Course Description

SketchUp is a powerful 3D software application used for architecture, interior design, game design, and basic 3D modelling. This intermediate workshop explores methods of drafting and modelling a floor plan from an imported sketch image. Students will learn about the various options available with SketchUp, including how to print and share their work through different mediums. Topics covered will include how to create a small two storey residential house, with kitchen cabinets, and stairs, as well as creating entourage elements and animations of walkthroughs.

Students must have access to SketchUp Pro software to participate in the online course. This course is taught using SketchUp Pro for Windows. Most of SketchUp Pro’s functionality is the same across Windows and Mac operating systems, however there are some differences between the interfaces and shortcut commands, and what you see in the tutorials may not match what you are seeing on your own machine. Students using a Mac can install Boot Camp, which is a utility that comes with your Mac, that will allow you to switch between macOS and Windows.

Learning Outcomes:
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have gained:

  • Applicable knowledge of how to develop a 3D model from a 2D residential floor plan
  • Skills to create and design kitchen cabinets and other advanced components
  • The ability to customize different materials and textures from external resources to use inside the SketchUp environment
  • An understanding of SketchUp sharing tools and available methods for presenting final project


Recommended Prerequisites

CSDI-N124 - Introduction to SketchUp or equivalent experience.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Intermediate SketchUp
Jan 16, 2023 to Jan 30, 2023
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Course Fee non-credit $225.00
Additional Fee(s)
Adobe CC $216.00 Optional
Required Software/Supplies
Regular access to a computer with a high speed broadband internet connection is required. Students must have access to SketchUp Pro software to participate in this course. For online classes, students are responsible for purchasing their own software for class.
Section Notes

Online courses are delivered in an asynchronous format through a series of tutorials and related assignments which students may complete at their own pace on our Learning Management System, Canvas. The instructor is available throughout the course time period for questions and discussions. Learn more about what to expect in an online course at OCAD U.

As a Continuing Studies student, you will receive an OCAD U user account, which will grant you access to Canvas, and our on-campus WiFi network. Your Canvas account will be enabled one week prior to the start date of your course. Please log in at https://canvascloud.ocadu.ca. If you do not know your OCAD U User ID, please check your registration confirmation email. You can reset your password here: https://login.ocadu.ca/forgot. If you need further help, please contact us at continuingstudies@ocadu.ca

After enrolling in a course, please allow up to 5 hours for your student data to migrate to Canvas. 

Please note that courses may fill up early or be cancelled due to low enrollment. Students are encouraged to register early, at least ten (10) days prior to the start date of the course.