Online Courses

Learn SketchUp at your own pace and access the online courses from anywhere, anytime.

Courses are available in 2-course and 5-course bundles, as well as separately. 

 
 

Intro to SketchUp

In this beginners SketchUp course I will cover the basics, from downloading SketchUp to using commands like line, rectangle, group and offset. Even if you have played with the tools a bit, but still consider yourself a beginner, this course will be very helpful. I cover common frustrations, and some tips and tricks that will help you in your learning experience.  

Draw a Floor Plan

Drawing a floor plan is essential to your design practice. SketchUp makes it fast and easy! In this course you will learn how to draw a floor plan in SketchUp which keeping your drawing organized for easier editing. 2D furniture and appliance symbols are provided and will be instrumental in all of your design projects.

3D Modeling

Turn a floor plan into a 3D model! This course gives step-by-step instruction, best practices, and a solid workflow to organize your SketchUp model.

We will pick up where we left off with the floor plan from the floor plan course, extruding the walls, bringing in 3D furniture, adding custom textures and more!

Using Canvas: SketchUp for Interior Designers

Canvas: Transforming 3D Scans into Designed Spaces

Using Canvas removes the time consuming process of measuring a space and creating 3D models. Using a Structure Sensor (attached to your iPad), you can now scan a space in minutes, receive 3D models and move forward with your design. 

LayOut

LayOut is a fantastic compliment to SketchUp. It is used for documentation of drawings at all phases of the project. Unlike SketchUp, the drawings are constrained to a paper size of your choice, and the drawings can be printed to scale. 

 

Photorealistic Rendering

Your clients have been asking for it, and now you can deliver! This course will show you the ins and outs of creating photorealistic renderings using SketchUp and a plug-in called "Podium". Now you can bring your designs to life before they are built. Below are a few drawings from my design practice that I have created using Podium.

Lighting Plan Template (LayOut)

Create a lighting and electrical plan in LayOut* easily using this template and sample floor plan.