In SketchUp, deauthorizing allows you to remove your license or sign out of the software on a specific computer. This can be useful if you no longer have access to that computer or if you want to free up a license for use on another device.
Step 1: Launch SketchUp
To begin the deauthorization process, open SketchUp on the computer that you wish to deauthorize. Once the program is launched, proceed to the next step.
Step 2: Access License Information
In the top menu bar, click on “Help” and then select “License” from the dropdown menu. This will open a sub-menu with various options related to your SketchUp license.
If you have SketchUp 2017 or earlier versions, click on “Welcome to SketchUp” instead of “Help”. Then select “License” from the list of options that appear.
Step 3: Deauthorize
In the License sub-menu, locate and click on the “Deauthorize” option. A pop-up window will appear asking you to confirm your decision. Click on “Deauthorize” once again to proceed with the deauthorization process.
Step 4: Sign Out
If you are using SketchUp version 2020 or later, a new window will open asking you to sign out of your Trimble account associated with SketchUp. To complete the deauthorization process, enter your Trimble account credentials and click on “Sign Out”.
If you are using an older version of SketchUp, this sign-out step may not be required.
Step 5: Deauthorized Successfully
After completing the deauthorization process, you will receive a confirmation message stating that SketchUp has been successfully deauthorized on the current computer. You are now free to use the license on another device or computer.
If you encounter any issues during the deauthorization process, ensure that you have an active internet connection. Also, double-check that you are using the correct credentials for your Trimble account.
If you are unable to access the computer where SketchUp is installed, you can remotely deauthorize all devices associated with your Trimble account through the “My Account” section on the Trimble website.
To summarize, deauthorizing SketchUp is a straightforward process that allows you to remove your license from a specific computer. By following these steps and signing out of your Trimble account if required, you can easily free up a license for use on another device.