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Sketchup Guide

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    Sketchup is a 3D design program that gives you simple tools to create anything in a 3 Dimensional environment. In fact its so easy to use, that anyone can learn to build 3D objects without having to read tutorials or take a class.

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    Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Sketchup in Linux with PlayOnLinux.

    Tips & Specs:

    To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained

    Mint 17 64-bit
    PlayOnLinux: 4.2.8
    Wine: 1.7.46

    Wine Installation

    Click Tools
    Select "Manage Wine Versions"
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    Look for the Wine Version: 1.7.46
    Select it
    Click the arrow pointing to the right
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    Click Next

    Downloading Wine
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    Extracting

    Downloading Gecko
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    Installed
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    Wine 1.7.46 is installed and you can close this window

    Download SketchUp

    Go To: https://www.sketchup.com/download/all
    Click "Download SketchUp"
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    Enter your email, profession, etc
    Check "I agree to SketchUp Make's License"
    Click "Download SketchUp Make"
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    Hit Cancel on the 64-bit version
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    Click "Trouble downloading?"
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    Click "Downloading SketchUp"
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    Click the "Windows 32-bit"
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    Navigate to your Desktop
    Click Save
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    PlayOnLinux Setup

    Launch PlayOnLinux
    Click Install
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    Click "Install a non-listed program"
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    Click Next

    Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
    Click Next
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    Name your virtual drive: sketchup
    Click Next
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    Check all three options:
    • Use another version of Wine
    • Configure Wine
    • Install some libraries
    Click Next
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    Select Wine 1.7.46
    Click Next
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    Select "32-bits windows installation"
    Click Next
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    Wine Configuration

    Applications
    Windows version: Windows 7
    Click Apply
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    Graphics Tab
    Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
    Click OK
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    PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)

    Check the following:
    • POL_Install_corefonts
    • POL_Install_d3dx9
    • POL_Install_dotnet40
    • POL_Install_gdiplus
    • POL_Install_tahoma
    • POL_Install_vcrun6
    Click Next
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    Note: All packages will automatically download and install

    Click Browse

    Select "SketchUpMake-en.exe"
    Click Open
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    Click Next

    Click Next
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    Check "I accept..."
    Click Next
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    Click Next
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    Click Install
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    Click Finish
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    PlayOnLinux Shortcut

    Select "SkechUp.exe"
    Click Next
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    Name your shortcut: SketchUp
    Click Next
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    Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
    Click Next
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    PlayOnLinux Configure

    Back to PlayOnLinux
    Select SketchUp
    Click Configure
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    General Tab
    Wine version: 1.7.46
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    Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.

    Display Tab
    Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
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    Close Configure

    Launching Sketchup

    Select SketchUp
    Click Run
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    Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs

    Select a Template
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    Click "Start using Sketchup"
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    Note: Your default browser will pop up as well with the Sketchup website

    Have Fun
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    Conclusion:
    Sketchup runs great in PlayOnLinux. No lag on my GeForce 550 Ti even with the large models shown in the video. Too bad Ruby isn't implemented because you can add a bunch of custom tools for animation, physics, plugins and more.

    SketchUp Video:


    Screenshots:
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    Last edited: Nov 3, 2018
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