SketchUp Intro

Media Training
Course summary
1 day
349 GBP excl. VAT 299 - 349 GBP excl. VAT
London, Online courses
Professional Training

Course description

SketchUp Intro

Learn how to bring your drawings to life with the easy-to-use 3D modelling software. Perfect for designers, architects, engineers and more to sketch using precision.

Use the SketchUp capabilities to create and explore 3D models. Whether you work in architecture, gaming design, engineering, or more this course will help you visualise spaces in 3D space and make use of the appropriate light, color and form.

This SketchUp course will ensure you can apply different tools on your modelling projects. However, you should be familiar with common 3D modelling terminology.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Awards: Certificate of Achievement

What Will I Learn?

  • Understand the interface
  • Drawing and editing tools
  • Create a model from pictures/DWG files
  • Using models for 3D warehouse
  • Rendering and animation

Training Course Content

Getting started with SketchUP

  • Interface
  • Setting up your workspace
  • Project units
  • Selecting a template


  • Zoom
  • Pan
  • Orbit
  • Zoom extends
  • Standard views
  • View styles (shaded with edges, wireframe, x-ray, etc)
  • Perspective and parallel projection
  • Using the position camera tool
  • Creating a scene
  • Adding section planes

Drawing, erase and selection tools

  • Using lines, circles, polygons tools
  • Using the arc (arc, 2 points arc, 3points arc and pie) tool
  • Using the freehand tool
  • Selection tool and methods
  • Using the erase tool to erase, smooth and hide

Editing tools

  • Manipulating objects with move rotate and scale
  • Using the move and rotate tool to copy and array
  • Mirroring an object using the scale tool
  • Stickiness behaviour
  • Creating groups and components
  • Push -pull, follow-me and offset tools
  • Constraining object movement

Creating a model from a picture

  • Inserting and using a picture as a reference
  • Scaling the picture accurately
  • Tracing over it and generating a 3d model

Creating a model from a DWG file

  • Inserting and using a dwg file
  • Using the vectors of the dwg file as a reference

Working and using models for 3D warehouse

  • Accessing the 3dwarehouse
  • Creating an account
  • Fixing faulty models
  • Placing a model in your scene
  • Removing unused models from your file


  • Using tape measure
  • Dimensions
  • Protractor
  • Text


  • Layers - what they do and how to use them
  • Making groups and components - what they do and how to use them
  • Scenes - creating, modifying and updating
  • Outliner


  • Applying materials
  • Making new materials
  • Adjusting material mapping on faces
  • Editing material

Rendering and animation

  • Applying styles
  • Exporting 2d graphics
  • Making animations from scenes
  • Scenes - transitions and delays
  • Export settings - frame sizes
  • Frame rates

Course delivery details

The following delivery options are available for this course:

  • Classroom at London Bridge
  • Online, live from anywhere

Why choose Media Training

25+ years of experience

Average class size of 6

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Butler's Wharf Building
36 Shad Thames
SE1 2YE London United Kingdom

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