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Using Layers to Present Google SketchUp 8 Models in LayOut Documents

LayOut has layers that act just like layers in InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop, and every other graphics program you’ve ever used. Knowing exactly how LayOut’s layers work gives you the confidence to [more…]

How to Create Section Animations with Scenes in Google SketchUp 8

Combining section views with scenes to create an animation is both a useful and impressive way to show off your Google SketchUp model. The basic idea is that you can use scenes to create animations where [more…]

How to View Your Google SketchUp Model in Google Earth

After you make (or simply position) a Google SketchUp model on top of a geo-location snapshot, sending it to your copy of Google Earth is a simple operation. And after you do that, you can save your model [more…]

How to Print from Google SketchUp 8 with a Windows Computer

Printing from Google SketchUp is easy, as long as you’re not trying to do anything too complicated. Most of the time, all you need to do is print exactly what you see on your screen. Follow these steps [more…]

How to Print from Google SketchUp 8 with a Mac

Printing from Google SketchUp is easy, as long as you’re not trying to do anything too complicated. And if you’re using a Mac, the printing story is a little simpler than it is for folks who use Windows [more…]

How to Print to Scale from Google SketchUp 8

Sometimes, instead of printing exactly what you see on your Google SketchUp screen so that it fits on a sheet of paper, you may need to print a drawing [more…]

How to Export a Raster Image from Google SketchUp 8

The free version of Google SketchUp can only export 2D views of your model as raster images. Raster images are made up of dots. (Technically, these dots are [more…]

Understanding Google SketchUp’s Raster Formats

When you export a raster image in Google SketchUp 8, you’re saving your current view to a separate file somewhere on your computer. As a raster image, that file consists of tiny, colored dots, or pixels [more…]

Exporting Google SketchUp 8 Images for Print

To make a decent-sized print of your exported Google SketchUp image, it needs to contain enough pixels per inch of image.An image’s pixel density, expressed in pixels per inch [more…]

How to Create an Animation with Google SketchUp 8

What’s so great about animation export in Google SketchUp is how easy it is to do. The key to exporting animations of your SketchUp models is using scenes. Scenes are saved views of your model that you [more…]

How to Export an Animation with Google SketchUp 8

What’s so great about animation export in Google SketchUp is how easy it is to do; you have only one choice if you want to export a movie from SketchUp. If you’re using Windows, create an AVI file; Mac [more…]

How to Build a LayOut Document

LayOut enables you to create documents for presenting your 3D Google SketchUp 8 models, both on paper and onscreen. LayOut was designed to be easy to use, quick to learn, and tightly integrated with SketchUp [more…]

How to Include SketchUp Model Views in LayOut Documents

To get a view from Google SketchUp into LayOut, all you do is insert a SketchUp file. From within LayOut, you can pick the view you like best. You can also use as many views of the same model as you want [more…]

Adding Images to a LayOut Document

LayOut gives you the tools to create cover pages, title blocks, callouts, and symbols — whatever needs to accompany views of your model. Inserting images into your LayOut document is a straightforward [more…]

Annotating Google SketchUp 8 Models with Text and Dimensions in LayOut

LayOut enables you to create documents for presenting your 3D Google SketchUp models, both on paper and onscreen. LayOut was designed to be easy to use, quick to learn, and tightly integrated with SketchUp [more…]

How to Print and Export LayOut Documents

LayOut enables you to create documents for presenting your 3D Google SketchUp models, both on paper and onscreen. Printing your documents and exporting them to PDFs are often parts of the pre-presentation [more…]

How to Export a DWG or DXF LayOut File

You’d be hard-pressed to find a piece of professional computer-aided drawing (CAD) software that can’t read the DWG and DXF formats, which are the industry standard for exchanging CAD files with people [more…]

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