Sketchup on new aluminum MacBooks

Discussion in 'Design and Graphics' started by a2thet, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. a2thet macrumors newbie

    Oct 18, 2008
    I was very disappointed with the performance of SketchUp on the MacBook (2ghz white macbook). I was wondering if the new MacBook (aluminum) could handle SketchUp. Has anyone used SketchUp yet on their new MacBooks ? I am considering either getting a new MacBook or a previous gen MacBook Pro. To clarify, the white MacBook "runs" SketchUp fine, but if the model develops any complexity lines start dropping out and the model becomes quite heavy on the machine. ( I have done lots of trouble shooting, and have concluded via many forums etc.. the integrated graphics on the previous versions of macbook are not robust enough to handle the application.. )


    also a Rhino user, if anyone has any additional opinion about running that on the new MacBook v.s. the prev gen MacBook Pro i would be interested..thanks
  2. ktbubster macrumors 6502a


    Jan 20, 2007
    I am not completely sure... do you have the 2ghz with the x3100 or the older 9 something g graphics?

    the x3100 was a bit better for me.... but i see your problem. The new graphics are supposed to be much better so maybe you'll be fine.

    I know, i'm sorta useless, but i'm curious about this too, as I will be rendering a lot more in the near future when i upgrade.
  3. tominated macrumors 68000


    Jul 7, 2006
    Queensland, Australia
    i'd like to know too. sketchup brings my imac with x1600 to a crawl when working with more detailed models, and i'm definitely getting a macbook to replace it (imac has a faulty logic board), so here's hoping it'll be better

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