This advanced SketchUp course is designed to give you the necessary skills to develop a model for presentation and construction purposes.
What you can learn.
- Learn about custom material creation
- Understand how to import locations from Google Earth
- Create custom furniture and fixture components
- Master the SketchUp Layout tool
About this course:This advanced course pushes your basic SketchUp skills to the next level. You develop a model that includes interior and exterior spaces. This course is designed to provide the necessary skills to thoroughly develop a model for presentation and construction purposes. Such advanced topics as custom material creation; importing CAD files as background; creating custom furniture and fixture components, styles, and walk-throughs; and organizing a heavier model using scenes and layers are covered in this course. SketchUp Layout, a fantastic tool for translating a model into working drawings, is also introduced. This course is ideal for the designer looking to maximize his or her skills with this powerful design communication software.
Fall 2020 Schedule
These courses are fully online and have no regular meeting times.
Software requirement: The most recent version of SketchUp.
Enrollment limited; early enrollment advised. Internet access required.
All CAD courses assume knowledge of drafting principles and basic PC (Windows) computer skills. Advanced CAD courses assume knowledge of the application as defined in the introductory course.
All computer courses are taught on a Windows platform in computer labs. Mac users may download Mac-compatible versions of AutoCAD, Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp/SketchUp Pro and Podium for laptop or home use, but will be responsible for learning mouse clicks or keystroke conversion independently. There are currently no Mac versions of Revit or 3ds Max Design. Mac users may work in a Windows partition using Parallels or other Windows emulation software.
Lab hours are not available; therefore, students must have access to their own hardware and software for the courses in which they enroll.