Let's face it. SketchUp is a pile of shit that went downhill right from version 8. If I could tell my 14 year old self who wanted a modelling program, I would tell him to trash SU as soon as possible after learning the basics from it. Full of functions that noone needs, but lack of simple but major functions even in the payed version.
I was using it in middle school from like version 6 and I had to realize that even adding 40 plugins couldn't bring it up to the level of blender. Which is also fucking free. If I would have spent all that time learning Blender and After Effects, now I could make a living off making $2 presets for slideshows and intros/animations for youtubers for a few bucks...
Now if I could send in animations to Ted-ED and similar places, I would be well off.