So I don’t do much with Sketchup, I use it to quickly design stuff around the home, a bed for the kids, computer desk etc. I have used it since it was Google probably about 8 years ago and have had no issues at all but really only design a few small things every now and then.
I was using Sketchup 2016 for the last few years but loaded it yesterday to be greeted with a message saying it was obsolete and I needed to use the new Web version.
So I setup the required account and went about designing a new computer desk, a pretty simple task that should be straight forward.
Before I continue, I have a workhorse PC so here are my specs:
Core i7 4820K
16GB 2400Mhz Ram
GTX Aorus 11GB 1080
1 x 512 Samsung SSD (OS)
1 x 1TB SSD Storage
2 x 512GB SSD Storage
6TB Irongate HDD Storage
Using Google Chrome browser
The issues I am faced with constantly are:
- Very slow and sluggish performance constantly. It will be fine and smooth but then just go very slow
- Complete freezing every 10 minutes as it does a save
- Crashes, I have had 6 crashes where Chrome just “Aw snap’s” on me or sketchup just stops and I have to refresh which loses a heap of work if I do not save.
I’m not fussed about solving this as I really want to know if I can just use the 2017 desktop version Make and access the 3d warehouse etc. I much prefer desktop version software over web based software since it feels clunky and slow at the moment and requires so much memory.