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SketchUp: 3D Modelling Design

London College of Communication
Taught by
Nicholas Williamson, A respected industry expert


Realise your ideas in 2D and 3D using this popular Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. Taught through demonstrations and practical exercises, you'll learn how to create 2D drafts and fully rendered 3D models of your projects, so that you are can share professional looking ideas with clients. SketchUp lends itself particularly well to both tasks and through the clearly laid out interface relatively easy to master.

Topics Covered

  • Introduction to the interface 
  • 2D drafts 
  • 3D interior visuals 
  • Personal projects 

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course you should be able to:

  • Generate 2D plans, sections and elevations
  • Create a fully rendered 3D model of their interior showing materials
  • Print off drawings to any scale (Sketchup Pro only)

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for you if you are a designer looking to develop CAD skills. 


Beginner. No previous knowledge of SketchUp is required. You should have basic computer skills and an understanding of terminology like plan, elevation, scale and perspective. 

Follow Up Courses

After you have completed this course you may want to learn more complicated CAD software such as AutoCAD or Vectorworks

Customised Training

We also offer bespoke SketchUp courses for groups, individuals and businesses. To find out more, visit our Customised Training page.

Tutor Description

Nick Williamson studied both Interior Design and 3D Design, subsequently working as an interior designer for hospitality projects and as a senior designer for a high street retailer. He then returned to study – graduating with an MA in Furniture Design - after which he set up as an independent furniture designer making bespoke pieces for clients. He now combines teaching with his design work and has many years experience as a design tutor and lecturer at various design schools, universities and colleges. A personal interest in CAD software has led to him specialising in Vectorworks, AutoCAD and SketchUp. He enjoys showing students the possibilities of what these programs can achieve and enabling them to become proficient in a skill which is increasingly required by the design profession.

This course will be taught by a respected industry expert.

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