SketchUp for Interiors

  • August 6, 13, 20, 27
  • 2:00PM - 5:00PM ET
  • Online Webinar / Screenshare

Know before you go
This is not a sit and watch webinar; students will follow along in SketchUp with the instructor.

Students that purchase a class will receive: 
3 months of access to our tutorial library. ($57 value)
Podium Browser when purchasing SU Podium. ($59 value)



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This online webinar series covers the fundamentals of creating 3d interior spaces in SketchUp. This online format allows a small group of attendees (5-10) follow along with the instructor to create and use the techniques for an interior design workflow using SketchUp. Learn to extrude floor plans; to incorporate details in your designs, including windows and doors; and to add furniture and textures. Also, become familiar with the extensive 3D Warehouse Library of components. Upon completion of this course, be able to communicate your designs three-dimensionally with confidence and have a great foundation for you projects moving forward.

Students will also have access to recordings of the session as well as other tutorials on

Online Format

Know before you go:
This is an online course. Students will be provided a link to the start time of each session. Students are then given instruction to follow along with the presenter and on how to access working files during the session. If students are stuck, the presenter can allow you to share your screen to insure every attendee gets one on one attention.

Students should have the appropriate software installed ahead of time. For this course, students may choose to install SketchUp 2016 Make (free) or SketchUp 2016 Pro ($$).

Session Breakdown

Week 1  
In this week, we will showcase all the necessary drawing tools in SketchUp for an interior designer workflow. This include massing spaces/rooms in 2D and converting/creating them in 3D.
Key Concepts: template, toolbars, model space, creating rooms from measurements, creating doors and openings, adding furniture, 3d warehouse

Week 2
In this week, we will build on the techniques learned in week 1 and learn presentation techniques.
Key Concepts: scenes, styles, animations, groups vs components, field of view

Week 3
In this week, we will learn how to work with an existing CAD file to begin design an office space.
Key Concepts: importing .dwg files, layers, organizing the model, match photo

Week 4
In this week, we will learn how to apply custom materials, paint colors, textures an furniture to bring the space to life. We will also learn how to create documentation drawings use LayOut to create a presentation.
Key Concepts: importing textures, position textures, match photo, standard views, LayOut.


Daniel Brown  has been a pleasure to work with from day one. The level of service Dan provides was evident even before I to signed up for his class, when he took the time to review my work and help me determine which training would be right for me. In the training, Daniel’s mastery of the subject matter was clear and he did a great job of keeping the training on track, while answering all participants questions throughout the day. He has even made himself available to answer follow up questions in days and weeks since taking the class. I highly recommend Daniel. I will definitely be reaching out to him again for my future training needs.

Mike Matthews, CMPDirector of Meeting and Event Planning, Showcall

The class was fun, enjoyable, relaxed and interesting. Dan Brown is an excellent instructor and is a true master of the material.
I only wish we could stretch the course out over a week so we could practice more and work on a sample project.

Gene GraffSenior Project Designer, HDR

The Plugins and render tools were extremely helpful as well as the tips Dan gave on how to build more efficiently. Dan is a great teacher and is very patient. He does not continue to the next step unless the whole group is caught up.Dan was available for any questions via email or phone and responds very quickly. Overall I really enjoyed my training and would recommend to my fellow architect friends!

Arielle AllenJunior Architect, Gary Rosard Architect, PC

Dan is a fantastic instructor. The class is a great beginner course & intro to the basics of SketchUp. The pace of the course was great, and gave me the confidence to navigate and use SketchUp for basic design purposes.

Natasha NixonArchitecture Coordinator, EYA