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XChange Training Location Cardiff

Use SketchUp for quality modelling of Architecture and Interior design Urban planning landscaping designs engineering plans product visuals

Trimble SketchUp Introduction Masterclass 2 Days - Cardiff

Key Course Details:

Level:

Introduction

Duration:

2
Days
- 10am to 5pm

Price:

£525 + vat

Take a deep look at SketchUp as we show you everything you need to get started and take control of this powerful 3D-design program. With our help, you will be able to create complex, curved designs in no time. A great way to get up to speed in the field of 3D design.

We will guide you on everything from getting started with a simple composition and controlling the SketchUp environment all the way up to creating complex shapes containing curves and 3D text. By the end of the course, you will be confident in drawing and manipulating a wide variety of designs.

Take a deep look at SketchUp as we show you everything you need to get started and take control of this powerful 3D-design program. With our help, you will be able to create complex, curved designs in no time. A great way to get up to speed in the field of 3D design.

We will guide you on everything from getting started with a simple composition and controlling the SketchUp environment all the way up to creating complex shapes containing curves and 3D text. By the end of the course, you will be confident in drawing and manipulating a wide variety of designs.

  • SketchUp Masterclass 2 Days

    Course Details

    This 2-day Masterclass course helps you learn about the tools and features available for power users of SketchUp. We will help you understand how this program allows you to create powerful 3D designs that can be used in many different fields. We will guide you in learning the work area, understanding 2D and 3D geometry, rendering, and much more.

    Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:

    • Understand design best practices
    • Create geometry in 2D and 3D
    • Generate and connect forms
    • Write 3D text
    • Render your designs
    • Handle complex 3D designs
    • Model curves
    • Use Ruby extensions
    • Optimise and organise your designs
    • Interface with other software

    Our goals are for you to unlock the full potential of SketchUp and to become a confident power user.

    Special offer: self-employed and freelance delegates currently qualify for a 15% discount on the normal price of this course.

    Course Target Audience and delegate prerequisites:

    This course is intended for those with little or no experience in 3D drawing, and is a perfect starting point for graphic designers and other creative professionals.

    You will need basic PC or Mac skills, including a solid understanding of a computer's operating system (Windows or Mac OS). You will also need to know how to launch a program, create and save files, and copy files from CDs and other media.

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  • Full Course Outline

    The following is a general outline. The range of topics covered during your training is dependent upon student level, time available and preferences of your course booking.

    SketchUp Interface and Optimisation
    • Setting a more powerful workspace
    • Navigation, View and Camera options
    • Keyboard shortcuts for productivity
    How SketchUp Looks at the World
    • Creating 2D geometry inside the SketchUp environment
    • Move, copy and arrays
    • Creating exact geometry with Measurements
    Drawing Lines
    • Simple and powerful approaches using the Line tool
    Working with Constraints
    • Getting SketchUp to help us with the Inference system
    Creating 3D Geometry in Different Ways
    • Using Pushpull to model in 3D
    • Other key tools for 3D models including Offset, Follow Me, Scale and Rotate
    Modifications and Accuracy
    • Deforming shapes while being accurate with measurements
    • Display dimensions
    Groups
    • Looking at how Groups are essential in a variety of ways
    • Creating, editing and exploding groups
    Copying and Positioning
    • Looking at copying (Array) techniques
    • Precise positioning of objects
    Components
    • The difference between Groups and Components
    • Using clones to speed up various workflows
    Basic Materials
    • Using the built-in materials to colour and texture a model
    3D Warehouse
    • The efficient use of ready-made 3D models to populate a model
  • Location Details

    This course is provided at the Cardiff training centre located at:

    Brunel House
    2 Fitzalan Road
    Cardiff
    CF24 0UY


    The Cardiff training centre is located in Brunel House which is only 3 minutes on foot from Cardiff Queen Street train station. Trains to/from Cardiff Central station run every 10 minutes. Directly opposite the building is a convenient NCP car park.

    Daily course times run between 10am and 5pm with an hour break for lunch and both mid morning and mid-afternoon refreshment breaks.

    XChange Training Location Cardiff

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  • SketchUp Masterclass 2 Days - Upcoming Cardiff Course Dates

    07 Jul - 07 Aug £525 + vat
    11 Aug - 12 Aug £525 + vat
    13 Sep - 14 Sep £525 + vat
  • Client Reviews

    "The instructor was fantastic - very easy going and very knowledgeable. I really enjoyed the course and will definitely look to have more training in future through XChange Training."

    David Merritt, DSM Services, SketchUp - 1 Day Introduction

    "Thanks for the brilliant course.. For someone who has basically never opened SketchUp I came away really feeling like I had a good grasp of the program."

    Ellie Weidman, SketchUp - 2 Day Masterclass

    "The trainer was fantastic - obviously passionate about the software he was training us on, and was able to explain it and try to make it relevant to our jobs as much as possible - would highly recommend!"

    Lauren Stacy, Sense London, Bespoke SketchUp Introduction

    "Kicking myself for not signing up for the second day! Will return for the advanced class."

    Miguel Liévano, Brooks Murray Architects, SketchUp - 1 Day Introduction

    "Very good training content with enthusiastic & knowledgeable instruction. Equipment very good too."

    Matthew Blackburn, SketchUp - 2 Day Masterclass

    "A passionate instructor always makes for great training. The course went above my expectations. Thank you!"

    Eric Helouin, Chanel, SketchUp Pro - 1 Day Advanced

    "Very good and enthusiastic tutor who clearly enjoys the subject, and was very keen to impart his knowledge - very good indeed. Thank you."

    Stuart Hill, BGY Architects, SketchUp - 1 Day Introduction

    "Great! Thoroughly enjoyed it. Our trainer was great and educated us in a very clear, but fun way! Would definitely recommend and come back soon."

    Emily Hale, Marks & Spencers, Bespoke Trimble SketchUp One Day Introduction

    "Very enjoyable and I got a lot out of the day. Thank you very much."

    Hywel Walters, Morgan Sindall, SketchUp - 1 Day Introduction

    "The course was much better than I expected as I have been able to fully learn how to use the software. I feel much more comfortable with SketchUp than I thought I would. "

    Marcus Askew, SketchUp - 2 Day Masterclass