Sketchup On Surface Pro?

Sketchup On Surface Pro?

Postby masterpaul » Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:28 am

Im thinking to get the Surface Pro. However Im not sure if sketchup with run on it. The lack of Sketchup may push me to get the Sahara Slate, which is very very expensive :-(


Will sketchup run on Surface Pro ?
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Re: Sketchup On Windows 8 RTM

Postby Aerilius » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:04 am

[Edit] I misread RTM as RT. SketchUp does run on Windows 8 x86 (32 bit, 64 bit), but not on Windows RT / ARM / WOA.
And thus SketchUp does run on the Surface Pro (x86) but on the classic desktop.

Windows 8 RT means supporting a different architecture (ARM). SketchUp only supports x86 (and dropped the PowerPC architecture some years ago). I fear it's a decision of marketshare, so it may take some time until ARM devices with Windows are common. If Trimble decides to rewrite the whole user interface for Metro, than it will run on both x86 and ARM.

Most of the opensource ecosystem has toolchains to support all sorts of architectures, so it could be done, but I don't know in what Trimble will invest. Who knows, maybe they rather advance the web version.

(As a critical sidenote: That's the downside of the closed core/open extensions concept. It depends on Google/Trimble/SketchUp to port the core application, and thus our extensions can only run where SketchUp has been ported to. SketchUp is not a platform although they often claim that.)
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Re: Sketchup On Windows 8 RTM

Postby thomthom » Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:28 am

Isn't Microsoft going to release a x86 Surface?

Off-Topic:
Aerilius wrote:Windows 8 RTM means supporting a different architecture (ARM)

RTM = Release To Manufacturing - nothing to do with ARM
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Re: Sketchup On Windows 8 RTM

Postby Aerilius » Fri Aug 03, 2012 9:07 am

So many marketing names. Both Windows 8 and Windows RT are ready for manufacturing (RTM).
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Re: Sketchup On Windows 8 RTM

Postby Gaieus » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:01 am

Is it not RTFM by any chance? :?
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Re: Sketchup On Windows 8 RTM

Postby masterpaul » Fri Aug 03, 2012 10:56 pm

Dam it I confused the names lol, it has nothing to do with RTM, in fact I was mentioning the Pro version of the Surface.

So sketchup will run on the PRO version but not on the RT?
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Re: Sketchup On Surface Pro?

Postby LarryV » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:19 pm

On a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet:
Sketch Up 2013 crashes as soon as you open a template.
SketchUp 7 and SketchUp 8 seem to open the default template normally.

I have not tried to open a complex file yet.

Just wanted to update everyone on my progress.
I am looking forward to using Sketchup on the Surface Pro.

-Larry
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Re: Sketchup On Surface Pro?

Postby masterpaul » Wed Nov 06, 2013 4:32 am

LarryV wrote:On a Microsoft Surface Pro tablet:
Sketch Up 2013 crashes as soon as you open a template.
SketchUp 7 and SketchUp 8 seem to open the default template normally.

I have not tried to open a complex file yet.

Just wanted to update everyone on my progress.
I am looking forward to using Sketchup on the Surface Pro.

-Larry


It works fine, on the sony vaio duo 11. No crashes no whatsoever. The only downside is that the UI is not quite suited for tablet and stylus uses.
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Re: Sketchup On Surface Pro?

Postby KENTUCKY » Wed Nov 13, 2013 5:23 am

I run sketchup on a surface pro.
There is an issue with the driver from intel that causes bugsplats. There is a lot of discussion in the google groups. The issue arose after a windows update. I restored my system to pre-update and have no problems. I haven't taken the time to determine if the issue has been fixed, I just turned automatic updates off.
http://productforums.google.com/forum/# ... HiXucmWLoJ
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