How Do I Change The Scale In Sketchup?

 
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Old 01-23-2010, 09:15 AM   #1
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How Do I Change The Scale In Sketchup?


I have been messing around with Sketchup but it won't let me change the scale.

I went to preferences selected scale and set it at 1/4" = 1'-0" (1:48)

but it seems to not take effect

I started a new template still nothing...
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Old 01-23-2010, 09:33 AM   #2
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Re: How Do I Change The Scale In Sketchup?


I can't imagine any scenario where anyone would want to draw in anything but 1:1, so I assume you mean printing to scale.
Here are some instructions I found online.
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How do I print to scale?

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  1. Switch to paraline mode by turning perspective mode off. To turn perspective mode off, open the "Camera" menu and click "Perspective" (so that a check mark is not displayed next to it).
  2. Select a standard scalable view: Iso, Top, Front, Right, Back, or Left. To select a standard view, open the "Camera" menu, point to "Standard," and then click one of the views. Note: The scalable edges are those aligned with the axes.

  3. PC: Open the "File" menu, and then click "Print."
    Mac: Open the "File" menu, and then click "Document Setup."
  4. In the "Print Size" section of the "Print" dialog box, clear the "Fit to page" option.
  5. If you are in paraline mode (step 1) and have selected a standard view (step 2), the scale options in the "Print Size" (Mac: "Print Scale") section are enabled when you clear the "Fit to page" option. Set the scale you want to use.
  6. PC: Click "OK" to print your model.
    Mac: Click "OK" to save your document settings, and then print your model by opening the "File" menu, and then clicking "Print."
Note: To turn perspective mode back on, open the "Camera" menu, and then click "Perspective" again (so that the check mark is displayed to the left of it).

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Re: How Do I Change The Scale In Sketchup?


You can not draw to scale but only print to scale in sketch up.
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Re: How Do I Change The Scale In Sketchup?


WOW, my head was not into the question this morning. I just finished taking my GC test for the state 30min ago and PASSED

What I should have asked is how do I change the grid in Layout so one big grid = 1' ?

I have been drawing walls that are only 4 5/16" tall.
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Problem solved.
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Yeah, dat's kinda a short wall.....
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I CANNOT get my document setup dialogue box to accept 1:100. I can enter the numbers but 'number of pages' is shown as 0 and if I preview there is nothing there.

If I clear the 'Print Size' 'width' and 'height' boxes I automatically get 25.4mm showing in the 'Drawing' and 'infmm' in 'Model' in 'Print Scale'. If I then try to enter the 'Model' amount as '100' first then the 'Print size' boxes automatically fills with sizes like 15000-odd mm wide and 10000-odd mm high.

What am I doing wrong?.. or what is SU doing?..

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