Introduction to advanced level Google SketchUp course in London taught by SketchUp experts. Learn SketchUp and create practical projects for your portfolio

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Upcoming dates

There are no open public schedule dates for SketchUp course. We can offer you a private training or arrange a public course for you. Contact us here and we can make arrangements for your course.

Delivery Formats

This course can be attended face to face in an open classrooms, live online virtual classroom remotely from home or office, private one-to-one and on-site for your team at your office.

Course Outline

SketchUp course overview

Google SketchUp is a 3D modeling program optimized for a broad range of applications such as architectural, civil, mechanical, film as well as video game design. Visualizing spaces in 3D is critical to the successful design of architectural spaces. With SketchUp, you can create and edit 3D models that let you quickly explore the interplay of light, color, space and form.

At the completion of this course, you’ll be able to use SketchUp to:

  • Use the various tools for creating and manipulating 3D forms
  • Create and apply surfaces to a model
  • Import components from Google Warehouse
  • Position and export SketchUp models to Google Earth.
  • Manage 3D geometry by creating and manipulating groups and components
  • Import information into SketchUp from Google Earth
  • Use Photomatch to add photographs to you model
  • Create, edit, mix, and apply styles; create a basic presentation.
  • Use existing CAD Files for reference
  • Organize your model using Layers
  • Create sections and animated scenes for presentations
  • Export SketchUp models to AutoCAD and Google LayOut

Few practical SketchUp 3D based projects at the end of the course will ensure that you can apply SketchUp on your 3D and animation projects. This short SketchUp course is hands-on, instructor-led and classroom based. This training can be taken as a part-time evening course or even on the weekends. A list of all upcoming public SketchUp training course is given on training dragon website. Each course is restricted to a maximum of ten delegates to ensure an excellent training experience.


This course is available for minimum 3 people.

Who is SketchUp training for?

This course is for you if you would like to take full advantage of the best software for all things in 3D, modeling. This course is suitable for architects and interior designers who are either brand new to 3D modeling and SketchUp or have some basic level experience. This course takes delegate from a beginner level to advanced level in SketchUp.

Prerequisites for SketchUp course

There are no required prerequisites for this course. Nevertheless, to get the most from this course, students should be familiar with common 3D modeling and geometry terms, including: polygon, coplanar, rendering, field of view, and point of view.

What will I get?

  • Training from professional SketchUp experts:

    Training Dragon consultants have been creating professional SketchUp models and animation for many years. Those consultants write and teach our SketchUp training courses, so their experience directly informs course content.

  • Real-time Practice and Projects:

    Our SketchUp courses are designed to get you started in SketchUp. We work on industry related projects and tasks in this SketchUp course.

  • Course Material:

    SketchUp electronic notes are included in this course.

  • Course Completion Certificate:

    After completing this training your will receive SketchUp course completion certificate.

  • Support and Careers Advice:

    After the course if you have any problems or questions regarding SketchUp do not hesitate to contact us. Training Dragon’s trainers are expert in their fields and if you need any help with you career choice, please speak to one of our trainers.

SketchUp Course Contents

Part1: SketchUp Essentials 1 Into to SketchUp

Configuring Your Template

  • Setting up drawing units and default styles.

Creating Basic Geometry

  • Understanding how to work with inferences Drawing and erasing edges and surfaces
  • Creating surfaces from polygons and circles

Understanding the Stickiness of Geometry

  • Using the Move tool to adjust vertices and edges

Creating 3D Geometry

  • Using the Orbit and Pan tools
  • Using the Pencil Tool to draw in 3D

Understanding Stickiness in 3D

  • Using the Push-Pull and Move tools
  • Working with the Autofold tool to maintain coplanar geometry

Connecting and Generating Forms

  • Locking an inference Generating forms quickly Restoring (healing) a surface

Constructing a building footprint

Creating concentric surfaces

  • Using the Offset and Mirror tools
  • Making an Array

Applying Materials

  • Using the Paint Bucket tool and Materials palette
  • Adding 3D Text

Adding detail to your SketchUp model

  • Using Google 3D Warehouse
  • C display options and styles
  • Adding information from Google Earth

Part2: SketchUp Essentials 2 Modeling Basics

Creating and editing components

  • Working with nested components
  • Using groups to organize geometry
  • Working with the Component Browser

Sharing your model using Google Earth

Working with Photographs

  • Analyzing photos using the Photomatch tool
  • Projecting photos onto your model
  • Correcting textures
  • Creating edges using the Follow Me tool

Working with Materials Browser

  • Using the Eyedropper tool
  • Changing the visibility of edges

Stylizing your model

  • Adding details with Google Warehouse
  • Setting up shadow and fog settings
  • Creating, editing, and applying styles
  • Working with sketched edges
  • Adding Watermarks

Creating a scene-based walkthrough

Presenting your design

  • Adding text, color, and images to a LayOut
  • Changing document properties
  • Controlling lineweights
  • Adding pages to a LayOut
  • Bringing models to scale

Part 3: SketchUp Pro Advanced Landscape

  • Import Hand Drawn Sketch
  • Creating the Massing Model
  • Drawing the Planter Box
  • Follow Me Tool
  • Creating a Face Me Component
  • Nested Component
  • Component Reload
  • Creating an Embankment
  • Place Model in Google Earth
  • Shadow Study Animation
  • From Scratch Terrain
  • From Contours
  • Stepped Terrain Model
  • Drape Tool
  • Project Texture Imagery

Part 4: SketchUp Pro Advanced Skills

  • Advanced PhotoMatching
  • Matching a Model to a Site Photograph
  • Working with Curved Forms
  • Follow Me Curves
  • Texturing Curved
  • Surfaces Modeling from CAD Files
  • Generating Surfaces from CAD Lines
  • Dealing with Difficult Surfaces
  • Raising Walls
  • Entouraging with Google 3D Warehouse
  • Downloading Components
  • Working with Ruby Scripts
  • Working with CAD Input and Output
  • Section Tool
  • Adding Dimensions to Section Exports
  • LayOut User Interface
  • Working with Text

Projects in SketchUp Course

  • Project 1: Create Interior Model

  • Project 2: Create Building Model

  • Project 3: Create 3D Spaces

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Daily schedule

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Our Trainers

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Frequently Asked Questions

How many maximum people are on my course? 

To make sure that personal attention is provided to everyone in the class, we keep our classroom size very small. There are maximum 8 delegates in all our classrooms.
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