• Windows 7, 8, and 10 users - SU Podium V2.5.x Plus requires SketchUp 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, or 2014. It does not support SketchUp 8 or 2013.

    SU Podium V2.5 will run on SketchUp Make as well. The lastest version of SketchUp Make is SketchUp 2017 Make. See information here.

  • If you are using SketchUp 8, please download and install SU Podium V2 Plus, version V2.18.940 from here. The major difference between V2.5.x Plus and V2Plus is the vast speed difference in processing scenes and also the new Panorama feature in V2.5.x Plus.


  • Mac users - SU Podium V2.5.x Plus for the Mac requires SketchUp 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015, or 2014. It will require Yosemite, El Capitan or High Sierra.

    SU Podium V2.5 will run on SketchUp Make as well. The lastest version of SketchUp Make is SketchUp 2017 Make. See information here.

  • If you are using SketchUp 8 for the Mac, please download and install SU Podium V2 Plus, version V2.18.940 from here. The major difference between V2.5.x Plus and V2Plus is the vast speed difference in processing scenes and support for 360 Panoramas. Read about V2.5.x Plus here.


Hardware recommendations:

  • The SU Podium V2.5.x Plus rendering engine is multi-threaded, meaning it will take advantage of all your CPU core's. The more cores you have the better. You also need a reasonable amount of RAM to hold 3d scene data. The more RAM you have, the more complex models you can render. We highly recommend 64 bit Mac and Windows operating system. Mac is a 64 bit OS. SketchUp 2015 also supports 64 bit operating systems now. However, we do have versions that support Windows 32 bit.

  • How can I tell what SU Podium version I am using? - You can tell what version you are running by going to the Plugins pull down menu in SketchUp. Then go to SU Podium V2 and select About. Version 2.5.x Plus has a version number that is 2.5.xx or greater.

We often recieve the following questions from both trial and paid users installing SU Podium for the first time:

  1. Q. Free Trial users - Why does license manager pop up and ask for a license?

    This is simply a reminder to display how many days are left in the free trial. Free trial users can dismiss the license manager.

  2. Q. First time installation (paid customers) - Resolution is greyed out and the info bar is still in the image.

After activating your license you must restart SketchUp to get out of trial mode.

  Windows Installation

1. Completely quit SketchUp before starting the installation.

2. Download SU Podium V2.5 Plus for SketchUp 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 or 2018 here - Download V2.5 Plus location. Choose the version that matches your SketchUp and Windows operating system (64 bit or 32 bit).

3. The installation program will start. The default install location for SU Podium V2.5.x Plus for Windows SketchUp 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 or 2018 is in this location:

  C:\ProgramData\SketchUp\SketchUp 201x\SketchUp\plugins

The installation will create a sub-folder in the above plug-ins folder called SU_Podium_V2.5. There will also be a ruby load file in the plugins folder called SU_Podium_V2.5.rbs.

4. Open SketchUp and find SU Podium in the Extensions menu Also a SU Podium icon tool bar will be loaded.


5. If you mistakenly installed the wrong version of V2.5 Plus, please read how to uninstall, and then download and reinstall the correct version.

  Mac Installation

  1. Completely quit SketchUp 2018, 2017, 2016, 2015 or 2014 before starting.

  2. If you are upgrading from SU Podium V2 to V2.5.x Plus, uninstall previous versions of SU Podium V2 first. Choose the SU Podium uninstall program that matches the version of SketchUp you're using.

  3. Download the SU Podium V2.5 Plus version that matches your OS and SketchUp version here: V2.5 Plus Download location.

  4. Double click on the .zip file that you downloaded and unzip using the Archive tool. This will unzip the install file into a .pkg file.
    Note: Make sure you unzip or unpack using the Macintosh Archive tool. Do not use Winzip.

  5. Double click on the install package file to start the installation. If you encounter an "unsigned developer" problem when installing SU Podium V2, please read here.

  6. Choose Install for All Users of this computer, if prompted. Installation directory dialog

  7. When the installation is complete, SU Podium V2.5 Plus is installed in the Macintosh HD\Library\Application Support\SketchUp 201x\SketchUp\Plugins\ folder.

  8. Open SketchUp. SU Podium V2.5 Plus will be in the SketchUp Extensions pull down menu. There will also be Podium V2.5 tool bar.

  1. Unidentified Developer - Cannot open the SU Podium V2 Plus pkg because I see an " ..Unidentified Developer" message? Click here for the solution.

  2. No Plugin or Extension menu in SketchUp - Click here for the solution.

  3. Do not use WinZip to unpack - Make sure you unpack the downloaded installation file with the Mac Archive tool. Do not use Winzip. If you unpack the install file with Winzip., you may find the installation program will not correctly install SU Podium V2.5 Plus.

  4. Mac Install Failed! - Click here for the solution.

  5. Crashes - Installation was fine but Podium crashes when rendering. Please read here.

  6. SU Podium blocked in "Extension Manager" - Following a successful installation, SU Podium is showing as "blocked" in the extension manager. Change SketchUp "Load" permissions.