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SketchUp 2020 Essential Training

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Get started with SketchUp. Learn how to use the 2020 version of this powerful design software to create 3D models and 2D floor plans.

Build your 3D modeling skills by mastering the basics of SketchUp. In this course, you can get up to speed with this easy-to-use computer modeling application by gaining a foundational understanding of the drawing and design tools offered in the 2020 version of SketchUp. Instructor Tammy Cody covers navigating the interface, manipulating objects, drawing, organizing drawing elements, and working with materials and textures on both Windows and Mac computers. Plus, learn how to apply simple styles and animation to make your 3D projects more polished and presentable. Throughout the course, Tammy provides opportunities for you to practice what you've learned.


  • Build your design ideas with SketchUp Pro
  • What you should know
1. The SketchUp Interface
  • Choose a template
  • Basics for using a Windows interface
  • Basics for using a Mac interface
  • Customize the toolbar for Mac
  • The axis
  • Standard camera views
  • Zoom tools
  • Move the camera view with Orbit and Pan tools
  • Setting a camera view and the Look Around tool
  • Walking around the model
2. Manipulate Objects
  • The Select tool
  • The Move tool
  • Creating copies and an array
  • Resize an object
  • Rotating an object
  • Flipping and mirroring an object
  • The 3D Warehouse
  • Why polygons matter
3. Drawing in SketchUp
  • Line tool
  • Rectangle tool
  • Circle tool
  • Push/Pull into 3D
  • Tape Measure tool
  • Protractor tool
  • Undo and let go
  • Eraser tool
  • Dividing lines
  • Offset tool
4. Modeling from a Floor Plan Image
  • Import and prep
  • Drawing a floor plan
  • Extrude walls
  • Add doorways and windows
5. Organization
  • Making groups
  • Making components
  • Isolate a group or component
  • Tags and Entity Info
  • The Outliner window
6. Materials
  • Apply material using a Mac
  • Edit material using a Mac
  • Apply material using Windows
  • Edit material using Windows
  • Apply material using 3D Warehouse
  • Import and apply custom texture
  • Purging material list
7. Document and Stylize
  • Setting shadows and fog
  • Changing the style
  • Set and update scenes
  • Checking edge alignment
  • Create a section cut
  • Dimensioning
  • Drawing dashed lines
  • Labeling
  • 3D text
  • Animation
  • Export in 2D and 3D
  • Next steps

Taught by

Tammy Cody

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