Advanced SketchUp Pro and LayOut


SketchUp rendering of house interior

The Advanced SketchUp Pro and LayOut class will mix working in 3D and in 2D using LayOut, a powerful addition to SketchUp Pro which transforms the basic modeling program into a multi-featured design, documentation, and presentation tool. 

Students will learn to manipulate the visibility of their model, exploring section cuts, section planes, and getting a grasp of Tags (layers), Styles, and Scenes. We will also work with compound roof geometry and the SketchUp Solid Tools. We’ll take a quick look at Clark Bremer’s Timber Frame Rubies, but this class is not meant to be a comprehensive training in that extension. We’ll also reserve a little time for participants to share their favorite tips and tricks.  

In LayOut, students will learn to use their 3D SketchUp model to create drawing sheets, shop plans, floor plans, and other construction documents. Treating the LayOut page as sheets of paper we can create multiple views, zoom in on details, and add dimensions, notes, and graphical data to move from our 3D model to presentation, permit, and final shop drawings.

Attendees must have purchased the Pro version of SketchUp (or signed up for the free 30-day trial) and have it installed on their laptops prior to the course. It is also essential to have a 3-button mouse for ease of navigating and working with your 3D model.

2D rendering of round barn for presentation

In Layout, students will learn to take their 3D SketchUp model and bring it into 2D. By treating the LayOut page as sheets of trace paper, we can peer into multiple models, zoom in on details, and add dimensions, notes, and graphical data to move from our 3D model to presentation, permit, and final shop drawings.

Attendees must have purchased the Pro version of SketchUp and have it installed on their laptops prior to the course. It is essential to have a three-button mouse for ease of navigating and working with your 3D model.

Jul 15, 2021 - Jul 16, 2021 $380

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