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Which Template Should I Select

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Hi,

I've just Upgraded to Windows 10 and having to re-install all my programs. I have Sketchup installed now but when I launch it, it asks which template I want to use. The 2 options would be either the Architect or the Construction. I've often wonder if it makes any difference to which one I select and since I used Sketchup for designing sceneries and ground vectures for flight simulators, which one should I select, the Architect or the Construction?

Ken.
 
Hi Ken:

Personally, I would use "Simple Template - Feet and Inches"

...which has a green 'ground' plane color.


Then, I would use this icon toolbar plugin Ruby script: :idea:

Matt666: Toggle Units v3.002


...which allows one to easily toggle to / from fractional units. 😉


PS: Which numeric version of Sketchup do you plan to use this time ? :scratchch

GaryGB
 
Then, I would use this icon toolbar plugin Ruby script: :idea:

Matt666: Toggle Units v3.002


...which allows one to easily toggle to / from fractional units. 😉

I may try it. I would like it if Sketchup had decimal units, such as 125.7258 feet, rather than typing 125' 8 11/16."

PS: Which numeric version of Sketchup do you plan to use this time ? :scratchch

GaryGB

I'll probably use Sketchup version 2017, since I'm in the middle of a project that was created in Sketchup 2017. Either that or later, and they would be the trial versions.

Ken.
 
I would like it if Sketchup had decimal units, such as 125.7258 feet, rather than typing 125' 8 11/16."

Hi Ken:

The Matt666: Toggle Units v3.002 can toggle display / availability of ...decimal unit precision.

Note as well that Sketchup Menu > Window > Model Info > Units dialog allows one to assign 'Precision' of units for a loaded 3D model.

I'll probably use Sketchup version 2017, since I'm in the middle of a project that was created in Sketchup 2017. Either that or later, and they would be the trial versions.

Ken.

You can always export your Sketchup project in Google Earth *.KMZ file to retain similar info to that saved in a native format *.SKP file.


Be aware that Sketchup 2017 "broke" Combine Textures for vertical Faces such as walls (...and the developers never issued a 'fix' for that).

So you may wish to also use either Sketchup version 8 or 2016 to do your Combine Texture operations, even if 2017 is used for most modeling.


FYI: Although it is rather awkward to use, there is technically a Sketchup 2017 Combine Textures 'work-around':



BTW: To enable use of all legacy and more recent Sketchup *.SKP file formats, these extensions by Eneroth3 may prove useful:




PS: To avoid lockups with some plugins, edit the Sketchup shortcut > Properties > {Compatibility} tab settings for all users to "Run As Administrator"

GaryGB
 
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