Posted by Brad Askins, Quality Assurance Engineer
Apple released a new version of its operating system a couple of weeks ago, and it seems as though lots of SketchUp and Mac users are upgrading. We've received a few questions from folks wondering about the interaction between Mac OS 10.5 Leopard and Google SketchUp 6, so we wrote a Help Center article that addresses these questions. In brief, there are still some known issues related to using SketchUp's Google Earth-compatibility features:
- SketchUp may crash when clicking the "Get Current View" button, or by clicking "Tools" > "Google Earth" > "Get Current View."
- Clicking the "Place Model" button, or clicking "Tools" > "Google Earth" > "Place Model" will do nothing on a Mac with a PowerPC processor. SketchUp will appear to have not processed the request. To work around this issue, we suggest the following steps:
- Click "File" > "Export" > "3D Model..."
- Choose "Google Earth 4 (*kmz)" from the "Format" drop-down menu.
- Enter a file name and click "Export."
- Open Google Earth and click "File" > "Open."
- Browse to and select the KMZ file you created and click "Open."
- Leopard users can't change which font is used by the 3D Text tool.