Sketchup/ Podium Crashing when Creating Section



Hello SU Community!
I have been having an issue with the SU Podium Section Tool. I have read almost every article about this online and no one has seemed to have found a solution. Hopefully one of you can help me figure this out.
I am working on a few models currently, all which will be rendered. One is a model that I have modified from earlier this year, the other I created from scratch today. In both models, every time I try to create a SU Podium Section to render the scene, the program crashes with a BugSplat. :frowning:

Here is some basic information about the models/ my computer:
SketchUp/ Podium finds no errors with either of the files. All excess materials/ information has been purged from both models. All other scenes not requiring sections are rendering correctly.
SketchUp creates the second file for the section, but the section plane is not created/ model is not cut. It’s essentially a copy of the original file with a new name.

Also, I have used this tool many times before under the same license on the same computer and it has worked without error. This is the first time I have had an issue with this tool. The files are relatively small, appx. 13MB each. Typically, our file sizes are over 100MB and work with the section tool just fine.

All drivers on my computer are up to date. I have made sure all updates are ran as well.
Graphics Card: NVIDIA Quadros K420, 1GB DDR3

I have included one of the error logs with this post.

SketchUpLog-2018-09-04-15_38_17.dox.pdf (92.2 KB)


Not sure I can be of much help. I’ve used Podium a little, but not for a few months . I know it won’t render a normal SketchUp section view, so you have to actually hard model a section, IIRC. Maybe you could do the process manually; save a copy of your model, draw an actual section plane (actually geometry, not a SU section plane) and then set about intersecting it with the model and eliminating the unwanted part of the model. Experiment with a little test model first?

Wish I could be more helpful.


Thanks, @RTCool! I appreciate the advice. I have decided to just do that for the time being.

I am hoping to find an actual solution, eventually. I would rather the function to work rather than have to manually section my models every time, you know?


Yes, it’s not very efficient with files/storage and time consuming to do the editing work too.