SketchUp Layout training
SketchUp LayOut training

1 day
In centre:
£245+ VAT
Live online:
£195+ VAT


Dates and booking

Live online training

20 Sep
13 Dec

Birmingham / Bromsgrove training centre

20 Sep
13 Dec
Key details

Key details

Provided with Sketchup Pro, the LayOut tool is used to produce plans and documentation from your Sketchup models, drawings and specifications.

SketchUp LayOut training teaches everything you need to know to print and publish your Sketchup designs. You’ll learn to produce:

  • Small and large documents for professional purposes, such as Planning and Building regulations, contract and construction drawings.
  • Documents comprising multiple pages, on which you can arrange your plans, visuals, text, dimensions and company title block.

Sessions include:

  • Importing your Sketchup drawings, plans and renders.
  • Creating plans and documents from your 3D models.
  • Constructing your own title blocks and page layouts.
  • Adding annotations, specifications and dimensions.
  • Printing to scale and exporting for digital distribution and printing.

In-class or online

This course is available in-class at eight centres or live online.

Upcoming course dates

Live online training
Birmingham / Bromsgrove
Milton Keynes
View all course dates and book

Who should attend?

This course is ideal for all users who want to create documents, drawings, plans and layouts using SketchUp.

Expert trainers

SketchUp LayOut courses are hosted by industry experts with vast experience of using SketchUp and other applications. See Expert trainers.

Training guide and certificate

Course delegates receive:

  • A comprehensive training guide for SketchUp LayOut, 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 is based primarily on SketchUp Pro 2024 running on Windows or Mac. It is relevant to users of SketchUp Pro 2020 or later.

Our guarantees to you

We offer:

On-request SketchUp training available

SketchUp LayOut training is also available on-request, i.e. one-to-one training or a ‘closed course’ for your group, hosted at one of our centres, your venue or online.

On-request SketchUp training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the work you’re going to be doing. Please contact us for a quote.

General information

General information

Course times



Payment for SketchUp training can be made by:

  • Bank transfer. Please call 01527 834783 for our bank details.
  • Card. All major credit and debit cards accepted. Payment can be made securely online or over the phone. Card payments are processed by Stripe. Armada doesn’t record or store your card details.

Purchase orders

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies and public sector organisations.

Cancellations and transfers

You can cancel a booking on a scheduled training course, or transfer to a later course, without penalty providing you give us 10 working days’ notice. Any fees already paid will be refunded.

If you cancel a booking on a scheduled SketchUp LayOut course giving less than 10 working days’ notice, or request a transfer to a later course, a cancellation/transfer fee is payable. The fee charged depends on the notice period given. For details, see cancellation terms.

Different terms apply for the cancellation or postponement of an on-request course (one-to-one training or a ‘closed course’ for your group). For details, see course cancellations.

Terms and conditions

Training course bookings are subject to our terms and conditions.

Expert trainers

Expert trainers

SketchUp LayOut training courses are hosted by:

Stewart Cobb

Stewart Cobb Autodesk Certified Instructor

Stewart began his working life as a junior draughtsman, and progressed through to Design Director leading a studio of designers working on both 2D and 3D projects.

He then worked for himself for over 25 years, completing around 100 design projects per year for a myriad of clients, including household names such as Vauxhall and McDonalds.

More recently, Stewart’s focus has been on training. He has been an Autodesk Certified Instructor since 2010, hosting courses in AutoCAD, Revit, 3ds Max, AutoCAD Plant 3D, Civil 3D and Advance Steel. He’s also an expert user of Trimble SketchUp.

In between courses, Stewart uses these applications professionally when carrying out project work for clients. Using the applications regularly helps him to keep up-to-date with the latest technologies and practices. He also specialises in the production of photorealistic rendered images and visualisations using renderers including V-Ray.

Outside of work, Stewart enjoys music (he runs the sound desk for a number of local bands), reading and playing with any new piece of technology he can lay his hands on!

Rod Cleasby

Rod Cleasby Autodesk Certified Instructor

Rod has over 25 years’ experience working as a designer, visualisation expert and artist. His specialist areas include architecture, interior design and the production of photorealistic 3d virtual environments. 

AutoCAD, 3ds Max and SketchUp have been the mainstay of Rod’s professional work for 20 years. He is also an expert in various related tools and technologies, including Photoshop, and he has expert knowledge of a wide range of renderers, including V-Ray, ART, Arnold and LightUp.

Rod has extensive experience training experience. He has worked as a Senior Lecturer at the University of Westminster on their Computer Visualisation course, and he is a long-established Autodesk Certified Instructor.

Away from his professional work, Rod is an accomplished artist and musician, and a prolific writer of novels, novella, poetry and prose.

John Billyard

John Billyard Autodesk Certified Instructor

John has used CAD software for over 35+ years, providing high quality engineering and architectural designs to a wide range of clients

He has provided training in the applications he uses for a similar length of time, and for the last 15 years, has been commissioned directly by Autodesk to provide consulting and training services to their corporate client base.

John hosts courses in various Autodesk applications including AutoCAD, Inventor and Vault. He also trains Dassault Systèmes’ SolidWorks, Trimble SketchUp and Epic Games’ Twinmotion.

He takes pride in keeping pace with the latest industry design tools and technologies, enabling him meet the challenges and demands of an ever changing working environment.

Course content

Course content

Introduction to LayOut

  • The SketchUp to LayOut workflow
  • Navigating the LayOut 2D environment
  • Setting up the document

Preparing your model in SketchUp Pro for LayOut

  • Planning
  • Groups and components
  • SketchUp tags (layers)

SketchUp scenes for LayOut

  • Creating scenes in SketchUp for LayOut
  • Section cuts and styles
  • Clipping planes
  • Fog

SketchUp styles

  • Customising styles

LayOut Orientation

  • New documents
  • Single-page and multi-page documents
  • Storyboards
  • Creating objects/rectangles
  • Selecting and moving objects
  • Inserting Sketchup files
  • Manipulating viewports

SketchUp Viewports

  • Preset viewport perspectives
  • Changing the style of your viewport
  • Viewport render settings
  • Background and Z-order

SketchUp and LayOut dynamic link

  • Reload Model
  • Relink Model

Organising in LayOut

  • Tags and layers
  • Grid and snap
  • Pages and numbers
  • Pictures and compression

Title blocks

  • Title block border
  • Project information area text
  • Templates


  • Labels
  • Symbols and annotations
  • Creating and aligning objects
  • Dimensions and settings
  • Text fonts and settings

Saving and Output

  • Creating scaled plans for large paper sizes
  • Creating multi-page PDF files


Live online training

Live online training

Online training lets you participate in a live SketchUp course from your place of work or home.

We do everything possible to make your online training experience as close as possible to actually being in the classroom. You can:

  • See and hear our trainer, and the other delegates participating in the course…
    Live online training - see your trainer and the other course delegates
  • Watch our trainer demonstrate techniques in SketchUp.
  • Interact by speaking, using chat, or raising your ‘virtual hand’ if you need assistance.
  • Share your screen with our trainer, and allow them to take control to explain something.

Like our in-class courses, online SketchUp LayOut courses…

  • Are presented by expert instructors.
  • Give you plenty of opportunity to carry out assisted, practical exercises using SketchUp.
  • Offer 30 days’ email support from your trainer.

All you need is an Internet-connected computer with…

  • SketchUp installed.
  • A webcam and audio capability. If your computer running SketchUp doesn’t have these, you can use a second device, such as another computer or tablet. See Hardware recommendations for live online training for further details.

If there’s anything you’re not sure about we’ll do our best to help you. We won’t, however, be able to assist with your SketchUp installation.

We provide everything else…

  • Links to download the files, resources, etc. you’ll use in your course.
  • A training guide. For most courses, you can choose from a printed copy that we post to you, or a PDF.

In the week before your course, we’ll send you an email containing everything you need to prepare for and participate in the training. Then, a couple of days before your course, we’ll give you a courtesy call to make sure you have everything in place and answer any questions you may have.

Please note that we are not able to record scheduled online courses for privacy reasons.

When you attend live online training, you’re participating in a real course, hosted by a real trainer, in real time


Discounts and bundles

Discounts and bundles

To make your SketchUp training as affordable as possible, we offer:

SketchUp training bundle

Book places on:

for £895 + VAT (classroom-based) or £745 + VAT (live online training), saving £140 + VAT in both cases.

The bundle price will be applied automatically when you add these two courses to your basket.

Training discounts

Multiple places

If you book multiple places on any courses, we can offer you:

  • 5% discount if you book two places.
  • 10% discount if you book three places.
  • 15% discount if you book four places.
  • 20% discount if you book five or more places.

This can be for several people attending one course, one person attending several courses, or a combination.

These discounts are available for both classroom-based courses and live online training.


We offer a 10% discount on scheduled SketchUp course places to:

  • Students, teachers and lecturers.
  • People who work for a registered charity.
  • ISTC members.

These discounts are available for both classroom-based courses and remote training.

Please call us if you qualify for a discount. Evidence of your status that entitles you to a discount may be requested.

Terms and exclusions

Only one of the above discounts can be applied to any booking.

The above discounts are not available for on-request course bookings (one-to-one training or a ‘closed course’ for your group).

Price guarantee

When you book training with Armada, we want you to be certain that you’re not paying over-the-odds. So, if you book a place on any scheduled (public) course and then find the same course at a lower price elsewhere, we will match that price.

To qualify for the price match:

  • The course you find must be comparable. By this we mean it must:
    • Cover the same subject.
    • Be the same duration or longer.
    • For classroom-based courses, be in the same region, i.e. within 50 miles of our centre.
    • For online training, be a live course, i.e. not pre-prepared e-learning content.
  • The lower price must be advertised on the other company’s website.

To claim a price match, just call any time before attending your course and tell us where you saw the price.

“Rod was really friendly and helpful, I learnt a lot in one day I would definitely recommend the course to anyone looking to work on LayOut.”

Becky F

“Rod was amazing so knowledgeable and very patient.”

Karl T

“Great to listen and work with a such an engaging and knowledgeable trainer.”

Bryan H