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SketchUp Pro Essentials


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Learn Trimble® SketchUp Pro® - Essentials


To train the fundamental principles of 3D design, using Hands-on exercises representing real-world scenarios.

This course is intended for those with little or no experience in 3D.

The course is intended to provide delegates with the principle of 3D design using Trimble® SketchUp Pro®, after completion delegates will be able to capture design intent by using the proper techniques and recommended workflows for creating 3D models.


3 Days (9:30am – 4:30pm)


No previous CAD experience is necessary. Working knowledge of drafting and/or design is an advantage but not a prerequisite, some basic knowledge of Microsoft® Windows® would be an advantage.

Course Outline

Getting Started
  • Introduction…What can it do? 
  • User interface and the screen
  • Menu Bar and icon selection/set-up
  • Using the Default Tray
  • View manipulation
  • Using the Instructor*
Creation Techniques
  • Sketching and Construction
  • Faces, Surfaces and Solids
  • Styles, Painting and Views
  • Explanation of Groups and Components
Basic Shape Design and Manipulation
  • Using Push/Pull and Follow Me
  • Move, Rotate and Scale
  • 3D Text
Detailed Manipulation
  • Using Copy, Circular and Rectangular Patterns
Organising your model
  • Using Layers and Colours
  • Creating Groups and Components

Import and Export

  • Importing and exporting DWG and DXF data
Introduction to the 3D Warehouse
  • Accessing the Warehouse*
  • Placing from the Warehouse*
  • Storing model from the Warehouse*
  • Review the Extension Warehouse*
Component Library
  • Creating your own Library
Basic View Creation
  • Parallel and Perspective view creation
  • Storing and replaying views
  • Section views
  • Shadows and Sunlight settings
  • Using Geographic Location*
Introducing Materials
  • Painting Material
  • Mapping Faces
Creation of 2D Documentation
  • Using Layout module
  • Creating a 2D working drawings

Project Exercise

This section of the course is designed to pull together all aspects of the 2 days and consolidate the learning experience with a real-world design exercise. 

*Internet access is required.

A consistent dataset will be delivered to attendees during the training; practical exercises will be performed to cover concepts and topics, allowing a better understanding of the software and the methodology of designing with Trimble® SketchUp Pro®.

Please note – Content and timescales may vary dependent on the requirements of the delegates.

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