Uninstall SU Podium V2.5 for SketchUp

 Do I need to uninstall before updating SU Podium?

  • YES, uninstall first If you are updating to a new SU Podium version within the same SketchUp version. For example, if you have SU Podium V2.5 installed in SketchUp 2019, and are upgrading to SU Podium V2.6 — still in SketchUp 2019 — you do need to uninstall V2.5 before installing the new version.
  • NO, you don't need to uninstall If you are updating to a new SketchUp version, you don't need to uninstall SU Podium from the old version. For example, if you have SU Podium V2.6 installed in SketchUp 2019, and are migrating to SketchUp 2020, you don't need to uninstall SU Podium from SketchUp 2019. However, you do need to deactivate your Podium license in the old version.

What is your operating system


  Uninstall SU Podium V2.5 for Windows

There are two ways to uninstall SU Podium V2.5 from SketchUp — delete the plugin files manually, or download and run an automatic uninstall program.

 Option 1. — Uninstall SU Podium V2.5 manually

  1. Open a file explorer window.
  2. Switch to the View tab, and check 'Hidden items' so the ProgramData folder will be visible.
  3. Navigate to the folder path shown below:

    C:\ProgramData\SketchUp\SketchUp 201x\SketchUp\Plugins

  4. Delete all files and folders related to SU Podium V2.5
    • SU_Podium_V2.5.rbs
    • SU_Podium_V2.5 folder
    • PodiumExtras.rb
    • PodiumExtras folder
  5. SU Podium is now uninstalled.

 Option 2. — Download automatic uninstall programs

Download the ZIP file that matches your SketchUp version. Unzip and execute the uninstall program contained inside the folder.

Tip — Run the uninstaller as an administrator: To do this, right click on the uninstaller.exe file and choose Run as administrator from the context menu.

Run as admin

  Uninstall SU Podium V2.5 for Mac

There are two ways to uninstall SU Podium V2.5 from SketchUp — delete the plugin files manually, or download and run an automatic uninstall program.

 Option 1. — Uninstall SU Podium V2.5 manually

SU Podium V2.5 for Mac is installed in a global directory that is not always visible by default; it is important that you access this folder from the root of Macintosh HD, not from your 'Users' folder. Please follow the directions exactly as shown below.

  1. Open Finder Preferences. In the General tab, check 'Hard disks' to show Macintosh HD on your desktop.
  2. Click into MacintoshHD, starting from the icon on your desktop.
  3. Navigate to the folder shown below:

    Macintosh HD > Library > Application Support > SketchUp 201x > SketchUp > Plugins

  4. Delete all files and folders associated with SU Podium V2.5.
    • SU_Podium_V25.rb
    • SU_Podium_V25 Folder
    • PodiumExtras.rb
    • Podium Extras Folder

 Option 2. — Download and run uninstall program

Download the ZIP file that matches your SketchUp version. Unzip and run the uninstall program contained inside the folder.

Choose your SketchUp version:

 SketchUp 2019 - Use manual method above

 SketchUp 2018

 SketchUp 2017

 SketchUp 2016

 SketchUp 2015

 SketchUp 2014

 SketchUp 2013

How to use the automatic uninstallers:

  1. Download the linked ZIP file that matches your SketchUp version.
  2. Open or unzip the file to reveal the uninstall application inside.
  3. This is a signed program but it is possible that you wil see a message from the Mac that says this: Package can not be opened because it is from an unidentified developer. If you see that, ignore this message and right click on the uninstall-podium-201x.app and use the default Mac installer.
  4. Run the uninstall application — this will remove all the SU Podium files and folders for that version of SketchUp.

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.

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

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