Course DescriptionThis comprehensive hands-on workshop covers the basic 2D and 3D commands necessary to construct 3D objects and interiors using the award-winning SketchUp software. Developed for the conceptual stages of design, this "pencil of digital design" is powerful yet easy to learn. Students use an existing floor plan to design a project that incorporates 3D interiors and various types of renderings. Students learn advanced commands, such as modifying, editing, and offsetting 3D objects. Additional topics are the fundamentals of creating textures, defining materials, using architectural dimensioning, using perspective and isometric views, creating sections, and editing text.
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.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Digital Design Suite for Architects & Interior Designers : Course 4
- Study Abroad at UCLA Program : Required