I currently have an iMac running Mojave 10.14.2. My processor is a 2.7 GHz Intel Core i5. My graphics card is an Intel Iris Pro type GPU with 1536 MB of VRAM.
I’ve been using SketchUp in various free versions for years. My current version is SketchUp Make version 17.0.18898. I want to convert a carport into a garage and need to create drawings for the building permit. Our local building development authority is set up to accept on-line permitting via submission of PDF drawings. Unfortunately SketchUp Make does not support saving to PDF so I am looking to “bite the bullet” and upgrade to SketchUp Pro.
In reviewing the computer requirements for SketchUp Pro 2018 I see a note that says Intel graphics cards are not recommended for use with Pro 2018. However, my needs are simple, I don’t need/want to create scenes or complex detail renderings, I just want to use LayOut to create a set of construction drawings so I can get a building permit. Based on what I want to do, will my current iMac with its Intel Iris Pro graphics card suffice or will I be forced to get a new iMac with a higher end graphics card?