Join Paul J. Smith for an in-depth discussion in this video The LayOut interface, part of SketchUp for Architecture: LayOut.
- [Instructor] Okay, we're in chapter two. And we're look at sort of layout options and customization options in this chapter. As far as the interface goes, there's very little difference between Windows and Mac. We both have the Windows on the side, difference between the Mac and the Windows is that we don't get them docked and separated on the Mac, you can snap them to the edge, but they don't actually separate the screen into two bits, they just float as it were. The other thing that is slightly different is you don't get this tab on the Mac if you went to the view menu, you'd see something that said Show or Hide Tab and this is the tab. But you also on the Mac get the name of the file sitting up here. Now, this is chapter two 01, the layout interface, and what we also get on this is the name of the page that we're on. Okay, now I'm getting that because I've opened up a template. This is a predefined template and it has two pages. The default page is page number two, one of the inside pages, that's why it says inside page there. If I went backwards on this, this is a page direction sort of arrow, we've got that on the Windows and the Mac. In the Mac it's tucked away to the right hand side. If I click on previous, then I'll see the first page which is called cover page. Okay, so that's really the significant difference between these two. When we look at configuring and setting up, we'll see slight differences as well, but it's pretty much tools across the top and the windows down the side. Now similar to SketchUp, I recommend you keep this one going. It's got some useful information, some tool tips, and some modifier keys are listed in there. And also links to the help files on the Tremble website. But we've got a load of docs here we can open them up and close them down as we choose and then on the Windows machine, it's back to Window, and then we can retick them. Okay, pages, layers, and the amazing scrapbook. Okay, so that's how we turn these on and turn them off. Now you have a similar option on the Mac, if you went to the Window menu on the Mac, you would see a list of these things. Now they'd either have a tick next to them or they'd have a bar next to them or nothing next to them. If they've got a tick it means that they're in the open state. All right, this one is pages. If there's a bar next to it, it means it's in its closed state, like that. And if there's no tick, that means it's not loaded. To all intents and purposes though, very little difference between the two. So if you are using a Mac, you shouldn't have any problems following along with this. We'll move onto the next step which is customizing some toolbars, so I'll see you in the next lesson.
- Customizing LayOut preferences
- Working with the drawing tools in LayOut
- Adding text and labels
- Creating linear and angular dimensions
- Creating templates
- Linking SketchUp with LayOut
- Building a scrapbook
- Exporting options