SketchUp All-in-One

SketchUp All-in-One allows the student to visualize spaces in three dimensions and is critical to the success of the design of architectural spaces.
Course Duration
3 Days
+-7 hrs per day
Start Date
+-08.30 am
Course Location
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Course Price
R 5400
Including VAT

Course Overview


SketchUp All-in-One covers the basics of visualizing architectural spaces in three dimensions. The interplay of light, colour, space and form makes exciting spaces function successfully. On day 2 and 3 the course goes beyond the basics to explore the complex features and tools that design professional’s use. You’ll get numerous step-by-step tutorials for solving common (and not so common) design problems, with detailed colour graphics to guide your way and discussions that explain additional ways to complete a task.

Features & Benefits


  • Attended an Introduction to Technical Drawing OR have experience with draughting, design, or engineering principles
  • Computer Literacy Skills
  • Understanding and reading of Technical Drawings

What's Included

Software Trial
Tea & Coffee
Wifi Access
Certified Instructor
*Items may differ between courses, contact an agent for details
Module 1: The Basics
  • Opening SketchUp
  • SketchUp Screen
  • Toolbars
  • Viewing Tools
  • Shortcut Keys
  • Drawing Tools
  • Manipulation Tools
  • Displaying and Smoothing Edges
Module 2: Intersect Faces & Follow Me
  • Follow Me
  • Intersect Faces
  • Combining Follow Me and Intersect Faces
Module 3: Making Multiple Copies
  • Basic Move and Copy
  • Internal Arrays
  • Non-Orthogonal Copies
  • Multiple Rotated Copies
Module 4: Working with Roofs (Using Constraints)
  • Using Offset for Roofs
  • Simple Roofs and Dormers
  • Resolving Roofs
  • Overhanging Roofs
Module 5: Miscellaneous Basic Exercises
  • Domed Apse
  • Smoothing Faces and Rotate-Copied
  • Curved Objects
  • Triangulation
  • Curvy Things
Module 6: Groups & Components
  • Components Versus Groups
  • Groups
  • Components
Module 7: Painting, Materials & Textures
  • Applying Materials
  • Editing Materials
  • Using Images as Textures
  • Material Collections
  • Material Translucency
  • Materials of Groups and Components
  • Wrapping Images
Module 8: Adding Text & Dimensions
  • Text
  • Dimensions
  • 3D Text
Module 9: Using Exact Dimensions
  • Creating Exact Geometry
  • Entity Info
  • Exact Moving and Copying
  • Exact Rotated Copies
  • Symmetry
  • Measuring Length and Area
  • Scaling in 3D
Module 10: SketchUp, Google Earth & the 3D Warehouse
  • Placing a Model in Google Earth
  • 3D Warehouse
Module 11: Extensions (Plugins)
  • Extension Warehouse
  • Installing Other Extensions
  • Updating, Uninstalling and Disabling Extensions
  • Other Popular Extensions
Module 12: Program Settings
  • User Interface Windows – PC
  • User Interface Windows – Mac
  • Model Display
  • Model Info
  • Preferences
  • Preferences > Workspace
  • Toolbars / Tool Palettes
Module 13: Introduction to LayOut
  • First LayOut Page
  • Second LayOut Page
  • Changing the SketchUp Model
  • Showing the Presentation
  • Exporting the Presentation
  • Document Setup and Preferences
Module 14: SketchUp Setup, LayOut Viewports
  • Cover Page
  • Creating SketchUp Layers and Scenes
  • First Inside Page
  • Second Inside Page
  • Third (and Last) Inside Page
  • Changing the Cover Page
Module 15: Templates: Title Blocks, Pages & Layers
  • Exploring an Existing Template
  • Creating a New Template
  • Creating a Custom-Sized Template
  • Creating a Set of Custom Templates
  • Using Templates to Set Default Tools Styles
  • Using Layers and Pages for Working Drawings
  • Using Templates for Streamlined Workflow
Module 16: Rendering SketchUp Views
  • Modifying and Tracing a View
  • Vector vs. Raster vs. Hybrid Rendering
Module 17: Clipping Masks & Clipping Planes
  • Clipping an Image
  • Clipping a SketchUp Model View
  • Cutaways and Highlights
  • Clipping Planes
  1. Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  2. Bookings can only be considered confirmation on receipt of payment.
  3. Bookings may be changed up to three weeks in advance of the course. A fee of 20% will be levied to cover charges.
  4. For full day courses, we will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where
    applicable) tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at the training center only. Catering is not included for OnSite training
  5. Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date.
    Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  6. Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, we reserve the right to cancel or postpone\
    dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  7. We suggest clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled
    before booking flight and accommodation. We are NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight
    and accommodation for clients.
  8. Full training fees will apply if the above condition is not complied with.
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