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sandhill

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08-15-2012 09:52 PM

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So I went through all the tutorials for the free version and now I ‘m a fan. I was wondering what the difference was in the Pro version? Are there more models? Does it give you access to things like profile moldings to use in your designs? Is it really worth $495? Or is the free Ver 8 all that is really needed for a wood worker?


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#1 posted 08-15-2012 09:56 PM

I have pro for the additional output options which I use to get into a CAM program for CNC. But I have a educators discount version.

If all you are doing is designing and/or printing plans, the free version is all you need.

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sandhill

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#2 posted 08-16-2012 02:32 PM

Thants what I was thinking. Thank you

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#3 posted 08-16-2012 02:59 PM

I’m downloading it now.

-- I'm a twisted 2x4 in a pile of straight lumber.

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#4 posted 08-16-2012 03:47 PM

I don’t need the pro version but I wish the free version would print top a pdf file on a pc like it will on a mac.

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#5 posted 08-16-2012 03:48 PM

There are some extra features. If you become proficient in Sketchup
you’ll discover the limitations of the basic version… the pro version
is suited to professionals who need more speed and efficiency
from the software. You can still draw virtually anything in the
basic version.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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#6 posted 08-16-2012 04:36 PM

I wish the free version would print top a pdf file on a pc like it will on a mac

dude, use a program like CutePDF that will use the print option to generate a PDF. Instead of the document going to the printer, the program outputs a PDF to your desired location.

Like the others say, use the free version (until you need something from the Pro version). Most likely, you will never need the Pro version.

-- "Well, at least we can still use it as firewood... maybe." - Doss

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#7 posted 08-16-2012 04:41 PM

Ok – here’s a difference.

In Sketchup pro you can take a vector sketch of anything
flat, like an extrusion or moulding profile, and push/pull it
into a 3d form. In the basic version you can’t. One
workaround is you put your flat drawing in Sketchup
and trace over it using the Sketchup drawing tools, then
you can push/pull it.

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