I have a bit of a problem with Layout 2015 and I’m hoping someone has a quick answer. I run Sketchup Pro and Layout 64 bit on my workstation. I have always setup my computer to run Sketchup as the Administrator with another user I call “Sketchup”. Why you might ask? Well, my main Windows 7 Ultimate, 64 bit operating desktop has many background operations and programs running whenever I am logged on. I have always setup another user (me) on my system with just the minimum of background programs running; avoiding any graphic conflicts and also freeing up all the resources for Sketchup, and now Layout to utilize. Additionally, prior to Trimble acquiring Sketchup and coming out with a 64bit version, resources were always ram limited. Older versions of Sketchup (I started back with version 3 over ten years ago) were very limited due to the Windows operating system just a few minor steps away from their DOS origins.
This has always works well when I am doing extensive modeling or animations, which are then imported into Adobe Premiere. For simple modeling or tutorials I use my main Administrator user, but for more complex tasks I use the “Sketchup” user.
My problem has always been duplicating the exact toolbars for both users. Typically, I just get an image of the toolbars and recreate them for each user, but that is very time consuming, and if you make a change to one, it will not appear for the other user. I assume if you have a network license, there is some way to sync the installs, but I have an individual license.
FYI: the workstation is one I built, i7 running at 4.2GHZ, 24GB Ram, Dual Quadro FX4800 graphic cards, numerous 10K Drives.