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Thanks very much Mike. FYI, I loaded that link in Edge and Firefox. It doesn’t display properly. Also, the link shows versions of unsupported MAC OS versions, but does not provide recommended ram, processor type/speed, or graphics card. Those are specs I’m used to seeing from vendors of Solidworks, or Rhino.

My guess is that the program will run on my daughter’s 2014 MacBook, but the proof will be in the pudding as they say. I loaded the 30 day trial on my laptop and it runs fine, but it’s a pretty powerful cad workstation.



Did you click on this area:

Then you see the recommended hardware specs

My name is Maya and I am going to use SketchUp only personally, for woodworking plans.
Totally a beginner - in woodworking as well as in ScetchUp.
I need to learn how to use this great tool :slight_smile:
So glad there is a forum and experienced people to consult with!

Nice to meet you all!



I want to learn Sketchup so i can engage my grandson in making (inventing) gismos, toys novelties
His dad bought him a 3D printer and i am fascinated.
Reputation has it that it easy to learn the basics, and for now it is free
Have win 10 computer Laptop, and Desktop, the 3D printed


Who are you?
A: You people really don’t want a picture…

What is your industry and profession?
A: Used to be in engineering. Now I indie game develop using Unity.

Where do you use SketchUp? Personally/professionally?
A: Personally

Why do you use SketchUp and what is your favorite thing about it?
A: Easy to use for architecture. I will be able to create buildings a lot faster than in a 3D modeler.

How proficient are you in SketchUp?
A: Beginner

Have you gone to a SketchUp 3DBasecamp?
A: Don’t know what that is.

What is your current set up?
A: Custom built computer for gaming.

Do you have a 3D Warehouse page with your models, Extensions, or a website you would like to link to or show off to us?
A: I’m starting my first model. I have a floor plan layed in and am starting to work on it.

Anything else you would like to tell us?
A: Love to play Morrowind, Fallout Games, Skyrim…
A: I have a passion for architecture. I’ve collected architecture books for years. I love to look at building layouts, design, etc. Sketchup seems to be made for architecture.
A: I’ve looked through some of the Warehouse files. My favorite sketchup designer is Paulwall…his work is fantastic! I’m sure I’ll find more favorite designers as time goes on.

What is your favorite Emoji?
A: What, no Pugs? Well, I do like :sloth:s and :bat:s

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tony here,

I have never used this software outside of college before. That was in 2010 and i never really caught on to it very well back then.
I was using AutoCad, Civil 3d, Revit, Inventor, 3dsMax in school but let them all lapse due to the cost to keep them on my laptop after school ended. I just want a way to try and learn how to design small woodworking projects instead of just scratching out a quickie drawing or just winging it.


hi, ive been asking questions on facebook sketch up and they have been really helpful. my latest question is about the Extension warehouse i’m trying to use. i select sketch- up as told to but i dont get an install button but a download button. when i select download i get a message pop up saying “this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the default programs control panel.” i have done this in the default programs but still get this message pop up.
please help

I just created a new topic in reply to you.

Hi Tony. SketchUp sounds like just the ticket for you. At least it works very well for that purpose for me as well as many others. Feel free to ask questions as you go along. If you run into something while modeling, share the SketchUp file or at least screen shots. They help to sort out the right answers to your questions.

Hi All,

I hope I am posting myself in the right place…

My name is Phil, and I am an electro mechanical engineer. (Sounds like the start of some self help group :smiley:

I have been using Sketchup on and off for a couple of years now, and have finally decided to retire my drawing board and pens. From now I am using CAD only.

I know I have a lot to learn, and will try not to ask too many stupid questions. But I really need to learn more about how to use this system. I am ok with simple shapes, but I desperately need to learn how to draw lead screws and surfaces with compound curves…

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HI my name is Bruce Jennings

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Hi, my name is Paul. I’m retired and I use SketchUp for personal wood-working and light construction projects. It helps me visualize results, ie, appropriately scale sub-assemblies, fasteners, etc; helps me avoid fastener “collisions” inside lumber; and provides precise dimensions for sawing, drilling, and placements. I’m running 2017 Make (free) on Windoze 10.


Hi everyone.

I’m a french scenographer working with Sketchup for a few years now and joining SU community.
I do also teach how to use SU to artists and movie set makers.

my pseudo, botmup, is the name of one of the first programming method for robots.

working on PC computers, I was used to draw on CAD softwares like AutoCAD or VectoWorks, and to create images with 3DS Max. Now I try to leave behind me the use of CAD softwares and to produce all the documents I need with SU and Layout.
It’s sometimes hardwork but the flow is faster every days.

I’m glad to meet you all.