Introduction to SketchUp 8 Course

Introduction to SketchUp 8

Trimble SketchUp 8 is a 3D modeling program, intuitively designed for users create simple to complex 3D models, which can then be shared on the internet or imported into 3D environments for presentions, animations, and even video games.

Whether creating 3D models for a project or for fun, Trimble SketchUp 8 is a perfect tool for new beginners to get into the field of digital 3D modeling.


SketchUp, which is available for free download, is 3D modeling software with simple yet powerful tools that can easily be used to understand and think in "3D". SketchUp is also part of Google, which gives user the ability to upload and share models with the world, and also contribute to Google Earth by creating approved building models.


Designed with a simple interface, it doesn't intimidate users with the abundance of tools, commonly found with more advanced 3D softwares. It's easy to experiment with SketchUp, so don't be afraid to think outside of the box. Users can even create the box itself!

Getting Started

Simple enroll in the course to get started. This introductory course will walk through from the very first step of downloading and installing SketchUp, to creating simple models.

  • Windows PC or MAC