Make 2017 no longer valid (after upgrade to Catalina)?

I was learning SketchUp with the free downloadable Make 2017 software. After I updated my os to Catalina Vs 10.15.2 launching sketchup results in a request to authenticate a “Pro” trial version. Mind you I’m far from a pro and I’m certainly not in any position to use this for commercial work, I’m just a hobbyist woodworker. So whats the deal? Is there some way I can continue to learn with the Make 2017 software? I don’t like the online interface.

Catalina Support was not added until SU 2019.3. See the release notes …
https://help.sketchup.com/en/release-notes-0

Try reinstalling SketchUp 2017 ?

@colin, any ideas ?

Thanks, yes I deleted using an uninstaller, rebooted then reinstalled using the same download file.

Yes, I have ideas! The Make 2017 welcome screen still grabs some current web content, and will show you the invite to try SketchUp Studio 2019.

Ignore those parts of the window, and click on the big Start using SketchUp button. That will get you into SketchUp during the trial period, and eventually you will be asked if you agree to the terms (that is, you’re not going to use Make for commercial purposes). If you agree to that you shouldn’t be bothered by the promotions again.

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Outstanding! Thank you! Now back to fumbling around. Someday I’ll be good at this :slight_smile:

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