Sketchup is a 3D design program that gives you simple tools to create anything in a 3 Dimensional environment. In fact its so easy to use, that anyone can learn to build 3D objects without having to read tutorials or take a class.
Follow my step-by-step guide on installing, configuring and optimizing Sketchup in Linux with PlayOnLinux.
Tips & Specs:
To learn more about PlayOnLinux and Wine configuration, see the online manual: PlayOnLinux Explained
Mint 17 64-bit
Select "Manage Wine Versions"
Look for the Wine Version: 1.7.46
Click the arrow pointing to the right
Wine 1.7.46 is installed and you can close this window
Go To: https://www.sketchup.com/download/all
Click "Download SketchUp"
Enter your email, profession, etc
Check "I agree to SketchUp Make's License"
Click "Download SketchUp Make"
Hit Cancel on the 64-bit version
Click "Trouble downloading?"
Click "Downloading SketchUp"
Click the "Windows 32-bit"
Navigate to your Desktop
Click "Install a non-listed program"
Select "Install a program in a new virtual drive"
Name your virtual drive: sketchup
Check all three options:
- Use another version of Wine
- Configure Wine
- Install some libraries
Select Wine 1.7.46
Select "32-bits windows installation"
Windows version: Windows 7
Check "Automatically capture the mouse in full-screen windows"
PlayOnLinux Packages (Libraries, Components, DLL's)
Check the following:
Note: All packages will automatically download and install
Check "I accept..."
Name your shortcut: SketchUp
Select "I don't want to make another shortcut"
Back to PlayOnLinux
Wine version: 1.7.46
Note: Click the + to download other versions of Wine. Click the down-arrow to select other versions of Wine.
Video memory size: Enter the amount of memory your video card/chip uses
Note: Click Debug to see errors and bugs
Select a Template
Click "Start using Sketchup"
Note: Your default browser will pop up as well with the Sketchup website
Sketchup runs great in PlayOnLinux. No lag on my GeForce 550 Ti even with the large models shown in the video. Too bad Ruby isn't implemented because you can add a bunch of custom tools for animation, physics, plugins and more.