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Google SketchUp Pro: Tools and Techniques
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Exporting and printing


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Google SketchUp Pro: Tools and Techniques

with George Maestri

Video: Exporting and printing

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.
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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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Google SketchUp Pro: Tools and Techniques
2h 25m Intermediate Jan 15, 2010

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Google SketchUp Pro: Tools and Techniques shows professional users of Google'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.

Topics include:
  • Making custom Dynamic Components
  • Drawing with Layout
  • Editing textures outside of SketchUp
  • Creating and managing styles with the Style Builder
  • Exporting objects for rendering
  • Creating scrapbooks and presentations
  • Exporting model attributes to reports
Subjects:
Architecture Previsualization CAD 3D Drawing
Software:
SketchUp
Author:
George Maestri

Exporting and printing

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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