I just downloaded Google Sketchup 8 and don’t see much to commend. It’s slower and the capabilities are the same while the controls have apparently been moved around a bit. Sort of like the typical Windows ‘upgrade’ then.
Here’s the monkey house exported in Version 7:
And here it is in Version 8:
I don’t see much difference in rendering, do you?
I was hoping for 3D printing support, but I don’t see it. Anyhow, I can get that from CADspan for free too. And usually plug-ins don’t slow down general application operations like upgrades do.
I think I’ll skip version 8 and see what they have for version 9.