Google Sketchup

Google Sketchup

This course is available to study as an Online Course.

Google Sketch-up course has been taught by subject matter experts, to give you an interactive and enriched learning experience using Video Conferencing and Remote Access Methods

Introductions and Setup

  • About the instructor / Introductions
  • What we're going to do - Syllabus Review
  • Sample project images
  • About SketchUp History, Capabilities and Uses
  • The Difference between 3D and BIM (Building Information Modeling)
  • Interior Space vs. Exterior Space
  1. Program Setup
    1. Opening SketchUp The Initial Setup "out of the box"
    2. Using Single and Multiple Screens
    3. Preparing the interface
      1. Toolbars and Menus
      2. Saving your setup
      3. Saving space for laptop use
      4. Program Settings
      5. Model Info and Preferences
    4. Menu Options, Icon review
    5. 3D Space: Axes, Views
    6. Controlling the camera: Orbiting, Zooming, and Panning
  2. Basic Geometry / Drawing Tools
    1. Create Lines
    2. Create Rectangles, Squares
    3. Create Polygons / Circles
    4. Create surfaces from lines, Circles, and polygons
    5. Triangulation
    6. How SketchUp handles Curves
    7. Freehand tool
    8. Single and Multiple Selections
  3. 3D Geometry Construction Tools
    1. Create 3-dimensional geometry
    2. Create surfaces from lines in 3D
    3. Demonstrate stickiness of geometry in 3D
    4. Create geometry with the Push/Pull Tool
    5. Push/Pull with Modifier Keys
    6. Lock inferences
  4. Modification Tools
    1. Move, Copy
    2. Using Move to Resize Curves and Curved Surfaces
    3. Rotate, Copy
      1. Defining the Rotation Axis
      2. Using Rotate to Twist
    4. Scaling and Resizing
    5. Offsetting Lines and faces
    6. Follow Me
      1. Follow Me with Components
      2. Round Objects
    7. Auto fold
    8. Displaying and Smoothing Edges
  5. Making Multiple Copies
    1. Internal Arrays
    2. Non-Orthogonal Copies
    3. Multiple Rotated Copies
  6. Groups and Components
    1. The differences between Groups and Components
    2. The importance of structuring your models with Groups and Components
    3. Demonstration of Component inferencing behavior and characteristics
    4. Creating and Saving Your Own Components
    5. How to edit a Component
    6. Removing Objects from a Group or Components
      1. Scaling Components
      2. Resizing Components
    7. Healing the edge of adjacent components
    8. Work with the Components Browser
      1. Finding Components in the 3D Warehouse
      2. Opening the 3D Warehouse in Your Internet Browser
      3. Inserting and Editing Components Intersecting
    9. Cutting
    10. Arch Cutouts Using Groups
    11. Intersect with Context and Selected
  7. Painting, Materials, and Textures
    1. Applying Materials
    2. Editing Materials
    3. Using Images as Textures
    4. Material Collections
    5. Material Translucency
    6. Double-Sided Faces
    7. Materials of Groups and Components
    8. Overview of Materials of Groups
    9. Double-Sided Faces of Groups
    10. Materials of Components
    11. Wrapping Images
  8. Adding Text and Dimensions
    1. Text
    2. Measuring Length and Area
    3. Dimensions
      1. Creating Dimensions
      2. Dimension Display and Properties
      3. Dimensioning Using the Text Tool
    4. 3D Text
  9. Miscellaneous Basic Exercises
    1. Healing a Divided Line
    2. Smoothing Faces of Rotate-Copied Curved Objects
  10. Sectioning
    1. Sectioning Overview
    2. Using Sections for Interior Design
    3. Using Section Planes to Create Floor Plans
  11. Styles
    1. Pre-Defined Styles
    2. Editing Styles
      1. Model Display
      2. Styles: Edge Settings
      3. Styles: Face Settings
      4. Styles: Background Settings
      5. Styles: Watermarks Settings
      6. Styles: Modeling Settings
    3. Saving Your Style as a Template
    4. Mixing Styles
    5. Watermarks and Backgrounds
    6. Sketchy Edges and the SketchUp "look"
  12. Imaging and Presentation
    1. Using Scenes/Creating Camera views
    2. Using Layers
      1. Using Layers to Hide Objects
      2. Using Layers for Labeled Presentations and to Simulate Animation
      3. Using Layers to Explore Design Options
      4. Using Layers of Groups and Components
    3. Interior Manipulations, I.e. Field of View
    4. Lighting and Shadows
    5. Creating a solar study
    6. Fog
    7. Exporting to JPG and other formats
    8. Exporting your model
    9. Examples of different presentation techniques
  13. A Taste of Animations
    1. Short Sample Video
    2. Animation set up
    3. Creating Walk-Through Scenes
    4. Adding and Updating Scenes
    5. Using Sections and Styles in an Animation
    6. Creating and saving an animation
  14. Finishing Up
    1. Resources
    2. Q&A

Recognized Certificated will be issued by us. Institute Awarded by Ministry of Education and Microsoft.



March 29, 2023


60 Hours

Course Fee


Course Level





CADD, CAD & AutoCAD , Interior Designing , Architecture

Contact Details

+94 11 2 363632

03, 1/1 , Fernando Road , Colombo 06

Send Inquiry

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Scholarship Alerts

Type "REG coursenet" and SEND to 77000

Get latest scholarships, offers & academic event alerts to your phone via SMS.

Service is available for Dialog, Mobitel, Hutch & Airtel users. Monthly (Rs. 30 + tax).

Related Courses

Institute Courses