So I’ve just come back to the website to have a look for the latest version of Sketchup.
And am incredibly dismayed to see that they’ve basically killed Sketchup by making it online only, unless you are willing to pay large amounts of money.
Is this now the permanent state? Online only? So we are tethered to having an internet connection to work on projects?
Granted, I don’t use it much, but when I do, it’s been very useful.
Why would I want to work in a slow and clunky browser? And I see that they’ve crippled the import capabilities of the free version. So we can’t even import a floor plan to scale and use it to create walls and so on.
I know, I’m one of those people who have to swoop in and make a racket. But this is really a horrible thing. Plus, there’s no way to contact Trimble without having a license.
I have always sung the praises of Sketchup for layout and creating event spaces.
But now… I’m desperately hoping I still have the old install files around.
I guess the search is on for anything even VAGUELY comparable.
I’m genuinely sad.