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 to print from a Windows-based computer:

  1. Make sure that the view you want to print appears in your modeling window.

    Unless you’re printing to scale, SketchUp prints exactly what you see in your modeling window.

  2. Choose File, Print Setup.

  3. In the Print Setup dialog box, do the following:

    1. Choose the printer you want to use.

    2. Choose a paper size for your print.

    3. Choose an orientation for your print; most of the time, you want to use Landscape because your screen is usually wider than it is tall.

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  4. Click OK to close the Print Setup dialog box.

  5. Choose File, Print Preview.

    The Print Preview dialog box opens. As an exact copy of the Print dialog box, Print Preview lets you see an image of what your print will look like before you send it to a printer.

  6. In the Print Preview dialog box, do the following:

    1. In the Tabbed Scene Print Range area, choose which scenes you want to print, if you have more than one.

    2. Tell SketchUp how many copies of each scene you need.

    3. Make sure that the Fit to Page check box is selected.

    4. Make sure that the Use Model Extents check box isn’t selected.

    5. Choose a print quality for your printout.

  7. Click OK.

  8. If you like what you see, click the Print button in the upper-left corner of the Print Preview window to open the Print dialog box.

  9. In the Print dialog box (which should look exactly like the Print Preview dialog box), click OK.

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