Introduction to SketchUp Pro

Duration: 2 Days


This SketchUp training class makes 3D modeling easy for anyone to learn. After attending our SketchUp class you'll be able to use the software to work under real-world time constraints. From broadcasters to architects and engineers, virtually every industry uses SketchUp to model and animate 3D objects and environments.


Experience of the Windows or Macintosh operating system.

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline

Set Up & Introduction to the Interface

  • Setting Preferences
  • Customising the Toolbars
  • Setting a default Style
  • Saving a Template
  • Shortcuts
  • Palettes
  • Toolbars
  • Drawing Axis


  • Navigation using the Mouse
  • Panning
  • Orbiting
  • Zooming

SketchUp Core Concepts

  • Click Drag Drawing
  • Inferencing Geometry
  • Creating Surfaces from Lines
  • Creating Surfaces from Circles
  • Creating Surfaces from Polygons
  • Push Pull / Inferencing Geometry
  • Dividing / Splitting Surfaces
  • Healing Surfaces

Creating Geometry & Drawing Accurately

  • Rectangles
  • Circles
  • Faces, Axes and Inferences
  • Lines
  • Polygons
  • Protractor Tool
  • Offsetting
  • Push Pull
  • Tape Measure
  • Arcs & Filleting
  • Sticky Geometry
  • Groups & Components
  • Copy, Array, Duplicate
  • Rotating
  • Scaling
  • Follow Me


  • Creating Components
  • Adding Components
  • Understanding the difference between groups and components
  • The Component Window
  • Editing Components
  • Use Google Warehouse to search for Components


  • Layers
  • The Outliner


  • Creating Materials
  • Placing Materials
  • Editing Materials


  • Editing Styles
  • Applying Styles

Scenes / Views

  • Set Perspective
  • Position Camera
  • Setting Eye Height
  • Look Around
  • Creating Scenes
  • Sections / Section Elevation
  • Transitions
  • Creating an Animation

  • Printing
  • Saving a PDF
  • Exporting Images

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Course Dates

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15% discount for groups of four delegates.
10% discount for groups of three delegates.
(This offer applies for delegates on the same public scheduled course on the same date.)

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