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Important Mac and PC differences

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Before we get started with LayOut, I do want to go over some of the differences between the Mac and PC versions. They're pretty much identical. There are a few interface changes between the two that I do want to point out to you. Both programs are pretty much laid out the same way. You have a main menu here with the sidebar. Now the sidebar on the Mac is a little bit different and some of the menus may appear different but they actually have the same functionality. For example, under Shape Style, we have graphic representations of the Stroke Style, where on the PC it's just a pull-down menu.

Important Mac and PC differences

Before we get started with LayOut, I do want to go over some of the differences between the Mac and PC versions. They're pretty much identical. There are a few interface changes between the two that I do want to point out to you. Both programs are pretty much laid out the same way. You have a main menu here with the sidebar. Now the sidebar on the Mac is a little bit different and some of the menus may appear different but they actually have the same functionality. For example, under Shape Style, we have graphic representations of the Stroke Style, where on the PC it's just a pull-down menu.

And we also have the actual point value of the size of the arrow, where on the PC it's just a slider. Now, there are some additional differences. Two of the most important ones are that the Color and Font windows are not in the sidebar. You need to go to Window > Colors, and we can see here we have the standard Apple Color Picker. Now, these may be a little bit different than the Color Picker on the PC, but if you're using a Mac, you would be very familiar with this anyways.

Now, for fonts again, it's Window > Show Fonts. We can just pick whatever font we want for the purposes that we need. Now, when you're using SketchUp models within LayOut, the interaction is pretty much identical. All you have to do is select the frame, double-click on it and now we can rotate around and see the model from any angle we want. If you right-click over the model, you will get your Camera Tools window.

With LayOut, you do want to be using a two-button mouse just like you would with SketchUp or SketchUp Pro because a two-button mouse will give you all the functionality you need. So those are some of the differences between the Mac and the PC version. Hopefully, you'll be able to follow along fairly easily. We will be recording the rest of this chapter on the PC.

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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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