Hi I’m Dave,
I’ve been a licensed Sketchup user for years. I use it anytime I need to draw something.
I’ve been using CAD/CAM products since the early 286 AutoCad days and on RISC using Pro-E, Medusa, Bravo Draft and many others.
I find that Sketchup is by far one of the fastest and easiest ways to convey ideas that I’ve come across over the years, and what a long strange trip it’s been.
The evolution of products has been remarkable as has the advancements in hardware and the reduction of their costs.
With these evolutionary changes I find myself at a cross roads. With the continually improvements in the Linux world I started two years ago to ween myself off Windows to the point where one copy of Windows runs as a VM.
Its becoming harder everyday to justify the cost and hassle of perpetuating Windows as a desktop when Linux has done such a fantastic job providing all necessary functionality at no cost and in making desktop computing fun again by allowing the end user additional autonomy.
Sketchup in my world is the last vestige of Windows and the only reason why I have a copy of Windows spun up.
I see Sketchup runs on Mac, which is a close relative to Linux. I know many have ask for a Linux port of Sketchup and I would like to add my name to the request hat.