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Old Aug 23, 2009, 04:10 PM
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Iam trying to create a PDF of a 1:1 former from sketchup onto One A4 sheet. The former is small enough to fit on the sheet but Cutepdf insist's on using four sheets. Is this possible? Searched everywhere for info but can't find any. Can anyone help either with solution or a link?
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Here is something you can try. After you use zoom extents try using the pan tool to move the part over. This might get it so the part is in one of the 4 pages that it's trying to make. Then choose only that page to print to the pdf.
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Old Aug 24, 2009, 09:02 AM
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Iam trying to create a PDF of a 1:1 former from sketchup onto One A4 sheet. The former is small enough to fit on the sheet but Cutepdf insist's on using four sheets. Is this possible? Searched everywhere for info but can't find any. Can anyone help either with solution or a link?

print help page 1 of this thread and
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=128
and http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...&postcount=129
follow each step and have another go
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Old Aug 25, 2009, 08:34 AM
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I am trying to create a PDF of a 1:1 former from SketchUp onto One A4 sheet. The former is small enough to fit on the sheet but Cutepdf insist's on using four sheets. Is this possible? Searched everywhere for info but can't find any. Can anyone help either with solution or a link?


Here are some links to 3DMon's CutePDF video tutorial:
http://www.phlatforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=94&t=987
http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1084702
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Here is the transcript to 3DMon's video tutorial on using CutePDF...
2009-07-24
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Hey guys, this is 3DMON here.

Making PDFs from Google SketchUp.

We are going to use a free program called CutePDF.

RC Groups thread, "Using Google SketchUp for Models" by Dave Reap.
< http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...n#post12758089 >

In SketchUp, make sure everything is black and white.
Window menu, Styles. Click "HiddenLine" icon.

View menu, Edge Style, Profiles - toggles extra-dark outside lines. Toggle the extra-dark lines off.

Camera menu, Standard Views, Top.
Camera menu, Zoom Extents.
View menu, Axes - toggle off.

File menu, Print, select CutePDF writer.
Ensure "Use model extents" is checkmarked.
In the printout: 1
In SketchUp: 1

Properties button, Paper/Quality tab, select *Black & White
Click the Advanced... button, Paper Size: PostScript Custom Page Size,
Width: 8.0, Height: 10.5, click OK button.
Print Quality: (dropdown) 300dpi, click the OK button.

Uncheck "Use model extents", then re-check it, Print Size section will now update.

Print Quality: (dropdown) change from "Standard" to "Draft".

Click OK button to "print". Select file location. Click Save button.

I have Debut video capture running in the background, so CutePDF takes awhile.

Open the new PDF file. Confirm everything is tiled correctly.

Now you can print as you normally would with Adobe Reader.

To generate the PDF without tiling.
In SketchUp, File menu, Print.
Make a note of the Print Size section measurements (37.755 x 31.246 inches).
Click the Properties button while CutePDF writer is the currently selected printer. Click the Advanced... button. With "PostScript Custom Page Size" selected, click the "Edit Custom Page Size" button.
Change the 8.0 x 10.5 to 38 x 32.
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http://www.phlatforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=94&t=987

Re: Converting your Sketchup plan to PDF video tutorial
by 3DMON on Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:20 pm

I found your problem.
You are in perspective and you need to be in parallel projection.

Whew, glad that was solved.
Now I need to go back and see if that was included in the video...
I don't think it is.
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Does anyone know how to import a pdf into sketchup please?
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Old Aug 25, 2009, 02:26 PM
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Yep followed the tutorials but cannot seem to reduce pages to 1 sheet. Seem as PDF printer instists on working from the center of the former, working outwards. Attached is the PDF created.

3DMON - yes tried that as well, this does seem to reduce pages but then creates a blank PDF.
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Old Aug 25, 2009, 02:35 PM
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Does anyone know how to import a pdf into sketchup please?
I found you have to covert the PDF to one of the File Formats used by Sketchup. One i use is 'PDFill'. Free to download and use has afew tools;

Merge PDF files.
Split or reorder PDF pages.
Rotate or crop pages.
Reformat multiple pages into one.
Convert image to PDF.
Convert PDF to image..

and a few more. Just search net, well worthit.
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Old Aug 25, 2009, 03:48 PM
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Yep followed the tutorials but cannot seem to reduce pages to 1 sheet. Seem as PDF printer instists on working from the center of the former, working outwards. Attached is the PDF created.

3DMON - yes tried that as well, this does seem to reduce pages but then creates a blank PDF.


put the problem .skp file in a zip and post it here. lets see what we can do with it, there is probably a reason it doesnt want to print on one page..at the moment (from the pic) its saying it wants an overall page size thats bigger than an A4 or letter in both vertical and horizontal directions so thats why its going for the 4 pages spread...2 accross and 2 down
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is there anyway to print a pdf file that you make with sketchup, using cute PDF that lets you move the plans so you don't create so many wasted pages, cute centers all the sketchup stuff and what should take 2 pieces of paper comes out on 4? any help thanks in advance.
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Old Aug 26, 2009, 05:08 AM
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some times its as simple as changing portrait print to landsape to reduce the number of sheets.

right click on a pdf gives a print option
read post 304..above

heres how I sort out the print direct from SU..
Important
in sketchup under Camera set the view to parallel
Make sure there is no unwanted junk in the model and zoom in to fill the screen

First make sure there is no unwanted items on the model.use the zoom extents button to zoom in on the full model..if your model doesnt fill the page youve c*** on there somwhere, get rid of it.
Now zoom in as close as possible..important as what you see is what you print.. try zooming out and preview the print..loads of blanks with the model part in the centre

in print setup...set the page to suit the shape of the model..usually landscape is best for my designs, but if you have a tall design go portrait..

Now select your printer... Note if you select the cute pdf option it will make a pdf file rather than a direct print. And its size will be as decided by the print preview print settings you will now select


In print preview the first and default option is to fit the print on one page only..pic 1 read the box checked settings
by clicking off the fit to page and clicking on use model extents you will enable the scale boxes..
selecting different scales will determine how big you print out at..
1 to 1 will print at the size of your model..pic 3

check the other pictures and you will get the idea...
Do use print preview and mess with the settings to get the correct result...then print it direct or pdf it
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Old Aug 26, 2009, 02:54 PM
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Here's the .skp file, thanks for the help.
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Old Aug 27, 2009, 09:17 AM
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"I found you have to covert the PDF to one of the File Formats used by Sketchup. One i use is 'PDFill'. Free to download and use has afew tools;"

Thanks Dom, worked fine.

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Old Aug 27, 2009, 01:05 PM
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you file is made with an up to date sketchup version...I am just downloading a new version now..
looking at the PDF it should go on a single page ok..

one page.. check the settings in the print box,,
it took a few tries but use zoom extents with a landscape page and clicking the model extents off did the job..here ready to print direct, but select the cutepdf option and you will get a pdf of your former..
do set it up in the preview print, then you will get what you see
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