Thank you, sir.
I’ve looked at the file you sent. Here are a couple of things.
Notice in the SketchUp Model window, the scene is shown as modified. This means that any scene-specific changes you make in the SketchUp file won’t get displayed in the viewport. The viewport is essentially disconnected from the scene. There are various things that result in the scene becoming modified. Double clicking in a viewport to move the camera (Zoom, Orbit, Pan), Setting a standard view in the SketchUp Model window or clicking on Ortho, Shadows, or Fog do it. Also choosing a different style in the Styles tab in LO will do it.
Having those settings in LO is handy if you want to make a down and dirty quick document to send off to someone but for larger or more involved projects, it’s best to keep your mitts off those things. Instead, make any settings in the SketchUp file. Doing it in advance is best but can require planning ahead. Planning ahead prevents flying into a box canyon anyway.
If you need to make changes later, go back to the SketchUp file and make them. Update the scenes as needed and save the file. Then you can update the reference in LO and see those changes reflected in the associated viewports.
So in your case, you edited the style in SU but the changes weren’t showing up in the viewport because it is no longer showing the scene.
I selected the Front Elevation scene from the list to get back to the scene. Notice the change in the appearance of the model.
As for the lineweight setting, the change doesn’t show that much on screen when you’re working in LO. Especially when you are setting the lineweight multiplier low. If it did, some lines would disappear because they’d be narrower than the screen pixels. Generally you want to keep Display Resolution set to Medium to help improve performance and keep you working quickly. You can change that in File>Document Setup>Paper but it’s probably not worth going to High in most cases. You can also set the Output resolution to High if you find Medium doesn’t cut it in your PDF exports.
In the attached PDF, the lineweight multiplier for the top viewport is set to 0.20 and the bottom one to 0.50. If you zoom in to say 200 percent, you can easily see the difference. If you print it out, I think the difference will be more noticeable on paper.
G 25 02 (21.09.17) forum.pdf (328.9 KB)
We need to talk about your workflow in SketchUp but that’ll be for a different conversation.