With LayOut the sketchup users can get the ability to add text, dimensions and 2D elements to their 3D models to generate interactive presentations. Demonstrate as an on-screen slideshow or produce high-resolution printouts for sharing with customers or project teams.
As LayOut is integrated with sketchup, it minimizes the required time to form CDs. The users can make their design in SketchUp Pro and present in LayOut with unconstrained flexibility and revisions for performing a self-motivated presentations.
The following information will help the sketchup users to improve their expertise for applying LayOut.
Google LayOut Help Center facilitates users to solve their queries regarding LayOut. Just search for a common term or phrase over the internet or browse through the categories.
There exists various written guides to simplify the application of LayOut. These guides are:
User's Guide: Refer to the User's Guide for all of your questions on how to use LayOut.
Reference Guide: Refer to the Reference Guide for all of your questions regarding specific LayOut User Interface features.
Quick Reference Card: The LayOut Quick Reference Card contains a list of all of toolbar tools and their modifier keys.
There are several video tutorials arranged by Google to make easy learning of the LayOut tools and drawing procedures. The sketchup users can avail these tutorials on Google’s YouTube channel. One can also acquire the ZIP files at the Google SketchUp Videos site.
Google LayOut Group
The Google LayOut Group is an authentic place to discover answers, ask questions, and contribute to your expertise. Visit the LayOut user group at http://www.google.com/support/forum/p/sketchup/label?lid=5500516c33b94b5e&hl=en.
The LayOut User Interface
Studying items in the LayOut user interface will also assist one to study LayOut. Make acquainted yourself with the following three items in the LayOut user interface:
Most LayOut commands are accessible using both tool buttons and drop-down menus. Examine LayOut's menus to become familiar with the breadth of features.
Enable the Instructor (Window > Instructor) to display information related to the currently selected tool.
The Status Bar
The Status Bar, located at the bottom of the LayOut document area, displays tips for the active tool, including special functions accessible using keyboard shortcuts. Watch the status bar while you are working in LayOut to discover advanced capabilities of each of the LayOut tools.
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