Installing SU Podium V2.6 (.RBZ install)

Watch the video for instructions to download, install, and activate SU Podium V2.6, or look beneath the video for text/image based instructions.

This guide demonstrates the installation process for SU Podium V2.6 RBZ installer. The RBZ installer was introduced in March 2020. If you are installing on corporate/school computers that have more than one user account, you should use the pkg/exe installers instead; read here.

  • You are installing SU Podium for the first time on a new device.
  • Or you are installing SU Podium for the first time in a new SketchUp version. (After updating from SketchUp 2019 to 2020, for example).

What is your operating system?


 Installing SU Podium V2.6 for Windows

1. Download SU Podium V2.6 for SketchUp 2017, 2018, 2019, or 2020.

Download the SU Podium installer that matches your operating system and SketchUp version from the SU Podium download page.

2. Open SketchUp

3. Open the Extension Manager from the 'Window' drop-down menu.

4. Click 'Install Extension' in the bottom left corner of the Extension Manager.

5. Find the SU Podium .rbz intaller wherever you saved it, and click 'Open'.

After a few seconds, the installation will complete and the SU Podium toolbar will appear in the SketchUp viewport. Drag the toolbar to the space above the SketchUp viewport to dock it in place.

Please note that on Windows after installing the .rbz version of SU Podium V2.6 and then closing the SketchUp Extension Manager, SketchUp will close/ quit. Re-start SketchUp to continue with SU Podium V2.6 activation.

If the toolbar does not appear, go to View > Toolbars, and make sure SU Podium is checked ON.

6. Activate your SU Podium license

Open the license manager from the extensions drop-down menu.

Extensions > SU Podium V2.6 > License

Enter your license key and click activate. SU Podium V2.6 licenses start with 'PD' followed by 16 letters and numbers.

7. Restart SketchUp to finalize activation

SU Podium V2.6 can be installed and activated on up to two computers simultaneously.

You're all set! If you're new to Podium check out the  getting started series next  

 Installing SU Podium V2.6 for Mac

1. Download SU Podium V2.6 for SketchUp 2018, 2019, or 2020.

Download the SU Podium installer that matches your operating system and SketchUp version from the SU Podium download page.

Two requirements:

  1. SketchUp 2017 Mac users must use SU Podium V2.5 — V2.6 is not currently supported
  2. SU Podium V2.6 for Mac only supports High Sierra, Mojave, and Catalina. If you have an earlier Mac version, please use SU Podium V2.5.

2. Open SketchUp

3. Open the Extension Manager from the Window drop-down

4. Click 'Install Extension' in the bottom left corner of the Extension Manager.

5. Find the SU Podium V2.6.044 .rbz file and click 'Open'

After a few seconds, the installation will complete and the SU Podium toolbar will appear in the SketchUp viewport. Drag the toolbar to the space above the SketchUp viewport to dock it in place.

Tip - If the toolbar does not appear, go to View > Tool Palettes, and make sure Podium V2.6 is checked ON.

6. Activate your SU Podium license

Open the license manager from the extensions drop-down menu and click Activate License.

Extensions > SU Podium V2.6 > License

Enter your license key and click 'Activate'. SU Podium V2.6 licenses start with 'PD' followed by 16 letters and numbers.

7. Restart SketchUp to finalize activation

After activating your license, you must restart the SketchUp application before trial limitations will be lifted. SU Podium V2.6 can be installed and activated on up to two computers simultaneously.

You're all set! If you're new to Podium check out the getting started series next  

Related pages and articles:

SU Podium written tutorials

Tutorials Page - Written Podium tutorials and other documentation.

SU Podium video tutorials

Additional videos - Videos that aren't part of the getting started series.

Upgrade to SU Podium V2.6

Upgrading to V2.6 - What's new in V2.6? Download the update here.

Exterior residential render

Intro to Rendering - A written introduction to Podium rendering, with step by step images.

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Support hub - Click here if you are having trouble getting started