Description
Course info
Level
Intermediate
Updated
December 21, 2016
Duration
1h 50m
Description

If you are currently working in the construction field, chances are that you have already seen SketchUp being used as a robust presentation tool. In this course, Designing in SketchUp: Workspace Setup and Optimization, you'll learn the fundamentals of using SketchUp as a complete design solution for drafting construction plans, designing, and presenting your projects. First, you'll start by gaining in-depth knowledge of SketchUp's workspace, styles and plugins. Next, you'll discover how to leverage the power of components and the Google Warehouse. Finally, you'll learn how to optimize program performance. By completing this course, you'll have a solid foundation necessary to work with complex SketchUp models intended for plan drafting. Software required: SketchUp 2016.

About the author
About the author

Veniamin Chukhovich is a Concept Artist and an Architectural Technologist currently working as a freelancer in both the fields of video games and architecture. He is also an experienced instructor and mentor, having taught various courses on Sketchup for Concordia University, Dawson College and Minority Media.

Transcript
Transcript

Hi everyone, my name is Veniamin Chukhovich and welcome to my course, Designing in Sketchup: Workspace Setup and Optimization. I am an Architectural Technologist and Concept Artist and have worked in both the construction as well as the entertainment industry. This combined experience allowed me to really widen the scope of what SketchUp is capable of as software, and I want to share this knowledge with you, so that you can apply it to your own projects and improve your workflow.

If you are currently working in the construction field, chances are that you have already seen SketchUp being used as a robust presentation tool.

In this course, we are going to take a closer look at this software and set the foundation for making complex architectural models inside of Sketchup that can both serve as presentation tools as well as a base for drafting construction plans.

In order to do this, we will take a deep dive into the cogs and hinges that make SketchUp work and prepare both the software as well as ourselves to make further work easier and more efficient.

In particular, we are going to look at:

  1. Hardware and Software settings that affect performance
  2. Workspace setup including shortcuts, options and real-time rendering settings
  3. And most importantly, proper modeling discipline and theory, especially when it comes to using components and plugins
All of these topics will be shown and applied together in the context of a Demo project to clearly demonstrate this knowledge in action.

By the end this course, you’ll be ready to start making complex SketchUp models intended for more demanding stages of the design process such as creating construction plans.

Before beginning the course you should be familiar with SketchUp as well as have a good knowledge of architectural drafting.

I hope you’ll join me on this journey to learn how to Design and Optimize your workflow inside of SKetchup, at Pluralsight.