SketchUp for Beginners: Master the Basics

Aimed at beginners, this course covers the fundamentals of SketchUp.


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What’s Included:
  • (5) 2-hour group classes
  • 1 year access to all online tutorial courses. ($95 value)
  • Video recordings of sessions. (for missed class only)
  • Direct feedback during sessions
  • Calendar invite with meeting id provided.



Session 1: Introduction and Basic 2D Drawing 
  • Introduction to SketchUp and the User Interface
  • Using Templates, Toolbars, and Workspace Customization
  • Basic 2D Drawing: Lines, Rectangles, Circles, Polygons, Arcs, and Freehand
Session 2: 3D Modeling Fundamentals 
  • Transitioning to 3D Modeling
  • Understanding Lines, Inferencing, and Precision
  • Working with 3D Shapes and Massing
  • Creating Roof Pitches with the Follow-Me Tool
Session 3: Guides, Groups, and Transformation 
  • Utilizing Guides for Precision
  • Grouping Objects for Organization
  • Moving, Rotating, and Copying Objects Efficiently
Session 4: Views, Navigation, and Workflow
  • Creating and Managing Views and Styles
  • Navigating the 3D Space with Orbit, Pan, and more
  • Determining When to Use Groups or Components
  • Approaching More Complex Modeling Workflows
Session 5: Documentation and LayOut 
  • Creating Section Cuts and Orthographic Views
  • Exporting Views for Documentation
  • Introduction to LayOut for Presentation
  • Recap of Key Concepts and Next Steps

Other Details

Other Details

Designers should have:
  • a Mac or PC with SketchUp Pro 2023 installed (30-day trial available)
  • a 3-button Scroll wheel mouse (preferred)
  • Watch the Getting Started course tutorials (free)
Webinar Tips:
  • Download the Zoom app.
  • Use headphones. The audio quality is much better for everyone else.
  • Use a second screen/display. You can sign in multiples times. Many users have success streaming my screen onto a tablet or second monitor to keep your primary display available to model in SketchUp. This prevents having to switch back and forth from the screenshare.
  • Stuck? You can share your screen and I can also request mouse control to assist.
  • Recording Afterwards. Should you need to leave the session early, I will provide a screen recording link to the session.
Class size:

Classes are kept small to maximize the value and quality of our time together online.

Cancellation Policy:

Cancellations made at least 48 hours in advance of the class will be honored with a full refund. Students who cancel less than 48 hours prior to the start time of the class will receive a credit towards a future class.



What do I need to have for class?

Students should SketchUp installed. Also a 3-button scroll wheel mouse is highly recommended.

Does this course require any prior experience or knowledge?

No prior SketchUp exercise is required. Students must be comfortable using a computer.
Getting Started videos will be provided to watch prior to the start of class.

What software will I need?

The class will be taught using both Mac or PC versions of SketchUp Pro 2023. Users may choose to install a 30-day trial of SketchUp Pro. Previously versions are ok as well.

Will we take a break?

Of course! Five-minute breaks are usually offered every 60-90 minutes.

Other Training Options

Other Training Options

If you can not do a live training in person, try one of our online webinars or book a private training.
Hourly Support

Book a 2-hour training session.

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