2 Day SketchUp Class in Chicago

Looking to learn SketchUp? Come to our 2 day SketchUp class in Chicago! Taught by leading SketchUp Trainer, Daniel Brown, this course will cover everything you need to know to get started with SketchUp. You’ll learn how to navigate the interface, create architectural models, add textures and create design documents. By the end of the course, you’ll have the skills you need to create your own 3D models. And best of all, our course is held in a convenient location in downtown Chicago. So what are you waiting for? Register today!

Chicago 2 day SketchUp class

Learn the essential tools and workflows to jumpstart your design skills.

Learn SketchUp the right way!

Become a SketchUp guru in just 2 days of training. The class is meant for beginners and seasoned users alike. This class was created to have you learning proper techniques from the get-go! Start with good habits and begin learning SketchUp the right way. Both PC and Mac versions of SketchUp Pro 2022 are shown throughout the class so that users get to see the UI correctly.

The course starts by going over the fundamental tools as well as the setup of the template and toolbars. Next, you will build a simple interior living room space and develop the model into a document. Learn how to start from scratch, create a living room space and bring up walls and push out door and window openings. Learn how to create groups and components and place furniture within the model. You will then add textures and materials to the model, learn how to import images and colors, and even artwork. You will also add details like trim and baseboards. You will also learn how to organize with SketchUp. Learn how to use tags to adjust the visibility of objects and create scenes to save camera positions for renderings or plans and elevations. Lastly, we send the file to LayOut, SketchUp’s paper space tool, where we will add pages, add a title block, labels, and dimensions to our design intent document.

This project-based 2-day SketchUp class will help you improve your design skills and leverage them for other designer workflows.

What you’ll learn

  • Learn how to create and develop a 3D model of s space in SketchUp.
  • Learn how to adjust and add furniture, materials, and textures to a model.
  • Learn how to create a rendering and animation.
  • Learn how to export to LayOut to create a presentation document with dimensions and notes.

What’s included in the course?

  • 2 full days of live training
  • Lifetime access to all online tutorial courses. ($295 value)
  • Direct feedback during sessions
  • Course Certificate

About the Instructor

Daniel Brown has been a SketchUp Trainer since 2007. He served as a SketchUp Trainer for Google prior to starting db-3D and SketchUpTrainer.com. He has taught SketchUp all around the world to hundreds of designers. Dan provides 2-day live training courses in New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, and Washington, DC every 8-10 weeks as well as monthly online courses. Dan has assisted various designers on how to enhance their workflow and leverage SketchUp in their field. He serves as a presenter for Trimble SketchUp’s Visiting Professional Program and is an Adjunct Instructor at Harcum College.

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