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gator9t9

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10-20-2015 06:00 PM

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My first glance at few of Sketchups finished products….i was so amazed. I thought I was in a Frank Lloyd
Wright movie or ad for on of his projects or homes.
It seems to be a very sophistcated an technically refined software product.

I would love to be signing up for a class or tutorial….

But why?....when I cannot afford the product????

I believe the cost is in the $ 700.00 – 800.00 range..

Am i wrong on these numbers for price?

Now I know that in woodworking. ...one can spend lots of. $$$

Or not so much….....

So I guess my question would be. How many of us lumberjocks can afford

Sketchup….

Thanks for listening.

And. I hope I get some response to my feelings for or against the price of Sketchup

Mike….gator9t9

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."


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#1 posted 10-20-2015 06:25 PM

I’ve used the free version for years, so affordability hasn’t been a problem…

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#2 posted 10-20-2015 06:44 PM

I’m with Oggie. Got the free version and it does everything and more that I need.

-- They say many people die because of alcohol. They never realized how many of them are born because of it.

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#3 posted 10-20-2015 07:10 PM

Thanks guys. I was under the impression the FREE version is only a trial vs????....

I think what has happened is the sketchup website. Has some conflicting links…

Conflicts between SU trial version 2015…....And Sketchup Make….

-- Mike in Bonney Lake " If you are real real real good your whole life, You 'll be buried in a curly maple coffin when you die."

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#4 posted 10-20-2015 07:16 PM



Thanks guys. I was under the impression the FREE version is only a trial vs????....

I think what has happened is the sketchup website. Has some conflicting links…

Conflicts between SU trial version 2015…....And Sketchup Make….

- gator9t9

You get pro free for thirty days, the back to the regular version. As a beginner there is nothing with Pro you need, I think it has to do with more export ability and collaboration with other software. You can design, build and print drawing from the free version,

I don’t particularly like using it, it’s tedious and takes a lot of time to get really good at it. But there is not better way to do 3D rendering without being really good at drawing, etc.

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#5 posted 10-20-2015 08:41 PM

I use the free version also. There are a lot of really good tutorials on YouTube.

-- Chem, Central California

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#6 posted 10-20-2015 11:04 PM

Ok sketchup make is the freebee. I have the pro version, primarily to take advantage of the features in layout.

Also if you or your spouse is a teacher, you can get a free license. If you are a student, a yearly cost of 49$ is pretty cheap. My son used it through highschool and in college :). You just have to fill out the paperwork and send proof to a website and you will get your key.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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