Trimble SketchUp

SketchUp, Essentials

Visualising in three dimensions is critical to the success of the design of architectural spaces. The interplay of light, colour, space, and form make exciting spaces function successfully. Traditional methods for exploring these issues are very labour intensive. Use of computer software has enabled quicker (and sometimes more accurate) study models to be generated, explored, and iterated more times in the design time available. This SketchUp training course provides delegates, without prior experience, with a grounding in the use of the software.

"Very good course and instructor thank you very much." - Benjamin S.


To be successful in this SketchUp training course, you should already be able to: Understand fundamental geometric terms such as polygon/parallel/perpendicular/axes/arc and array. Understand 3-dimensional drawing terms such as rendering/field of view/point of view and  be familiar with essential PC and mouse use. Please also note that there is a lot covered during this SketchUp training course, so the day will be quite intensive. With this in mind, if this course is taken on a private basis, we would recommend that those attending have similar abilities.


  • Day 1
    • Create your own Template
    • Create Basic Geometry in 2D (Lines, Arcs, Circles, and Rectangles etc.)
    • Understand the Stickiness Of Geometry
    • Create Basic Geometry In 3D
    • Understand Stickiness In 3D
    • View a model in 3D
    • Create geometry with the Push/Pull Tool
    • Move entities to manipulate geometry
    • Maintain coplanar geometry
    • Connect and generate forms
    • Lock inferences
    • Generate forms quickly
    • Restore/Heal a surface
    • Mirror and array a model
    • Apply materials
    • Create 3D Text
    • Import Component models from 3D Warehouse
    • Display Options and Styles  
    • Position and export models to Google Earth
    • Overcoming Stickiness In Your Model
    • Use Component Nesting For Efficient Modelling
    • Effect of Scaling On Similar Components
    • Use Groups and Components To Isolate Geometry
    • Component Browser  
    • 3D Warehouse - Getting Components & Sharing Your Model
    • Dynamic Components
    • Understand Component inferencing & editing
    • Combine Components
    • Import a site into SketchUp
    • Work with Photographs  
    • Using the Follow Me Tool
    • Working with the Materials Browser
    • Entouraging with the 3D Warehouse
    • Styling Your Model
    • Creating a Scene-Based Walk-Through


Forthcoming dates

Select a course and complete the enquiry form or contact us on 01992 807 444 or via email to speak to one of our training specialists who can answer any questions you may have and/or make a reservation on your selected course.

Date Location Trainer Version Status Per Person
15 Jan 2021 Bishopsgate, London Trainer TBC Available £195.00 Register Interest
15 Feb 2021 Enfield, London Trainer TBC Available £195.00 Register Interest

All prices are per-person on a scheduled course and exclude VAT.
Please note that the course details above, may be subject to change at short notice.

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