Sketchup 2020 Hardware Acceleration error on new Macbook Pro 13"

I have a brand new 13" Macbook Pro running Catalina (10.15.5). Just attempted to install Sketchup Pro 2020 and i’m getting the following error

“Hardware acceleration is unsupported or has been disabled on your “Apple Software Renderer” graphics card. SketchUp requires that you use a hardware accelerated graphics card.”

I have checked to make sure all updates are installed. The computer uses the Intel Iris Plus Graphics card. 2.3ghz Quad core i7 + 32GB memory. Really no way that this should be not be sufficient to run Sketchup.

Just wanted you to know that I did read your message when you posted it, but then forwarded it to a colleague to read. It’s now been forwarded to a bigger group of people who might have ideas on what is going on. One of them is checking in to ideas.

SketchUp related files that are in this folder may help them:

~/Library/Logs/DiagnosticReports/

Process: SketchUp Helper [50661]
Path: /Applications/SketchUp 2020/SketchUp.app/Contents/Frameworks/SketchUp Helper.app/Contents/MacOS/SketchUp Helper
Identifier: SketchUp Helper
Version: 1.0 (1)
Code Type: X86-64 (Native)
Parent Process: SketchUp [50613]
Responsible: SketchUp [50613]
User ID: 501

Date/Time: 2020-07-07 10:03:24.538 -0400
OS Version: Mac OS X 10.15.5 (19F101)
Report Version: 12
Bridge OS Version: 4.5 (17P5300)
Anonymous UUID: B2232164-C6AD-4AA5-8B90-07FB253E5181

Sleep/Wake UUID: 3392D781-E8CE-44C1-AF84-7B60CE8A2C11

Time Awake Since Boot: 220000 seconds
Time Since Wake: 7400 seconds

System Integrity Protection: enabled

Crashed Thread: 1 Watchdog

Exception Type: EXC_BAD_ACCESS (SIGSEGV)
Exception Codes: KERN_INVALID_ADDRESS at 0x0000000000000000
Exception Note: EXC_CORPSE_NOTIFY

Termination Signal: Segmentation fault: 11
Termination Reason: Namespace SIGNAL, Code 0xb
Terminating Process: exc handler [50661]

VM Regions Near 0:
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__TEXT 000000010161f000-0000000101657000 [ 224K] r-x/rwx SM=COW /Applications/SketchUp 2020/SketchUp.app/Contents/Frameworks/SketchUp Helper.app/Contents/MacOS/SketchUp Helper

Thread 0:: CrGpuMain Dispatch queue: com.apple.main-thread
0 libsystem_kernel.dylib 0x00007fff69a29dfa mach_msg_trap + 10
1 libsystem_kernel.dylib 0x00007fff69a2a170 mach_msg + 60
2 com.apple.framework.IOKit 0x00007fff32769472 io_service_open_extended + 137
3 com.apple.framework.IOKit 0x00007fff327693d8 IOServiceOpen + 39
4 com.apple.IOAccelerator 0x00007fff544e5500 IOAccelDeviceCreateWithAPIProperty + 64
5 com.apple.AppleIntelICLGraphicsVADriver 0x0000000105e9da23 0x105e89000 + 84515
6 com.apple.AppleGVAFramework 0x00007fff43133555 0x7fff43117000 + 116053
7 com.apple.AppleGVAFramework 0x00007fff4319f9e8 0x7fff43117000 + 559592
8 com.apple.AppleGVAFramework 0x00007fff431af23d 0x7fff43117000 + 623165
9 com.apple.VideoToolbox 0x00007fff3d729398 0x7fff3d65b000 + 844696
10 com.apple.VideoToolbox 0x00007fff3d6683ae VTCompressionSessionCreate + 1236
11 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x000000010a3ae375 0x10777c000 + 46343029
12 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x000000010a3ae11d 0x10777c000 + 46342429
13 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x000000010a3a866c 0x10777c000 + 46319212
14 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x000000010a3a43de 0x10777c000 + 46302174
15 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x000000010a37cbd8 0x10777c000 + 46140376
16 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x0000000108ef8c7a 0x10777c000 + 24628346
17 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x000000010843ef12 0x10777c000 + 13381394
18 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x0000000109412b86 0x10777c000 + 29977478
19 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x0000000109411619 0x10777c000 + 29971993
20 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x000000010929a40c 0x10777c000 + 28435468
21 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092bda44 0x10777c000 + 28580420
22 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092bdf59 0x10777c000 + 28581721
23 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092bfeaa 0x10777c000 + 28589738
24 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092b1fda 0x10777c000 + 28532698
25 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092bf7cf 0x10777c000 + 28587983
26 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff2f9d38f4 CFRUNLOOP_IS_CALLING_OUT_TO_A_SOURCE0_PERFORM_FUNCTION + 17
27 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff2f9d3893 __CFRunLoopDoSource0 + 103
28 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff2f9d36ad __CFRunLoopDoSources0 + 209
29 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff2f9d23c9 __CFRunLoopRun + 937
30 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff2f9d19c3 CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 466
31 com.apple.Foundation 0x00007fff3208d1c8 -[NSRunLoop(NSRunLoop) runMode:beforeDate:] + 212
32 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092c050e 0x10777c000 + 28591374
33 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092bf2ee 0x10777c000 + 28586734
34 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092dc994 0x10777c000 + 28707220
35 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x000000010cc1c273 0x10777c000 + 88736371
36 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x0000000108f919af 0x10777c000 + 25254319
37 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x000000010a44f913 0x10777c000 + 47003923
38 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x000000010a44fdba 0x10777c000 + 47005114
39 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x0000000108f90f64 0x10777c000 + 25251684
40 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x0000000108fc0d22 0x10777c000 + 25447714
41 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x000000010777eda0 0x10777c000 + 11680
42 Trimble.SketchUp-Helper 0x0000000101654a60 CefExecuteProcess(CefMainArgs const&, scoped_refptr, void*) + 128
43 Trimble.SketchUp-Helper 0x000000010162064a main + 106
44 libdyld.dylib 0x00007fff698e8cc9 start + 1

Thread 1 Crashed:: Watchdog
0 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x000000010a0f3efa 0x10777c000 + 43482874
1 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x000000010929a40c 0x10777c000 + 28435468
2 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092bda44 0x10777c000 + 28580420
3 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092be0b4 0x10777c000 + 28582068
4 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092bfec3 0x10777c000 + 28589763
5 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092b1fda 0x10777c000 + 28532698
6 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092bf7cf 0x10777c000 + 28587983
7 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff2f9d38f4 CFRUNLOOP_IS_CALLING_OUT_TO_A_SOURCE0_PERFORM_FUNCTION + 17
8 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff2f9d3893 __CFRunLoopDoSource0 + 103
9 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff2f9d36ad __CFRunLoopDoSources0 + 209
10 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff2f9d23c9 __CFRunLoopRun + 937
11 com.apple.CoreFoundation 0x00007fff2f9d19c3 CFRunLoopRunSpecific + 466
12 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092c025f 0x10777c000 + 28590687
13 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092bf2ee 0x10777c000 + 28586734
14 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092dc994 0x10777c000 + 28707220
15 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x000000010930ecdb 0x10777c000 + 28912859
16 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001093095d7 0x10777c000 + 28890583
17 libsystem_pthread.dylib 0x00007fff69af1109 _pthread_start + 148
18 libsystem_pthread.dylib 0x00007fff69aecb8b thread_start + 15

Thread 2:: TaskSchedulerServiceThread
0 libsystem_kernel.dylib 0x00007fff69a2e766 kevent + 10
1 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x0000000109344bd9 0x10777c000 + 29133785
2 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001093426ad 0x10777c000 + 29124269
3 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092bf11c 0x10777c000 + 28586268
4 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092dc994 0x10777c000 + 28707220
5 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x000000010930ecdb 0x10777c000 + 28912859
6 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001093095d7 0x10777c000 + 28890583
7 libsystem_pthread.dylib 0x00007fff69af1109 _pthread_start + 148
8 libsystem_pthread.dylib 0x00007fff69aecb8b thread_start + 15

Thread 3:: TaskSchedulerContentChildBackgroundWorker
0 libsystem_kernel.dylib 0x00007fff69a29dfa mach_msg_trap + 10
1 libsystem_kernel.dylib 0x00007fff69a2a170 mach_msg + 60
2 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092f0895 0x10777c000 + 28788885
3 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092f0971 0x10777c000 + 28789105
4 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092f7cc8 0x10777c000 + 28818632
5 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092f80fa 0x10777c000 + 28819706
6 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001093095d7 0x10777c000 + 28890583
7 libsystem_pthread.dylib 0x00007fff69af1109 _pthread_start + 148
8 libsystem_pthread.dylib 0x00007fff69aecb8b thread_start + 15

Thread 4:: TaskSchedulerContentChildBackgroundBlockingWorker
0 libsystem_kernel.dylib 0x00007fff69a29dfa mach_msg_trap + 10
1 libsystem_kernel.dylib 0x00007fff69a2a170 mach_msg + 60
2 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092f0895 0x10777c000 + 28788885
3 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092f0971 0x10777c000 + 28789105
4 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092f7cc8 0x10777c000 + 28818632
5 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092f80fa 0x10777c000 + 28819706
6 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001093095d7 0x10777c000 + 28890583
7 libsystem_pthread.dylib 0x00007fff69af1109 _pthread_start + 148
8 libsystem_pthread.dylib 0x00007fff69aecb8b thread_start + 15

Thread 5:: TaskSchedulerContentChildForegroundWorker
0 libsystem_kernel.dylib 0x00007fff69a29dfa mach_msg_trap + 10
1 libsystem_kernel.dylib 0x00007fff69a2a170 mach_msg + 60
2 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092f0895 0x10777c000 + 28788885
3 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092f0971 0x10777c000 + 28789105
4 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092f7cc8 0x10777c000 + 28818632
5 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092f80fa 0x10777c000 + 28819706
6 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001093095d7 0x10777c000 + 28890583
7 libsystem_pthread.dylib 0x00007fff69af1109 _pthread_start + 148
8 libsystem_pthread.dylib 0x00007fff69aecb8b thread_start + 15

Thread 6:: TaskSchedulerContentChildForegroundBlockingWorker
0 libsystem_kernel.dylib 0x00007fff69a29dfa mach_msg_trap + 10
1 libsystem_kernel.dylib 0x00007fff69a2a170 mach_msg + 60
2 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092f0895 0x10777c000 + 28788885
3 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092f0971 0x10777c000 + 28789105
4 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092f7cc8 0x10777c000 + 28818632
5 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092f80fa 0x10777c000 + 28819706
6 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001093095d7 0x10777c000 + 28890583
7 libsystem_pthread.dylib 0x00007fff69af1109 _pthread_start + 148
8 libsystem_pthread.dylib 0x00007fff69aecb8b thread_start + 15

Thread 7:: Chrome_ChildIOThread
0 libsystem_kernel.dylib 0x00007fff69a2e766 kevent + 10
1 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x0000000109344bd9 0x10777c000 + 29133785
2 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001093426ad 0x10777c000 + 29124269
3 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092bf11c 0x10777c000 + 28586268
4 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001092dc994 0x10777c000 + 28707220
5 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x000000010930ecdb 0x10777c000 + 28912859
6 org.chromium.ContentShell.framework 0x00000001093095d7 0x10777c000 + 28890583
7 libsystem_pthread.dylib 0x00007fff69af1109 _pthread_start + 148
8 libsystem_pthread.dylib 0x00007fff69aecb8b thread_start + 15

Thread 8:
0 libsystem_pthread.dylib 0x00007fff69aecb68 start_wqthread + 0

Thread 1 crashed with X86 Thread State (64-bit):
rax: 0x0000000000000000 rbx: 0x00007fd3a55167e0 rcx: 0x0000000000000000 rdx: 0x0000000000000000
rdi: 0x00007fd3a5711170 rsi: 0x000070000166a790 rbp: 0x000070000166ace0 rsp: 0x000070000166aca0
r8: 0x0000000000000d0e r9: 0x0000000000000d11 r10: 0x00000000fffe3fff r11: 0x00000fd3a40a69e0
r12: 0x00007fd3a55195fc r13: 0x0000000000000000 r14: 0x000070000166ad40 r15: 0x000000010e05cc40
rip: 0x000000010a0f3efa rfl: 0x0000000000010246 cr2: 0x00000001017c2000

Logical CPU: 0
Error Code: 0x0100001f
Trap Number: 133

The file you found was a general macOS crash log it seems, which may or may not be important. Turns out the important SketchUp log file is more deeply buried.

In Finder, choose Go/Go to Folder…
Paste or type:

/var/folders

and go to that folder. In the Finder window do a search for SketchUpLog-2020. When the search starts, click on “folders” to limit the search to where you are at the time.

In the few files that appear, send me the latest one, or all of them if you like, in a direct message (click my avatar to get to the Message option). The file includes exact personal file paths and other things that there is no need to put in the public forum page.

Has there been a resolution to this issue?

I just updated recently my MacPro (early 2008) to Catalina and tried to install SU 2020… and getting the same error message. Surely there must be a specific driver update found?

I am also curious if this has been resolved.

I have a MacBook Pro 2020 with Intel Iris Plus graphics. I am receiving the same “error” message from SU 2020.

Do you have a hub with an extra monitor attached?

Do you think that the Windows issue we’ve seen on those lines could affect Macs as well?