I’m putting together a tutorial for how to print at 1:1 scale, directly from SketchUp Pro, spanning multiple pages. I’ve done a bunch of research at this point, but just want to throw this out there for feedback to make sure I understand all the quirks of printing to scale.
- SketchUp will print the entire visible workspace, even if it’s “empty”. So the recommendation is to resize the SketchUp window to better fit the aspect ratio of the model area you want to print, then zoom to fill the workspace with the model. However, in the print dialog, there is a Use model extents checkbox, which one would assume would eliminate the necessity of having to manually resize the SketchUp window. From what I understand, this feature is buggy and does not work correctly, especially on smaller models, is this correct?
- When I have a certain printer (HP OfficeJet Pro) set as the active printer, the page size is empty and the scale dropdowns are empty. During my research, this is a known bug with no workaround?
- It’s my understanding that you can only print to scale when the camera is set to both parallel projection AND a standard view. Is there no way to print to scale using “align view” with a face that is not aligned to a standard view, even in parallel projection?
@DaveR especially interested in your thoughts if you have a minute. You seem to have beaten this topic to a pulp already.