FS: Sketchup at good price - used

FYI: There may be a couple of copies left of Sketchup, used, from a guy who was selling AutoCAD lt at ebay. While he auctioned AutoCAD, he mentioned in the listing that he had Sketchup for sale. I am very concerned about buying any bootleg copies, so I e-mailed some questions and was satisfied enough to take a chance.
Why Sketchup? Based on favorable comments by Sketchup users here, thank you very much, and having sampled the free download. I want it for product design (versus engineering), which is all I need it for; I'm still using a solid CAD program from 1997 or so called Trispectives, so an upgrade was due.
The CD arrived on Friday and it looks legit, though I cannot be 100% sure (YMMV). It did come with all of the needed numbers for install, as best I can tell.
If you are interested, take a look at the guy's completed AutoCAD auction, http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&rd=1&itemq32169298&ssPageName=STRK:MEWA:IT for contact info. That listing says he is selling Sketchup along with AutoCAD, but he was willing to sell Sketchup to me by itself for <$200. Normally about $500.
If you contact the guy and he is all out, my apologies -- but, I did not want to post this here until I received my copy and got a sense of this being legit.
All the usual disclaimers -- don't know the guy, etc. Anyway, FYI -- Igor
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FWIW, I'm demo-ing SketchUp right now to do some visualization on a home addition I'm thinking about. I'm a reasonably-skilled AutoCAD guy, but I'm not wild about doing 3D in AutoCAD. I downloaded the SketchUp demo and I have to say, it's pretty cool. The makers stress that it isn't a CAD program, and there's no doubt about that. But for my purposes, it's very quick to create faces and turn them into a 3D model. The program is very intuitive in the sense that it "knows" that you're likely drawing a line to be even with an existing line and will highlight that point I wouldn't use it to create a dimensioned drawing to hand out for quotes, but it's helpful with the initial design. The only negative is that it's $495 on the web site. Unless you're a teacher, in which case you can get it for $99.
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I'm impressed by the program as well. I don't know enough about CAD programs to know what "Its not a CAD program" means. For the purposes of designing furniture projects, the program seems to have all the features needed (assuming you use a separate cutlist program). What is missing?
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