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I notice there is quite some time since anyone posted anything about sketchup.

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Is this because everyone is now full bottle, or, doesn't sketch up apply any more?
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I use SketchUp for everything I do, even for trivial stuff. This forces me to keep my "mental tools" sharper. Yes, it is now a subscription model; the company has to turn a profit. Many of you likely belong to local non-profit woodworking clubs; in the US the club may have a 501C3 form on file with the IRS. If you are a non-profit, you can purchase ($55) an annual SketchUp Pro license via
I never particularly liked building things using the traditional 3 view drawings. SketchUp allow you to see things in 3-D. I learned SketchUp from the 2010 book "SketchUp Guide for Woodworkers" by Timothy S. Killen. While the book is dated, the exercises in the book are still relevant today. I have co-taught four SketchUp classes for my local woodworking club, each consisting of four two hour sessions. Don't expect to spend two hours and be able to draw a Queen Anne highboy chest.
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When someone saves a file in the latest format and puts it up for download the 2017 version won't open it. I never really got a chance to use it very much. Made a few drawings with it but never really had a need for it. After 40 years of buyin g CAD programs and none of them still useable It became less practical for me. I found once I built it in SU my desire to build it in the real world was gone....ha! I design a lot of smaller stuff in vcarve as it can be used to cut parts out.
Monthly or yearly pricing programs just don't fit my style. Sometimes I will lay something down for a year and then pick it up again.
But you can use the Save As option and save a version that is compatible with SketchUp 2017.
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