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Forum topic by shopdog posted 05-05-2012 11:03 AM 846 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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shopdog

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05-05-2012 11:03 AM

Bought by Trimble

Shocking that Google would sell anything, let alone such popular software, with a huge following.

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz


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GrandpaLen

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#1 posted 05-05-2012 03:08 PM

For the right price, anything can be bought.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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rance

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#2 posted 05-05-2012 03:15 PM

Yes, what a huge following they have. I hope they keep the direction that Google started.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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ShipWreck

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#3 posted 05-05-2012 03:24 PM

Do you guys use the free version, or the paid?

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rance

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#4 posted 05-05-2012 03:41 PM

Free. Only guy I know that uses paid is Dave Richards.

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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david_larch

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#5 posted 05-05-2012 04:18 PM

I have the Pro versions. I do a lot of architectural illustration modeling and rendering the the Skp plug in Vray. I tend to layout many different components in cad first and import into sketchup. That used to be a free plug-in (you can still find it if you have an older version (7 I think)). I was super surprised at the news, too.

-- www.alibiwoodworks.com

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shopdog

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#6 posted 05-05-2012 04:28 PM

I started playing with Sketchup with v3.0…free 8 hours. Same with v4.0

I bought Sketchup before Google did…version 5, and paid $450 for it. I got a free upgrade to 6.0, and paid again to upgrade to v7.0. That’s where I’m going to stay.

-- Steve-- http://www.urbanexteriors.biz

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Loren

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#7 posted 05-05-2012 06:13 PM

Google’’s making Sketchup free massively boosted the user
base. I bet they turned a tidy profit selling it.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#8 posted 05-05-2012 10:43 PM

Maybe they needed the money? ;-)

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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