SketchUp is a great tool for 3D modeling and rendering. In this online SketchUp training class Bundle, students will be introduced to the SketchUp interface and tools to create elements and complete projects using SketchUp.
Our online SketchUp training classes are real-world, project-based. Taught by a SketchUp-approved instructor who is also a working professional who uses SketchUp on a daily basis. Strong student engagement.
The classes listed below are included in this training bundle. Each class will be scheduled one at a time in the sequence listed. Each online SketchUp class will be scheduled immediately after one another, unless requested otherwise.
Introduction to SketchUp - Recommended - (20 Clock Hours) - Preliminary massing studies, preliminary interior design, AutoCAD compatibility, basic presentation techniques.
Design massing and preliminary design 3D models. Determine the most efficient way of accurately and productively working within SketchUp. Use all of the SketchUp tools to best learn the functionality of the software program. Create walk throughs of 3D models using the camera tools.
Intermediate SketchUp (20 Clock Hours) - Schematic design concepts, design development concepts, AutoCAD compatibility pt.2, Revit compatibility, other 3d software compatibility, refined presentation techniques.
Use more advanced SketchUp tools to create doors, walls, windows and to detail the interior of buildings. Create and edit new materials and add photo textures to SketchUp models from Google Earth. Create scenes, generate scene settings and animate those settings in SketchUp. Explore creating topography and exporting images and animations.
Online Course Start Dates
All VDCI online courses start on the same dates. All online courses are offered every three weeks, beginning on a Friday.
The following are the online course Friday start dates 2019:
January 04, 2019
January 25, 2019
February 15, 2019
March 08, 2019
March 29, 2019
April 19, 2019
May 10, 2019
May 31, 2019
June 21, 2019
July 12, 2019
August 02, 2019
August 23, 2019
September 13, 2019
October 04, 2019
October 25, 2019
November 15, 2019
December 06, 2019
- Fundamental working knowledge of the Windows environment, some CAD or drafting experience is highly recommended.
Computer Hardware Requirements
- In order to run SketchUp software, your computer must meet these hardware requirements
- SketchUp Make
- No textbook required.
Our classes are fast-track, accelerated courses.
If you have ANY CONCERNS about your computer competency, we STRONGLY RECOMMEND that you improve your computer skills before attending the class.
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Free Access to the Software
While you are a student at VDCI, you will be provided free access to the software needed to participate in your course. Throughout your studies at VDCI, it is very important that you have access to good-quality Internet bandwidth with a download speed of 10 Mbps.