Open up your browser and type in the URL www.sketchup.com/2016
. Photo 1
shows the download link indicated by the big red arrow that you can use to download the openSCAD program. They are going to ask a few questions to find out who you are and what you are using this for. (They have spent lots of money developing this program for us and they want to make sure that we are using this as we should.)
You must fill out the form in order to get started, shown in photo 2
. Don't let the “Professional Work” drop down box intimidate you. If you use the drop down you will find “Personal Projects” and that will completely change the form.
Here we are with the “Personal” form (photo 3
). I used “Other” for why I am using this program and I chose “Windows”. Mac users will change this drop down to MAC to get an Apple version. I checked the “Send me SketchUp news and tips” because I find their newsletter informative. Beware, you could be getting advertising that you perhaps do not want. Select “Download SketchUp Make” and the program will start downloading.
You will get the screen in photo 4
while the program is downloading. They describe the steps that you must take to properly install the program. The program that is downloaded is SketchUpMake-en-x64.exe. Follow the steps shown and install the program, then you will be ready to start.
Note: Notice in the lower right hand corner, they have a question for you: “Beginner?” They have numerous examples and instructions for you to practice using the program.