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Learning Sketchup

  • Published on September 29, 2018
Learning Sketchup

Sketchup is used for drawing and designing 3D models. Widely used by architectural design professionals, SketchUp is also used by product designers, landscape architects, engineering professionals and a variety of others who need to develop 3D models. Professionals who learn SketchUp have an advantage as it is widely used at many firms, and has become a common way to visually represent plans and designs. Options for learning Sketchup include traditional classes, online training, and private courses. Regardless of the method used to learn SketchUp, participants gain skills to quickly and efficiently create and render designs.

Learning Sketchup in the Classroom

Public Sketchup classes are available in several cities, including Boston. Scheduled on a regularly scheduled, these classes generally occur on weekdays, and provide a hands-on teaching environment with a live instructor in the same classroom. This makes it possible to practice exercises and projects, ask questions, and receive immediate feedback while learning SketchUp.

Sketchup Training Online

For individuals who are not able to travel to a classroom, learning SketchUp online may be more convenient. SketchUp classes online mirror the training delivered in a classroom, and continue to provide the same one-on-one interaction if needed. Instructors conduct the training in a virtual classroom, with a small group learning SketchUp online with a live instructor. Exercises are performed, and participants can ask questions and receive feedback in real-time.

Private Sketchup Training

The options for private SketchUp training is useful when a number of employees need to learn or the materials and topics covered need to be customized. Curriculum can also be tailored to address specific elements of SketchUp, focusing on the needs of the business. Private SketchUp training can also be scheduled in way that minimizes the impact on business operations.

All three options for learning Sketchup help individuals to learn best practices and professional techniques so they can work both efficiently and creatively.


About the author

Christopher Smith is president of American Graphics Institute in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the publisher and editor of the Digital Classroom book series, which have sold more than one million copies. At American Graphics Institute, he provides strategic technology consulting to marketing professionals, publishers and to large technology companies including Google, Apple, Microsoft, and HP. An expert on web analytics and digital marketing, he delivers Google Analytics classes along with workshops on digital marketing topics. He is also the author of more than 10 books on electronic publishing tools and technologies, including the Adobe Creative Cloud for Dummies. Christopher did his undergraduate studies the at the University of Minnesota, and then worked for Quark, Inc. prior to joining American Graphics Institute where he has worked for 20 years.