Thursday, September 30, 2010

Installing GoogleSketchUp 7 on Ubuntu 10.04 using Wine 1.1.49

If you are like me, design even your dog house then Google SketchUp is a tool you want to use.

 I wanted to do a layout of  Tri Labs new office and I was wondering what tool can use to do that easily and quickly, I have some job portal for develop. After a but of googling, SketchUp seemed to be showing up everywhere, but it is written to work on Windows and Mac Platforms.  By now you should know that the open source community are a bunch of die hards.

So here is how I installed SketchUp on my Ubuntu 10.04 - Lucid Lynx

Laying as good foundation : Installing Wine

  1. Start the terminal - Application > Accessories > Terminal
  2. Update your repository list

    sudo apt-get update
  3. Install Wine

    sudo apt-get install wine1.2 wine1.2-dbg wine1.2-dev wine1.2-gecko

Download and Install SketchUp

  1. Download SketchUp 7
  2. Install SketchUp 7. Navigate to the folder of where you saved the GoogleSketchUpWEN.exe file, right click on the GoogleSketchUpWEN.exe and choose ‘Open with Wine Windows Program Loader’. Simply follow the instructions while accepting all the default settings, and it should install without problems at all
  3. Google SketchUp needed Windows files

    wget -c
    sh winetricks corefonts vcrun6 vcrun2005
  4. After installing winetricks is done, you are ready to sketch, just click Applications > Wine > Programs > Google SketchUp 7 > Google SketchUp.

Just InCase Hacks

  1. Error "SketchUp was unable to initialize OpenGL - Run the regedit.exe (found in /home/YOURNAME/wine/drive_c/windows/regedit.exe). Expand HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\SketchUp6\GLConfig\Display, and change HW_OK to 1.
  2. You can not see SketchUp 7 under Programs - Navigate /home/YOURUSERNAME/.wine/dosdevices/c:/Program Files/Google/Google SketchUp 7/ and launch SketchUp.exe
The office foundation and walls are up, 

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