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Presenting & Exporting
Exporting to Image or PDF

6.2_Exporting to Image or PDF

0:00 When it comes to exporting for email or printing, LayOut gives you three options to choose from.

0:07 The first two are JPEG and PNG, which are both raster formats.

0:13 And the third option is PDF, which supports both raster and vector images and linework.

0:19 With that said, let’s do a quick refresher on how LayOut renders materials and edges as it may help determine which export format will work the best for our needs.

0:31 Find a page with a model view and open up your 'SketchUp Model' side bar panel.

0:37 Remember that as we’ve been working together, we’ve kept our rendering mode set to ‘Raster’ to keep things running efficiently.…

0:44 …but now that we’re exporting we can experiment with the other modes.

0:48 Let’s do an export with the hybrid style.

0:52 Select ‘Hybrid’...and wait as it re-renders.

0:60 Then go to ‘File/Export’ and we’re prompted to choose an image format.

1:06 We also have some additional options like page range, dimensions and DPI when exporting to JPG and PNG, and output resolution and image compression when exporting to PDF.

1:21 In addition, exporting as PDF will combine multiple page into one document whereas both JPG and PNG will export your LayOut pages as separate files in a numbered sequence.

1:35 Let’s now by compare the differences between the three rendering options exported as PDFs.

1:42 First with full raster…Some pixilation is noticeable in the edges at 100% ...which becomes a bit more noticeable when zoomed in.

1:53 Second is hybrid, which has textures and vector edges….which looks a lot better.

1:59 And being vector you can zoom in further and it still looks great.

2:03 And the textures even look good too.

2:09 Lastly is full vector…which we can see that we lost our materials as they’ve been replaced with solid colors.

2:15 We can also see some geometry is visible on the shading of the curved chairs…