It doesn't *HAVE* to say "free".
1. Go to Google
2. Type in "free sketchup"
3. Click any of the first 4-5 links...anything except the one to Softonic
4. When the new page opens, click on anything that even *HINTS* at a
5. They may/probably will ask you to choose a product or ask how you intend
to use it. Pick an answer from the drop down box that hints at "personal or
Just as an aside, if you have this much trouble just downloading the program
I suspectt you will encounter severe frustration when trying to use it;
maybe not, hope so.
Yes sir, I've been there, done that. Nada. I guess our IT guy has
these computers set up so that the anti-virus protection disallows
downloads of .prg, .dll, .exe type files. Not all that important.
Thanks for trying to help you guys.
The Pro version has presentation features that are totally unnecessary
for 99.9% of what a woodworker needs for drawing/modeling; and there are
workarounds for most of the remainder when using the free version of
Sketchup (currently know as "Sketchup Make").
I built a home for a client using the free version a few years back, and
the only reason I needed to switch to the Pro version was for the
ability to print full size construction plans for
permitting/bidding/building ... all the drawing/modeling was done using
the free version, and nothing has changed in that regard in the interim
as far as capability.
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