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Creating scrapbooks

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Video: Creating scrapbooks

Many times when creating a layout, we'll want to use standard objects and LayOut has a number of those. If we go down to the Scrapbooks menu, you'll see that we have a number of standard objects such as arrows, and what you can do is you can literally just grab these and drag them into your scene. We have actual pull-down menu here with all sorts of different ones. So for example, if you wanted some trees, you could choose Trees and again, just click and drag those into your scene.

Creating scrapbooks

Many times when creating a layout, we'll want to use standard objects and LayOut has a number of those. If we go down to the Scrapbooks menu, you'll see that we have a number of standard objects such as arrows, and what you can do is you can literally just grab these and drag them into your scene. We have actual pull-down menu here with all sorts of different ones. So for example, if you wanted some trees, you could choose Trees and again, just click and drag those into your scene.

What's nice is that it creates standard objects that you can use over and over again and you can use these to create for example logos or anything that's related to your own company branding, that sort of thing and you can create your own standard styles. You can create your own standard scrapbooks. Let me show you how to do that. I'm going to create a new file here, and I am just actually going to insert some logos.

So I'm going to go ahead and do Insert, and here I actually have two files here. One is called Icon, and one is called Logo. So let's go ahead and open up Logo, and this is my company's logo, Rubberbug, and let's go ahead and Insert again and I can insert an Icon. This is our little bug icon, and what we can do is we can actually create some standard objects that we would always use for our company when designing things. So we can create these objects at let's say different sizes.

You can also create for example groups or headers, footers, that sort of thing. In fact, I already have one of these opened. So let's go ahead and do File > Open, and I have one out there called Logos. What this is, is basically just the company logo in different sizes as well as a footer. Now, once I have all of this arranged in a page, I can actually make this into what's called a Scrapbook. So really all I need is something with all my standard objects on the page, and then just save it out as a Scrapbook.

So I open this up and I just go Save As Scrapbook, and then I just give it a name. I'm going to call this Logos. Now I've already done this before, so it's going to give me an error message. But I am just going to go ahead and update the one that's already out there. Once I have this, then I actually have an option here called Logos, and there it is. So if I go back on to for example my House page here, I could actually drag one of these in, or drag one of these in for example, and I also created for example, a footer here.

So this is my standard design footer here, and you can create those in different sizes. And really all you need to do is create one page with everything that you need on it, and then just save it as a Scrapbook, and then you can use it really anytime you use LayOut. This is a real big time saver, and it can really also help standardize the way that you create documents for your company or firm.

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Google SketchUp Pro: Tools and Techniques

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  1. 3m 33s
    1. Welcome
      1m 4s
    2. Using the exercise files
      24s
    3. Important Mac and PC differences
      2m 5s
  2. 9m 41s
    1. The Component Options window
      3m 32s
    2. Using the Interact tool
      1m 54s
    3. Using metadata in the Component Options window
      4m 15s
  3. 1h 6m
    1. Using the Component Attributes window
      4m 46s
    2. Exposing component attributes
      6m 0s
    3. Creating a drop-down list
      8m 42s
    4. Creating dynamic materials
      8m 29s
    5. Creating a dynamic picket fence
      2m 10s
    6. Creating a dynamic picket fence: Assembling the components
      4m 54s
    7. Creating a dynamic picket fence: Making pickets multiply
      6m 11s
    8. Creating a dynamic picket fence: Making fence posts multiply
      4m 0s
    9. Creating a dynamic picket fence: Customizing attributes
      8m 18s
    10. Adding interactivity: Motion
      5m 25s
    11. Adding interactivity: Rotation
      4m 10s
    12. Adding interactivity: Changing colors
      3m 45s
  4. 39m 37s
    1. The LayOut interface
      2m 56s
    2. Drawing lines and arcs
      4m 33s
    3. Drawing rectangles
      2m 22s
    4. Drawing circles and polygons
      2m 31s
    5. Modifying line styles and color
      3m 2s
    6. Working with text
      3m 0s
    7. Inserting SketchUp models
      4m 33s
    8. Manipulating SketchUp models
      3m 30s
    9. Working with dimensions
      2m 17s
    10. Arranging and grouping objects
      3m 5s
    11. Creating scrapbooks
      3m 11s
    12. Creating presentations
      2m 40s
    13. Exporting and printing
      1m 57s
  5. 6m 40s
    1. The Style Builder interface
      2m 5s
    2. Working with strokes
      4m 35s
  6. 19m 15s
    1. Importing objects from AutoCAD
      6m 37s
    2. Importing other 3D objects
      3m 14s
    3. Exporting objects
      4m 38s
    4. Exporting objects for rendering
      4m 46s
  7. 19s
    1. Goodbye
      19s

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