SketchUp Training Resources

Recommended SketchUp & LayOut Training Resources

15 Hidden SketchUp Tricks You Should Know

Watch this Video Tutorial by courtesy of Matt Donley, founder of in which he shares fifteen hidden Tips and Tricks that you probably don't know. 

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SketchUp Campus

SketchUp Campus is a unique, in-depth learning hub with SketchUp-approved courses, all created by our team members to make learning SketchUp convenient and simple. For those of you across the world, the courses and transcripts can be translated into over 100 languages.

With SketchUp Campus, go from SketchUp newbie to professional, with different tracks and sequential courses to get you up to speed. The courses consist of short videos and quizzes that make learning topics such as Rendering with Photoshop, Layout, and SketchUp Fundamentals fun, quick, and easy. Quiz answers provide immediate feedback and help you see where you’re succeeding and where you could improve.

You can take the courses at your own pace and repeat them whenever you need to. While going through them, track your progress and resume where you left off, no matter where you stop and start.

Let's Talk LayOut

A series of YouTube Video Tutorials which will assist you in getting to grips with LayOut presented by Aaron Dietzen

 SketchUp Quick Wins 

SketchUp Quick Wins is a collection of 70 plus short YouTube Video Tutorials presented by Aaron Dietzen

SketchUp Skill Builder 

SketchUp Skill Builder is a collection of 170 plus YouTube Video Tutorials presented by Aaron Dietzen. ~ Matt Donley 

My name is Matt Donley, founder of I live in Rhode Island, and I have been using SketchUp for over ten years. Working in the construction industry I was naturally inspired by the ability to create things in 3D space. I created in 2012 to share what I’ve learned about 3D modeling with SketchUp.

Each tutorial I create is well thought out, carefully planned to teach you exactly what you need to know, without any fluff. In addition to using my own experience with SketchUp, many tutorials require hours of research and experimentation. The result is an easy to follow tutorial to get you modeling quickly. I make sure not to skip any s

MindSight Studios ~ Dale Martens 

Welcome to our SketchUp Extensions

SketchUp Extensions (a.k.a plugins) are the key to supercharge your productivity and take you from newbie to ninja.

We’ve been developing SketchUp plugins since 2005 and our top quality extensions listed below are currently being used by tens of thousands of users worldwide in industries such as architecture, interior design, construction, urban planning, film and game design (to name a few).

We are passionate about making SketchUp better through extensions and our customer support is unmatched in the industry.

Please visit our MindSight Studios website to check out our extensive library of plugins.  

The SketchUp Essentials ~ Justin Geis

Hi, I’m Justin Geis, and I love using SketchUp! I started using SketchUp a few years ago while working at a general contracting company. I had used other 3d modeling programs in the past, and SketchUp immediately made on impact on my with its ease of use and its “fun factor.” While using other programs was a bit of a drag, everything I made in SketchUp was a lot more fun.

I started modeling things just for fun in my free time. I’d see a building that I liked and try to draw it in 3d, or I’d create a model of my living room so my wife could see what it would look like in different colors. Whenever I’m modeling in SketchUp, the possibilities just feel endless! This is the feeling I’m hoping to convey to other users with this website.

SketchUp Hub ~ Anita Brown

The SketchUp Hub is brought to you by Anita Brown 3D Visualisation. Anita has developed a range of courses to help Interior Designers and students, produce accurate floor plans and elevations, at a professional level, for the ultimate benefit of their business or studies.  Anita has also shared her knowledge of image editing techniques, by creating online courses that show her students how to transform their plans into beautiful, watercolour illustrations.

Anita Brown entered the world of 3D Visualisation as a result of her Interior Design studies, where she first became aware of CAD software, particularly SketchUp. She was immediately obsessed and amazed by SketchUp the minute she stumbled upon it! Due to its user-friendly interface and intuitive nature, Anita has been using SketchUp for a number of years to construct 3D models for her 3D Visualisation business, which serves the Interior Design, Wedding Planning and Event Design industries.

Anita’s natural creative ability and technical skill has enabled her to produce courses that are based on precision and accuracy, which results in engaging and whimsical imagery.

Anita is acutely aware of the importance of floor plans and elevations to the daily role of the Interior Designer.  She also understands how daunting it can be, to try and self-teach CAD software, especially when you are trying to run a business, or have the added pressures of studying.  It’s for these reasons that the SketchUp Hub was born!


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