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    sketchup/CAD advice

    have a little problem on a task at work - I took a CAD class back in college, but that was over a decade ago, and sketchup is giving me fits...

    basically I need to create an elevation cross section of MEPF equipment along a garage ceiling.

    I made the attached in excel, but its not to scale, and its all just shapes and lines that don't print out correctly - for obvious reasons.

    I tried to do it with sketchup layout, but I can't figure out to scale anything in the free version. Obviously I don't want a 24" cross section to actually be 24" tall in a drawing. I wanted to scale it at 1/4" = 1". Also was hoping to get accurate material fill textures for the concrete portions, etc.

    Can anyone offer any advice, or do something quick for me via sketchup -> .pdf of the attached?

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    Originally posted by RickSloan
    so if you didnt get it like that did you glue fuzzy oil to the entire thing?
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    could you take that excel sheet, copy as picture, paste it on another sheet , Go into page layout to make it fit on paper right, then scale it to 25%?
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      #3
      I set all the dimensions to actual/4 to get what should scale out to 1/4" = 1" when I format the shapes, but when I print it out, it doesn't scale out right, its off by like a .1"...and even when I add .1" to everything it still prints out off scale

      I can get it right on sketchup layout, but I dunno if I'm missing something, but it looks like scaling isn't an option in the free version
      1991 318is ---230K - DD
      1991 318i ---- 308K - retired

      Originally posted by RickSloan
      so if you didnt get it like that did you glue fuzzy oil to the entire thing?
      sigpic

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