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Africa's largest Computer Aided and Digital Design Training Centre

SketchUp for Intermediate & Advanced Users  


SketchUp Advanced 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 basic working knowledge of one or more of the following:

  • SketchUp for Beginners (Click for More)
  • Microsoft® Windows® Vista, Microsoft® Windows® XP, Microsoft® Windows® 7, Microsoft® Windows® 8 or Microsoft® Windows® 10


R3,900.00 Excl VAT (Per Person)

Includes Training Manual, Dataset CD


2 Days (08:30 - 16:00)

Skill Level

  • Intermediate

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.

Cloning Objects

  • Using the CUT, COPY and PASTE commands
  • CUT, COPY and PASTE entities
  • Cloning with the Transform Tools
  • Cloning with the Move / Copy Tool
  • Creating a linear array of objects
  • Creating a radial array of objects

Grouping, Hiding, and Locking Objects

  • Creating a Group
  • Working with Groups
  • Editing a Group
  • Exploding a Group
  • Hiding and Unhiding Objects
  • Locking and Unlocking Objects

Modifying Objects

  • Use the Follow Me Tool
  • Follow the Path
  • Bevelling an Edge
  • Lathing about a circle
  • Using the Offset Tools
  • Detecting Intersections

Adding Text

  • Creating 2-D Text
  • Creating Leader Text
  • Creating Screen Text
  • Editing text
  • Tutorial: Labeling the height of a vehicle
  • Creating 3D Text

Matching a Background Photo

  • Aligning the current model to a Background image
  • Modeling to a Background image
  • Editing Matched Photo's
  • Working with multiple photo's
  • Hiding the background photo and model
  • Projecting Textures
  • Working with grids

Working with TIN surfaces

  • Creating objects from contour lines
  • Creating TIN surfaces from scratch
  • Modifying TIN surfaces
  • Using the Smoove tool
  • Stamping objects into surfaces
  • Using the Drape tool
  • Increasing surface resolution

Working with Dynamic Components

  • Using Default Dynamic Components
  • Enabling Dynamic Components
  • Manipulating Dynamic Components
  • Creating Dynamic Components
  • Using the Component Attribute dialogue box
  • Adding new attributes
  • Creating formulas

Using Layers

  • Accessing the Layer Manager
  • Creating new layers
  • Deleting layers
  • Working with Layers
  • Setting an active layer
  • Learning the layer properties
  • Hiding layers
  • Identifying objects on layers
  • Moving objects between layers
  • Tutorial: Seperating into layers

Using the Scenes Manager

  • Accessing the Scenes Manager
  • Working with scenes
  • Adding new scenes
  • Learning the scene properties
  • Animating Scenes
  • Exporting animations
  • Exporting to video
  • Exporting to sequenced images
  • Tutorial: Animating a view change

Using Style Builder

  • Learning the Style Builder Interface
  • Loading Sample Strokes
  • Defining a New Style
  • Selecting a stroke set
  • Controlling the preview
  • Setting preferences

Adding Effects

  • Adding Fog to the Scene
  • Enabling fog
  • Setting fog distance
  • Changing fog colour
  • Sectioning an Object
  • Defining a section plane
  • Manipulating the section plane
  • Reversing the section cut
  • Extracting a cross section
  • Hiding the section pane
  • Exporting Section Slices

Using Layout

  • Learning the Layout Interface
  • Learning the Main toolbar
  • Using document tabs
  • Using trays
  • Working with Layout Files
  • Creating a new Layout File
  • Opening existing files
  • Inserting content
  • Saving Layout Files
  • Export to PDF
  • Configuring the Layout Document
  • Setting paper size, margins, and orientation
  • Referencing external content
  • Setting layout units
  • Printing a Layout
  • Working with Pages
  • Navigating the Layout View
  • Customizing the Layout Interface
  • Altering toolbars
  • Setting interface options
  • Adding keyboard shortcuts
  • Changing tool colour
  • Getting Help

Editing Layout Presentation

  • Assembling Content
  • Working with SketchUp files
  • Working with image files
  • Inserting text files
  • Transforming Content
  • Deleting objects
  • Moving objects
  • Rotating objects
  • Scaling objects
  • Duplicating objects
  • Snapping objects
  • Aligning objects
  • Spacing objects
  • Centering objects
  • Changing the stacking order
  • Using the Layout Tools
  • Using the drawing tools
  • Drawing arcs
  • Drawing rectangles
  • Drawing circles, ellipses and polygons
  • Editing shapes
  • Copying style
  • Erasing shapes
  • Splitting and joining vertices
  • Working with text

Using SketchUp with Google Earth

  • Using Google Earth
  • Retrieving the Current View
  • Placing Models
  • Exporting Models
  • Sharing Models
  • Getting Models

Expanding SketchUp with Third-Party Plug-Ins

  • Enabling Extensions.
  • Locating Plug-Ins.
  • Exploring popular commercial plug-ins.
  • Installing Plug-Ins.
  • Using Sample Ruby Scrips.
  • Bezier curves. 
  • Rotated Rectangle.
  • Adding new shapes.
  • Creating windows.
  • Creating grids.
  • Making onion domes.
  • Simplifying contours.
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Sandton, Johannesburg Office
23 Dec 2017
21 Dec 2017

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