FAQ

Q: Who is Skooter MAKE for?

A: Skooter MAKE is for manufacturers who build and engineer to order. It's well-suited for store fixtures and architectural millwork and configurable products like office furniture and casework.

Q: What can I engineer in Skooter MAKE?

A:  You can engineer almost anything built with sheet goods, solid stock, extrusions and off-the-shelf hardware and fittings. MAKE has a deliberately simple tool set that combines design freedom for one-offs and parametric capability for configurable products.

Q: What are Skooter FLOW and LINK for?

A:  FLOW and LINK provide design and quoting tools for selling. MAKE models are uploaded to FLOW and distributed in LINK catalogs. Designers can then use the models for their projects and upload them to FLOW to automatically generate quotes.

Q: Why SketchUp?

We use SketchUp because it's easy to learn, versatile and affordable. SketchUp can work at various scales from detailed product assemblies to entire buildings. SketchUp is the perfect tool for working with architects and designers because they use it too.

Q: I need to share files with architects and suppliers. What file formats does SketchUp support?

A: SketchUp Pro imports and exports DWG, DXF and IFC, the file formats most commonly used in architecture and construction. Skooter has developed tools and methods for intelligent reuse of 3D models created in SolidWorks, Inventor, Pro E and Solid Edge.

Q: I've heard people say SketchUp isn't precise. Is that true?

A:  No. Like any CAD program it's as accurate as the person using it. SketchUp is used every day by engineers and industrial designers doing precise real-world work. But don't just take our word for it, check out some case studies here, here and here. 

Q: Where can I get SketchUp models to use in my projects?

There are millions of free 3D models on SketchUp's 3D Warehouse. Whether you need an office chair or an office building, chances are you'll find what you're looking for.

Q: Who are you guys?

A: We're a software engineering company with a passion for making manufacturing easier. We're big fans of the "Less is More" approach. See our Company page for more info.