I had a version of Sketchup on this computer. It came with something called “layout” which I never used. I tried it and was told it had expired. I tried to remove it but it ended up that I removed sketchup.
I tried to reinstall it and all I can seem to find is Sketchup Pro. I am a retired old coot and just use it for home projects (fireplace front, wine rack, etc).
I often use it where I don’t have an internet connection so I can’t use the online version.
Is this version of Pro that I just installed going to turn into a pumpkin when I am in the middle of a project?
The download DaveR gave you will get you going again, but just for your interest:
It did used to be that you would install SketchUp Pro, with LayOut and Style Builder, and you could use all the pro features for a while. After that time SketchUp itself would become the non-Pro version, and LayOut and Style Builder would stop working.
Today you would could still download and try Pro, but when it expires you would then have to download Make, which is the same as the non-Pro version used to be.
So, you could have continued to use the old SketchUp you had, and not worry about LayOut not working, but having a fresh Make version will at least give you the latest features.
Why? Most Make users are still using versions that haven’t been supported for years with no problems at all. Many are still using SketchUp 8 and I know of some using SketchUp 5 or 6. There is no reason to give others false worries.
It’s been clearly explained in multiple threads that this isn’t a “fatal flaw” in SketchUp 2017. It’s a problem caused by Microsoft and the way they push automatic updates for Intel graphics drivers. This problem created by Microsoft affects SketchUp 2016 and SketchUp 2015, too.
And blaming Microsoft and their automatic updates is the solution? I’m well aware that is a problem because I have seen those threads and there’s not a damned thing I could do about it. Updating and downgrading intel drivers has not worked for me. It’s fatal because you guys have done nothing to fix it.
And I feel like Trimble is wasting mine. Not trying to direct anger at you. Sorry if it seems like that. I’ve been a Sketchup user since the early Google days and I’m so damned frustrated that Trimble is abandoning the free desktop user base for the clunky and slow web version.
I don’t spend a lot of time on this site, has Trimble promised or guaranteed to maintain the Make 2017 download for as long as there is a SketchUp? Or have they promised or guaranteed not to send an end-of-life bomb to old SketchUp installations when those installations check-in on the web?
They have said that SketchUp 2017 Make will continue to be available for download. Nothing more. There is no threat of it going away and EOL doesn’t really mean anything. There isn’t a switch they can flip that’ll just make it stop working. As I said, the majority of Make users are using old versions that haven’t been supported for years and they aren’t having problems. There’s no reason to think that Make 2017 will suddenly quit working.
Honda quit making the 2014 Odyssey in 2014 but I still get in mine and drive it every day.