Sketchup Pro 2020 / 2021 / 2022 Mac OSX requirements

Hi, I have currently through BuildingPoint 2 x Sketchup Pro 2020 and 2021 perpetual licences, and 1 x sketchup Prop Perpetual 2021 running on 10.14 Mojave. I am considering a new or second hand mac computer upgrades and cant find clear information of software system requirements specific sketchup versions can operate on. If I get 2 new Mac, I get Monterey as the OSX, so don’t know if my 2020 or 2021 SU Pro wont work, and will force me into new 2022 Subscriptions for my 2 desktops. Below is what I think is the case, Does anyone know where I can check this or if i have it correct?

Sketchup Pro 2020 ( YES 10.14 Mojave + 10.15 Catalina + 11 Big Sur) (NOT 12 Monterey)

Sketchup Pro 2021 ( YES 10.14 Mojave + 10.15 Catalina + 11 Big Sur + 12 Monterey)

Sketchup Pro 2022 ( NOT 10.14 Mojave ) ( YES 10.15 Catalina + 11 Big Sur + 12 Monterey)

Generally speaking, you don’t need to be too worried about what Mac to get as they all seem to work with SU pretty well. I have not yet upgraded to the latest OSX nor to SU 2022, but until just over a year ago, I was still using a late 2012 Mac and upgrading to a new one didn’t make a huge difference.

It’s all a different matter if you want to run a render engine, but that’s not SU.

Thanks Simon. I hope it is that easy, but as I understand it new macs coming with Monterey have a very different operating system, and many of my other programs, (Vectorworks, FileMaker Pro 16, MYOB, Microsoft V16.16 and many Adobe CS4 photoshop, lightroom, acrobat pro, indesign, … will just not work at all on Monterey. I would be surprised ( but pleased ) if SU Pro 2020 and 2021 are any different. Just wanted to get clear info so I can go in eyes open. If what I own under the old perpetual licences don’t work then I have to factor in being forced onto 2 SUpro subscriptions. The cumulative subscription load is overwhelming.

Can anyone advise if they are using SU Pro v2021 on Mac Monterey?

On 2022 now but was running 2021 with no issues…
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Well thats encouraging, Sketchup requirements website says SU 2021 supported up to Big Sur only.

Monterey came out over 7 months after SketchUp 2021. I don’t think we go back and retest earlier releases with new versions of macOS.

Likewise. Because of PowerCADD in particular, I’m not going past Mojave for a while.

Another consideration I haven’t done in a while, but I’ll look at again is a dual partition drive with Mojave on one and a newer OS on the other. On startup, you can choose which one to boot with. You still have to have legacy hardware to use the older OS though.

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