SketchUp 101

Everything you need to know to get started with SketchUp

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  • Learn to use commands in Sketch
  • Learn to navigate a 3D model
  • Learn to draw using SketchUp
  • Learn tips and tricks from the trade
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About this course

In this beginner's SketchUp course I will cover the basics, from downloading SketchUp to using commands like line, rectangle, select and eraser. I will also include common frustrations, as well as some tips and tricks that will help you in your learning experience.

Remember, this course is geared towards interior designers.


"I’m totally new to SketchUp. By watching your courses (over and over) you’ve got me up and running!" - CW

"I personally enjoyed these free classes for the clarity and the precision of it. I liked how each video reviewed and explained a basic tool. It was easy to go back to the video of the tool that felt more difficult to understand. These free classes are perfect for beginner with no previous knowledge of SketchUp or any kind of other program." - SJ

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Course Curriculum


  •  Hi! I'm Tammy. (0:28)

Starting SketchUp

  •  Downloading SketchUp
  •  Choosing a Template (0:42)
  •  Changing Your Template (0:26)

Navigating SketchUp

  •  The SketchUp Interface - Mac Users (4:01)
  •  The SketchUp Interface - Windows/PC Users (3:59)
  •  Navigating a 3D Model - Zoom, Orbit and Pan (4:12)
  •  The Axis (0:42)
  •  Custom Toolbar - Mac (2:26)

Drawing in SketchUp

  •  A 3D Model - Edges and Faces (2:18)
  •  Creating Geometry with the Line Tool (5:50)
  •  Creating Geometry with the Rectangle Tool (3:44)
  •  Push/Pull into 3D (3:00)
  •  Select and Eraser Tools (5:51)
  •  Tape Measure Tool (5:05)
  •  The Move Tool (3:52)
  •  Grouping Geometry to Avoid Stickiness (2:28)
  •  Editing a Group (4:07)
  •  The 3D Warehouse (7:20)

Tips and Tricks

  •  Undo and "Let Go" (2:08)
  •  Locking Axis Alignment (2:48)

Ready to Draw!

  •  Ready to Draw!

Your Instructor

Interior designer

Interior Designer and Instructor in sunny San Luis Obispo, California. Tammy has used SketchUp for over 7 years and uses it every single day in her interior design practice, Cody Design Studio.

Frequently asked questions

When does the course start and finish?

The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

How long do I have access to the course?

After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

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