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Forum topic by Bohaiboy posted 01-22-2018 07:30 PM 579 views 0 times favorited 20 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bohaiboy

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01-22-2018 07:30 PM

SO I have been using 16 for a while which is a download to your computer. Decided to upgrade to latest free version. It is now web based and not at all user friendly IMHP. Anyone else discovered this and are there any good new tutorials out there? I thought I had a good handle on the SketchupMake but this has thrown a steep learning curve in just to relearn how to set up screens etc. Totally frustrated today.

-- Tim, Houston, TX area


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hotbyte

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#1 posted 01-22-2018 07:37 PM

Yuck…some things should not be cloud based!

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dschlic1

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#2 posted 01-22-2018 08:27 PM

I would not use the cloud based SU Make. You can still download SU Make 2016. The web based version cannot use custom plugins!

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#3 posted 01-23-2018 01:56 AM

Everything is going app/cloud based….

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Lazyman

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#4 posted 01-23-2018 02:17 AM

Yeah, not a fan of the web version. It is handy for viewing on the web and for minor tweaks but not ready for prime time usage for design. They obviously rushed it into production. It also crashes on mobile browsers. Still using the 2017 version and will until they can fix the web version.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#5 posted 01-23-2018 02:28 PM

As “Lazyman” said, get Make 2017. It will be the last of the free downloadable versions. Sketchup Make users are not happy!

Sketchup Pro will continue to be updated and downloadable but the occasional user will be hard pressed to justify the price.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 01-23-2018 03:31 PM

My belief is that the strategy of many major software creators is to provide a reasonably priced (or free) product that becomes indispensable to the user and then hold the person hostage to continue to use it. It is their right but I don’t like it. We abandoned Adobe products after 30 years for this very reason.

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#7 posted 01-23-2018 04:31 PM

Do plugins still work in the online version? Like the cut list extension?

-- Part of engineering is to know when to put your calculator down and pick up your tools.

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Lazyman

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#8 posted 01-23-2018 10:50 PM

If their goal is to make me want to take the time to learn Fusion 360, they may succeed. Since I learned Sketchup first, it was difficult to make the transition so I kept going back to Sketchup because I was more productive with it but if they continue to make it more difficult to use, it will be much easier to make the leap.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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Lazyman

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#9 posted 01-23-2018 10:58 PM


Do plugins still work in the online version? Like the cut list extension?

- bbasiaga

I cannot find a way to use a plug-in so I guess that is functionality that they are removing from the web version.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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Bohaiboy

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#10 posted 01-24-2018 12:04 AM

Yep, so i have learned if you want the latest and greatest SKetchup AND want to use extensions previously purchased, you have to purchase SU Pro 18. However you can continue to use previous versions of Make, they just wont have technical support and will not get new features as they are developed. Not familiar with Fusion 360 but will check it out.

-- Tim, Houston, TX area

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#11 posted 01-24-2018 11:05 AM



My belief is that the strategy of many major software creators is to provide a reasonably priced (or free) product that becomes indispensable to the user and then hold the person hostage to continue to use it. It is their right but I don t like it. We abandoned Adobe products after 30 years for this very reason.

- ArtMann

Electronic Crack!

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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#12 posted 01-24-2018 03:49 PM

LOL

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#13 posted 01-24-2018 03:59 PM

Sorry to threadjack, but does anyone have experience using Visio in place of sketchup?

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#14 posted 01-24-2018 04:08 PM

You can still download Make 2017 here:
https://www.sketchup.com/download/all

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - http://www.youtube.com/MosquitoMods - http://www.TheModsquito.com

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Bohaiboy

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#15 posted 01-24-2018 05:09 PM

I have used Visio for years. It is a 2D model only. Fairly steep learning curve and not nearly as good as SU for furniture drawing. I do still use it from time to time for cut lists for plywood but again it is only 2D.

-- Tim, Houston, TX area

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