SU Podium V2.6.045 was released in August and is available on the download page.
The key feature in this update is the new Podium Browser 2020 interface; this version brings back the left-sidebar navigation and includes some additional sorting options.
This is a free update for SU Podium V2.6 license holders.
Please follow the standard procedure for incremental updates within the same SketchUp version:
This is an update to the "standalone" version of the Podium Browser plugin — in other words, this is the version of Podium Browser that can be installed on its own, without installing the full SU Podium rendering plugin. If you use SU Podium for rendering, please download V2.6.045 instead.
Watch the following video for detailed information about version differences and licensing changes in the Podium Browser 2020 release:
Video Notes - Podium Browser 2020 is the replacement for the older Podium Browser V2.5 interface, and also replaces the current Podium Browser interface in in SU Podium V2.6.
We have stopped all development on Podium Browser V2.5 from this point forward, meaning Podium Browser V2.5 will no longer get any new content. ALL new Podium Browser uploads after this date will be added to Podium Browser 2020.
The main reason for this change is that Podium Browser V2.5 was written using an outdated SketchUp web API that has since been deprecated and replaced with a modern HTML5 support. Podium Browser 2020 improves user experience and ensures future SketchUp version compatibility.
SU Podium V2.6 users — This update is already integrated into the SU Podium V2.6.045 release (see below). There is NO upgrade fee for SU Podium V2.6 license holders.
This ProWalker GPU update incorporates the latest NVIDIA Iray SDK
This is mostly an "under-the-hood" update, meaning there are no new features of note, but it integrates the latest version of the Iray render engine. This version includes an update to the OptiX Denoiser, which should mean more accurate denoising in some cases. NVIDIA also reports better stability on RTX graphics cards, and this does seem to be the case — ProWalker V1.2.4 seems to less prone to crashing than V1.2.3 when moving the camera or switching between render modes.
Before you update:
Recent Podium Browser uploads include office chairs, shower enclosures, timber and terrazzo materials, outdoor umbrellas, bathroom vanities, and additional plants.