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SketchUp for Beginners: Master the Basics

5 weeks of SketchUp training specifically created to get you started using SketchUp the right way. Learn good habits as you take these skills into any workflow or design.

  • Level Beginner
  • Age 18 and older
  • Price $495
  • Location Virtual Classroom
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  • Wed, Apr 03 at 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Wed, Apr 10 at 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Wed, Apr 17 at 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Wed, Apr 24 at 12:00pm - 2:00pm
  • Wed, May 01 at 12:00pm - 2:00pm
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Class Description


What you'll learn in this sketchup class:

What’s included in the webinar?

  • (5) 2-hour live webinar sessions
  • Access to all online tutorial courses for 1 year on SketchUpTrain. ($95 value)
  • Direct feedback during sessions
  • Calendar invite with meeting id provided

Session 1: Introduction and Basic 2D Drawing 

  • Introduction to SketchUp and the User Interface
  • Using Templates, Toolbars, and Workspace Customization
  • Basic 2D Drawing: Lines, Rectangles, Circles, Polygons, Arcs, and Freehand

Session 2: 3D Modeling Fundamentals 

  • Transitioning to 3D Modeling
  • Understanding Lines, Inferencing, and Precision
  • Working with 3D Shapes and Massing
  • Creating Roof Pitches with the Follow-Me Tool

Session 3: Guides, Groups, and Transformation 

  • Utilizing Guides for Precision
  • Grouping Objects for Organization
  • Moving, Rotating, and Copying Objects Efficiently

Session 4: Views, Navigation, and Workflow

  • Creating and Managing Views and Styles
  • Navigating the 3D Space with Orbit, Pan, and more
  • Determining When to Use Groups or Components
  • Approaching More Complex Modeling Workflows

Session 5: Documentation and LayOut 

  • Creating Section Cuts and Orthographic Views
  • Exporting Views for Documentation
  • Introduction to LayOut for Presentation
  • Recap of Key Concepts and Next Steps

Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

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Refund Policy

If you are unable to attend a class, please let us know 1 week in advance of the scheduled class and we will give you a full refund or a credit for a future class.

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    Reviewed by Siobhan M. on 2/7/2024
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