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Sketchup Training Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to SketchUp

  • SketchUp and Its Applications
  • SketchUp Interface and Workspace
  • Differences: SketchUp Free vs. SketchUp Pro

Module 2: Getting Started with Basic Tools

  • Navigating within the SketchUp Environment Orbit, Pan, and Zoom
  • Selection Techniques
    • Selecting Edges
    • Faces
    • Entities
  • Basic Drawing Tools
    • Lines
    • Rectangles
    • Circles
    • Polygons

Module 3: Building Basic 3D Models

  • Using the Push/Pull Tool for Creating 3D Forms
  • Moving, Rotating, and Scaling Objects
  • Offset and Follow Me Tools

Module 4: Working with Components and Groups

  • Benefits of Grouping Objects
  • Creating, Editing, and Importing Components
  • Utilising the 3D Warehouse

Module 5: Materials and Textures

  • Applying Materials to Objects
  • Editing Material Properties
    • Size
    • Rotation
    • Position
  • Importing Custom Textures

Module 6: Cameras and Views

  • Setting Up and Saving Views
  • Creating Scenes for Presentations
  • Using the Walk-through and Look-around Camera Tools

Module 7: Lighting and Shadows

  • Adjusting Time of Day and Year for Realistic Shadows
  • Introduction to Artificial Lighting and Effects
  • Using the Geo-Location Feature for Site Context

Module 8: Extensions and Plugins

  • Overview of the Extension Warehouse
  • Recommended Extensions for Beginners
  • Installing and Managing Extensions

Module 9: Basic Rendering Techniques

  • Introduction to Rendering in SketchUp
  • Choosing and Adjusting Styles for Desired Effects
  • Exporting Images and Animations

Module 10: Layout and Presentation

  • An Introduction to SketchUp Layout
  • Setting Up Pages and Title Blocks
  • Exporting 2D Drawings
    • Plans
    • Sections
    • Elevations

Module 11: Tips, Tricks, and Shortcuts

  • Efficient Modelling Techniques
  • Using Keyboard Shortcuts for Faster Work
  • Addressing Common Mistakes and Challenges

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Who should attend this SketchUp Training Course? 

This SketchUp Training Course is designed for anyone interested in exploring the world of 3D design and visualisation using SketchUp. However, this course is more beneficial for: 

  • Architects
  • Interior Designers
  • Civil Engineers
  • Landscape Designers
  • Graphic Designers
  • Construction Managers
  • Real Estate Agents

Prerequisites of the SketchUp Training Course 

There are no formal Prerequisites for attending this SketchUp Training Course. 

SketchUp Training Course Overview

The SketchUp Training Course is a vital part of Animation Courses, offering comprehensive training in 3D modelling and visualisation. This course is increasingly relevant in today's digitally driven design landscape, where visual representation plays a crucial role in various industries.

Understanding SketchUp is essential for professionals in the realms of architecture, interior design, and urban planning. It's a key component of both Design Course and Design Animation curricula. Additionally, individuals interested in Game Design Courses, as well as those pursuing Graphic Design Courses, will find this training immensely beneficial.

This 1-day training by the Knowledge Academy equips delegates with practical skills in SketchUp. It forms a core part of Animation Training, enabling delegates to create detailed 3D models and animations efficiently. The course is designed to enhance creativity and technical prowess in animation and design.

Course Objectives:

  • To introduce the fundamentals of SketchUp
  • To enhance skills in 3D modelling and animation
  • To integrate SketchUp into various design workflows
  • To explore advanced features for complex designs
  • To develop proficiency in visual presentation techniques.

Upon completion of the SketchUp Training Course, delegates will possess a solid understanding of SketchUp’s capabilities, enabling them to create intricate 3D models and animations. This knowledge will significantly enhance their proficiency in various aspects of animation and design, making them valuable assets in their respective fields.

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What’s included in this SketchUp Training Course?

  • World-class training sessions from Experienced Instructors   
  • SketchUp Certificate  
  • Digital Delegate Pack 

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

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SketchUp Training Course FAQs


There are no formal Prerequisites for attending this SketchUp Training Course.
This SketchUp Training Course is designed for anyone interested in exploring the world of 3D design and visualisation using SketchUp.
SketchUp is a versatile 3D modelling software used for designing and visualising ideas in various industries such as architecture, interior design, and engineering. It offers intuitive tools for creating detailed 3D models and presentations.
SketchUp is crucial due to its user-friendly interface and versatile tools, enabling the efficient creation of intricate 3D models for various industries. It empowers professionals to visualise and communicate design concepts effectively.
You will acquire the ability to create intricate 3D models using tools like push/pull, rotation, and scaling, along with mastering techniques to manipulate objects with precision and depth.
SketchUp is ideal for architectural visualisations that allow individuals to create realistic 3D models, incorporate accurate lighting and shadows, and present designs with immersive clarity and detail.
In this SketchUp Training Course, you will learn to create intricate 3D models, master advanced rendering techniques, and effectively present your designs. You will acquire the skills needed to excel in design, architecture, and visualisation fields and many more.
The price for SketchUp Training Course certification in the United Kingdom starts from £1295
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for SketchUp Training Course.

Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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"Really good course and well organised. Trainer was great with a sense of humour - his experience allowed a free flowing course, structured to help you gain as much information & relevant experience whilst helping prepare you for the exam"

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