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Beginner cannot print – Professional

Simply transformed to Professional 2023 from Free. Can’t print to fill the web page of 9x12x 3/4″ part with dimensions. The total mannequin is just 9×12″ x 8″ woodworking undertaking with dimensions. I hid every thing however this part. the picture is so small on the web page I can’t learn the scale.

The file print dialog doesn’t let me get into the size part to enlarge.

I ran Sketchup checkup and every thing handed. Drivers are upto date on my Brother Laser printer. Operating Home windows 10.

I didn’t have issues once I beforehand used Free to print.

Share your SketchUp file so we are able to see your setup. I’m positive it’s a easy sufficient downside to kind out.

Doees your printer deal with paper giant sufficient?

Because you’re utilizing SketchUp Professional the simplest factor to do could be to ship your SketchUp mannequin file to LayOut utilizing the suitable paper dimension for the undertaking. Then export a PDF and print that. You’ll additionally get a greater high quality printout that manner.

Hello Dave

The best way to share the file?

I’m simply attempting to print numerous sections of the mannequin to sheets of 8 1/2 x 11 for visible reference and documentation within the workshop.

I’ve by no means used LayOut earlier than.

Drag the SketchUp file right into a reply right here. If it’s too giant to add immediately, add it to DropBox or Google Drive and share the hyperlink.

Are you attempting to print to scale?

Okay – looking for the file now. Utilizing search in home windows explorer. Isn’t the place I believed it’d be.

Not attempting to print to scale. Simply to get it on one sheet of paper.

Strive doing File>Save as… and look to see the place you’ve saved the file.


Zoom in to make the mannequin fill the mannequin window. In File>Print Setup change the paper orientation to Panorama.

Within the Print or Print Preview untick the field for Use Mannequin Extents.

You need to get one thing like this:

I modified the fashion to eliminate the sky coloration and the watermark. No level printing that stuff.

You’ll most likely want to vary the places of among the textual content. In case you had been going to be taught to make use of LayOut you possibly can add the textual content there as a substitute of within the SketchUp mannequin. You’d have higher management over the place it’s and the way it seems. There are tutorial supplies accessible for LayOut if you need.

Wow Dave, You might be quick. I positive recognize the very fast and detailed response.

Significantly better. That is embarassing. I apparently loaded an older mannequin. I see the mannequin I’m truly engaged on is positioned in a short lived folder. I’ve now saved it on my PC in a logical place and reloaded right here. I’ve hidden everthing however the one part I’m now attempting to print with dimensions. Utilizing your above directions I now get this part to just about fill the web page. BUT no dimensions are printing on it.

I don’t count on you to leap on this once more after such a fantastic dive into what I already despatched. However for those who get an opportunity see for those who can work out why the scale arent’ printing. I’ve received to expire and gained’t be again for hours so no hurry.

Once more a lot a lot thanks.

tenon jig.skp (163.5 KB)

Along with your new file now, make the SketchUp mannequin window narrower. Nearer to the side ratio of the paper. Then in Print Setup, select Portrait and all ought to go nicely.

FWIW, I did a quickie together with your different mannequin in LO.
Tenon jig.pdf (11.2 KB)

FWIW, ensure you are utilizing tags accurately. All edges and faces needs to be created and stay untagged.
Screenshot - 2_25_2023 , 3_08_14 PM

wow – that was tremendous quick. Thanks Dave. Needed to chuckle as a result of it took me some time to determine what
“make the SketchUp mannequin window narrower.” meant. However lastly figured that out.

Labored like a allure. Thanks.

And geesh – seeing your “quickie” format made me understand I higher be taught that too. Means cool.



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Blockquote FWIW, ensure you are utilizing tags accurately. All edges and faces needs to be created and stay untagged.<

I positive don’t know what meaning. I believed tagging was simply the brand new identify for layers. Used so one might disguise or unhide layer(s).

Sure, tags was referred to as Layers. As was the “rule” with layers within the older variations of SketchUp, tags are to be given to things (teams and parts) whereas the geometry inside these objects stays untagged.

So…if I perceive accurately, you’re saying tags ought to solely be utilized to teams or parts and NOT the person geometry inside. Is that proper? If that’s the case, ought to I’m going into every part and take away tags from the items inside?

Sure. That’s right. And sure. You’ll be able to go into every part and make the geometry Untagged. i used a plugin to do this in your file however there’s not that a lot there so it needs to be simple sufficient to open every part with a triple click on of the Choose Device after which untag the geometry within the Entity Data window.



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