SketchUp Introduction to Advanced 6 Day Course

London Software Training
Course summary
Professional Training
6 days
895 - 995 GBP excl. VAT
Full time
Professional Training
Course Dates
Online courses
895 GBP

Online courses
895 GBP

995 GBP

995 GBP

Course description

SketchUp Introduction to Advanced 6 Day Course

SketchUp is a 3D modelling programme built for drawing and developing 3D forms. It is widely used by professionals within a range of creative industries including architectural, interior and landscape design, engineering and film and video game design.

On this London Software Training course you'll learn to produce 3D models and 2D deliverables, before moving on to produce renderings and learning to maximise the software's potential with advanced plug-ins. Learning SketchUp will give you the skills to create detailed architectural, interior, landscape, engineering, jewellery and furniture projects, and even 3D printing. 

Suitability - Who should attend?

Our SketchUp Introduction to Advanced 6 Day Course will teach you to make the most of this powerful and user friendly modelling software. Perfect for complete beginners and those with some experience in SketchUp who want to brush up and take their skills to the next level.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

You'll receive a London Software Training certificate on successful completion of this course.

Training Course Content

  • Create your own template
  • Create basic geometry in 2D (Lines, arcs, circles, and rectangles)
  • Understand the stickiness of geometry
  • Create basic geometry In 3D
  • Understand stickiness In 3D
  • View a model in 3D
  • Organise your model using layers
  • 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
  • Create and apply surfaces to a model
  • Mirror and array a model
  • Apply materials
  • Create 3D text
  • Use all key tools for creating and manipulating 3D forms
  • 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 and sharing your model
  • Dynamic components
  • Understand component inferencing and 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
  • Create sections and animated scenes for presentations
  • Export to AutoCAD and LayOut
  • Nurbs modelling
  • Advanced freeform modelling
  • Push/ Pull curved surfaces
  • Bend complex 3D geometry
  • Create complex stairs
  • Create 3D objects from 2D profiles
  • Create components
  • Custom window and door components
  • Import components from 3D Warehouse
  • Position and export SketchUp models to Google Earth
  • Use PhotoMatch to add photographs to your model
  • Create, edit, mix and apply styles; create a basic presentation.
  • Use existing CAD files for reference.
  • Organise your model using layers
  • Create sections and animated scenes for presentations
  • Rendering for photo-realistic output
  • Installation and operation of free SketchUp plugins
  • LibFredo
  • True Bend
  • Weld
  • Joint Push/Pull
  • Fredo Scale
  • Curviloft
  • Twinmotion
  • Advanced Modelling
  • Bend complex 3D Geometry (True bend)
  • Creating components
  • Create complex stairs (and bend)
  • Window and door components
  • Adding lights
  • Types of light
  • Point (all directions, inside lamp, translucent curtain), spot, projector, emitter (edit material, templates, emit)&;
  • Spotlights
  • Adjust colour of bulb
  • Edit falloff
  • Environmental lighting
  • Creating renders (Twinmotion)
  • Quality (pixels)
  • Materials (templates)
  • Reflections
  • Transparencies
  • Cast shadows
  • Water
  • Colour - from SketchUp to white
  • Alpha - lower alpha makes the material clear
  • Bump - adds rough texture/ ripples
  • Gamma, exposure = brightness
  • Use PhotoMatch
  • Export to LayOut

Course delivery details

6 day course (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday + Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday on the following week). First 3 days learning SketchUp Introduction to Intermediate skills, second 3 days learning SketchUp Intermediate to Advanced skills.

London Software Training courses are delivered live online and in-classroom, offering you the option to attend from the comfort of your home or at our training studio in Hackney, East London.

Live online training enables you to:

  • See the lecturer's live screen - guiding you step by step
  • Share your live screen with the lecturer who can offer immediate help and feedback
  • Speak with other students, as you would in a classroom setting

We provide a link to download the free software trial 2 days before your training (trials are free for 30 days). Closer to your training, we will send a link to join the online training.


Your course price includes VAT at 20% and

  • Free group course re-take within 18 months
  • Hands-on, practical lessons
  • Tailoring of syllabus and work on your projects
  • Video tutorials and digital reference book for revision and development
  • LST certificate of completion for your CV and LinkedIn
  • Free career guidance

Your tutors are designers, makers and architects as well as software pros. They will guide you on the best way to apply for design roles or set up a creative business, whilst teaching you all the key technical skills to make your CV and portfolio stand out from the crowd.

Continuing Studies

Experience with SketchUp opens up many career opportunities and London Software Training offer guidance on CV and portfolio building as part of the course. You may also want to look at London Software Training’s Career Development Packages to develop your creative opportunities.

Career paths:

  • Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Construction
  • Engineering
  • Landscape Design
  • Furniture Design
  • Lighting Design
  • Jewellery Design
  • Product Design

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