Intro to SketchUp and Layout (Online)

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SketchUp is powerful, yet easy-to-use, 3D modeling program for Windows and Macs. Layout is a companion program for producing measured drawings of SketchUp models. Together, these programs provide all the tools necessary to design anything you can imagine.

This course is a comprehensive introduction to SketchUp Pro (which includes Layout). Students will start by learning how to navigate 3D space and use essential SketchUp tools.  Then focus will shift to drawing efficiently and accurately, using SketchUp’s inferencing system. Students will also learn how to protect models using groups and components and techniques to move, center and reproduce entities.

Students will apply these newly acquired skills to create a variety of 3D models, from a basic table to a tiny house. These models will be organized using layers and scenes and enhanced using materials and styles. The design process will be completed by learning the basics of Layout and producing measured plans of the 3D models.

Online sessions will be held from 7-8:30 pm on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 

This course starts on July 21 and ends on August 6. Class dates are as follows: July 21, 23, 28, 30, August 4, 6 

Students will be given a letter certifying their enrollment that allows them to purchase SketchUp at a deeply discounted rate. 


AIA Credit Courses, Online, Technical and Professional Skills




  • Sterling College: 1 Continuing Education Unit ($130 additional)
  • American Institute of Architects (AIA): 21 Learning Units

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