Podium Walker Standard Windows Installers

Note: Podium Walker no longer has support for 32-bit Windows operating systems. Only install the following files on a 64-bit OS.

Podium Walker Standard Version SketchUp Version Download IE users - Download .ZIP
Podium Walker v1.3.2 for Windows 64-bit
With lightmaps and sky color
SketchUp 2017 Download the .rbz file Download the zipped .rbz file
Podium Walker v1.3.1 for Windows 64-bit
With lightmaps and sky color
SketchUp 2015, 2016 Download the .rbz file Download the zipped .rbz file
Podium Walker v1.3 for Windows 64-bit SketchUp 2014 only Download the .rbz file Download the zipped .rbz file
Podium Walker v1.2.3 for Windows 64-bit SketchUp 8, 2013 Download the .rbz file Download the zipped .rbz file

1. Should I download the .rbz file or the Zipped .rbz file? Depends on your browser:

  • If you use Internet Explorer as your browser, it's best to download the Zipped .rbz file. Then unpack the zipped file and you will obtain the Podium Walker .rbz file.
  • If you are using Fire Fox or Chrome, download the .rbz file but make sure you context click on the download link and choose Save Link as...

2a. Download and Install the .rbz Extension

  • Download the .rbz file and save it to your download folder.
  • To download it's best to right click on the download link and use the option "Save Link As..."if that is available.
  • After downloading, Open SketchUp and go to SketchUp Preferences. Pick Extensions. Then Install Extensions. SketchUp default file format for extensions is .rbz.
  • Select PodiumWalker_1_2_x_SUXX_Win_x64.rbz.
  • Install the Extension automatically. Once this is complete, Podium Walker will be available in the Plugins menu and as an icon tool bar.

2b. Download and Installing the zipped .rbz file

Some browsers such as IE will not download .rbz files correctly. These browsers will convert the .rbz to .zip files which is not good. Therefore we have created a .zip file which contains the .rbz file.

  • Download the .rbz file and save it to your download folder.
  • Then unzip the .zip file. You should see a PodiumWalker_1_2_2_SUXX_Win_x64.rbz file.
  • Open SketchUp and go to SketchUp Preferences. Pick Extensions. Then Install Extensions. SketchUp default file format for extensions is .rbz. Select the PodiumWalker .rbz to install the Extension automatically.

Only install 64 bit version for Windows 64. Do not install the 64 bit version on a Windows 32 bit OS. Podium Walker no longer has a 32 bit Windows version.

SketchUp RBZ by defaults installs to this location - C:\Users\YourComputerName\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp 201x\Plugins\.

There are two problems with this.

  • If your Windows user account name uses double byte characters such as Japanese, Korean, Chinese and other languages, SketchUp will not load the .rbz file. This is a bug in SketchUp 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
  • Only one user account can access Podium Walker.

The solution is move the Podium Walker load file and folder to C:\ProgramData\SketchUp\SketchUp 201x\SketchUp\Plugins. This is the procedure:

  • First install the Podium Walker .rbz file from with SketchUp.
  • Close SketchUp and go to this folder C:\Users\YourComputerName\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp 201x\Plugins\
  • Copy loadPodiumWalker.rbs and the folder PodiumWalker to this location C:\ProgramData\SketchUp\SketchUp 201x\SketchUp\Plugins
  • Go back to C:\Users\YourComputerName\AppData\Roaming\SketchUp\SketchUp 201x\Plugins\ and remove the loadPodiumWalker.rbs. If you do not remove the loadPodiumWalker.rbs file, SketchUp may try to load PodiumWalker twice.

  Podium Walker Standard Mac Installers - 32 / 64 bit

Version 1.2.x and above only works on Yosemite, El Capitan and Sierra.

Podium Walker Standard Version OS Version SketchUp Version Download .ZIP
Podium Walker v1.3.2 - 64 bit
Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra SketchUp 2017 Download the zipped .rbz file
Podium Walker v1.3.1 - 32/64 bit
Yosemite, El Capitan, Sierra SketchUp 2015, 2016 Download the zipped .rbz file
Podium Walker v1.2.5 - 32/64 bit Maverick, Yosemite, El Capitan SketchUp 2014 only Download the zipped .rbz file
Podium Walker v1.2.3 - 32/64 bit Maverick, Yosemite, El Capitan SketchUp 8, 2013 Download the zipped .rbz file

Many browsers including Safari and Chrome will automatically pack the .rbz file and create a .zip before downloading to your computer. This Browser action will not work. We have prepared a .zipped rbz file for Mac users.

  1. Download the .zipped rbz file to your download folder.
  2. To download it's best to right click on the download link and use the option "Save Link As..."if that is available.
  3. Then unzip the .zip file using the Mac's Archive utility. This which will unpack a single .rbz file.
  4. Open SketchUp and go to SketchUp's Preferences, Install Extensions to install the Podium Walker .rbz file.

Safari users please note - If you do not use "Save Link As...", Safari will automatically unpack the zipped file and you will see an .rbz file


To install an RBZ file: Go to the Extensions menu, located in the SketchUp Preferences/Extensions dialog box. Use Install Extensions and browse to the .RBZ file to install Podium Walker.

If you need additional help with this process, see the detailed Podium Walker installation instructions.


  BETA - Podium Walker with NVIDIA Iray

Podium Walker with NVIDIA Iray is currently a beta release, and only available for Windows users.

Podium Walker Version OS Version SketchUp Version Download .RBZ Download .ZIP
Podium Walker v1.4 - Iray Beta - 64 bit
Windows 64 bit only SketchUp 2017 Download the .rbz file Download zipped .rbz
Podium Walker v1.4 - Iray Beta - 64 bit
Windows 64 bit only SketchUp 2016 Download the .rbz file Download zipped .rbz

For more information about the Podium Walker beta release, please read here.