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File Menu in LayOut

The File menu contains items that relate to LayOut document files, including commands to create, open, save, print, import, and export document files.

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File menu (Mac OS X)

The File menu contains items that relate to SketchUp model files, including commands to create, open, save, print, import, and export model files.

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Adding a background to your model

SketchUp allows you add image files to your model and position those images such that they act as a background. For example, you can have a single image placed vertically behind a house so that you can study what will be seen from certain angles within the house.

Add Location: Introduction

Use the Add Location button () to capture 2D and 3D snapshot images of the current view in Google Earth. These images are used as the context for your 3D SketchUp models.

Geo-locating your model

Before your model can appear in Google Earth, you must give it a precise geographic location by importing a geo-location snapshot into your SketchUp file. A geo-location snapshot is an object that provides the following critical information:

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