Since i use Linux both privately and professionally as my main OS (or rather my only OS) for about 12 years now, i am one of those few struggeling to get SketchUP to work in a way i can use it. SketchUP is the only tool i would really love to use that isn’t available for Linux and my.sketchup just isn’t there yet.
So far what worked best for me was running a Windows VM to run Sketchup. I have used VirtualBox so far, but with 2017 and its OpenGL 3 dependency that no longer works. I switched to VMware Player 12 which now works by providing OpenGL 3.3 compatibility under Windows. Sketchup 2017 starts and can be used just fine but i can’t highlight Surfaces.
I can still click on them and then manipulate them, i just don’t see that they are highlighted. Also the Push-Pull tool works as intended but it is a bit of a hassle when you never really know if you are going to push/pull the surface you want.
I am totally aware, that VM’s are not officially supported, but i still hope that someone has a tip for me like a hidden legacy mode, some setting that i could change to make those selected surfaces visible as such. I am getting into CNC now and would love to buy SketchUP pro to get those extra features, especially Constraints and the additional export formats, but with every update being a new challenge to get things working again i am still a bit hesitant to spend all that money on this software. I just don’t give up for now because I really love the way things can be designed with Sketchup and i haven’t found anything Linux compatible that provides the same, fast to use method to design new projects.
Hope to get some help