Course DescriptionThis advanced course pushes your basic SketchUp skills to the next level. You develop two types of models of your own choosing, based on existing 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 locations from Google Earth, 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 will also be introduced. This course is ideal for the designer looking to maximize his or her skills with this powerful design communication software.
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.
PrerequisitesX 468.6A SketchUp or equivalent experience; a basic knowledge of SketchUp.
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Study Abroad at UCLA Program : Required