My momma allus tol’me…. dang, I wish I’d listened to what my mother told me. “What was it she told you?”, you say. “I don’t know, I didn’t listen!”, I reply.
Anyway, last time I was complaining about Layout. This time I’m going to complain about SketchUp layers, or more precisely about the rather tedious time I had using layers to separate out the components and dimensions in my printer cupboard. I had a modest number of components – after all it’s only a simple faceframe cupboard – but it still took ages to create each layer, move copies of the components to the appropriate layer, dimension each component and move the dimension items to the right layer and then go through each scene setting all the right layer visibility flags. Sigh. Of course, any time an edit was needed I had to be careful to move any new items to the right layer and check each scene to make sure it was all clean.
It might well have been simpler and quicker to create a separate file for each component drawing!
File at http://sketchup.google.com/3dwarehouse/details?mid=fc02b5701e2f490a4c7f1f3285ab60d6 should you be interested in how I did it. I’d attach the Layout file if I could work out how to!