SketchUp training
Intermediate SketchUp training

2 days
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Key details

Key details

SketchUp intermediate training course, teaching existing users how to use more sophisticated features, and become more productive.

Building on the basics, this course teaches how to use commands for producing 3D models and visualisations of the quality associated with more expensive applications. Sessions cover:

  • Further 3D modelling techniques.
  • Creating and editing textures, scenes and styles.
  • UVW mapping.
  • Animations.

Delegates also learn a range of tips and tricks for becoming more productive using SketchUp.

Intermediate SketchUp training is available on-request only, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed’ course for your group. We don’t currently offer scheduled (public) Intermediate SketchUp courses. We can host the training at one of our centres, or your venue anywhere in the UK. Please contact us for a quote.

The training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the work you’re going to be doing in SketchUp.

Expert trainers

SketchUp courses are hosted by experts in 3D design, CGI and the production of visualisations and rendered images. They have been providing training in SketchUp and similar applications to industry for over 20 years.

Training guide and certificate

Course delegates receive:

  • A comprehensive training guide for SketchUp, to refer to throughout the course, and to use as a refresher afterwards.
  • An e-certificate confirming successful completion of SketchUp training. Click here to see an example of the certificate you receive.

After course support

Following SketchUp training, delegates are entitled to 30 days’ email support from their SketchUp trainer to help with any post-course issues. For further details, see Support.


Delegates should be familiar with the fundamentals of SketchUp, i.e. have attended our Introduction to SketchUp course or have equivalent knowledge.

SketchUp version

Training can be based on any recent version of SketchUp Pro to suit you, running on Windows or Mac. Many of the techniques taught in this course can’t be carried out in SketchUp Make.

General information

General information

Course times

Standard course times are 9.30am–4.30pm.

As we’d be hosting this as a ‘closed course’ for you/your group, there’s usually flexibility to change these times to suit you, e.g. start or end 30 minutes earlier or later.


Payment for Sketchup training can be made bank transfer or card.

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies.

If you’re self-funding your training, you can pay in staged payments, interest-free, over 12 months.

For further details, see training course payment options.


See Accommodation local to our training centres.

Cancellations and postponements

If an on-request Intermediate SketchUp course booking is cancelled giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.

If an on-request Intermediate SketchUp course booking is postponed giving less than 20 working days’ notice, a postponement fee is payable. View postponement terms.

Terms and conditions

Training course bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.


Course content

Course content

Beyond the basics – what is possible in SketchUp?


Intermediate modelling techniques

2D to 3D and Freeform


Controlling segments and face counts

Using Follow Me for Detailed modelling

Using Push Pull techniques

Freeform Modelling


Importing CAD

Layers and protocols

Selection techniques

Isolating layers

Refining components

Discover outliner

Why groups

Choosing groups or components


Editing textures

Managing your textures


Animation techniques

Controlling transition speed and delays

Tabs and updates


Understanding the Scenes Manager

Changing and updating scenes

Controlling animation

Output for video


Getting to understand styles better

Saving and editing styles

Incorporating your style into your scene


Controlling output

2D graphics out

3D models out


Shortcuts for getting around SketchUp

Zoom, pan and rotate

Move, copy and scale

Where and how to add shortcuts

Understanding implied intersections


Magic Box modelling technique

Polygon modelling techniques


Projected UVW mapping

Adjusting mapping size

Adjusting mapping position


Mapping UVW origin


Shadows and daylight control


Using alpha channels

Preparing graphics with alpha channels

Banner objects

People and trees

“Great one to one training session and I've learnt a lot. Rod was great and adaptable and we took the time to work through a live project of mine.”

Theo L

Remote training is available for our most popular courses. For a limited time, we’re offering discounts off the usual course price. See Live online training.