How Do I Export From SketchUp to LayOut?

If you are a user of SketchUp, you may have wondered how to export your SketchUp models to LayOut. LayOut is a powerful tool that allows you to create professional presentations and documents by combining SketchUp models, 2D drawings, images, and text. In this tutorial, we will guide you through the process of exporting from SketchUp to LayOut.

Step 1: Prepare Your SketchUp Model

Before exporting your model to LayOut, it is important to make sure your SketchUp model is well-organized and ready for presentation. Here are a few things you can do:

  • Clean up your model: Remove any unnecessary elements or components that are not relevant to your presentation.
  • Apply materials: Assign materials to different parts of your model to give it a more realistic and appealing look.
  • Create scenes: Set up different scenes in SketchUp to capture different views or perspectives of your model.

Step 2: Exporting from SketchUp

Once you have prepared your SketchUp model, it’s time to export it to LayOut. Follow these steps:

  1. Select the desired view: In the SketchUp application window, navigate to the desired view or scene that you want to export.
  2. Navigate to ‘File’ menu: Click on the ‘File’ menu in the top-left corner of the screen.
  3. Select ‘Send To LayOut’: From the dropdown menu, select ‘Send To’ and then click on ‘LayOut’.


If you don’t have LayOut installed on your computer, you will be prompted to install it before proceeding. Make sure to follow the installation instructions provided.

Step 3: Working in LayOut

Once your SketchUp model has been successfully exported to LayOut, you can start working on your presentation or document. Here are some useful tips:

  • Arrange your model: Position your model on the page and adjust its size and orientation as needed.
  • Add labels and dimensions: Use LayOut’s annotation tools to add labels, dimensions, and other annotations to your model.
  • Add text and images: Insert text boxes and images to provide additional information or context.

Step 4: Finalizing Your Document

Once you are satisfied with your presentation or document in LayOut, it’s time to finalize and export it. Here’s what you need to do:

  1. Navigate to ‘File’ menu: Click on the ‘File’ menu in the top-left corner of the screen.
  2. Select ‘Export’: From the dropdown menu, select ‘Export’.
  3. Select file format: Choose the desired file format for exporting, such as PDF or image formats like JPEG or PNG.
  4. Specify export settings: Set up any additional export settings as required (e.g., resolution, compression).
  5. Click ‘Export’: Finally, click on the ‘Export’ button to save your document in the chosen format.

That’s it! You have successfully exported your SketchUp model to LayOut and created a professional presentation or document. With LayOut’s powerful features, you can now easily share your work with clients, colleagues, or friends.

Remember, the key to a successful export from SketchUp to LayOut lies in the preparation of your model and the thoughtful arrangement of elements in LayOut. Take your time to organize and present your work in the most effective way possible.