SketchUp Compatibility

CabWriter is compatible with SketchUp Make and SketchUp Pro 2017 and above, including SketchUp Pro 2020.

While CabWriter may work with earlier versions of SketchUp, we cannot guarantee full compatibility, so earlier versions are not officially supported.

Starting in 2018, SketchUp Make was discontinued in it’s current form.  The free version is now available only as a web based application that DOES NOT support extensions, which means CabWriter will not run on the free version of SketchUp beginning in 2018.

Mac OS Version 10.15 (Catalina) Compatibility

SketchUp 2019 and earlier is not officially compatible with Mac OS 10.15 and above.  Our users have reported a number of issues with both SketchUp 2019 and CabWriter after installing Mac OS 10.15. If you are running, or plan to install, Catalina it is strongly recommended that you upgrade to SketchUp 2020 to avoid any issues. 

Free SketchUp Make Still Available for Download

However, Trimble has said that they will continue to support SketchUp Make 2017 and offer it for free for the foreseeable future.  If you are a SketchUp Make user, we highly recommend updating to 2017 as soon as possible to make sure you have the latest version of CabWriter compatible software in case they change their mind in the future.

Note: If you are using CabWriter commercially (i.e. running a business), SketchUp requires that you purchase a Pro license; the same is true for CabWriter.

CabWriter Feature Compatibility

All CabWriter functionality is supported in SketchUp Pro 2018 and later.  

The following features are not supported in SketchUp Make or Pro 2017 or earlier:

  • All CabWriter to LayOut commands and sub-commands, including automatic hatching (Not supported in SketchUp Pro 2017)

The following features are not supported in SketchUp Make 2017 or earlier:

  • Shop drawing creation using the LayOut application
  • Dado, rabbet, qualified tenon, or captured back carcass joinery
  • Cope and stick or raised panel profiles for doors, drawer fronts, or panel