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Forum topic by groland posted 08-22-2017 06:26 PM 1118 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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08-22-2017 06:26 PM

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I have been playing with Sketchup using a set of online tutorials “Sketchup for Woodworkers”.

I ran across a glitch wherein any second use of the drop down menu in Outliner crashes SU. The program just quits. I am told I have the latest version, 8.0.4810, dated 2010. (I am using a Macintosh laptop, OS X 10.11.6 El Capitan.) In looking over SU’s forums, it seems like there are no recent entries.

Has this gone without an update for seven years? Is Google no longer supporting it? Are guys using another tool for designing furniture these days?



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#1 posted 08-22-2017 06:55 PM

There have been several updates to sketch up since 2010. Perhaps just not for Mac?

Go to their website or click the check for updates and see if there is something newer for your machine. Lots of LJs still using sketchup.


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

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#2 posted 08-22-2017 07:00 PM

A while ago google sold SketchUp to Trimble, so maybe you’re looking in the wrong place?

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#3 posted 08-22-2017 07:46 PM

Thanks for this info, particularly to “Mosquito”. Went to Trimble’s site where I found a 2017 version of SU for Mac. Their blurb said it was El Capitan compatible.
The problem with Outliner is gone—works as it should.

Many thanks!

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#4 posted 08-22-2017 07:50 PM

Awesome, glad it worked out. I use sketchup all the time :-)

-- Mos - Twin Cities, MN - -

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#5 posted 08-24-2017 08:43 AM

You have your fix, thought I’d still answer the question because it’s important. Plus I was already on your page.

It saves a lot of tedious calculation. You can click and drag shapes to fit your eye then extract the dimensions when you’re done. I don’t bother drawing in coping or router details. I use the cutlist tool (separate download using addin menu).

I keep up with the annual free release. It only takes a second to accept and download and renew.

-- Dave, New England - “We are made to persist. that's how we find out who we are.” ― Tobias Wolff

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