Offers improved features for modeling "in context" like built-in Google Maps for easier geo-location, color imagery and more accurate terrain, deeper integration of Building Maker, moreover Solid Tools for additive and subtractive modeling and volume calculation.

Application Details:

Version: 8.x
License: Free to use
Votes: 0
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.7.34

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What works

Installation, starting up (after openGL registry fix), closing, opening existing files, saving file, keyboard shortcuts (after resetting through windows > preferences > shortcuts > reset all), exporting, colours.

What does not

3D warehouse opens in browser (firefox).


What was not tested

Importin, plugins.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowFedora 21 x86_64Jan 20 20151.7.34Yes Yes GoldWilf M 
ShowPuppy Linux 5.xNov 17 20141.7.30Yes Yes BronzeSteve 
ShowFedora 19 x86_64Jul 26 20141.7.22Yes Yes GoldWilf M 
ShowopenSUSE 13.1Jun 04 20141.7.19Yes Yes Bronzean anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 12.04 "Precise" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 12 20131.7.1Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
3548 .lnk file is created on the desktop together with the program icon... NEW View
24285 Google SketchUp 8 'Share Model' shows empty 'Sign in' dialog window and opens external browser NEW View
25912 Multiple applications (Google SketchUp 7/8, Photoshop CS6, Mol) don't display the last drawn frame promptly when using binary drivers from Nvidia REOPENED View
27395 Google SketchUp 8 crashes on startup with OpenGL hardware acceleration disabled ('HW_OK=0' setting in registry) NEW View

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by Nicolas on Friday March 31st 2017, 16:15
I tried installing it downloading from the web page but it required c++ and .net and the installation hanged. So I installed Sketchup 8 from winetricks and it worked fine with the regedit fix.
by Leandro on Thursday April 23rd 2015, 14:45
Everything running ok on Fedora 19!!! Thanks for solve the OpenGL issue

by zz2211 on Sunday March 22nd 2015, 15:45
As i can't edit comments here. Just adding a Thank You, to the bottom of that last one.

Thank You.
Linux mint?
by zz2211 on Sunday March 22nd 2015, 15:45
Has anyone tested this on linux mint? Sketchup 8 under wine of any version, preferably on the latest version of mint. Does the fact it has worked on other linux distribtuions, and been recorded here to do so, imply it ought to? I think some of the distributions it was tested under are the one's which linux mint is a "daughter/son/futher development" of.
a question about sketchup 8 under wine on linux
by zz2211 on Friday December 12th 2014, 16:15
I wanted to ask, i notice from this page that there have been some problems with certain sketchup features when trying to run sketchup 8 under wine. Particularly with image export using file-->export-->2d graphic. I wanted to know if sketchup plugins which worked when running sketchup 8 on windows still work when using it under wine. Does sketchup under wine still have the folder C:\Program Files\Google\Google Sketchup\ (version numbers...) \Plugins and the ability to run .rb files placed in there? I'm thinking of switching from windows to linux soon and want to check whether this program and it's plugins will still work. The plguin i am specicifically thinking of is an old kerkythea export su2kt plugin.
If this question would be better "posted" elsewhere then feel free to move it to a more appropriate location.
RE: a question about sketchup 8 under wine on linux
by Wilf M on Tuesday January 20th 2015, 13:17
Sketchup 8's 2d export does work (example from my fedora 21 box here: ).

My sketchup setup also seems to work with most plugins (a few plugins I tried a while back that didn't work I think required unavailable stuff), but copying scripts to the plugins folder (in my case /home/wilf/.sketchup8/drive_c/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 8/Plugins) and using extension installers also works.
RE: a question about sketchup 8 under wine on linux
by Wilf M on Wednesday January 21st 2015, 7:45
su2kt and Kerkythea does seem to work:

BTW, other rendering programs are available with sketchup plugins - in the past I have used Indigo Renderer (non-free, trial version): and Luxrender: . They take a bit longer than Kerkythea, but high quality images can be produced - e.g. for some work (on a 'Ubuntu smartwatch') last year, I did this using Indigo: .
RE: a question about sketchup 8 under wine on linux
by zz2211 on Saturday January 31st 2015, 14:25
Thanks, i was asking this specifically in the context of the process outlined here, which works well on windows, but i don't know whether it can be replicated on Linux under Wine...

steps 16 to 19

Thanks for the advice you have given.
RE: a question about sketchup 8 under wine on linux
by Wilf M on Sunday February 1st 2015, 6:05
su2kt works, and blender can run natively or under Wine in Linux - the kt2obj might work (I haven't tested it), you might need to install java or net or something under Wine.

What I do is export the model from SketchUp as a COLLADA .dae (would save the hassle of xml -> obj), then import it into Blender (both the dae export/import seem to be available by default):

With blender you sometimes have to add lights, change to the render view and stuff to see textures. When exporting to DAE it appears the textures and stuff are stored in a directory with the same name as the exported DAE file - you probably have to move that as well if you move the DAE.

Blender also helps editing models that are to be 3D printed as SketchUp sometimes makes a mess off things. Try things and see what happens!
Winetricks: Google SketchUp 8 CheckSum mismatch
by Bing Crossbow on Sunday June 10th 2012, 11:26
Winetricks (part of my Wine 1.4 installation) can't install Google SketchUp 8 as the automatically downloaded file repeatedly gives incorrect checksum result.

I'm a Noob to Wine/Ubuntu (Precise Pangolin)... what can I do or is this a Google error? Please be gentle.
RE: Winetricks: Google SketchUp 8 CheckSum mismatch
by mr_frog on Sunday July 8th 2012, 6:06
Having the same problem and system here, just keeps downloading over and over and never goes down to bizz...
RE: Winetricks: Google SketchUp 8 CheckSum mismatch
by James Zhao on Sunday July 8th 2012, 7:14
Download it manually from google's website and install.
Step 1: Download from google
Step 2: Right click the file (where you put it)
Step 3: Click on Wine Windows Program Loader
Step 4: Follow the instructions in installer
And voila you are set to use SketchUp
RE: Winetricks: Google SketchUp 8 CheckSum mismatch
by Rob Hills on Tuesday August 7th 2012, 1:09
I also ran into this problem so I've reported it as a bug.
useful article
by Sergei, Turukin on Tuesday February 21st 2012, 6:53

i've found very useful article with some links to registry keys to get sketchup working.

couldn't get SU working without these "brilliant" patches. Had to disable splash screen, inspector and enable hardware acceleration. Hope this helps.

Arch 64, wine 1.4rc4.
Do you need a shell script to run it on Wine?
by Greg on Tuesday January 3rd 2012, 23:14
If you interpret 'Do you' as meaning 'Does one', the answer is yes.

The actual question is for you to answer. I have written a simple one. There doesn't seem to be anywhere to upload it on AppDB, so let me know if you want me to send it to you. It's small - 111 Bytes.
mouse pointer always displaced
by Gabriel on Monday December 26th 2011, 6:05
wine version 1.3.35
Application: Google Sketchup 8.0

The pointer of the mouse is always pointing few millimeters above the arrow.
RE: mouse pointer always displaced
by Steve on Friday January 13th 2012, 10:18
I am running Sketchup using an Nvidia Graphics card and proprietary driver (64 bit arch.). I have found that if I change screen resolution after opening Sketchup it realigns the cursor to the proper spot. (You can change resolution back immediately afterwards, it appear that it is the act of changing it that makes the difference, not what one changes it to.)
no run
by Nikita on Saturday November 5th 2011, 3:42
nikitron@terminator:~/Рабочий стол$ wine "Google SketchUp 8.desktop"
wine: Unhandled page fault on write access to 0x00542000 at address 0x7ef7baea (thread 0021), starting debugger...
fixme:service:scmdatabase_autostart_services Auto-start service L"sfdrv01" failed to start: 1053
wine: Call from 0x7ed61639 to unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.IoCreateSynchronizationEvent, aborting
wine: Unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.IoCreateSynchronizationEvent called at address 0x7ed61639 (thread 002a), starting debugger...
wine: Call from 0x7ed61639 to unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.IoCreateSynchronizationEvent, aborting
wine: Call from 0x7ed61639 to unimplemented function ntoskrnl.exe.IoCreateSynchronizationEvent, aborting
fixme:service:scmdatabase_autostart_services Auto-start service L"sfhlp02" failed to start: 1053
wine: Unhandled page fault on write access to 0x00544000 at address 0x7ef7baea (thread 0031), starting debugger...
fixme:service:scmdatabase_autostart_services Auto-start service L"sfvfs02" failed to start: 1053
wine: ������ � ������� EXE ��� Z:\home\nikitron\������� ����\Google SketchUp 8.desktop
installed on Gentoo/Dell laptop
by John Poole on Thursday February 24th 2011, 21:06
Sketchup: version 8

laptop: Dell Inspiron N7010

Linux: [Gentoo] Linux themis 2.6.34-gentoo-r12 #2 SMP Fri Jan 28 03:31:57 PST 2011 i686 Intel(R) Core(TM) i5 CPU M 460 @ 2.53GHz GenuineIntel GNU/Linux

wine: 1.3.14

Had to switch the value of the regedit key to "1" to get past the error message: SketchUp was unable to initialize OpenGL! Please make sure you have installed the correct drivers for your graphics card.

Error: ChoosePixelFormat failed.

Problem: keyboard commands, e.g. spacebar change to select, p to push, do not work, can only invoke using the mouse
RE: installed on Gentoo/Dell laptop
by John Poole on Tuesday March 1st 2011, 20:23
Turns out when SketchUp started, none of the keybindings for short-cuts was active. When I clicked "Reset" in the Windows-Preferences-Shortcuts dialog, then the traditional key stroke short-cuts worked.
Not working with nvidia whql driver 260.19.36
by CHEGGOUR Hamza on Thursday February 17th 2011, 1:27
Not working with nvidia proprietary whql driver 260.19.36 so I reverted to an older beta driver (260.19.29)
Correction to registry entry
by Steve Kelem on Tuesday January 4th 2011, 2:12
The reg key, above, for SketchUp8 should be HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Google/SketchUp8/GLConfig/Display. The default value for the Data is 1.
RE: Correction to registry entry
by Cathy M on Saturday October 13th 2012, 14:26
Running: 11.10 Oneric w/ 1.4 Wine w/ 32 bit HP laptop...

I'm attempting to run sketchup 8 via Wine 1.4. I get the exact error described in an earlier post, but I don't seem to be able to make the suggested adjustment because there is no 'Google' folder. In the 'Software' directory I only have 'wine' and 'microsoft'. (w/ hidden folders viewable)

I wasn't planning on upgrading to 'Precise' for this.

I'm a coding/wine idiot.

Any thoughts anyone? Thanks!
layout not working
by AlexDS on Sunday December 19th 2010, 4:13
i forgot to mention that i have Ubuntu 10.10 and Wine 1.3.8
layout not working
by AlexDS on Sunday December 19th 2010, 4:13
i have sketchup 8 PRO, and the sketchup applications seems to work fine, but the Layout and Style Builder are not working. They crash at the start.

what can be done ?
Ruby Script: SU crashes with the system(exe) command
by Alessandro on Monday November 1st 2010, 12:58
In Ubuntu 8.10 and wine 1.2, the use, inside a script, of the ruby command


will produce a crash in SketchUp.
Wine 1.3.3
by Aerilius on Sunday October 3rd 2010, 14:18
With Wine 1.3.3, the Ruby console works perfect.
And now drag and drop of images into the Sketchup window works without crash ;-)

by Aerilius on Thursday September 30th 2010, 8:02
If the keyboard shortcuts don't work by default (they should, and they worked in previous versions), you can assign new shortcuts in the preferences.
s = scale
No image export
by Alessandro on Monday September 27th 2010, 6:25
Exporting the view in a 2D format (free version) like PNG, TIF, or JPG I get a "white" image (sometimes a "black" one).
RE: No image export
by OM on Monday October 11th 2010, 15:32
same here :(
RE: No image export
by Emil Harder on Sunday October 24th 2010, 7:24
Same here. "Print Screen" is okay.. but not the quality of "real" images.
RE: No image export
by Pillo on Saturday January 21st 2012, 10:33
Same problem here!
RE: No image export
by Zebulun on Thursday January 10th 2013, 4:41
Same here - without file export sketchup is useless. What's happening? Is there a workaround? Is it an openGL probelm? Sketchup 8.0.1518 on wine 1.5.21
RE: No image export
by Alessandro on Thursday January 10th 2013, 7:23
Update: i think this could be a problem of Gnome, cause in my new Lubuntu Notebook SketchUp8 can export image!!!!
RE: No image export
by Zebulun on Monday January 21st 2013, 9:26
I tried Lubuntu after you said this, and had no joy. I did find I could export eps files from sketchup pro, but this seems to frequently crash on me...
RE: No image export
by Alessandro on Monday January 21st 2013, 9:51
It sounds a bit strange..... I tried with my desktop, and it works again..... I use Lubuntu 12.04 64bit and SketchUp 8.... what do you use?
Focus lost when entering numbers
by Tsu Dho Nimh on Wednesday September 15th 2010, 19:58
Does not allow me to enter text in the text input fields for scaling objects. If I move the cursor to the field, it appears to lose focus on the object.

I don't know if this is normal or not, but the help files indicate that you can resize objects by entering the desired dimensions as text.
RE: Focus lost when entering numbers
by Aerilius on Friday September 24th 2010, 14:31
It seems to work as normal. It is supposed to be intuitive that you can select something, type a length and hit enter. There is no need to give focus to the measurements box.
After choosing the select tool, try for example:
2 [enter]
2.5m [enter]

But something that doesn't work anymore is the keyboard shortcuts (ie. s for scale)