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SketchUp All-In-One  


SketchUp All-in-One allows the student to visualize spaces in three dimensions is critical to the success of the design of architectural spaces. The interplay of light, colour, space and form make exciting spaces function successfully. Traditional methods for exploring these issues are very labour intensive. Use of computer software has enabled quicker (and sometimes more accurate) study models to be generated, explore and iterate more times in the time design time available to you. On day 2 and 3 the course goes beyond the basics to explore the complex features and tools that design professionals use. You'll get numerous step-by-step tutorials for solving common (and not so common) design problems, with detailed colour graphics to guide your way, and discussions that explain additional ways to complete a task.



​It is recommended that delegates have a working knowledge of one or more of the following:

  • Attended a Introduction to Technical Drawing OR have experience with draughting, design, or engineering principles.
  • Comper Literacy Skills
  • Understanding and Reading of Technical Drawings


R7600 Incl. VAT (Per Person)


Includes eBook and Dataset CD


3 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

Skill Level

  • Beginners

Our myWay Learning Methods

Our innovative "myWay” learning methodology is built around the students individual learning requirement, allowing each student to learn in a style that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule.

Instructor-Led Classes

Reach your full potential through our “myWay Instructor-Led” classes combined with interactive lessons, supporting video content, practical assignments and in field experience. We deliver instructor led classes full time, part-time, weekends and onsite.

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Mentored Learning

The "myWay Mentored Learning” was created in response for more flexible learning schedules and focused content. It allows each student to progress in a manner that is most suitable for their skills set, knowledge and schedule that a fixed, lecture based approach does not allow for. You will be mentored on a one to one basis by a subject matter expert with continues practical exposure and focus on problem areas, allowing you to progress at your own pace and deciding what content requires more or less time.

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Distance Learning

Do a course at your own pace via our “myWay Distance Learning”. We have re-defined studying via online by combining self-study with supported interactive online video lectures, extra resources, questionnaires and much more, all supported via out Online Student Portal. You will get a course coach and lecturer assigned to you so that you never feel alone and have support whenever you need. Your coach will look after you and your study health, encouraging you to progress constantly.

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What is SketchUp?

In this video, we teamed up with real SketchUp users to share a story about just how much you can accomplish by designing and documenting your ideas in 3D.


Important Notes

  • Students are to be at the training venue by 08h00 in preparation for a 08h30 start time.
  • The CAD Corporation retains the right to change this calendar without any notification.
  • Bookings are only confirmed upon receipt of the proof of payment or an official company purchase order for the full amount of the training.
  • For full day courses The CAD Corporation will supply you with the relevant training material. A desktop computer to use for the training (where applicable), tea/coffee and a full lunch for full day InClass training hosted at The CAD Corporation only. Catering is not included for OnSite training and laptop is available for hire at an additional cost if required.
  • Cancellation or rescheduling requests must be in writing and reach us via fax or email at least 5 (five) working days prior to the course commencement date. Full course fees may be retained for no shows or requests within 5 working days prior to commencement.
  • Although we go to great lengths to ensure that all training proceeds as scheduled, The CAD Corporation reserves the right to cancel or postpone dates if we require to do so and undertake to inform clients in writing and telephonically of these changes.
  • The CAD Corporation suggests clients wait until a week prior to course commencement that a course has been confirmed to go ahead as scheduled before booking flight and accommodation. The CAD Corporation is NOT responsible for cost associated with cancellation of classes such as flight and accommodation for clients.


The Basics

  • Opening SketchUp
  • SketchUp Screen
  • Toolbars
  • Viewing Tools
  • Shortcut Keys
  • Drawing Tools
  • Manipulation Tools
  • 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

Miscellaneous Basic Exercises

  • Domed Apse
  • Smoothing Faces and Rotate-Copied Curved Objects
  • Triangulation
  • Curvy Things

Groups and Components

  • Components Versus Groups
  • Groups
  • Components

Painting, Materials and Textures

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

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

SketchUp, Google Earth and the 3D Warehouse

  • Placing a Model in Google Earth
  • 3D Warehouse

Extensions (Plugins)

  • Extension Warehouse
  • Installing Other Extensions
  • Updating, Uninstalling and Disabling Extensions
  • Other Popular Extensions

Program Settings

  • User Interface Windows – PC
  • User Interface Windows – Mac
  • Model Display
  • Model Info
  • Preferences
  • Preferences > Workspace
  • Toolbars / Tool Palettes

Introduction to LayOut

  • First LayOut Page
  • Second LayOut Page
  • Changing the SketchUp Model
  • Showing the Presentation
  • Exporting the Presentation
  • Document Setup and Preferences

SketchUp Setup, LayOut Viewports

  • Cover Page
  • Creating SketchUp Layers and Scenes
  • First Inside Page
  • Second Inside Page
  • Third (and Last) Inside Page
  • Changing the Cover Page

Templates: Title Blocks, Pages and Layers

  • Exploring an Existing Template
  • Creating a New Template
  • Creating a Custom-Sized Template
  • Creating a Set of Custom Templates
  • Using Templates to Set Default Tools Styles
  • Using Layers and Pages for Working Drawings
  • Using Templates for Streamlined Workflow

Rendering SketchUp Views

  • Modifying and Tracing a View
  • Vector vs. Raster vs. Hybrid Rendering

Clipping Masks and Clipping Planes

  • Clipping an Image
  • Clipping a SketchUp Model View
  • Cutaways and Highlights
  • Clipping Planes

Labels, Dimensions and Smart Labels

  • Basic Labels
  • Dimensions in 3D
  • Smart Labels

Patterns and Hatching

  • Intro to Patterns
  • Using Patterns in SketchUp Model Views
  • “Fake” Hatching in SketchUp

Scrapbooks and Shapes

  • Intro to Scrapbooks
  • Scrapbooks and Styles
  • Using Scrapbooks for Clipping Shapes (or Any Shapes)
  • Complex Shapes
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