Hobbyist still using 8 Pro

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.)

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.