Key information

  • Delivery

    Online, Self-Study

  • Estimated study time

    15-20 hours

  • Length of access

    6 months

Showcase your interior design

Sketchup is a software program that Interior designers and architects use to bring their ideas to life, enabling them to visually communicate their design direction. This course is also suitable for the design enthusiast, home renovator or student who is already enrolled in one of our design courses.

What you'll learn

Learn how to sketch your ideas in a digital space and design comprehensive interior models.

  • Setting up your SketchUp Interface

  • Basic Drawing in Sketchup

  • Selecting and manipulating items from the warehouse

  • Windows, doorways, cabinets, textures and finishes

  • Adding furniture, tools for moving around and creating animation

How you'll learn

This course is fully online and self-paced, allowing you to study when it’s convenient for you. We expect this course to take a minimum of 15-20 hours to complete. Our Interior Designer trainer, Allison, will talk you through the course step by step via video, making it easy for you to practise these basics by yourself.There are no formal assignments required for this course, however all participants will receive a Certificate of Achievement.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introducing SketchUp

    • Welcome Video

    • An Overview of SketchUp

    • Why Interior Designers use SketchUp

    • Different Versions of SketchUp

    • What is Covered in this Course

    • Resource Section

  • 2

    MODULE 1: Setting up your SketchUp Interface

    • TUTORIAL: Setting up your SketchUp Interface

    • Basic Settings

    • Setting up the Interface

    • A Quick Reference to Commonly Used Tools

  • 3

    MODULE 2: Basic Drawing in SketchUp

    • TUTORIAL 1: Moving around the Canvas

    • TUTORIAL 2: Basic Drawing in SketchUp

    • TUTORIAL 3: Creating 3D Shapes and Understanding Edges and Faces

    • TUTORIAL 4: Other Commonly Used Tools

  • 4

    MODULE 3: Selecting and Manipulating Items from the Warehouse

    • TUTORIAL 1: The 3D Warehouse

    • TUTORIAL 2: Grouping Geometry

    • TUTORIAL 3: Organise the Model using Tags and Layers

    • TUTORIAL 4: Creating a Floor Plan with Measurements

    • TUTORIAL 5: Adding 2D Furniture from the 3D Warehouse

    • TUTORIAL 6: Adding Dimensions and Text Boxes to the Floor Plan

  • 5

    MODULE 4: Windows, Doorways, Cabinets, Textures, and Finishes

    • TUTORIAL 1: Creating a 3D Model from the 2D Floor Plans

    • TUTORIAL 2: Adding Windows and Doorway Openings to the Model

    • TUTORIAL 3: Bringing in Windows and a Front Door from the 3D Warehouse

    • TUTORIAL 4: Build Kitchen Cabinets and Fit Out with Equipment

    • TUTORIAL 5: Adding Texture, Finishes and Fitting out the Bathroom

  • 6

    Module 5: Adding Furniture, Tools for Moving around, and Creating Animation

    • TUTORIAL 1: Adding Internal Doors and Door Swings

    • TUTORIAL 2: Furniture, Accessories, Paint, and Wallpaper

    • TUTORIAL 3: Section Planes

    • TUTORIAL 4: Tools to Help you Move around within your Model

    • TUTORIAL 5: Creating a Fly Through Animation

  • 7


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