I would like some advice on my way of working.
Before, I worked with Autocad for 2D, Sketchup for 3D.
I got tired of Autocad and having to do everything twice, and for a few months I’ve been working with Sketchup + Skalp + Layout.
I’m almost satisfied with it, but I have a rather big issue that remains:
As I mainly work on renovation projects, I have several layer folders (Existing, Demolition, Project), with a loooot of layers and also a loooot of scenes.
Maybe my problem comes from there.
I explain my problem:
On Sketchup everything is fine, the problem is when I switch to Layout.
I have many pages, on which there are my sketchup scenes.
Almost all of my scenes use Skalp.
And in Layout, I regularly have to refresh some scenes, because Skalp is no longer displayed (the scene is displayed normally, but without the hatches).
As soon as I refresh a scene, the hatches of another scene disappear.
And when I export to pdf, some scenes are fine, others without the hatches.
I found the beginning of a solution, but it doesn’t quite work for me:
On the SKP file, I only put a few scenes (plans for example).
Then I create another SKP file, in which the first is in Xref (or component), then I create the sections scenes.
And another for the façades, and another for the details, etc.
It’s a bit better, but I still have the problem of hatching from time to time, so it’s not perfect, and more importantly, it makes my work very cumbersome, very slow.
As soon as I make a modification, I have to save, open the other files, update the Xref, update the scenes, etc…
I work on relatively simple and quite small projects, so I would like to find a solution to make my way of working simple too!
If anyone has a solution or advice for me, that would be really great!
Thanks in advance !
ps : Sketchup 2023. Windows 10.