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Forum topic by EdsCustomWoodCrafts posted 01-21-2018 09:20 PM 746 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-21-2018 09:20 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sketchup make

This question goes out to all those Sketchup gurus..

I’m am in the middle of designing a plan in SKETCHUP MAKE ( not pro) and I want to insert a close up image like the one below.

I don’t know what it’s called but I’m hoping someone out there can help.

-- Thanks Ed “A bad day woodworking is better than a good day working. ~Author unknown” . Come check out my website for more about what I make and how at

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#1 posted 01-22-2018 02:12 AM

Ed—I am not a SketchUp guru—but I do use the program a lot. One way to do this (there may be better ways, so stay tuned for the actual gurus)—is to “export” the detail view, then “import” it, as texture, onto a new surface. This way, the scale of the drawing and the scale of the imported inset can be different, and adjusted independently.

-- Jerry, making sawdust professionally since 1976

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#2 posted 01-22-2018 02:46 AM

Not sure this can be easily done in “Make”. I believe the tool/software you need is called “Layout” available only for Pro. However, in the past when you downloaded Sketchup Make you actually get The Pro version and I think Layout is included. It works for 30 days.

You might try the cutting plane to see if that is what you want or the extension called Zorro2

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#3 posted 01-22-2018 02:56 AM

Using the free version your best bet is to probably do that part in photoshop or whatever tool you will use to put together the final plan package. SketchUp Make has pretty much zero features for making actual plans.

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