Before I start, I have to say that I have been using Sketchup to do school projects (in a architecture university, as student) three years now. And im very fascinated how powerful the program is. I love it.
Now a few questions.
Views: is it possible to work with two different views at the same time. So that you can work on a 3D view at the same time you see it in a 2D section cut. Or that you can change things on that 2D section cut and at the same time see it in 3D. I mean at the same time, without having to change through different scenes.
Exporting in vector: When I export directly from sketchup a 2D view in pdf so in vector now. It disappear all colors with transparence, and all textures. Is it possible to export a 2D view, from sketchup in where the lines are vector and the texture don’t disappear and stay as image? (Something like the hybrid option in layout). Maybe you are asking yourself why I don’t do it in layout then, but that hybrid option I think that do not work very well, because it don’t fill the faces very well, if you look at the edges. But maybe there is an option improve that…?
Another question about exporting in 2d …
Can I somehow export by selecting a specific square or dimension? Like for example entering the exact coordinates of a position that I want to export… (I know I can do it from layout, but i’m wondering if it is possible to do it direct from sketchup.
Use sketchup layers, to modify it style in layout: many times I have to work in 2D, and I need to have different line styles, like dashed, or just a dicker line, what I do is set those lines in different layers on sketchup, then in layout I redraw this lines set the style I want, and then I hide the layers on sketchup and update the model reference on layout. Maybe easier would be to explode the model in layout and directly select those lines, but then I can’t update this model anymore. I was wondering if I can say to layout that I want this layer to have this thickness and the other layer to be dashed for example. Is it possible?
If you do not understand what I write, then I’m sorry for my english. As you see is not the best (I’m spanish).
Thanks in advance.