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I've been so excited these last few weeks to discover Sketchup and Layout and learn how to use them for the projects I work on. I'm starting to get competent enough now that I suppose it is time for me to start worrying and nitpicking about small details.
I use Layout to draft layout plans for the sites I build in Sketchup. I've noticed, however, that upon exporting or printing my final product to a PDF, that the all the lines/edges of the Sketchup model are shown terribly jagged and ugly in the final Layout PDF. No anti-aliasing whatsoever. This occurs no matter how I generate the PDF - by printing to PDF, or by exporting to PDF even at the "High" quality setting.
Here's a picture to illustrate:
You can see that the objects created by Layout are extremely crisp, while the edges imported as the Sketchup model look like garbage.
I've probably completely missed some important program setting, but I'd like to ask you knowledgeable users if you could suggest a way to remedy this problem.
Hi Wilse (and welcome)!
The SketchUp model can be rendered in three different ways in LO:
Now besides these rendering options, Under File > Document setup > Paper, you can define the quality of rendering both for working and output. It is strongly suggested (especially with more complex models) to keep it at max. medium for working. The output can already be set to high here but I generally keep it medium, too, when just working and testing as this option is also offered when you are exporting so you can always change it there.
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Thank you very much Gaieus! I feel a bit dense for not figuring that one out. Now I think I remember something about that from the initial tutorial video. With those changes, the resulting PDFs look really really great. Thanks again!
Don't feel dense. Especially when you say...
A couple of weeks may not be enough to be proficient and first of all, to do everything by routine even in an easy to learn program like SU (and LO).
The abundance of written and video tutorials is so big that I can imagine you are overwhelmed.
So now as you are doing the things and learning these small details in practice, they will stick in your memory more I guess.
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