for macbookPro to operate with good performance the sketchup programme?
I already use Mac because i use adobe programs( illustrator, photoshop and indesign) and now i am going to start to work with sketchup too.
I need you help because want very good performance. thank you
The current 16" MacBook Pros work very well with SketchUp. No need to worry too much about the individual specs as they don’t differ greatly from the different models in that size range. Obviously more RAM and bigger video card are good, so get what you can afford.
On a side note, Adobe CC runs on Windows as well as it does on macOS.
The best is a MacBook (including first Air), or iMac WITH M1 processors (Apple Silicon) + 3D software optimized for M1.
Graphic GPU on M1 is fine for 3D (I tested it with optimized 3D software).
The question is 8GB or 16GB. It was not so important at M1 launch, but some professionals think that 16GB is better for performances on important document or with several application launched. I am not sure, I investigate on it.
M2 is rumored for end of the year. M1 is 3 or 4 times faster than latest i5 x4 cores. For example I get a rendering almost 2 times faster with Blender on MacBook Air M1 compared to my new MacBook Pro Intel i5 4 cores with double of RAM… (and double of price, but dedicated to SketchUp 2018).
I said M1 + 3d optimized software (and well developed). Blender alpha 3.0 is M1 optimized. Rhino 7 is now compatible with M1+ Rosetta. Autocad under M1+Rosetta seems to work as I read (user’s feedback).
SketchUp has issues with new MacOs system, and issues with or without M1.
Not so old Intel chipset. I made tests with the laptop Apple offer me, and it is the latest Intel MacBook pro with 10th generation i5.
The power gains on Intel from one generation to the next are minimal since years.
From what I have read, Intel is now lagging behind because it did not invest (underdevelopment…) when it had to and when it was in a leadership position.
Apple is believed to have a big store of power with their technology. M1 is just the start and is already offering dramatic gains on entry level machines. It’s quite rare, but specialists unreservedly recommend the entry-level MacBook Air M1. What is amazing is that it is still quite powerful even without a fan. As the M1 chip does not heat up much, it does not need to be ventilated. On a game (which requires power), we notice a drop in performance of 20% after an hour without ventilation. However, on a rendering that only takes a few minutes, the chip will not have time to heat up. On MacBook pro M1, users notice that ventilation is rare and low.
I am using the M1 Mac Mini (Big Sur OS 11.3.1). SketchUp Make works just fine but there are issues with the new Mac OSX compared to the previous Intel models. I am not listing them here but for example, when using the measurement tool or the text box tool, the the numbers and the text are all reversed and upside down!!. See attached screenshot. However, when you save drawings as pdf it corrects them so at least you can send details etc to clients or to yourself etc.
This behavior has been reported on several models of Mac under Big Sur (not just M1, I think, but not all models). It is something Apple did wrong in OpenGL support, not something that changed or was model-specific in SketchUp. You should report it to Apple since only they can fix it.