I am a retired Electronics Engineer (EE), and I am trying to learn Sketchup. As you probably know, engineers are wont to read instructions or follow directions. It’s just in our DNA. I would like to use Sketchup for woodworking design. I created several components and tried to assign them a wood finish. The wood materials in Make (2017) leave much to be desired, so I tried loading new wood materials from 3D Warehouse. I was asked to log in but forgot my Trimble password. When I tried to reset it, nothing happened! Is this usual for 2017 users now?
I did manage to download some material files with google but they are in SKP format. How can I get these in my material folders? I suspect they need to be in SKM format, but not being a Sketchup or Ruby programmer, I can find no way to convert them.
I chose the free version of Sketchup Make (2017) to learn Sketchup before investing money in the Pro version. If Make is no longer in vogue then, I will need to try another CAD package.