SketchUp, formerly Google SketchUp, is a 3D modelling computer program for a wide range of drawing applications such as architectural, interior design, landscape architecture, civil and mechanical engineering, film and video game design. SketchUp is owned by Trimble Inc., a mapping, surveying and navigation equipment company. There is an online library of free model assemblies (e.g. windows, doors, automobiles), 3D Warehouse, to which users may contribute models. The program includes drawing layout functionality, allows surface rendering in variable "styles", supports third-party "plug-in" programs hosted on a site called Extension Warehouse to provide other capabilities (e.g. near photo-realistic rendering) and enables placement of its models within Google Earth.
3D Warehouse is an open library in which SketchUp users may upload and download 3D models to share. The models can be downloaded right into the program without anything having to be saved onto your computer's storage. File sizes of the models can be up to 50 MB. Anyone can make, modify and re-upload content to and from the 3D warehouse free of charge. All the models in 3D Warehouse are free, so anyone can download files for use in SketchUp or even other software such as AutoCAD, Revit and ArchiCAD - all of which have apps allowing the retrieval of models from 3D Warehouse. Since 2014 Trimble has launched a new version of 3D Warehouse where companies may have an official page with their own 3D catalogue of products. Trimble is currently investing in creating 3D developer partners in order to have more professionally modelled products available in 3D Warehouse. According to the Trimble, 3D Warehouse is the most popular 3D content site on the web. SketchUp designers may visit 3D Warehouse to discover new products or for inspiration when designing their own.
SKETCH UP Course Objective:
To meet the demands of industry and education for a fast, accurate, and inexpensive software to create 3D objects Google has created "Google SketchUp". Developed for the conceptual stages of design, this program is powerful and easy to learn. In short, it is designed to simplify and streamline the 3D design process. SketchUp is used by many designers to quickly create three dimensional concepts and colorful renditions.
In this introduction to SketchUp students will master basic skills by creating a 3D building complete with doors, windows, stairs and interior components. While SketchUp is suited to any type of 3D modeling, the emphasis in this course will be on construction and architectural applications.
Students will master basic skills by creating a 3D building complete with doors, windows, stairs and interior components. While SketchUp is suited to any type of 3D Modeling, the emphasis in this course will be on construction and architectural applications.
•use SketchUp to model basic architectural projects
•create architectural shapes and objects using the three-dimensional tools provided by the program
•select and produce various viewing styles and understand how they affect the communication between client and designer
•utilize preferences, layers, components, materials and other tools to organize data within each project
•print out drawings using various output options provided by the program
•demonstrate an understanding of how SketchUp can import and export files to and from other applications, such as Google Earth and AutoCAD
•Students will learn About Trimble, Sketch history & GUI
•Student will learn Drawing tools
•Student will be able to work on Push-pull, move, rotate, Erase tools
•Student will learn About View, orbit, pan, zoom, parallel projection & perspective
•Student will learn About Setting Units and snapping, Template
•Student will learn About Locking axes using arrow keys
•Student will learn About Keyboard shortcuts with additional key functions
•Student will learn About Using Measurement toolbar
•Student will learn About Style toolbar
•Student will learn About Tape measure tool, protector, dimension, setting & resetting Axes, Text Labels
•Student will learn About Creating group and Components
•Student will learn About Layers
•Student will learn Camera Toolbar
•Student will learn Paint Bucket, Material Tray, Positioning texture
•Student will be able to work on Follow me tool
•Student will be able to work on Solid tools
•Student will be able to work on Shadow tray
•Student will be able to work on Add Geo-Location
•Student will be able to work on Style Tray, Fog
•Student will be able to work on Soften Edges Tray
•Student will be able to work on Scenes Tray and Animation settings
•Student will learn About Advance Camera Tools
•Student will learn About Section plane
•Student will learn About Match Photo Tray
•Student will learn About Outliner Tray
•Student will learn About Dynamic Components: Attributes
•Student will learn About Dynamic Components: Animate function
•Student will learn About Dynamic Components: Defining custom variables
•Student will learn About Dynamic Components: Hide and unhide
•Student will learn About Dynamic Components: copy & copies
•Student will learn About Generating reports
•Student will learn About 3D warehouse
•Student will learn About Importing AutoCAD files
•Student will learn About Extension warehouse
•Student will learn About Plugins and Vray and post processing.
•SketchUp 2021 brings to light a significant under-the-hood improvement: a re-build of the. SKP file format. You are likely to notice a significant reduction in file sizes when saving models to the new format, and we're excited about additional workflow improvements this new file format will unlock going forward.
•This means new application icons for SketchUp, Layout, 3D Warehouse, Extension Warehouse, and Style Builder, as well as a few modified toolbar icons. These new marks align SketchUp to the broader portfolio of Trimble products and… they can be modelled in SketchUp!
•In this release, you can organize multiple tags into Tag Folders and control the visibility of folders per scene. Additionally, folders can expand and collapse, making it easier to scan your tag structure and find the tags you need.
•Live Components are a new breed of parametrically configurable objects, and in this release you can control them in SketchUp.
•In PreDesign, you can geolocate a project to understand its predominant and seasonal climate, how that climate might affect the comfort and lighting of built spaces, and what design strategies may be useful for your project. Think of PreDesign as a new way to start architectural design projects in SketchUp.
•Fixed an issue with Move tool performance when large number component geometry was selected and performance was adversely affected.
•Fixed an issue where the Follow Me tool would not clean up geometry as expected.
•Fixed an issue where status bar would not display key modifier text for the Select tool.
•Fixed an issue with Tape Measure tool where key-pressing a shortcut caused the guide state to unexpectedly change.
•Improved Tape Measure tool messaging to more accurately reflect user experience.
•(Win) Fixed an issue where Tape Measure tool would toggle off measure mode when Ctrl + Z pressed.
•Plan, design, and furnish interiors & exteriors of residential, commercial, or industrial buildings.
•Subcontract fabrication, installation, and arrangement of carpeting, fixtures, accessories, draperies, paint and wall coverings, art work, furniture, and related items.
•Present design to client for approval.
•Coordinate with other professionals, such as contractors, architects, engineers and plumbers.
•Demonstrate an understanding of how SketchUp can import and export files to and from other applications, such as Google Earth and AutoCAD.
Frequently Asked Questions:
1.I can't decide if SketchUp suits me? What do I do now?
Simple! Just call your nearest CANTER CADD outlet or send us an online inquiry through our website. Our counsellor will get in touch with you and offer technical advice and guidance on choosing the right course/s for your needs.
2.Is there any job related to Civil & Architectural Engineering software, like AutoCAD or
SketchUp is widely used by civil &Architectural engineers and is a pre-requisite in almost all civil engineering related industries. Knowing SketchUp is definitely an advantage if you are looking for such jobs. Almost all jobs require knowledge SketchUp.
3.Is SketchUp popular in the Civil & Architectural Engineering industry?
SketchUp is extremely versatile and ideal for any kind of Industrial civil & Architectural (both for interior and exterior designing). The modelling can take care of any type of building .
4.What should we know before learning SketchUp?
As the name says, this tool is for SketchUp. So before learning SketchUp, the fundamentals of Architectural modelling & design should be clear. This is only helping tool which makes your life easier with modelling & design. And has to give input to the program.
5.What is the best way to learn SketchUp?
CANTER CADD provides comprehensive and industry specific training for many Civil CAD software including SketchUp. Visit or call your nearest CANTER CADD outlet and speak with our counsellor who will be able to guide you properly. Our trainers are all experienced in using the software and also imparting quality training to students.