I’ve always thought that the default toolbar in LayOut should include a button for inserting a SketchUp model into your LayOut file. It’s such a common thing to do, it feels weird to have to go to File > Insert every single time. In this tutorial, I’m going to show you how to create your own custom buttons for any …
To celebrate the launch of my new book ‘SketchUp to LayOut”, I hosted a free webinar on launch day. (If you missed the webinar, you can watch the replay at www.Sketchuptolayout.com) This was my first ever live event, so needless to say it didn’t go off without a hitch. Shortly after the webinar, I slapped myself on the forehead as I realized some of the essential tips I forgot to mention in the webinar. So here they are:
The Best Feature of LayOut
This one is so obvious, I can’t believe I forgot to mention it. Hands down, the best reason you should be using LayOut to present your SketchUp models is that LayOut maintains a dynamic link to your SketchUp models. This means that you can insert viewports of your SketchUp model into a LayOut document, and if you ever make any changes to the model down the road, you can tell LayOut to update the viewports to reflect those changes.
There are a few things to watch out for, but first, let me bring you up to speed on how viewports and model references work: