Live SketchUp Classes, Events and Webinars
SketchUp classes are available in live webinar form and in person throughout the United States. Sketchup classes are taught by leading SketchUp trainer: Daniel Brown.
Custom classes and locations are available to meet your needs.
7:00 PM – 9:00 PM ET Via Zoom
8-Week Summer Webinar Sessions
Learn the fundamentals and get situated with the interface, how to apply textures and materials, create views & animations, document a plan & elevation drawing, import existing content as CAD/PDFs and more in our 8-week summer training sessions.
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
New York City:
2-Day Beginner Class
Learn essential tools and workflows to quickly gain confidence in using this powerful program. Get hands on experience and expert guidance during this comprehensive training event!
All SketchUp classes include
Lifetime Tutorial Membership
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I need to bring to a live class?
In order to get the most out of training and make the most use of time, it is best to have a laptop with a power cord, a 3-button scroll-wheel mouse,
a pen and paper for any note-taking.
What version of SketchUp do I need for training?
Students should download and install a 30-day trial of SketchUp Pro. You do not need to purchase prior to class. Previous versions are ok as well if you can not upgrade or download the latest release. SketchUp Make or the Web version of SketchUp are not recommended.
What is the typical SketchUp class size?
Class sizes vary but are usually between 6-10 attendees.
Can you get SketchUp certified?
Yes and no. SketchUp in the US does not directly “certify” trainers or classes. It is a role I had many years ago when I was a trainer at Google when they owned SketchUp.
Under Trimble, SketchUp offers references to “trainers” and affiliates.
What is the best way to learn SketchUp?
The best way to learn SketchUp is to start with the basics. Begin by understanding the different components of SketchUp, from drawing basic shapes to creating 3D models. The more familiar you become with these basics, the easier it will be for you to move on to more complex tools and techniques. Additionally, getting hands-on experience is a great way to see it and do it to develop muscle memory while using SketchUp.
How much time does it take to learn SketchUp?
The amount of time it takes to learn SketchUp depends on your experience level, how often you use it, and the type of classes you take. SketchUp classes can range from a few hours to several weeks, depending on the instructor and the material covered. If you are starting out, it may take you a few hours to get comfortable with the basic features of SketchUp. If you are already familiar with 3D design software, however, you may be able to learn SketchUp in a matter of days. Regardless of how much time it takes, the best way to learn SketchUp is to practice. The more you use the software, the better you’ll become and the faster you’ll be able to create beautiful 3D models.
Purchase hourly SketchUp support, private training, or group company training.
Corporate & Onsite Training
Book a 2-hour training session.
Dan’s videos are so in-depth and even for the noobs like myself, I was able to learn the basics of Sketchup and now able to sketch basic projects. I highly recommend his tutorials when starting out.
I love the SketchUp Trainer course. Besides going through them in full, I love diving back in when I’m in need of a refresher on something I don’t use all the time. Well split between pc and Mac although I prefer PC 😀
I took Dan’s course in 2019. It was a great course. Dan explains the material properly and also is patient with those who do not pick up the material quickly. I was having a hard time with some of the concepts and by the end pretty much all my questions were answered and I felt ready to use the program.
I took Dan’s Sketchup workshop in person in January 2020. He is an excellent teacher and able to explain things really well. I learned so much during that 2-day course and immediately was able to use Sketchup for my design work. I’ve continued learning with his online tutorials to refresh my memory about parts of the program I wanted to become more efficient in. He breaks it down into easy-to-grasp sections. I highly recommend his courses!
I had a great SU learning experience with Dan. He is mastering SketchUp and layout hands on! And as a designer and architect this is not that easy to find. I need more! Thanks for all your help. And congrats for your new little guy.
I attended a SketchUp training course in 2019. Dan is a great teacher. Very interesting to listen to and full of tips and tricks for skill building in the software. The class was able to appeal to all skill levels present.
When I began learning architecture and design I did what most people are told to do, I learned AutoCAD Architecture, a powerful but often overwhelming software. For a number of years I continued to use it but always thought it to be cumbersome and a steep learning curve. Over the years many friends and colleagues switched over to SketchUp and would tell me how much quicker and intuitive it was to use. I finally put my fears away and dove in. What made it easy and fun was when, after a recommendation, I signed up for SketchUp Trainer. It is really, really fantastic! Daniel Brown does such a great job of taking you through the learning process in a way that is simple to understand and almost feels like a having personal instructor. I also really enjoy his calm demeanor on the instruction videos. I can’t recommend his courses enough! I have gotten busy lately and had to take a break but am really excited to jump back in for more. SketchUp Trainer is absolutely worth every penny!