SketchUp Crashes When Changing Materials with Paint Bucket Tool

I’ve recently encountered an issue with SketchUp 2023 that has been quite troubling. Whenever I attempt to use the Paint Bucket tool to change the material of any surface within my projects, SketchUp unexpectedly crashes without any warning or error message. I’ve gone through a series of troubleshooting steps, but the problem persists.

Issue Description:

  • SketchUp suddenly crashes when using the Paint Bucket tool to change materials.

Troubleshooting Steps I’ve Taken:

  1. Made sure my SketchUp is updated to the latest version.
  2. Ran SketchUp as an administrator.
  3. Uninstalled and then reinstalled SketchUp.
  4. Disabled all third-party plugins.

update to mac os 14.4

it was a bug cause by 14.3 a couple month ago, it’s been solved by 14.4 last month.
(if you search 14.4 on the forum, you’ll find a couple dozen other similar cases.)

Before taking drastic steps, come to the forum and search the Technical Problems > SketchUp category to find out if others have already reported the issue and if there is a known solution.

For future clarity if people look at this post: those troubleshooting steps are for Windows. Even invoking sudo open /Applications/SketchUp\ 2024/ will still open it as your logged in user, not root, and Mac has a drag-installer from a dmg, not an installer program.


I am using mac os 14.4.1 and it is a problem for me, This is not fixed

Update to 2024?

and mac OS 14.5

weird though how the crash stopped for everyone when 14.4 was released.

After you update to SketchUp 2024 and OS 14.5 please correct your forum profile. It says you’re still using OS 13.2.