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SketchUp Level 1 - Essentials

at ONLC Training Centers - Financial District

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Financial District, Manhattan
40 Wall St 28th Fl
Btwn Nassau & William Streets
New York, New York 10005
All classes are live, hands-on training via remote instructor.
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Class Level: Beginner
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 7
Teacher: ONLC Instructor

What you'll learn in this sketchup training:


This 3-day class provides an overview of all of the essential SketchUp skills needed for general modeling, layout and and architecture. SketchUp is one of the easiest 3D tools to use but it has many features. We teach this class in a 3-day format to provide time to review all of the major features and to give participants time to practice.

Who Should Attend

This is for individuals who need to get a complete overview of SketchUp essential skills. This course is intended for participants with little or no 3 dimensional drawing or SketchUp experience, but who want to start to create 3 dimensional models using SketchUp.


We strongly encourage that you have had spent time looking at the SketchUp prior to class either by either downloading the free trail or by seeing it in used in a work setting. No formal 3D modeling background is required.

The Basics

  • Opening SketchUp
  • SketchUp Screen
  • Toolbars
  • Viewing Tools
  • Shortcut Keys
  • Drawing Tools (Line, Rectange, Square, Push/Pull, Circle, Polygon, Arc)

Manipulation Tools

  • Select
  • Eraser
  • Tape Measure
  • Protractor
  • Move and Copy
  • Rotate and Copy
  • Scale
  • Offset
  • Axes
  • Displaying and Smoothing Edges

Intersect Faces and Follow Me

  • Follow Me
  • Intersect Faces
  • Combining Follow Me and Intersect Faces

Making Multiple Copies

  • Basic Move and Copy
  • Internal Arrays
  • Non-Orthogonal Copies
  • Multiple Rotated Copies

Working with Roofs (Using Constraints)

  • Using Offset for Roofs
  • Simple Roofs and Dormers
  • Resolving Roofs
  • Overhanging Roofs

Groups and Components

  • Components Versus Groups
  • Groups (Sticking, Edge Breaks, Nested, Solids)
  • Components (3D Warehouse, Inserting, Scaling, Aligning)

Painting, Materials, and Textures

  • Applying Materials.
  • Editing Materials
  • Using Images as Textures
  • Material Collections
  • Material Translucency
  • Materials of Groups and Components

Adding Text and Dimensions

  • Text.
  • Dimensions
  • 3D Text

Using Exact Dimensions

  • Creating Exact Geometry
  • Entity Info
  • Exact Moving and Copying
  • Exact Rotated Copies
  • Symmetry
  • Measuring Length and Area
  • Scaling in 3D

Extensions (a.k.a. Plugins)

  • Extension Warehouse
  • Installing Other Extensions
  • Managing Extensions.
  • Other Popular Extensions

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Refund Policy
Student cancellation requests made 14 calendar days or less before the class starts will be charged 100% of the course fee and are not entitled to a refund. The student has one (1) opportunity to use our Make-Up policy to have those funds applied to a later class date.


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