How to Print from Google SketchUp 8 with a Mac

By Aidan Chopra

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 computers — but only by a little. Follow these steps to print exactly what you see in your modeling window on a Mac:

  1. Make sure that your modeling window contains whatever you want to print.

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

  2. Choose File, Page Setup.

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

    1. Choose the printer you want to use from the Format For drop-down list.

    2. Choose a paper size for your print.

    3. Choose an orientation for your print.


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

  5. Choose File, Document Setup.

  6. In the Document Setup dialog box, make sure that the Fit View to Page check box is selected.

  7. Click OK to close the Document Setup dialog box.

  8. Choose File, Print to open the Print dialog box.

  9. In the Print dialog box, click the Preview button.

    This generates an onscreen preview of what your print will look like on paper.

  10. If the preview suits you, click the Print button to send your print job to the printer.