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PIE is grayed out and I could not find it where Podium is installed on mac. any ideas? I am attaching an image of OOPR that shows the PIE button grayed out and another of where the Podium files are.

I am using mac os 10.12.6, SU 2018 and Podium 2.5.801.

thanks.


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Edson I think you have some sort of system conflict with Podium. Your problem closing SketchUp when Podium is installed is symptomatic of this.

On my office Mac Pro I have a similar issue. That won’t save my renders at all. Sometimes PIE is greyed out, sometimes not. It’s weird.

It’s not a bug, because it doesn’t seem to be repeatable the under the same set of circumstances on each machine. In fact it seems to be random which indicates a system problem.

You can find PIE in the Plugins folder, and show it in the dock, or even create an alias for it in the Applicatiobs folder. As long as the renders are being saved it should be fine.

One of the best ways to identify system problems is to create a new user profile, and Install SU and Podium and see if they work differently. If they do, the problem is linked to the user account configuration. If not it’s a more involved system issue.

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Jim,

One of the problems I mentioned above is that I cannot find PIE anywhere in my HD! I assume it would be at the same place as OOPR is, not at the user level but at the HD level. Anyway, it is not to be found in any of the plugin folders.

Should I reinstall Podium or there is somewhere to get it from?

Best regards. 

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It's very hard to find on the Mac, it's here:

Macintosh HD:Library:Application Support:SketchUp 2017:SketchUp: plugins:SU_Podium_V3: programs: OOPR.app:Contents:MacOS:IE: PodiumImageEditor.app

You need to right-click on OOPR.app and select Show package contents to see it.

On the Mac, apps are often containers, like zip files, with the application resources there. 

I'm not sure reinstalling Podium will make any difference - but you can try. Uninstall first though.

You can get Podium from the download page here. It's the same as the trial download page.

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thanks. I found it but cannot open a single file in it. I tried to open a file generated by Podium using File>Open but it did not work: the path to the file appeared with a red sign with an exclamation mark on it. then I tried to drag a file onto PIE but it did not work either.

any thoughts?

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This just works. Make an alias to the file (right click select Make alias).
Move this alias to the Applications folder. Do not copy the PIE file! You have to make an alias.

It opens any file on the machine.

Drag and drop won't work.

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Jim,

Thanks for the tip. It worked perfectly. However, at least in Sierra one does not make an alias by right-clicking. The way to do it is to select Make Alias in the File menu of the Finder.

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