I use stacked viewports and transparent (X-ray) styles to produce floor plans of cabinet layouts where I can, for instance, see through the countertops to the lower cabinets beneath.(I learned this technique from Matt Donley of MasterSketchup).
It’s worked since at least the 2014 version, but no longer seems to work in Layout 2017. The countertop objects in the X-ray styled viewport do render in a lighter color, as if the white background were showing through, but the objects are in fact entirely opaque. So I can’t see my lower cabinets, or anything else I might put “under” the countertop.
I’ve tried this with two layout drawings using two different sketchup models.I have verified that the style is set correctly to an X-ray style, that the viewport is rendering as “raster,” and that the “background” checkbox is unchecked. But I can’t see through my countertops. Is this a feature that was taken out, or is there some new setting/procedure for transparent layers that I haven’t learned yet?