Beginner Webinar

May 2 (2PM – 5PM EDT)
Online via

Students that take this webinar will receive:
3 months of access to our tutorial library. ($49 value)
Podium Browser if purchasing SU Podium. ($59 value)


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This beginner class shows you the basics and creates a strong foundation to build upon. Learn the essentials of navigating SketchUp and the terminology of the program.

      • Introduction: Welcome Screen, Templates, Toolbars
      • Massing a Model: Learn how to inferencing works in 3D as well as use the Follow-me tool to create complex roof pitches.
      • Measuring & Precision: Learn the essentials of drawing in your default units, using the Offset and Push/pull tools.
      • Guide Me: Learn how to use guides to create window and door openings quickly.
      • Move, Rotate, Copy: Simple exercises that showcase these powerful tools.
      • Styles & Scenes: Learn how to create views and use styles within your model.
      • Navigating Around: Learn the ins and outs of orbit, perspectives, pan, etc.
      • Creating Groups & Components: Learn when to create components instead of groups.
      • Section Cuts and 2D Views: Learn how to make orthographic views and section cuts and export them.
      • A Taste of LayOut: Learn the basics of creating a presentation with SketchUp’s paper-space program: LayOut. (This is a feature with SketchUp Pro)
Online Format

Know before you go:
This is an online course. Student’s will be provided a link to the start time of the session. is the screenshare software used to share the instructors screen. Students are then given instruction to follow along with Dan and on how to access working files during the session.

Students should have the appropriate software installed ahead of time. Students may choose to install SketchUp Make (free) or SketchUp Pro ($$).

Mike Matthews, CMP

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
Gene Graff

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
Arielle Allen

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
Natasha Nixon

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