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What's New with SU Podium V2 for SketchUp

What's New June 30, 2013


1. SketchUp 2013 Versions of SU Podium V2, Podium Walker, Viso3D, etc.

    SU Podium V2 (with Podium Browser), Podium Walker, Viso3D, SU Animate and SU Walk have had installation version that support SketchUp 2013 for Window and Mac for several weeks now. If you have or are upgrading your SketchUp to 2013, you need to reinstall SU Podium V2 for SketchUp 2013. Go to the Free Trial page or to the Version 2 page and download the plug-in and the version you need and reinstall. You will need to reactivate your license after installing for SketchUp 2013.

      We do not have separate installs for RenderAll, stand alone Podium Browser, EditInPlace, OmniGrid, SU Grid for SketchUp 2013 at this time. These will all be included in SU Podium V2 Plus (see below) or SU Animate or both or separately very soon.

2. SU Podium V2 image of the month

    June 2013 image of the month comes from Forum contributor There are several images from Brian aka - Aeon38 on the forum here. Click here to see more.

    Click on the above image to see a higher resolution. Below are two other excellent contributions.

    The SU Plugins Forum gallery is a positive way to get feedback and discussion from other SketchUp and Podium users. Click on the Gallery Forum.

3. Podium Browser 2- new content in June and more coming

    Podium Browser 2 In June, we added 135 new 2D face-me plants and trees, new 2½D grass components (please read about this in the Grass Tutorial), 50 Phillips exterior/ street lights, etc.
    We are currently working on these items for July 2013: twenty more 3D trees, more light fixtures, a new library of 2D face-me people, new exterior street components and more. Podium Browser Paid Content has over 5,000 render ready components. Still only $59.00 for a permanent license.
    Need access to the stand alone Podium Browser web site outside of SketchUp? Please click here to read how to access it.

4. SU Podium V2 Progress Report

    SU Podium V2 Plus is just around the corner. We are in the final weeks of alpha testing and will have a beta out shortly. V2+ will be a FREE upgrade for SU Podium V2 users. It will be a fairly substantial upgrade with two major new features and a lot of smaller additions to make Podium even easier to use. A major feature to V2 Plus is the Podium Image Editor which allows for a limited amount of image "post processing" right inside SketchUp and directly from OOPR. Another feature is Preset Editor. We have also done away with web dialog boxes and are using native Windows and Mac user interface. (no more blank dialogs).
    Click on the image below to be directed to the video on Podium Image Editor. We will be adding more videos and documentation here as V2 Plus nears Beta. Keep in mind - this is a free upgrade for SU Podium V2 users.

    Click on the image above to link to the SU Podium V2 Plus page to watch this video.

5. Podium Walker 64 bit version being tested

    We are currently testing the beta version of Podium Walker 64 bit (Windows only at this time). If you are a Podium Walker user, please download it and test it. This version promises to open much bigger models that Podium Walker previously could.
    Learn more about this photo-realistic plug-in for SketchUp that works with SU Podium and Podium Browser here.

6. SU Plugins Store specials - Viso3D export plug-in is $19.95

    Click on the image above to link to the web page.

    Viso3D is comprised of two programs. One is a SketchUp plug-in currently for SketchUp Windows only. This plug-in converts the SketchUp model to a file that can be read on your iPad. File format is called .xcs. The other program is an iPad viewer which will read the .xcs file and provide walk-thru navigation features. The $19.95 introduction price will end on August 1, 2013 or when the Mac version is released. The Mac version is in alpha still with enough bugs that we can not beta release it.

    Other 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