Learning Sketchup for Beginners
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Learning Sketchup for Beginners

Learn how to use Sketchup quickly and easily
3.9 (59 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
1,083 students enrolled
Created by Todd Wilberdon
Last updated 5/2016
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 2 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • use all of the essential Sketchup tools
  • draw basic architectural drawings like in the course project
  • show others that they just learned a new skill!
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Requirements
  • students will need a free copy of sketchup (how to get is covered in the course)
Description

Welcome to the course, Learning Sketchup for Beginners!

As the course name suggests, the tutorial series is intended to be easy. Being the instructor I have done my best to visually show you how to use every essential tool, and how to complete your first mini project step by step. After completing this course you will know the software well enough to show off a new talent at work or design something you have always been trying to visualize.

 The course is broken into two main components. First you will learn each essential tool one by one. Then you will create from scratch a complete mini house both inside and out.

If you are a person who has recently felt that being able to draw 3D architecture would be a huge asset to your bag of skills, then this course is for you. And don’t worry! This course is truly simple. 

So thank you for considering to learn Sketchup with this simple hour and a half course. Sketchup is a very valuable skill to have so why not begin learning Sketchup today?

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for beginners who want a complete introduction to sketchup
  • This course is not for people who already have alot experience in sketchup
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Curriculum For This Course
26 Lectures
01:28:21
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Download, Install, and Open
2 Lectures 04:58

In this lecture we will cover how to download Sketchup if you have not already got it on your computer. In this course we will be using the free version, Sketchup Make. 

Preview 02:59

In this lecture we will open your first document. Please be aware that this course will work in feet and inches. 

Preview 01:59
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Your Sketchup Tool Box
13 Lectures 40:49

Lets take a look at the orbit, pan and zoom features!

Preview 02:15

Lets take a look at the select tool!

Preview 02:43

Lets take a look at the eraser tool!

Preview 02:33

Here we will take a look at the shapes and line tools.

Shapes and Line Tool
07:56

Here we will try out the push pull tool.

Push Pull Tool
02:30

Here we will try out the move tool.

Move Tool
02:45

In this lecture we will take the rotate tool for a spin!

Rotation Tool
02:28

Lets take a look at the follow me tool.

Follow Me Tool
03:15

Lets try out the scale tool.

Scale Tool
02:24

Lets learn to use the offset tool.

Offset Tool
03:01

Lets try out the tape measure tool.

Tape Measure Tool
02:17

Lets see the different types of text we can add in Sketchup.

Text
02:55

In this lecture we will cover the difference between a component and an object in Sketchup.

Component vs. Object
03:47
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Your First Project: Mini House
10 Lectures 41:34

In this lecture we will cover some tips on how to follow along when using the next few lectures to complete your first mini project: a house.

How to Follow Along
02:13

In this lecture we will begin our mini house project by drawing the floor plan out then extruding it.

Drawing the Floor Plan
03:20

In this video you will see how to add holes in the wall to place in windows and doors.

Adding Doors and Windows
05:19

In this lecture we will take a look at adding some interior textures including carpet, tiles, and wall colors.

Adding Interior Textures
03:51

In this tutorial you will learn how to add doors and windows to your house as well as interior components such as a couch off of 3D warehouse. Download the attached document for the mini house components as seen in the lecture. 

Inserting Interior Components
05:46

Here we will learn how to make layers that can be turned on or off in Sketchup.

Making a New Layer
01:57

In this video you will see the roof being added to the house. You will also see why layers are so important.

Adding the Roof
03:52

In this video we will add some color to the outside of the house!

Adding Exterior Textures
02:50

In this video we will go through adding some exterior components to spice up the house.

Inserting Exterior Components
09:54

Here we will learn how to export images of our house, and how to set different resolutions to the pictures.

Exporting Images of Your Project
02:32
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Conclusion
1 Lecture 01:00

Thanks for taking the course!

Thank You!
01:00
About the Instructor
Todd Wilberdon
3.9 Average rating
59 Reviews
1,083 Students
1 Course
Graphic Designer

Hello! My Name is Todd Wilberdon, and I have an array of experience in the graphic design field. I have been working with Sketchup for 10 years and I also have been a graphic designer, working with different software by Adobe, for the last 5 years. I enjoy design and love using new skills and software to increase my creative ability!