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LayOut 2.1 gets its very own book

While there’s a healthy selection of books about SketchUp Pro, there hasn’t been a book dedicated entirely to LayOut – until now. Longtime friend-of-SketchUp and writer Bonnie Roskes has just released Google SketchUp Hands-On: LayOut 2.1. The book is written in Bonnie’s usual step-by-step, hands-on tutorial format, and it covers pretty much everything you need to know about LayOut:

  • importing and exporting
  • updating models
  • templates (modifying existing ones and creating your own)
  • layers and pages
  • drawing tools
  • standard views and scales
  • dimensions
  • labels and text
  • clipping masks
  • rendering (raster, vector, and hybrid)
  • scrapbooks
  • hatches and fills
  • cutaway views
This PDF is the Table of Contents for the book. You’ll also learn how to use SketchUp layers, scenes, and styles to get the most out of your LayOut presentations. Watch the video below for a tip on how to use scenes in SketchUp when importing models into LayOut:

If you have SketchUp Pro, check out Bonnie’s book and see what you’ve been missing in LayOut. If you haven’t upgraded to SketchUp Pro 7, or you need to purchase a license, please visit the SketchUp Pro store.

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