GET TO GRIPS WITH THE BASICS
Our Foundation Course is designed for students who are completely new to SketchUp and/or those who have some experience in the software but need a bit of guidance on how to use it better. If you've always wanted to use computer aided design (CAD) in your work but feel a little intimidated by it, then this is the course for you.
The course is a day long session and can be delivered one to one, (normally at the student's office), in small groups of 3-6 students, or online using screen sharing applications. By the end of the day, you'll have had a thorough introduction to all of the basic tools and best-practices that you require in order to start working in SketchUp and you'll be able to go away and start working on your own garden design models with confidence.
The morning session is spent covering;
- Setting up the program to your own preferences
- Navigation around the SketchUp interface
- Get to know all of the key tools that you will be using in your work and how to use them
- The important use of groups, components and layers
- Finding and using models from the 3D Warehouse in your own work
Then in the afternoon, we go through a step by step walkthrough to create a basic garden using all of the tools and techniques that we've covered in the morning so that you can get used to working in SketchUp in a useful and realistic way.
You'll also be given a comprehensive set of notes to take away with you and offered ongoing support once the day is over so you don't have to worry about forgetting anything you've learned.
As a complete novice in CAD packages I was looking for an introduction to enable me to use Sketchup for my garden designs. The course was a good balance of demonstration and learning by doing and I highly recommend it.
SARAH HARSTON / GARDEN DESIGNER
Brilliant SketchUp Foundation Course hosted by SketchUp for Garden Design. An informative and thoroughly enjoyable day.
SHAUN OLIVER / LANDSCAPE CONTRACTOR / R&S CONTRACT SERVICES
Over the years I have been to many IT training days. Some have been disappointing, some too ambitious. I thought that your approach of taking us through us through the key commands and methods and then building a simple garden in the afternoon was absolutely right.
JEREMY ALLEN / GARDEN DESIGNER / JEREMY ALLEN GARDEN DESIGN