Scenes not working correctly in Layout 2020

I upgraded to Sketchup 2020 Pro the other day and ever since making the switch my scenes don’t switch sometimes.

Any help?

Impossible to tell you what’s happening with so little information. Have you got a LayOut file that shows this that you can share?

Did you install SketchUp/LayOut 2020 correctly? That is, did you right click on the downloaded installer and choose Run as administrator?

Not sure if I did install it that way. Should I uninstall?

No but you should close both SketchUp and LayOut and then find the downloaded installer. Right click on it and choose Run as administrator and then when the options appear, choose Repair.

It’s possible that it doesn’t look like you scenes are switching because of the changes we’ve made to LayOut for 2020, particularly how the connection to the SketchUp model works.

Take a look at the Skp model inspector window and look to see if the Camera, Effects, Style, and/or Tags sections have a grey background and a Reset button. If so, you have overridden some or all of those aspects of your model’s scene. You can use the Reset buttons, or the Reset All button to reset some or all of the overrides.

In LayOut 2020, changing the scene no longer resets your overrides. This is different from how 2019 and earlier versions of LayOut worked.

Hope this helps,

As noted we would need to see your file to be sure, but there has been some common confusion around the new options in 2020.

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Hi Adam,

Thanks for the post. I ‘ve been having serious problems with the scenes. They arent following my model .skp scenes. Also I quiet understand where I can follow up ( my window doesn’t have a grey background ). And also WHY in the hell! would they do that. I liked the way it’ worked in 2019…

I have no idea about the WHY, but many users (me too) have been requesting for years more control of SketchUp views from Layout to reduce the need of jumping back and forth between LayOut and SketchUp. The features introduced with v.2020 are a big step in the right direction.

To work with viewports the same way as in 2019, just remove all the LayOut viewport overrides.


Please provide a sample LO file so we can try to diagnose the issue you are describing.