Switching to 2017 Make - Do I need to uninstall 2017 Pro?

I am currently using 2020 Pro and am saving files as 2017 so that I can open them with 2017 Make when my license for 2020 expires in a couple of days. I happen to still have 2017 Pro with an expired license on my computer (purchased through a program for teachers). Do I have to uninstall 2017 Pro and then install sketchupmake-2017? or is using the Make just a different license?

If you have a “classic” license, that will not expire.

Thank you for your reply. The license was only valid for 1 year. I only paid $50 because it was for teachers. It is definitely expired. I only kept it because I would go to “components” in the library to retrieve stuff.

Make and Pro 2017 were different to other years. With 2017, if you installed Pro and didn’t have a valid license (either you didn’t have one at all, or like in your case where there license expired after 12 months), SketchUp no longer will work. It does not drop back to being Make.

Make on the other hand starts off as Make with 30 days trial of the Pro features, and if after that time you add a license, it becomes Pro. If you don’t add the license you are shown a message, asking for you to agree to the terms and conditions (for example, not using SketchUp for commercial use). There is an I Agree button, and once you click that it really becomes Make.

So, if you find that your 2017 does not want to let you in, go here and download Make 2017:

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Thank you very much. This is exactly what I needed to know. I will uninstall my previous version of Sketchup Pro 2017 and install the Sketchup Make. I appreciate your helping me out.

Except for educational licenses, they all expire with a year. This also applies for subscription.

Perhaps I misunderstand what you mean. The Maintenance and Support aspect of a classic perpetual license ends after a year. However, another critical aspect of the classic perpetual license - conferring the ability to use the software - does not expire ever.

I think he actually wrote it incorrectly. Educational licenses do expire after a year.

An educational license is not perpetual, it expires after a year.
Students should work with ‘the latest and greatest’, after all.

Though this is not always possible in schools.
A lot of educational institutes still work with the free version 8, due to the specs of the employed machines.

There is also a network version available for educational institutes, also valid for a year.

Commercial network licenses are no longer available, existing ones still work and are ‘perpetual’, though.

I too misread this part: " Except for educational licenses, they all expire with a year." as saying that all license except education ones expire after a year. You were adding to a previous statement, and pointing out the EDU licenses are different, and will expire after a year. The ‘all’ being talked about was EDU, and not all non-EDU.

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