Sketchup Architect Beginner Fast Track

Learn the fundamental tools necessary to model with SketchUp
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22,660 students
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At the end of this course students will have a good understanding of how to use the basic tools of sketchup. This is a great course for gaining a solid foundation to continue learning and becoming a pro with sketchup.


  • Students should download SketchUp Make or Sketchup Pro.


This course is designed for beginners and those who want to gain a solid foundation with SketchUp.  We will go over getting started with SketchUp and how to use the most common tools used to build architectural models.  We will also go over some useful tips I have learned along the way.  Lets get started

Who this course is for:

  • Beginners or new users who want to learn SketchUp. No experience necessary

Course content

1 section7 lectures40m total length
  • Introduction
  • Lesson 1 Getting started, Selection tool, Navigating the camera
  • Lesson 2 line tool, measuring and creating surfaces
  • Lesson 4 Eraser, auto saving and scaling objects
  • Lesson 5 Push/Pull, offset and rotate
  • Lesson 6 Arcs and move tool
  • Bonus Lecture - Rendering with Twilight


Architectural Designer
Thomas Soltren
  • 4.2 Instructor Rating
  • 2,602 Reviews
  • 29,741 Students
  • 20 Courses

I have 20 years experience working and studying in the architectural field, I have designed dog houses to multi-million dollar homes and commercial buildings.  The last 5 years I have focused primarily on 3D modeling.  My 3D models are used for design development, marketing, Investor presentations and submittals for plan approval.  I have built over 1,000 3D models and I have found SketchUp to be the best tool for the job.  I decided to create this course to share some of the methods that I have used and continue to use to quickly model my projects.  I look forward to working and hearing back from students who take this course.