March 07, 2014, 04:52:54 am
The eraser and Geolocation both work 100% on both my 2013 and 2014 Pro versions. I can't speak for the free version as I prefer to actually back ongoing development of my favorite modeling software .
You don't think the less than 3 cents a day yearly upgrade is worth it? Really?
Admittedly thatâ€™s after a one time ($1.65 a day) initial purchase, but surely one wants to support future development . No?
I guess it's hard to pay for something when it has been free in the past. Yet surely these modest fees are easily recouped from designs that are so easily generated and can often total in the thousands.
IMO Google were mistaken in allowing a free version of SKP as they had their own agenda to populate Google earth with self made models. It did have the benefit of introducing 3D modeling to the masses â€“ a good thing. It was also certainly abused by all too many professionals receiving paid design work from a free version. So, I really don't see the gripe about Trimble's change in its EULA. To me it makes perfect sense and one is still free to use the old free versions for professional usage if that is one's preference. Sounds fair to me.
Personally, I wish SketchUp had a $2,000 price tag. Maybe then it would include some of the better than native plugins already built in and offer real circles, arcs lineweights and full 64 bit support.
I guess Iâ€ll keep dreaming!!