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What's New in SU Podium for SketchUp

DECEMBER 2014 (early addition)

Gallery Forum - Images of the Month

For this month's featured images we have a pair of interiors by Jozef LepieŇ° and Dimitry Paukov, and a pair of exterior renders by Nat Ellis and Matthew Achey. Thanks everyone for your excellent contributions! Click the links below to visit the full forum thread for each featured image:

  1. Jozef LepieŇ° :: Forum Thread
  2. Nat Ellis :: Forum Thread
  3. Dmitry Paukov :: Forum Thread
  4. Matthew Achey :: Forum Thread

The Gallery Forum is a fantastic place to find inspiration, receive critique, and learn new tips and tricks to perfect your Podium Renders. Click here to browse the Gallery Forum.

Designed and Rendered by Nathaniel Ellis in SketchUp 2015.

Important News - SU Podium V2 Plus for Windows and Mac 64 bit, has been released, and is now available for download. Podium V2.18.97x works with SketchUp 64bit, and now includes support for multi-byte language users--Japanese is the first non-English language to be added, however this will make it much easier for us to continue adding additional language support. Korean, Chinese, German, and French will follow in the near future.

Please be aware: If you're migrating to SketchUp 2015, you must update to Podium V2+ V2.18.97x. Podium V2 and previous versions of SU Podium will not run in SketchUp 2015.

PC Users: Download SU Podium V2 Plus for SketchUp 2015 here. Podium V2 Plus is a simple installation, and detailed instructions are available at the provided link.

Mac Users: Download SU Podium V2 Plus for SketchUp 2015 here. One note: Mac users may come across an "unsigned developer" issue when installing. Although Cadalog has had a Mac Developer ID for several years, getting Mac gatekeeper to recognize the new SU Podium install has been a bit tricky. If you run across this problem during installation, please read here - the work-around is very easy.

Thousands of items now in the Podium Browser!

Over 850 free Browser items included for all Podium users.

Additional Kohler faucets, new granite materials, sliding doors, and electronics!

Here's a small sample of the new Browser components we've added in the past few weeks:

Wallpaper 01

120 new granite tiles and materials.

New set of shampoos, soaps, and bathroom accessories.

Additional Kohler faucets

We're adding new content to Podium Browser every week! Podium Browser is still only $59.00 and currently includes thousands of high quality, render ready components, with additional models, materials, and light fixtures being added every week. Read more about the speed and efficiency of Podium Browser here.

To see the full range of new Browser content, open the Podium Browser web page. Click on Agree, then click on Show only recent files.

The above was modeled by Nat Ellis and animated by David Wayne in Podium Walker v1.2.4

Podium Walker Version Update: New Mac & PC builds are now available and running in SketchUp 2015.

Updates - If you have moved to SketchUp 2015, or plan on doing so in the future, please download and install Podium Walker v1.2.4 below:

The newest Podium Walker builds are available here: Download Podium Walker v1.2.4

Podium Walker is still $99 (USD) and can be purchased here, in the Cadalog webstore. All volume discounts apply: (25% off for 2nd through fifth license).

Mac only There was a problem with Podium Light System on the Mac with V2.18.969 for SketchUp 2015. This bug has been fixed with V2.18.971. The bug was that you could not change the color of the omni and spot lights. Furthermore, choosing color from Spectrum and Color Wheel created a bug splat. These problems have been fixed with V2.18.971 for the Mac.

We recommend uninstalling V2.18.696 first. We have an automatic uninstall program for the Mac that makes uninstalling painless. Please read here how to uninstall.

Please download and install for the Mac, Version 2.18.971. Download here.

Windows only. There was a problem with V2.18.969 and large SketchUp models in that processing scenes in models with over 500,000 faces would stop or worse, create a bug splat. The issue was not about SketchUp models size but about Ruby Garbage Collection of strings with processing scenes. The new version of SU Podium V2 Plus for SU 2015 is an international language version and processing scenes generates twice as many strings as previous versions of Podium. A lot of strings were getting "piled up" and not disposed of. This might be analogues to a keyboard buffer that gets full. This problem has been solved and processing scenes can handle any size model that your RAM memory can handle.

Please download and install for the Windows, Version 2.18.972. It's not necessary to uninstall V2.18.969. Download V2.18.972 for Windows here.

The Win/Mac version of the Viso3D SketchUp export plug-in will convert your SketchUp 8, 2013 and 2014 model into a small file that can be read by the iPad 7. The Lightmap in the plug-in will also preserve the sun and shadows settings and create an ambient light for interior scenes. Read here and download the free trial. $29.95 ends soon.

2nd License Specials for SU Podium V2 and Podium Browser continues: 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

V2+ is a free upgrade: If you have not yet upgraded to SU Podium V2 Plus, don't forget that V2+ is now available as a free update for all existing Podium users! V2 Plus supports SketchUp 2014 (Win/ Mac), 2013 (Mac only), and SketchUp 8 (Win/Mac). Please Click here to Download SU Podium V2 Plus.

Essentials: Rendering With Podium V2 Plus by Jim Kenney: Jim Kenney's new book includes 187 pages of beautifully illustrated tutorials, walk-throughs, tips, and best practices for setting up lighting, materials, and render settings in SU Podium V2 Plus. Essentials is available as an ebook at the Cadalog Webstore or as a physical book at

Podium Browser Paid content is still $59.00 for a permanent license. You will be able to access new content that is added each month as a Paid content owner. Second license is 25% off. Podium Browser's paid content license will soon increase to $79.00, however, the second license will continue to be 25% off.

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