Dave: I found on another thread this comment by you:
'Are you mainly thinking about creating full size patterns for templates and such? Create a scene or scenes showing the part of the model you’re interested in. Make sure you set the camera to Parallel Projection for the scene. Save the SKP file and send to LO. In LayOut set the paper size as appropriate so the pattern will fit on one sheet. Set the scale for the viewport to 1:1 and position it on the page. Drag the edges of the viewport as needed so you can see the entire part. DO Not double click on the viewport. Add dimensions and other notation if you want.
Once you have the pattern laid out, export a PDF file. Open it in Adobe Reader or Acrobat. Use the Poster print option for printing it across multiple sheets’
I managed to download an Adobe Reader (free and installed fine). Then followed the ‘poster’ set up. By gosh-- it works.
Thank you Dave – I’ll keep studying these things and report my progress.