SketchUp training
Introduction to SketchUp training

2 days £345+ VAT


Dates and booking

Birmingham / Bromsgrove training centres

1 Feb — 2 Feb
12 Apr — 13 Apr
21 Jun — 22 Jun
6 Sep — 7 Sep
22 Nov — 23 Nov

Milton Keynes training centre

22 Mar — 23 Mar
24 May — 25 May
16 Aug — 17 Aug
11 Oct — 12 Oct
13 Dec — 14 Dec

Reading training centre

25 Jan — 26 Jan
19 Apr — 20 Apr
26 Jul — 27 Jul
8 Nov — 9 Nov

Sheffield training centre

1 Mar — 2 Mar
7 Jun — 8 Jun
13 Sep — 14 Sep
6 Dec — 7 Dec
Key details

Key details

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.

SketchUp version

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.

General information

General information

Course times



Payment for Sketchup training can be made bank transfer or card. View training course payment options.

We accept purchase orders from UK-registered companies.


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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.


Course content

Course content

What is SketchUp?


How to get around inside SketchUp

Zoom, pan and rotate

Understanding the XYZ axis


Selecting toolbars

Applying templates


Drawing and using the pencil tool

Drawing basic geometric shapes

Drawing with measurements

Drawing circles and arcs


Sticky Geometry benefits

Discovering layers

Using shortcuts

Measuring items inside SketchUp

Information and database


Moving and move / copy

Simple Array techniques

Rotating objects

Rotate / copy

Scale fractional and relative


Making components

Making groups

Comparisons and benefits

Saving components

Re-loading components

Creating a digital warehouse


Modelling techniques

Using Push Pull

Using Follow Me

Intersecting Geometry


Copy and Offset Faces, edges and polygons

How to use polygons in 2D drawings


Paint bucket

Materials Editor

Textures and bitmaps


Getting to understand the Materials Editor

What makes a good texture?

Where to find textures

Positioning 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

“Rod was knowledgeable, approachable and patient. His training style was non-intimidating and professional. He was always happy to answer questions and rescue my errors! The facilities were excellent and Emily was particularly welcoming and friendly on Day 1. I would definitely consider further training at Armada and would not hesitate to recommend Armada to friends.”

Ann D

“Was a very informative few days. Rod is very knowledgeable around the subject and our industry in general.”

Paul S

“The ease of instructions, explanation of the theory behind the software and science were most helpful.”

Michael H

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