Sketchup performance on MIcrosoft's Surface Pro 3

I have new Surface Pro 3 and have loaded SketchUp Pro 2015 on the device. The keystroke commands do not function. I have to go to the screen to grab the tape measure or pencil etc. Also, in trying to utilize posts that are on this site, I found myself unable to read a referenced post because I am not a member of the SketchUp group in Google and could not figure out how to remedy that.

Steve Cox

Realize that those old forums (for when Google owned SketchUp,) have been locked and “retired” …

(1) Sign in to your Google account (create one if needed.)

(2) Use the search bar to find groups (what google calls forums.)

(3) Go to a group and you’ll see a blue “Join group” button.