I’ve been using SketchUp off-and-on in its various free platforms for several years. It has proved invaluable in mocking-up woodworking projects and determining how much material I need to buy.
So, when I opened it recently and found that my Free Version no longer worked, I had to consider long and hard whether to purchase a paid version. Eventually, I decided that I’ve ridden the Free Train long enough and $10 per month was justified. Even though I don’t use the software very often, I would still get my money’s worth out of it; and if I didn’t, I could comfortably chalk the cost up to the free use I’ve already utilized.
Here’s the problem - it doesn’t f**king work! Like, at ALL. And the “help” section is pretty much useless, too. So I’m turning to the Forum for answers before I demand a refund and find another program.
I can’t so much as draw a simple rectangle to begin my project.
To be clear - I’m familiar with the Tools, the keyboard shortcuts I most often use, etc.
I had expected to have a seamless, optimized experience after laying down money for a program that I’ve always used for free. Instead, I’m dead in the water.
Is there something I’m missing, or doing wrong? I thought that once I reached the template, I would be good to go.
So far, I’ve opened one project and had zero functionality. So, I opened Sketch-Up again via the email Trimble sent. That one worked for about 10 minutes before breaking. Since then, I haven’t been able to do anything.