Problems exporting from sketch up to layout


#1

Hi, im sure ive just done something stupid but every time i export from sketch up to either my PC in 2d or to layout it does this (multi colored)

please put me out of my misery :slight_smile:


#2

Upload SU file.


#3

Hi simon, im a bit of a computer berk so need stuff spelling out. Upload the model to here ?


#4

We’ve seen this before. It’s an issue with the graphics drivers. Try updating them. Please update your profile to show the actual graphics card.


#5

Use this icon providing file is under 3MB. But note what @DaveR has posted.

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#6

floor plans to export.skp (237.7 KB)


#7

Hi dave literally just joined so not sure how to navigate my way round


#8

Click on your avatar in the upper right part of the screen. It’s the P in the blue circle. Then click on the gear icon, select Profile and then update the information.
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#9

This what it looks like when I export to Layout. So looks like a graphics issue (very common).

test.pdf (93.4 KB)

Maybe read this: https://help.sketchup.com/en/article/36252


#10

not sure what im looking for


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#12

That shows that you have an Intel graphics card with a driver that was last updated in 2011!


#13

Well, you have an Intel graphics card and the driver date is 05/04/2011. It’s a very old driver. You should try to update the drivers through the Intel site. I’m guessing your computer is kind of old so be aware that there may not be a real up to date driver. Intel graphics aren’t recommended for SketchUp anyway but up to date drivers are a must. It may be time to replace the graphics card if possible or replace the computer.


#14

going through the update process now. Im a builder who is using sketch up more and more to draw what im going to build before i do. Its an amazing tool an im hooked just want to get better. Bought sketch up pro an next step is a machine to cope with large drawings - a full house and landscaping around. Can you recommend a machine for the job or the system requirements to easily deal with what im wanting to do ?


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#16

Looks like a new computer is in order sooner rather than later.

There are several threads on the topic of which computer. The main recommendation is to get one that has a graphics chip/card from Nvidia. Generally the GeForce GTX10xx series come highly recommended. Are you thinking a desktop machine or a laptop?


#17

desktop initially


#18

Im guessing the GeForce GTX10xx will not slot in my machine


#19

Probably not considering the likely age of your computer. You could take it to a local computer shop and have them look at it.

My preference for a desktop machine is to either build it myself or have one built instead of buying off the shelf. My current one is one I had built by Orbital Computers a few years ago. It has been bulletproof and I’m really pleased with it.


#20

Thankyou for the help an advice guy, really really appreciate it