I am new to Sketchup and am still on the free version.
I am trying to install SketchThis Kitchen Design Plugin 2022 and it is coming back with this message:
“This extension is marked as being not compatible with your Operating System or SketchUp Version. Proceed anyway?”
I’m running Window 11 on my laptop with plenty of disk space.
Any advice on what I should do to correct this?
Thank you, Sandi
This doesn’t mean it won’t install or that it won’t work.
Your profile says you are using SketchUp Free (web). That version doesn’t have any facility for using extensions at all.
Hi Dave, Well…that certainly explains it! I had a sneaking suspicion that was the case…thank you very much for confirming for me!
Are you actually using the web based free version of SketchUp?
Yes I am. I wanted to check it out before I bought and I do really like it. I am ready to purchase and will go ahead an do so today.
But…maybe you can give me some advice in regards to which package I should buy?
We are opening a kitchen/bath cabinet shop and I want to be able to draw relatively simple kitchen layouts to show our customers.
Disclaimer: I have NO experience in this…my husband is a cabinet maker by trade but computer design illiterate, lol.
I really like SketchThis and think it will be perfect for what we want to do.
My question: Do I have to purchase SketchUp Pro? Or, is there a more budget friendly option that I can use SketchThis with?
Thank you again for your help
If you want to be able to use extensions like SketchThis you will need SketchUp Pro. The other option that might be suitable for your needs since you are using it commercially is SketchUp Go which, like SketchUp Free is web based and doesn’t have an option for using extensions.
Well, I think I will go for the SketchUp Pro…I like the option of the extensions and expect that as I learn more, they will become very useful to me.
This forum is great! You have been very helpful - thank you again.
Have a great day, Sandi
Good luck. I expect you’ll find other features like the Report Generator and LayOut to be useful, too. If you have an iPad you can use it with SketchUp for iPad or to show your models to clients. Or publish your models to your Trimble Connect storage and share their links with clients. They 'll be able to use the online viewer to poke around and get an idea of what you’ve got going.
Be sure to take the time to go through the instructional materials at learn.sketchup.com, too.
I don’t know what the plugins like Sketch This do, but IMO simple kitchen layouts can be done “in minutes” with only native SketchUp tools, either by push-pulling shapes or “stacking boxes”. Been doing it for years. Cabinetmakers can speed up their processes by using plugins that do things like cut lists, but generally designing a cabinet layout is a pretty basic modelling task.
Go through the free courses at learn.sketchup.com .