Introduction to SketchUp Pro

Duration: 2 Days

Objectives

This SketchUp training class makes 3D modeling easy for anyone to learn. After attending our SketchUp class you'll be able to use the software to work under real-world time constraints. From broadcasters to architects and engineers, virtually every industry uses SketchUp to model and animate 3D objects and environments.

Pre-requisites

Experience of the Windows or Macintosh operating system.

Course includes

A comprehensive set of reference notes covering course topics, follow-up telephone support and, for training on Transmedia premises, lunch and refreshments.

Course outline

Set Up & Introduction to the Interface

  • Setting Preferences
  • Customising the Toolbars
  • Setting a default Style
  • Saving a Template
  • Shortcuts
  • Palettes
  • Toolbars
  • Drawing Axis

Navigation

  • Navigation using the Mouse
  • Panning
  • Orbiting
  • Zooming

SketchUp Core Concepts

  • Click Drag Drawing
  • Inferencing Geometry
  • Creating Surfaces from Lines
  • Creating Surfaces from Circles
  • Creating Surfaces from Polygons
  • Push Pull / Inferencing Geometry
  • Dividing / Splitting Surfaces
  • Healing Surfaces

Creating Geometry & Drawing Accurately

  • Rectangles
  • Circles
  • Faces, Axes and Inferences
  • Lines
  • Polygons
  • Protractor Tool
  • Offsetting
  • Push Pull
  • Tape Measure
  • Arcs & Filleting
  • Sticky Geometry
  • Groups & Components
  • Copy, Array, Duplicate
  • Rotating
  • Scaling
  • Follow Me

Components

  • Creating Components
  • Adding Components
  • Understanding the difference between groups and components
  • The Component Window
  • Editing Components
  • Use Google Warehouse to search for Components

Organisation

  • Layers
  • The Outliner

Materials

  • Creating Materials
  • Placing Materials
  • Editing Materials

Styles

  • Editing Styles
  • Applying Styles

Scenes / Views

  • Set Perspective
  • Position Camera
  • Setting Eye Height
  • Look Around
  • Creating Scenes
  • Sections / Section Elevation
  • Transitions
  • Creating an Animation

  • Printing
  • Saving a PDF
  • Exporting Images

This course is available as a private or customised course. Contact us for further information and to customise this course to your exact requirements:

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