4000mm model) and 24 in. wide.It worked as I expected it to.

And exporting it to PDF is no problem at all.


#5

Great, but how did you get the top papersize box empty? (to the left of the landscape radiobutton)


#6

By typing the custom paper size into the Width and Height windows.


#7

Ah, -but you need to close the window before it disappears! How simple things can ruin a day… Now I might get on- thank you ever so much! But I still think the printout section in SketchUp could improve!!


#8

Why does it matter if that window is blank anyway?

Since LayOut is the paper space stuff, I prefer to do my printing from LayOut. I never print directly from SketchUp.


#9

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