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SketchUp 2014 For Dummies by Aidan Chopra

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Chapter 12

Paper or Cloud? Printing and Uploading Your Work

In This Chapter

arrow Printing views of your model

arrow Figuring out the printing dialog boxes

arrow Printing to scale

You live at a time in history when it is often necessary to inscribe an image of your design onto dried and bleached wood pulp, and then, in a few seconds, send that same design, in the form of ones and zeros, thousands of miles to a series of data centers, where it’s available in its entirety to anyone with an Internet connection.

Printing on paper and uploading to the cloud may seem like diametric opposites, but they’re really just points on the same continuum of sharing.

In the first part of this chapter, I talk about how to print views of your SketchUp model. Because the Windows and Mac versions of this procedure are so different, I dedicate a whole section to each platform.

The second part of this chapter is dedicated to the SketchUp 3D Warehouse. It's a giant online repository of models made (mostly) by everyday SketchUp modelers like you and me. Uploading your own creations to the 3D Warehouse is useful for sharing and archiving your work.

Printing Your Work

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