So I had been using SU15 Make, but then '17 came out and it wants me to upgrade, says i can go back if i dont like it. BUT 17 wont install correctly. BUT it wont let me go back to 15. BUT SketchUp support is only available for Licence holders.
I seriously only use this for fun, model building, that I print in 3D, BUT I am halfway thru a project, and need to make an adjustment, but cant.
Not true! There is no reason (and nothing says that) you must uninstall the previous (or any previous) SketchUp version, when “roadtesting” any new version.
All SketchUp versions install into there OWN versioned program folder, and use their OWN settings and plugins folders. So one version install, will not (drastically) interfere with another.
There are a few quirks that can be dealt with, such as each version keeps setting itself to be the double-click opener application for .SKP files each time they run, and v2017 sets the IE WebDialog browser emulation setting for all versions of “sketchup.exe” to MSIE v11. (Regardless of what YOU use to browse the web, SketchUp extensions and some native network features use a MSIE library to display interactive content in browser frames.)
I’d suggest you at least try to upgrade to SketchUp Make 2016. There are links in this post:
The extras can be installed separately. Sometimes the installer doesn’t succeed in getting them from MS. So you can get them from Windows update. Links for that can be found through the link I gave you above.
I used Sketchup for quite a few years, always updating to the latest and greatest. SU15 became my friend and ready helper when he came into my life. When SU16 came along I naturally followed the herd and updated… I hated it! The new look was just a gimmick as far as I was concerned that made my old friend into a reluctant stranger. I booted him out and have invited my old friend SU15 back as a permanent guest. I realize that there are new features and benefits to be had by updating, but I think it is a mistake to mess with the interface and make your loyal followers learn a new look just because you can. I will stick with SU15 as long as I can… because I can.