New Zealand Community Education Centres

SketchUp - Beginners

Google SketchUp is a free programme that allows you to draw 3D objects on a computer at 1:1 scale. Great for designers, hobbyists or anyone interested in designing their own home, furniture or models or if you just want to have fun being creative on a computer.


Learn the basic skills for drawing in SketchUp, a programme which is freely downloadable on the Internet and can produce very detailed 3D models of virtually any object at any size.

We’ll include basic drawing skills, cover shortcuts and techniques to speed up and simplify the drawing process as well as techniques to manage the produced model. Good computer skills necessary.

By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:
• Draw basic objects in SketchUp
• Know the basic tool sets that SketchUp uses and how to deploy them
• Use some of the basic shortcuts and techniques to achieve desired modelling outcomes
• Know how to manage the model to make it easier to use and easier to add more layers of detail into it 

Bring a USB stick.

Note:  Courses need a minimum number to go ahead so if we don't have enough enrolments a few days before the start date, we have to cancel. We'll let you know by email so please check yours regularly. If you need to cancel your registration, here are our terms and conditions: "What You Need to Know".


No experience in SketchUp required but good computer skills needed.

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