Licensing Pro on two computers


#1

Considering a Pro license and would like to know from people that have single user licenses exactly how the licensing works on multiple computers. My scenario - I use a small laptop for daily work, and while it will not be my main computer for SketchUp, I use it often. My other computer is a desktop PC which will function as the main workstation. What is the process that needs to be performed when I would say, go from working on the laptop to working on the desktop in a short period of time. I guess I’m looking to quantify the convenience of alternating from one to the other.


#2

See these Help articles:

Transferring SketchUp to a new computer or licensing multiple computers — SketchUp Help

Understanding Your License — SketchUp Help


#3

Yes, I’ve read all that. From these again, my assumption will then be that I do not need to do anything (other than transfer my .skp file) when I want to switch from one of my computers to the other.


#4

Correct

You can install and license SU on both machines.
The single user license limitation is only one the two computers can run SketchUp Pro at a particular time.


#5

Hi, I mainly use my office PC and home PC in the weekends. The problem I am having is that when I go to meet a client and bring my laptop, this will be my third installation. I can only use one at a time so how can I work around this?


#6

You probably don’t need the Pro features during client meetings. Maybe just download SketchUp Make on your laptop.


#7

Is Sketchup Make 2017 a free version


#8

Yes. If you are just showing your clients the models and not doing significant work while at meetings SU Make should suit your needs.


#9

the Make version is free for non-commercial use only, showing clients your work during business meetings is obviously not covered by this usage case.

use the free SU Viewer for this purpose instead.


#10

@sketch3d_de I forgot about the “non-commercial use” for SU Make.