Dates and booking
Birmingham / Bromsgrove training centres
Milton Keynes training centre
Reading training centre
SketchUp training course for beginners teaching core skills for designing in 3D.
SketchUp is a 3D modelling application used in a wide range of industries including architectural, interior design, civil and mechanical engineering, film and video game design.
Our Introduction to Sketchup course teaches the fundamentals of 3D design in SketchUp. You learn how to:
- Create 3D models.
- Incorporate textures, scenes and styles.
- Produce visualisations of your designs.
- Use SketchUp’s key tools and commands.
Who should attend?
This course is ideal for anyone who wants to begin designing and producing visualisations using SketchUp running on a Windows computer or a Mac.
Expert SketchUp 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.
How will I learn?
SketchUp training is hands-on and practical.
Our trainers teach the necessary theory then demonstrate techniques step-by-step. You then practice the techniques taught on a computer running SketchUp.
There is plenty of time to ask questions, and you can take away all the files you create.
SketchUp training guide and certificate
Course delegates receive:
- A highly-practical 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.
No prior SketchUp knowledge is necessary.
Training is based primarily on SketchUp 2017, running on Windows. It is relevant to all recent versions of SketchUp.
Our guarantees to you
We want our delegates to go away satisfied.
Our price guarantee is your assurance that you’re getting the best value for money.
Our training guarantee ensures that you learn the concepts and skills you need.
On-request SketchUp training also available
As well as our scheduled courses, SketchUp Essentials 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, or your venue.
On-request training can be tailored to take into account any existing knowledge you have, and the work you’re going to be doing in SketchUp. Please contact us for a quote.
Payment for Sketchup training can be made bank transfer or card. View training course payment options.
We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies.
If a company or delegate cancels an Sketchup training course booking giving less than 10 working days’ notice, a cancellation fee is payable. View cancellation terms.
What is SketchUp?
How to get around inside SketchUp
Zoom, pan and rotate
Understanding the XYZ axis
Drawing and using the pencil tool
Drawing basic geometric shapes
Drawing with measurements
Drawing circles and arcs
Sticky Geometry benefits
Measuring items inside SketchUp
Information and database
Moving and move / copy
Simple Array techniques
Rotate / copy
Scale fractional and relative
Comparisons and benefits
Creating a digital warehouse
Using Push Pull
Using Follow Me
Copy and Offset Faces, edges and polygons
How to use polygons in 2D drawings
Textures and bitmaps
Getting to understand the Materials Editor
What makes a good texture?
Where to find textures
Limits to graphics and bitmaps
Create new scenes
Create new styles
Saving scenes and styles
Introduction to animation
Dimensions inside SketchUp
Annotation inside SketchUp
Printing from SketchUp
Exporting 2D images or PDF