Printing From SketchUp


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In the previous few weeks I’ve answered questions from quite a lot of
SketchUp customers associated to printing their drawings. These
questions appear to fall into two fundamental classes. The primary is
simply printing views of their mannequin and attending to fill the
web page. The opposite questions relate to printing to scale. I’ve
finished some weblog posts prior to now on the subject of printing to
scale nevertheless it’s been a couple of years. The next video makes an attempt
to reply a few of these query.

A key level to think about when printing to scale from SketchUp is
that the drawing window usually must be adjusted in dimension so
its proportions intently match the mannequin. The window size to
top ratio instantly impacts printing.  Adjusting the
window proportions in SketchUp 2013 and earlier on the PC was
considerably problematic as a result of it rearranged the toolbars.
Switching again to full display meant you needed to reposition the
toolbars, too. Since SketchUp 2014, the toolbars don’t get
rearranged so you may alter the window dimension and return it to
full display with no downside in any respect.

 Though I don’t present it within the video, there’s an
extension referred to as Eneroth
Viewport Resizer
which you may discover useful for resizing
the window. It’s out there from the extension Warehouse.

An alternative choice that I didn’t present is to attract a rectangle the
dimension of the paper you’ll be printing on and use it as a information
when resizing the drawing window. It will aid you be sure that
the drawing window proportions are near the proportions of
the paper.


It’s a lot simpler to print to scale utilizing SketchUp Professional as a result of
you are able to do it by LayOut. You may make greater high quality
prints and create PDF recordsdata which might be despatched to others for
printing. For big patterns, you may set the paper dimension such
that the complete sample will match on a single sheet. The PDF can
then be despatched to an workplace provide retailer or a printer for
printing on massive paper or even perhaps on Mylar movie. For those who
must print full dimension patterns often, you may discover the
ease and improved high quality of the prints well worth the value of
SketchUp Professional.

Dave

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