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Sketchup Guide for Woodworkers

GregV's picture

I purchased the Guide for Woodworkers and is installed on my PC.  I am starting to use my laptop for drawings while at the coffee shop and would like to have to Guide for reference on the laptop as well.  Do I have to purchase another copy, or can I download a second copy, or is copying the PDF to a thumb-drive and then transferring a viable option?  And speaking of thumb-drives... after drawing or updating a drawing on either computer can I then save the drawing to the thumb-drive and then save to the other computer? 

Thanks, GregV

DaveRichards's picture

SketchUp Files (post #169534, reply #1 of 4)

Hi Greg,

You wouldn't have authorization to distribute the PDF file to others but you can put it on another computer of your own  so you have access to it for reference.

As to the SketchUp files, you can certainly save them to a thumb drive and transfer them to another computer. You'll want to save them to some place that is quickly accessible for saving so that the autosaved SKB file can be generated so either use the default Save location or set up another location on the computer and then copythe SKP file to the thumb drive when you want to open the file on your other machine.

Another thing to consider is saving the file to a Dropbox or other online storage location. As long as you have access to the Internet, you can get at the SKP file from any machine. You could also upload to the 3D Warehouse if you wish. If you don't want to share the files with the world, make sure you set it up to be private. You can also share the SKP file with specified others if you wish.

Happy New Year.


GregV's picture

Dave, thanks for the reply.  (post #169534, reply #2 of 4)

Dave, thanks for the reply.  Is there an advantage to saving to the 3D Warehouse versus just saving to a thumbdrive and transferring computer to computer?  Is it just ease of access for both?

Thanks again, and a Happy New Year to you too.


DaveRichards's picture

The only advantage is that (post #169534, reply #3 of 4)

The only advantage is that you can upload to the warehouse directly from SketchUp and the file can be available to others. If you don't want your SketchUp files out in the public domain, though, you might not want to go that route./ As I said before, you can set sharing permssions so it isn't really public. If you don't have any trouble keeping track of your thumbdrive, it'll be fine. If you have your computers on a  network, you could also establish a folder that can be shared ebtween the machines and access the file from either computer. the benefit of that is that you only have one copy of the file going. 

Totekit's picture

DropBox might work well for (post #169534, reply #4 of 4)

DropBox might work well for sharing Sketchup drawings between computers if the coffee shop has wireless Internet. Might connect by cellular too, I don't know.