Introduction to SketchUp

Course summary
Professional Training
2 days
295 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Professional Training
Course Dates
295 GBP

295 GBP

295 GBP

295 GBP

Course description

SketchUp - 2-day introductory SketchUp course for beginners in all industries.

This SketchUp course provides beginners with a comprehensive introduction to the SketchUp software, giving delegates all of the skills needed to produce high quality 3D models.

Hands-on exercises are used to create 3D models and visualisations, and to provide candidates with thorough understanding of the principal SketchUp drawing commands and techniques. These techniques can be applied across a broad spectrum of industries.

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 20+ years.

Self-funders can spread the cost over 12 months, interest-free.

Suitability - Who should attend?

This Introduction to SketchUp training is ideal for:

  • Newcomers to SketchUp.
  • Users with a small amount of SketchUp experience.
  • Users who have previously used a different CAD tool and are looking to migrate to SketchUp.

Delegates should have a working knowledge of Windows®. No prior CAD or SketchUp knowledge is necessary.

To find out if this course is right for you, please send an enquiry here.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

SketchUp e-Certificate

Upon completion of this Introduction to SketchUp course, delegates receive an e-certificate confirming that they have attended and successfully completed the course.

Course Content

This course typically covers the following topics:

  • 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
  • Roate / copy
  • Scale fractional and relative
  • Making components
  • Making groups
  • Comparisons and benefits
  • Saving components
  • Reloading 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 style
  • Introduciton to animation
  • Dimensions inside SketchUp
  • Annotation inside SketchUp
  • Printing from SketchUp
  • Exporting 2D images or PDFs

Training venue

This Introduction to SketchUp training course is hosted at our centres in Bromsgrove (near Birmingham), Bristol, Cardiff, Reading, Sheffield and Milton Keynes.

For our Bromsgrove courses, we offer a free taxi service from Bromsgrove train station to our training centre.

Delegates can enjoy fantastic facilities at our centres, with lunch and refreshments included.

Why choose Armada

4.9 stars Google Review rating

Over 96% delegate experience rating on our Autodesk courses in 2021

5 locations across UK and live online courses


Course fees are inclusive of all relevant course documentation, refreshments and lunch. Discounts available for multiple bookings.

Delegates are also entitled to 30 days' after-course support via email.


Armada can also provide on-request SketchUp training, either one-to-one or exclusively for your group. This can be hosted at the Armada's training centres in Bromsgrove (near Birmingham), Bristol, Cardiff, Milton Keynes, Sheffield, Reading, or your venue anywhere in the UK.

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About provider

We specialise in: CAD design training. Our expert trainers cover the most popular CAD applications including AutoCAD, Revit, Fusion 360, SketchUp, 3ds Max, used across all industries - architecture, engineering, interior design and others. Creative, video and animation training -...

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Contact info


6 West Court, Saxon Business Park
B60 4AD Bromsgrove, Birmingham

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Average rating 4.6

Based on 5 reviews.

J Nicholls
A superb course, Rod was very patient & knowledgeable. From knowing nothing, I have come away with a comfortable degree of understanding, a brilliant learning curve. Many thanks.
Caite Petts
I found the course extremely good. Really given me a lot to take away and think about. The course materials given were very comprehensive and useful and I'll be using them . I only knocked off a star because it was just so full of content that it felt that it would have been really handy to have a bit longer.
Daniel Vincent
This has been a fascinating and engaging experience which has been an ideal guide of where to start in the world technical authoring. The course tutors were very knowledgeable and offered advice of where to find the best source and reference material. This has been a week well spent.
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