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SketchUp Pro: Tools and Techniques shows professional users of Trimble's popular 3D modeling software how to create compelling 3D graphics. Author George Maestri focuses on the features available in Pro that make SketchUp a valuable design tool. He demonstrates the new Dynamic Components and shows how using them can add interactivity to a model. He teaches how to create custom Dynamic Components from models, which is a feature unique to Pro. He also explores SketchUp Pro's companion application, LayOut, a presentation tool that retains the editability of models even when they're embedded in documents. Last but not least, George shows how to export and import objects to and from other programs, such as AutoCAD and 3ds Max. Exercise files accompany this course.
There are many times when you'll also want to either export or print your documents, and that process is pretty straightforward. We have a File menu and under that we have for example Page Setup, which allows us to set up our pages for printing. We have a Document Setup, which allows us to set up the original document itself, including whether or not we want to show a grid, what type of paper we have and so on.
And we also have Print Preview and Print. So when we do a Print Preview, it will just go ahead and create this preview. Now, I think what I have here is I have my paper is a little bit too small for my document. I am printing on letter sized paper and I have a much larger document. We also have Export, and we can export either to images such as JPEGs. So we could export, for example, all of these to a JPEG file and we can export either a single page or multiple pages, and we can also give it a specific size.
And let's go ahead and show that in our Image Viewer. So it's going to go ahead and export that out. Now you can see we have individual images. So we could use these on a website for example, or if you want to export into a PDF file, you can also do that. So let's go ahead and save that and we have again some options, what's the name of the file, which pages, what sort of quality, and so on and so forth, and do we want to create layers? So let's go ahead and save that out, and here we can see it in Acrobat and there we go.
So we have a number of different output options and as you can see we can create documents from scratch and output them in a very professional way for your clients.
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