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
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
If you are interested, take a look at the guy's completed AutoCAD auction,
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
All the usual disclaimers -- don't know the guy, etc. Anyway, FYI -- Igor