There are several possible causes for SU Podium not showing up in your SketchUp menu:

  1. The SU Podium extension check box is not checked.
  2. V2.x Plus version did not match your SketchUp version
  3. Destination location was incorrect. Did you change the Destination Location during install?
  4. Rare case - SketchUp.exe did not install correctly.
  5. 3rd party plug-in manager programs interfering
  6. More than one SketchUp program folder

a. The SU Podium extension check box is not checked.

Make sure that SU Podium V.x extension is turned on in the SketchUp-->Preferences-->Extensions dialog box.

b. SU Podium v2.x Plus version does not match your SketchUp version.

Make sure you are downloading and installing the version of V2.x Plus that matches your version of SketchUp. There are three version of V2 Plus. There are SketchUp 8, SketchUp 2014, SketchUp 2015 and SketchUp 2016 versions.

Check the download page here.

c. The installation destination folder is incorrect or you changed the destination folder during install:

For SketchUp 8

The installer's destination folder should be c:\program files (x86)\google\google SketchUp 8\plugins\

There is no need to use the Browse button and pick plugins. This will cause problems. This may cause a second plugins sub-folder to be created in the plugins folder.

If you want to double check to see if V2 Plus was installed correctly, look in c:\program files (x86)\google\google SketchUp 8\plugins\. There should be SU_Podium_V2.rbs and SU_Podium_V2 folder. If there is not, you may need to install again.

For SketchUp 2014

For V2.5 Plus the installer's destination folder is now for All Users and is C:\ProgramData\SketchUp\SketchUp 2015\SketchUp\Plugins

For V2 and V2 Plus the installer's destination folder is C:\Users\YourComputerName\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp 2014\SketchUp\Plugins\

There is no need to use the Browse button and pick plugins. This will cause problems.

For SketchUp 2015, 2016 and 2017

The installer's destination folder is now for All Users and is C:\ProgramData\SketchUp\SketchUp 201x\SketchUp\Plugins

There is no need to use the Browse button and pick plugins. This will cause problems.

If you want to double check to see if V2.5 Plus was installed correctly, look in C:\ProgramData\SketchUp\SketchUp 201x\SketchUp\Plugins. There should be SU_Podium_V2.rbs and SU_Podium_V2 folder. If there is not, you may need to install again.

Note: If you accidentally installed SU Podium V2.5.x to C:\Users\user name\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp 201x\SketchUp\Plugins\ you should remove it.

d. SketchUp.exe is not in the C:\program files\ or C:\program files (x86) folder.

If Sketchup is not in the c:\program files or c:\program files (x86), SU Podium V2.x will not show up in the plugins menu.

You may find that for some reason on your Windows computer, SketchUp was not installed in c:\program files or \program files (x86) folder. To check to see where your sketchup.exe file is located, go to your Desktop, right click on the SketchUp icon, choose Properties from the context menu and select Shortcuts to see where sketchup.exe is located.

SketchUp 2015/2016/ 2017 64-bit - SketchUp should be in c:\program files \sketchup\ sketchup 201x\ folder.

SketchUp 2015/2016 32-bit - SketchUp should be in c:\program files (x86)\sketchup\ sketchup 201x\ folder.

SketchUp 2014 - SketchUp should be in c:\program files (x86)\sketchup\ sketchup 2014\ folder.

SketchUp 8 - SketchUp should be in \program files (x86)\google\google sketchUp \ folder.

If SketchUp is not in the correct folder, reinstall SketchUp so that it gets installed in the default location. You may need to consult with your IT person regarding this.

e. Using a 3rd party Ruby Organizer will often not fail.

There are some third party Ruby script organizers that attempt to organize Ruby scripts that are in the SketchUp plugins folder. These should be removed as they most likely will block SU Podium V2 Plus from launching.

f. More than one SketchUp program folder

Check to see that you only have one SketchUp program folder in your c:\program files (x86) or c:\program files.

For SketchUp 8, you should only have one SketchUp folder here - c:\program files (x86)\google\ It would be called Google SketchUp 8

For SketchUp 2014, you should only have one SketchUp folder here - c:\program files (x86)\sketchup\ . It would be called SketchUp 2014.

For SketchUp 2015-2017, you should only have one SketchUp folder here - c:\program files\sketchup\ . It would be called SketchUp 201x.