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XChange Training Location Newcastle

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

Trimble SketchUp Introduction Masterclass 2 Days - Newcastle

Key Course Details:


Introduction to Intermediate


- 10am to 5pm


£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 the best way for graphic designers and other creative professionals to get up to speed. The skills covered will suit a wide range of professionals including interior designers, architects and garden or outdoor designers.

    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
    Complex Modelling
    • Creating difficult objects
    • Working with curved shapes
    • Intersecting geometry
    Advanced Strategies
    • Cross Sections
    • Planning your approach for big projects
    • Best practice for Landscape, Interior, Architecture etc. projects
    Working with Imagery
    • SketchUp’s powerful way of using images and photos
    • Setting styles and backgrounds
    Tracing Drawings
    • Reference and exploit scanned drawings and other files such as CAD
    Texture and Materials
    • How to colour the model using the built-in library
    • Use of custom images and textures on models
    • How to edit and adjust model textures
    • Using Photomatch to create 3D models from photographs
    Printing and Output
    • Exploring ways to present 3D models using various techniques such as static images, PDF, animations and 3D models
    Overview of Advanced Topics
    • Photorealistic and Art rendering
    • Layout
    • Extensions/Plugins
  • Location Details

    This course is provided at the XChange Training Newcastle training centre located at:

    The Beacon
    Westgate Road
    Newcastle upon Tyne
    NE4 9PQ

    The training centre is situated on Westgate Road near Central Newcastle within easy reach by bus of Newcastle Central Station for both local Metro and overland trains. If you are driving there is free parking available at the training centre.

    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 Newcastle

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  • SketchUp Masterclass 2 Days - Upcoming Newcastle Course Dates

    Next 01 Aug - 02 Aug £525 + vat
    Next 19 Sep - 20 Sep £525 + vat
    Next 24 Nov - 25 Nov £525 + vat
  • Client Reviews

    "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

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

    Hywel Walters, Morgan Sindall, 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 day, can't wait to use the skills I have learned. Friendly and professional environment."

    Claire Knowles, Living Ventures, 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

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

    Matthew Blackburn, 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

    "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