sketchup 6 or 7 help

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    cmclim Active Member

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    anybody using the free sketchup app from google on their mac? im having a hard time installing the free plugins from different sources to be able to render my 3d..can anybody help me out..buy the way im not interested in buying a rendering app. or using pirated software in other words it should be all free solution..ihave autocad installed in my bootcamp but i just need this for my fast 3d needs..many thanks..
     
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    How about exporting the 3D model from Sketchup to autocad .dwg file and open it in Autocad then render.
     
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    because from what i heard rendering is much better in sketchup..ive been a long time autocad user.and a new 3dmax user and its alot of work for me to render on 3dmax and i have lots of work to do..3dmax is one of the top apps but its just complicated..like if i want to use my autocad file on 3dmax..i need to assign each and every solid to a different layer..one of my office-mate uses sketchup but for XP and he tells me that it renders great and very easy to use..the problem is that i just want a rendering 3d tool on my mac for quick work..so that i won't need to go to bootcamp to use autocad...has anybody tried the IDX plugin..i can't seem to find the IDX after installing...
     
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