How to install Google SketchUp Make 2016 on Ubuntu 16.04

Late last year SketchUp Make 2016 was released and all key important features where documented. Following request from few people on how to install it on Ubuntu OS, I have decided to do a small tutorial on howto install SketchUp on Ubuntu 16.04 using wine.

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Update on SketchUp Make 2016 Maintenance release

  • This maintenance release fixes a Windows-only bug introduced in the first release of SketchUp 2016, also known as “M0” [version numbers 16.0.19912 (Win 64-bit); 16.0.19911 (Win 32-bit)] where uninstalling SketchUp resets your default Internet browser. To avoid running into this issue, leave SketchUp 2016 “M0” installed prior to installing this update – i.e., install SketchUp 2016 M1 over your existing version of SketchUp 2016 M0.
  • This maintenance release is for both Windows and OS X and addresses a number of issues.
  • See complete list of updates

How to install Google SketchUp Make 2016 on Ubuntu 16.04 using Wine

Step 1: Install Wine 1.9.x

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:wine/wine-builds

sudo apt-get update

sudo apt-get install --install-recommends wine-staging

sudo apt-get install winehq-staging

  • Configure Wine for SketchUp by installing additional packages if prompted
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  • First change the Windows Version to Windows 7
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  • Under Wine Configuration menu, click on Libraries and add ‘riched20’ as a new library. Apply changes
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  • Download Windows version of SketchUp Make 2016
  • Right-click on the exe and click ‘Open with Wine Windows Program Loader‘
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  • Follow the installation wizard to complete the installation
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  • Open Sketch 2016 properties menu, under command, add ‘/DisableRubyAPI’ at the end
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  • Download the “mfc100u.dll” library frome here, and copy it in system32 wine folder. You can enable hidden folders under Nautilus with following key combination “ctrl+H”. In home folder, navigate to .wine/drive_c/windows/system32/ and copy it there.
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  • Launch SketchUp Make 2016
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