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XChange Training Location London

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

Trimble SketchUp Introduction 1 Day - Online

Key Course Details:




- 10am to 5pm


£249 + vat

Learn the fundamentals of SketchUp as we guide you through this introduction to the powerful 3D-design program. We will take you through the best practices of design and show you how to create and render 3D compositions. This is a perfect starting point for graphic designers new to 3D.

After we give you a complete tour of the SketchUp environment, we will show you how to put together simple 2D and 3D designs. We start by covering the important concepts that underpin good design and then move on to showing you how to render your compositions and show them off to others.

Learn the fundamentals of SketchUp as we guide you through this introduction to the powerful 3D-design program. We will take you through the best practices of design and show you how to create and render 3D compositions. This is a perfect starting point for graphic designers new to 3D.

After we give you a complete tour of the SketchUp environment, we will show you how to put together simple 2D and 3D designs. We start by covering the important concepts that underpin good design and then move on to showing you how to render your compositions and show them off to others.

  • SketchUp Introduction 1 Day

    Course Details

    This 1-day Introduction course will give you the SketchUp skills you need to move quickly from concept to design, whatever your field of work.

    Our main objective is to show you how to draw 'the SketchUp way'. Together, we will combine basic drawing skills with a creative approach as we produce simple, functional designs. We cover all the main modelling and editing tools, plus the essential tricks and ways to avoid common pitfalls and mistakes. We use a hands-on approach and by the end of the day you will be confident in creating complex 3D models.

    Despite being labelled as an introduction, our course will contain tips and techniques that will appeal to new and experienced users alike, as we lift the lid of some of the program's powerful features.

    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

    Our goal is for you to be able to quickly and efficiently create both simple and complex designs.

    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
    • 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
    • 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 as a remote online course with live training provided by our SketchUp Authorised Trainer.

    Accessing the live online course anywhere is easy and all you will need is:

    • Computer with the trial or full version of the software
    • Separate screen or device for the shared video display
    • Sound output via computer or headset
    • Ideally a camera and microphone on the computer for remote contact

    Our goal is for you to be able to create simple but professional documents that are ready to use for the web and for print.

    It is important to note this is not a classroom based training.

    XChange Training Location London
  • SketchUp Introduction 1 Day - Upcoming Online Course Dates

    Next 12 Aug - 12 Aug £249 + vat
    Next 29 Aug - 29 Aug £249 + vat
    Next 23 Sep - 23 Sep £249 + vat
    Next 28 Oct - 28 Oct £249 + vat
    Next 04 Nov - 04 Nov £249 + vat
    Next 16 Dec - 16 Dec £249 + vat
    Next 18 Dec - 18 Dec £249 + vat
  • Client Reviews

    "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

    "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

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

    Hywel Walters, Morgan Sindall, SketchUp - 1 Day Introduction

    "The trainer had a fantastic knowledge and a great attitude to teaching this product. I learnt so much within 2 days! Would definitely recommend to my colleagues."

    Louise Murphy, Buxton Building Contractors, Trimble SketchUp - Two Day Masterclass

    "Thoroughly enjoyable experience and most useful. I found the teaching style to be unique and most effective."

    Chris Turnbull, C.T.D.E., SketchUp - 2 Day Masterclass

    "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

    "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

    "Great day, can't wait to use the skills I have learned. Friendly and professional environment."

    Claire Knowles, Living Ventures, SketchUp - 1 Day Introduction

    "Excellent training course and facilities - practical and easy to understand with knowledgeable and helpful Instructor. "

    Neil Cleary, IMP Planning Ltd, 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