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Friday, September 24, 2010

Install Google SketchUp (CAD style app) in Ubuntu using Wine

On This website I read this post:

Google SketchUp is a very popular,CAD style appliction.It is free but only Windows and Mac packages provided.This simple tutorial shows how to install Google SketchUp using Wine for Ubuntu user.

1.First of all,install wine or upgrade you wine to the latest version. It's best to have at least 1.1.11 of wine. In Ubuntu 10.4 Wine is at version 1.1.41
If you're using an older version you might install a newer Wine using this:
open up a terminal window and run following command to install wine from PPA:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-wine/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install wine

2.Go to Applications->Wine->Configure Wine.In Application tab,set the default Windows to XP

3.Now,download SketchUp from:http://sketchup.google.com/intl/en/download/gsu.html.
Right-click on the package,and choose “Open with Wine Windows Program Loader”.Simply follow the prompts,accept all default settings, and it should install no problem at all.

4.Finally,SketchUp need some Windows files,and we can install them using winetricks.
download winetricks with following command:
wget http://www.kegel.com/wine/winetricks
then install the Windows files:
sh winetricks corefonts vcrun6 vcrun2005
Now,click Applications -> Wine ->Programs -> Google SketchUp 7 -> Google SketchUp and SketchUp will load.

BTW:
1.The installer put two links on the desktop,you can delete them because those are for Windows.
2.You should make sure you have nVidia drivers installed,the Wine homepage says:‘you probably need nvidia’s proprietary graphics driver.The open-source nv driver isn’t good enough yet’.

3 comments:

mp3foley said...

Great, this worked fine with Ubuntu 10.10 amd64 with the ATI proprietary drivers.

Dave said...

So I need a video card that supports open GL drivers for this to work? My Saphire card does not. Any suggestions?

rozi said...

Google Sketchup-Google sketchup give more help in Cave Maps.

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