Select Language

Have some fun and pick up workflow tips from SketchUp Allstars. Register for our free, eight-week webinar series today!

Getting Started in Layout
Document Navigation

1.4 Document Navigation

0:01 Now that we’ve reviewed our document’s settings, the last thing we want to look at in this getting started section is how to navigate around our new document.

0:09 Some functions are similar to how SketchUp works and will feel familiar to you while other functions are more similar to 2D desktop publishing and drafting programs.

0:19 Like SketchUp, LayOut benefits from the use of a three-button mouse with a scroll wheel.

0:24 The scroll wheel zooms back and forth.

0:26 If you’d prefer to use the plus or minus keys to zoom, like Adobe programs, you can always add a shortcut for that as we’ve recently learned.

0:35 Pressing down and holding the scroll wheel while moving your mouse pans.

0:40 You can also use the ‘H’ keyboard shortcut which keeps the pan tool active until you switch to something else.

0:46 Now go ahead and context-click, or right-click, anywhere on your document to open up the context menu.

0:52 The options in the context menu change and are specific to the content that selected.

0:58 For example, if we draw a line and 'right-click' we can see some new options become available to us.

1:05 So far everything we've been looking at has been based off of only one page.

1:09 As we know, LayOut can work with either individual drawings or multi-page drawing sets.

1:15 Once we add multiple pages later, we can use the icons on the top right of the toolbar to either start a presentation, add a new page to our document, or navigate between pages.

1:27 Again, we’ll be exploring presenting and working with pages in more detail in later lessons.