I have SketchUp Make 2017. I plan to keep it as I do not feel comfortable with SketchUp Free.
Because I live in a rural part of a state where internet and cell phone service is unreliable. While I do use online storage for back ups, I prefer my apps to be resident on my computer for this times where internet services are not available. I prefer my files on my computer where I can get to them. Therefore, Sketch Free doesn’t appear to fit my circumstances.
Upgrade to SketchUp Pro? I’m a retired home woodworker. I don’t expect to profit beyond the enjoyment I get from planning and executing my designs in wood. While I must say your product is the best on the market and is reasonable for architectural and engineering firms with whom you compete, it is priced beyond my means.
So I’m caught between a rock and a hard place. I don’t qualify for your non-profit and education programs. I like your product. I’m willing to live without Layout, Builder and the many Pro-only functions within the product. I would feel sorry to leave you for another app that is more complex, more confusing, more difficult to use. I understand and respect your need to turn a profit. I just there is a middle ground for an app such as SketchUp Make for hobby craftsmen such as myself.