SketchUp Pro Hardware and Software Requirements

Posted by Geoff Powell on

Like many computer programs, SketchUp requires certain hardware and software specifications in order to install and run. These are basic requirements, though, so you may want to use our recommended suggestions to improve performance.

Requirements for Sketchup Pro 2020:

Windows 10, Windows 8+ and Windows 7+

  • Software
    • An internet connection is required to install and authorize SketchUp and to use some of the features.
    • Microsoft® Internet Explorer 9.0 or higher (Google Chrome is the recommended browser)
    • SketchUp Pro requires .NET Framework version 4.5.2. For more information about the .NET framework, click here.

Boot Camp, VMWare, and Parallels are not supported environments.

 

Mac OS 10.15+ (Catalina), Mac OS 10.14+ (Mojave), and Mac OS 10.13+ (High Sierra).

  • Software
    • An internet connection is required to authorize SketchUp and to use some of the features.
    • QuickTime 5.0 and web browser for multimedia tutorials.
    • Safari (Google Chrome is the recommended browser)
Boot Camp, VMWare, and Parallels are not supported environments.
 
Summary of Required Mac OS Requirements
Check this Apple web page for details of upgrading your MacOS

SketchUp 2020

Mac OS 10.15+ (Catalina),
Mac OS 10.14+ (Mojave),
Mac OS 10.13+ (High Sierra).

When signing into web features such as the Warehouses you'll be taken to an external browser to complete the signin process.

SketchUp 2019

Mac OS 10.15+ (Catalina),
Mac OS 10.14+ (Mojave),
Mac OS 10.13+ (High Sierra), 
Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra), 

You need to sign in with a Trimble ID to access the SketchUp Pro 2019 subscription or to participate in a Free Trial. SketchUp Desktop 2019 Classic licenses do not require a sign-in.

SketchUp 2018

Mac OS 10.15+ (Catalina),
Mac OS 10.13+ (High Sierra), 
Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra), 
Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan).

Mac OS X 10.14 (Mojave)
SketchUp 2018 has a known issue that leads to a one-time crash of SketchUp 2018 on Mac OS 10.14+ (Mojave) in the first 10-15 minutes (or so).

SketchUp 2017

Mac OS 10.15+ (Catalina),
Mac OS 10.13+ (High Sierra), 
Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra), 
Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan).

With the release of SketchUp 2017, we've removed support for 32-bit operating systems, OpenGL 2.0, and software rendering of models (as opposed to hardware acceleration). 

SketchUp 2016

Mac OS 10.15+ (Catalina),
Mac OS 10.13+ (High Sierra), 
Mac OS X 10.12 (Sierra), 
Mac OS X 10.11 (El Capitan).
Mac 
OS X 10.9 (Mavericks.)


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