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What's New with SU Podium V2 for SketchUp

What's New August 26, 2013


1. SU Podium V2 Plus Beta1 released - Win/ Mac

  • Podium Image Editor for quick post processing
  • Podium Preset Editor to create your own presets
  • Advanced metallic material
  • Physical Sky2 option
  • Podium Tools Updated
  • Render Physical Sections
  • EditInPlace included
  • Native Windows/ Mac user interface
  • Material UI update - DTR 100% symbol
  • Hidden LEM update - 100% transparent.
  • Render All now works in Windows
  • Upgrade is free for SU Podium V2 users

2. Podium Browser - 144 new components just uploaded

144 new render-ready components have been added to the Paid Content of Podium Browser in the last two weeks. Our goal is to make modeling and visualization even easier with SketchUp and SU Podium. New 3D trees, plants, rocks, Bega light fixtures, doors with dynamic components and other items have been uploaded. Still only $59.00 for over 5,000 high quality, render ready components. Read about Podium Browser here.

3. Viso3D Mac version released

The Mac version of the Viso3D SketchUp export plug-in has been released. Export your SketchUp model using your Mac or Windows computer so your model can be viewed and navigated on an iPad. Read here and download the free trial. $19.95 until September 1, 2013.

4. Podium Walker 64 bit version for Windows released (64 bit Mac coming next)

Podium Walker 1.0.3 has been released. This version supports 64 bit Windows OS and as much system memory that is on your PC. This dramatically changes how large of a SketchUp model Podium Walker can handle. Mac version is still 32 bit but we expect the 64 bit shortly. Now supports Podium hidden LEM. Read here and download the free trial.
Currently Podium Walker is $99.00 (USD)

5. SU Podium V2 August 2013 images of the month

    We are featuring Nat Ellis's new interior image for August 2013.

    Click on the above image to see a higher resolution. Check his thread out here.

    The are several good rendered images posted in July and good discussions on how to apply improvements. SU Plugins Forum gallery is a positive way to get feedback and discussion from other Podium users. Click on the Gallery Forum.

6.Free plug-ins are now SU 2013 ready and in .rbz format.

    Free SketchUp plug-ins are available from the Download page on

EditInPlace is a SketchUp utility that allows you to edit groups and components in a separate SketchUp instance. It was free for SU Podium and SU Animate users and now is free for anyone. Read about EditInPlace here.

SUGrid creates a construction grid to snap to in any planar XYX plane. It was included with SU Animate and now is free for anyone. Watch a short video tutorial on SU Grid here.

Windows Only. Cadalog BeamTools is a comprehensive, parametric, table driven library of industry standard C, I, H, L Angles, T sections for SketchUp. It works only in Windows.

OmniGrid is the venerable plug-in for SU Podium V2 or for Podium Walker that allows you to create a grid of point lights above or below a planar surface (SketchUp face). By creating a grid of omni lights Omni Grid creates a relatively even source of light over a wide space. It is best for interior rendering. A superior even source of light is LEM in SU Podium V2.

IFC2SKP for SketchUp 8/ 2013 Beta is a Windows only plug-in for SketchUp 8 and 2013. This application works inside SketchUp Windows (not Mac) and has the ability to load IFC data from BIM (CAD) applications such as ArchiCAD, Revit and Microstation.

7. Webstore specials - 25% off 2nd license of Podium and Browser

    2nd License Specials
    The 25% discount on your second purchase special is still in place as it has proven to be popular. If you already own one license of SU Podium or Podium Browser, get the second license of each for 25% off the list price. Buy here