David Heim is an accomplished writer, editor, and SketchUp trainer. He first learned about the SketchUp 3D design program in 2007, as an associate editor at Fine Woodworking magazine. He’s been using SketchUp nearly every day since. David has edited three books about SketchUp and is the author of SketchUp Success for Woodworkers(Spring House Press, 2018). He regularly teaches SketchUp in person at several schools in Connecticut, and via video conferencing at the Austin School of Furniture & Design and the Florida School of Woodwork.
SketchUp is a powerful 3D design program that more and more people use in their woodworking to create a detailed model of the piece they want to build, along with absolutely accurate plans and cutlists.
This hands-on course—taught via video conferencing—is for people who have not used SketchUp at all.
The instructor, David Heim, will begin with exercises that help you navigate the 3D drawing space and learn how to use SketchUp’s drawing and modeling tools. You will also learn David’s rules for success—essential good practices you need to follow in order to make SketchUp do what you want it to.
Later in the class, you will apply those new skills and rules as David guides you through the creation of a model complete with all its joinery.
Some of the things you will learn include:
Tools Needed: A laptop computer (Mac or Windows) with SketchUp Make 2017 installed. (It’s free.) To get the program, go to: www.sketchup.com/download/all.
Tuition & Fees
Materials Fee: None
There will be a $45 registration fee if this is the first time you are registering for a class.