Layout - Scrapbooks

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Layout - Scrapbooks

Postby fcdg111213 » Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:29 pm

When creating scrapbooks in Layout I often import saved components from S/U for the sake of uniformity. I realize this can create large reference lists. The idea being that you only have to do it once for details that are repeated.
Each time I have to set the Scale, Preserve Scale, and Vector settings. Is there anyway to set these as defaults? I would suspect this has more to do with how the component was saved.[/size]
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Re: Layout - Scrapbooks

Postby Dave R » Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:47 pm

Are you creating a scene in SketchUp with the camera set to Parallel Projection so you can set a scale for the viewport when you get into LO. If you do that before saving the scapbook, the inserted scrapbook item will have the scale you want. If you use a few different scales, you can set up multiple viewports of the same scene with different scales as I show here:
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Note: I set the paper size to be only slightly larger than the area covered by the content so that the content would display larger in the Scrapbook.

Since the scrapbook entity is still a Sketchup file, you can rescale the thing after you bring it into LO, too. Click on the GIF below if it doesn't move.
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You won't need to make the extra copies up front although making them at the normal scales you might use makes it more straightforward and faster to insert them later.
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Re: Layout - Scrapbooks

Postby HornOxx » Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:21 am

... a valuable hint :thumb:
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Re: Layout - Scrapbooks

Postby Dave R » Sat Aug 17, 2019 3:09 pm

Thank you, sir.
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