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We are currently the only training centre in Africa offering class based training in SketchUp.

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Africa's largest Computer Aided and Digital Design Training Centre

SketchUp for Beginners  


SketchUp Beginners allows the student to visualize spaces in three dimensions is critical to the success of the design of architectural spaces. The interplay of light, color, space and form make exciting spaces function successfully. Traditional methods for exploring these issues are very labor 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.


​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


R3,299.00 Excl VAT (Per Person)

Includes Training Manual, Dataset CD


2 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.

Introducing SketchUp

  • Design with SketchUp
  • Understanding the different versions of SketchUp
  • Getting help

Exploring the SketchUp Interface

  • Learning the interface elements
  • Using menu's
  • Accessing toolbars
  • Interacting with the interface
  • Customising the interface

Navigating and Configuring the Drawing Area

  • Understanding 3-D Space
  • Learning the Standard Views in SketchUp
  • Managing Perspective
  • Using the Drawing Area Camera Controls
  • Walking through your Model
  • Configuring the drawing area

Working with Files

  • Starting with a template
  • Opening and saving files
  • Setting file preferences
  • Importing files into SketchUp
  • Exporting SketchUp files
  • Using SketchUp View

Selecting Objects

  • Selecting Objects with the Select Tool
  • Selecting Objects with Menu Commands
  • Viewing Object Info
  • Selecting Objects with Outliner Palette
  • Selecting Entities

Transforming Objects

  • How to Transform Objects
  • Using the Scale Tool

Cloning Objects

  • Using the CUT, COPY and PASTE commands

Grouping Objects

  • Creating a Group
  • Working with Groups

Drawing in SketchUp

  • Understanding the Drawing Axes
  • Using the Eraser Tool
  • Drawing Shapes
  • Drawing Preferences
  • Using a Graphics Tablet

Modifying Objects

  • Using the Push / Pull Tool
  • Using the Follow Me Tool
  • Using the Offset Tool

Adding Text

  • Creating 2-D text
  • Creating 3-D text

Using Construction Tools

  • Measuring Distance with the Tape Measure Tool
  • Measuring Angles with the Protractor Tool
  • Adding Dimensions with the Dimension Tool
  • Using Axes Tool

Using Component Libraries

  • Accessing the 3D Warehouse

Using Layers

  • Accessing the Layer Manager

Using Scenes Manager

  • Working with Scenes

Applying Materials

  • Using the Material Browser
  • Applying Materials to Objects
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