SketchUp and macOS Mojave (10.14)

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Known issues when running SketchUp 2018 on macOS Mojave (10.14)

Apple recently announced macOS 10.14 Mojave. Slated to be released in Fall 2018, Mojave includes new features Dark Mode, Stacks desktop file organization, and improved screenshot capabilities. Mojave is currently being offered as a beta preview, and as such, subject to instability and potential crashes.

Some significant issues found during the initial round of testing:

SketchUp

  • SketchUp can crash when adding a scene.
  • SketchUp’s tool palettes (large tool set, solid tools, etc) will sometimes appear blank. Closing and reopening the palette or moving it to a secondary display usually fixes the issue.
  • SketchUp does not fully support Mojave’s Dark Mode theme. While we have not observed any major incompatibilities, many dialogs, toolbars/palettes, and windows are not rendered in the Dark Mode colors.

LayOut/Style Builder

  • Neither LayOut or Style Builder fully support Mojave’s Dark mode display theme. While we have not observed any major incompatibilities, many dialogs, toolbars/palettes, and windows are not rendered in the Dark Mode colors.

Just a reminder that the newly announced (and not yet released) macOS Mojave is not officially supported by SketchUp. As with any beta version of an operating system, be aware that SketchUp may exhibit unwanted or unpredictable behavior. We recommend installing beta OS versions on separate partitions or removable drives so that you can revert to a released/stable OS as necessary.

That said, if you run SketchUp (or LayOut) on a beta version of macOS Mojave, we’d love to hear about any issues that you encounter.


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#3

Thank you for the update.

Are there any plans to update SketchUp 2018 to be fully compatible with Mojave? Our firm will eventually push a mandatory OS update on the team, and we wouldn’t want to lose SketchUp functionality when that happens.


#4

Unfortunately we cannot publicly comment on future releases.


#5

There is a work around, use advance camera tools to set up a scene, you can then use the tabs to create more scenes etc


#6

Apple has released the the beta-4 build of Mojave, and the following issue has been fixed:

  • SketchUp’s tool palettes (large tool set, solid tools, etc) will sometimes appear blank. Closing and reopening the palette or moving it to a secondary display usually fixes the issue.

#7

So, is Sketchip OK beyond not supporting dark mode and scenes?


#8

We’re testing with Mojave to determine if there are any other issues, and should know more when Apple gets closer to their release candidate, etc.


#9

We found a new issue where SketchUp can crash if a print job is canceled.

If you encounter any crashes with SketchUp on macOS Mojave, please make sure you add your information to the BugSplat form. This data is invaluable when it comes to reproducing and troubleshooting problems.

Thanks,
Mark Chandler


#10

The issue where SketchUp would crash when adding a scene appears to have been fixed in Apple’s beta-5 build of Mojave.


#11

That’s amazing news. So that means that SketchUp is OK in Mojave? Any other standing issues?


#12

Apple could still make changes that have the potential to break something. We’re still investigating the problem where SketchUp crashes when a print job is cancelled.


#13

I’ve been using Sketchup with the latest version of the Public Beta and I had not problems, except with the no-printing issue, which affects everybody in the latest beta. Sketchup has been working great so far. Dark mode doesn’t work, though.

It would be great to know if Sketchup 2019 will be compatible with Mojave from the get go.


#14

Working very smoothly on Mojave Beta 7 in a iMac Pro. The drawing speed is really improved from the previous beta.


#15

Yes it would, and from this topic we can be sure the Trimble team is looking actively at Mojave compatibility. Of course, until the final release of Mojave nobody can know for sure what it will or won’t break. And, as usual, the Trimble team will make no public comment about future plans or products.


#16

Are you referring to the problem where SketchUp crashes when a print job is cancelled?


#17

Hi Mark,

There was a printing error in beta 6 of Mojave, but that was a known error with that built of MacOS, not in particular with SketchUp. Sending anything to print will result in an error message. Now on Beta 7 that bug has been resolved.


#18

Got it – thanks.


#19

Apple released beta-9 of Mojave this week, and it appears that SU no longer crashes when you cancel a print job. We’ll continue to test the Mojave updates as they become available.


#20

Seems I don’t print from SketchUp much! I’m on beta 9 already, so it’s too late to test whether it crashes.

One odd thing (maybe it’s always like this), even with 8X antialiasing in OpenGL, the PDF you get is not antialiased. Or more exactly, it barely is antialiased.