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Brandon Walsh of Robertson+WalshDesign

Learn SketchUp from the Experts

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SketchUp for Advanced Users Training teaches advanced use of SketchUp's easy-to-use 3D drawing, design, and rendering tools. Learn how to navigate 3D space in SketchUp, customize the interface, and start drawing. These SketchUp tutorials are suitable for a wide variety of fields: architectural design, landscaping, engineering, and even video game design. Experience SketchUp Trainer, Peter Skender also discusses how to organize complex drawings with groups and layers, create and apply materials on Windows and Mac computers, render drawings, and create simple animations for presentation.

If you would like us to run any of our Courses at your Premises, please Request a Course Quote and we will contact you to discuss your request.

Course Overview

Module 1: The SketchUp Interface
Interface basics for Windows
Interface basics for the Mac
Navigate in SketchUp
Walk around in SketchUp
Create camera views
Shade faces and edges
Create shadows and fog
Create multiple views using scenes
Configure toolbars and trays: Windows
Configure toolbars: Mac

Module 2: Manipulate Objects
Select and move objects
Scale and rotate objects
Manipulate faces and edges
Advanced selection tools

Module 3: Draw in SketchUp
Line tool fundamentals
3D drawing with the Line tool
Use the Rectangle tool
Create rotated rectangles
Push and pull faces in 3D
Use the Eraser tool
Create outlines with Offset
Draw curved and freehand shapes
Create circles and polygons
Soften and smooth edges
Use the Follow Me tool
Create 3D text

Module 4: Measure and Label
Use the Tape Measure tool
Use the Protractor tool
Create Labels with the Text Tool
Create Cutaways using Section Planes

Module 5: Staying Organised
Grouping Objects
Working with Layers
Using Outliner and Entity Info

Module 6: Working with Components
The Component Window
Creating Components
Using 3D Wharehouse
The Component Options Window
Using the Interact Tool

Module 7: Materials and Tectures: Windows
Applying Materials
Editing Materials
Creating Materials
Mapping Textures Interactively
Map curved Objects
projection Maps on Curved Objects
Create a Floorplan Using Bitmaps
Draw a Structure from a Floorplan

Module 8: Materials and Textures: Mac
Applying materials on a Mac
Edit Materials on a Mac
Create materials on a Mac
Map textures on a Mac
Projection Maps on a Mac
Draw from a floor plan on a Mac

Module 9: Rendering and Animation
Applying Styles
Editing Styles
Export in 2D and 3D
Basic Animation

Module 10: All About Scenes
What is a Scene
Adding Scenes
Updating Scenes
Aligning Geometry Between Scenes
Animating Scenes

Module 11: All about Sections
Adding Sections
Active, Inactive and Selected Sections
Aligning, Flipping and Exporting Sections
Controlling Visibility of Sections
Animating Sections
More than one Section
Acoustics Ceiling Animated

Module 12: Creating Views for Layout
Location and Site Plan Views
Floor Plan Views
Front Elevation View
Elevations with no Landscape
Section Views
3D Views
Remaining 3D Views

Module 13: Sending to Layout
The Layout Interface
Customising the Toolbars
Layout Preferences
Document Setup
Print Setup
Large File Sizes and How to Deal with them

Module 14: Floor Plans and Elevations
Floor Plans
Raster vs Vector
Create Group from Slice
Moving the Camera
Adding Elevations

Module 15: Co-ordinating Plans and Elevations
Duplicationd Sheets and changing styles
Adding Pattern fills
Floor Zones and Tags
Grids and Levels
Exploding Model Objects

Module 16: Annotations
Text Point size
Paragraph Text
Label text
Adding Dimensions
Adding Blocks

Module 17: Scrapbooks
All about Scrapbooks
CAD Furniture
Join and Split Tools
Saving a Scrapbook Page
Images and Clipping Masks
Creating Geometry in Scrapbooks

Module 18: Extension Plugins
How to load Plugins
Top 10 Plugins
Where to find Plugins
Extension Manager

Topics include:

  • Navigating SketchUp
  • Creating camera views
  • Configuring the toolbars on Mac and Windows
  • Selecting, moving, and scaling objects
  • Using the line tools for 3D drawing
  • Creating rectangles, outlines, circles, and freehand shapes
  • Creating 3D text
  • Using the measurement and labeling tools
  • Organizing drawings with groups and layers
  • Creating components and using components from the 3D Warehouse
  • Creating and applying materials
  • Working with textures
  • Rendering and animating drawings
  • Creating a template watermark
  • Mixing and saving styles
  • Adding and updating scenes
  • Aligning and animating scenes
  • Adding and animating sections
  • Creating views
  • Customizing layout preferences and document setup
  • Working with references in LayOut
  • Building a template
  • Working with site plans
  • Coordinating plans and elevations
  • Adding text, dimensions, and title blocks
  • Building a scrapbook


PROCAD provides small class sizes to ensure the best possible Learning Environment for all participants.

PROCAD offers a variety of on-site, group, customised and online courses. Our instructors have unrivalled technical expertise and hands-on project experience. The curriculumn has been designed for Industry-relevant and real-world product expertise shared in an open learning environment.

PROCAD has been delivering CAD training for over 33 years.

PROCAD is the only Australian ISO:9001 CAD Accredited Training Centre.

PROCAD provides access to a searchable library of self-paced learning tools including courseware, assessments, and instructional videos.

The online eLearning tools are designed to be used as stand-alone self study courses and as a followup to the Course. Theses courses encompass all features of the in-classroom books, such as exercise and drawing files, so that you can practice and reinforce what you learned.

Additional elements include, searchable keywords, a certificate of completion, and access to course materials.

The online tools are able to accessed up to 12 months after completetion of the course.

" I have learnt so much that I could do the same course again in the future to help remember it all.

Peter F"


"Great Class and very informative.

Martyn P"


We speak your language - You'll find we're all open, approachable and can communicate at all levels. We'll cut through the "tech talk", breaking it down into easily understandable concepts. Whatever the situation, you'll know exactly what we're teaching and why.

PROCAD has an affinity for Training CAD and has done this for 33 years.

Perth Training Location:

The Perth PROCAD Training Centre provides the following facilities.

  • FREE Parking upon request
  • Close to the West Leederville Train Station
  • Training Centre Opens at 8:30 am
  • Close to Lunch Bars and Coffee Shops


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