I have used SketchUp off and on as a personal “thought experiment” tool since version 4. After my recent hiatus I come back to find the SketchUp world has moved on without me.
Is there any work around for version issues? I can no longer use components from later versions. Is there a utility that facilitates backward compatibility? My financial situation renders me frugal so updating hardware and software is not an option right now.
if non-commercial usage you can use the free and functional reduced SU Make version for doing a “save as” to older file formats.
Install the latest version of Trimble SketchUp Make that your hardware supports. (Differing SketchUp version can be installed side-by-side on the same machine.)
- Try to get v2014 or higher as they use Ruby 2.0+ and do not have the issues with features in WebDialogs that v8 and v2013 have.
We can now backsave to any SKP version. So basically you use a newer version as a file conversion utility.
See SketchUp Application Release Notes to catch up.
Also: Where to find Hardware Graphics Info for your SketchUp forum profile
Thank you gentlemen. That is good to know. I still have version 6 too and use it to port TurboCad stuff back and forth.