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Forum topic by mos68x posted 06-09-2014 01:07 AM 528 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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mos68x

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06-09-2014 01:07 AM

Hello everyone!

I had a question for those of you who know how to use SketchUp 2014 pretty good. I have a few projects that have “complex curves” but are larger than can be printed on a single sheet of paper. Does anyone know how to create a cutting template using SketchUp? I’m looking for something that would overlap the sheets of paper and would have alignment crosshairs for taping the drawing together once printed.

Thanks!


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#1 posted 06-09-2014 09:10 AM

https://sites.google.com/site/sketchupsage/master/geo/print-to-scale

Here it says the Sketchup supports tiled printing. That is what You need.

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#2 posted 06-09-2014 01:58 PM

I use the tape measure to create a grid of dashed lines over my drawing.

Start by placing a line on the left side of the part then make another at 90 degrees along the bottom. Activate the “move” tool and use the control key to toggle the ”+” option on. Select the left line and move it over by the desired grid increment (I prefer 1”). As soon as the copy is created, hit this exact key combination without quotes: “F7” “x” then type in the desired number of copies and hit “enter”. This will create a bunch of copies spaced at equal intervals. Repeat the process for the bottom line.

-- See my work at http://remmertstudios.com and http://altaredesign.com

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mos68x

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#3 posted 06-10-2014 05:52 AM

Slemi, thank you but I already know that SketchUp does have tiled printing. What I want to know is how to get it to print with overlapping edges so that I can put in crosshairs for realignment after I have printed it. Tile printing is only a portion of the fix I need, I just need to figure out how to get Sketchy to overlap it’s printed edges instead of cutting off the image on one page and then just printing the rest on another.

JAA not sure if I’m tracking what you’re trying to say

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#4 posted 06-10-2014 06:36 AM

I believe You can do it this way:

http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1201689

All thanks to the writer of that article!
Regards!

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#5 posted 06-10-2014 10:32 AM

I’m not understanding your need for the overlap, I just lay the sheets edge to edge. Make sure your printer is set to 100% (no scaling).

This post walks you through the process.

-- Bob Lang, http://readwatchdo.com/

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#6 posted 06-10-2014 12:28 PM

Mos682, I’m essentially creating a tiled grid using the layout lines created by the tape measure tool. Instead of doing it the slow way of laying down one line at a time, I use the move/copy function followed by “F7” followed tapping “x” followed by entering the desired number of copies into the dialogue box.

It’s a function that exists in Sketchup that I was taught by another user however, I’ve yet to see any manual that talks about it. Highly useful.

-- See my work at http://remmertstudios.com and http://altaredesign.com

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#7 posted 06-10-2014 01:57 PM

No need for “F7”, just make a single copy, hit enter and before you do anything else type the number of copies you want, then X, then Enter.

You can make equally spaced copies in between the original and the first copy by typing a / followed by the number of spaces you want.

-- Bob Lang, http://readwatchdo.com/

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