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Sketchup Pro Training Class - Introduction

Discover how to quickly and accurate generate, explore, and iterate study models using Sketchup for 3D modeling. Learn to use its pencil and paper paradigm in an app as you master 3D using SketchUp. This course is suitable for introductory users working with Sketchup Make and Sketchup Pro.
This Sketchup course is intended for those with little or no 3-dimensional drawing or SketchUp experience, but who want to start to create 3-dimensional models using SketchUp. For all of our Sketchup classes, see our complete list of Sketchup Training.

Questions about this class? Interested in a private or customized training? Call to speak with a training consultant: 781-376-6044.

Sketchup Pro Training Class - Introduction Course Dates

All classes in Boston, New York City, and Philadelphia start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m.
and are led by a live instructor in the same classroom with you.
All online classes are led by a live instructor and run from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eastern Time.

Course Title Course Dates Course Location Fee Register
Sketchup Pro Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Live instructor-led class online
Sketchup Pro Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
American Graphics Institute
AGI Training Boston
120 Presidential Way
Woburn, MA 01801
Sketchup Pro Training Class - Introduction
American Graphics Institute
Live instructor-led class online

Complete list of topics covered in this introductory Sketchup training course:

Create 2-dimensional (2D) geometry in a 3-dimensional (3D) environment

  • Create surfaces from lines
  • Create surfaces from circles
  • Generate surfaces from polygons
  • Generate surfaces from arcs

Demonstrate stickiness of geometry using Sketchup

Create 3-dimensional geometry

  • View a model in 3D
  • Create surfaces from lines in 3D

Demonstrate stickiness of geometry in 3D

  • Create geometry with the Push/Pull Tool
  • Move entities to manipulate geometry
  • Maintain coplanar geometry

Connect and generate forms

  • Lock inferences
  • Generate forms quickly
  • Restore/Heal a surface

Create a model, step-by-step

Mirror a model

Create an array

Apply materials

Create 3D Text

Import (download) models from the 3D Warehouse

Alter a model using Sketchup Styles

Import site information, imagery and topography, from Google Earth

Position and export models to Google Earth

Before enrolling in this Sketchup course you should already be able to define fundamental geometric terms including: polygon, parallel, perpendicular, axes, arc, and array. You should also understand 3-dimensional drawing terms including: rendering, field of view, and point of view.

We recommend that you have the Sketchup app before starting this class. You can use either Sketchup Pro or Sketchup Make for this course.

You will receive a comprehensive course manual for this class developed by the instructors at AGI. AGI instructors have created many of the official training guides and books for Adobe Systems.

Introductory Sketchup Pro
Introductory Sketchup training to help you visualize and share design and architectural projects Discover how to work with light, color, space, and form and master the use of Sketchup.


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AGI's team of experienced instructors are led by the design and usability expert and best-selling author of more than 20 books including Creative Cloud for Dummies, Creative Suite for Dummies, and Photoshop Digital Classroom. Classes are led by experienced professionals who have extensive professional and training experience.