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Mark Gregory is a practicing Architect successfully running his own small residential design practice on the back of his flexible, efficient and cost-effective SketchUp workflow. He has worked for numerous other architecture firms, both large and small, and has experience in pretty much every software and drafting package used in the industry today.
When setting out on his own Mark chose to invest his time and money in SketchUp, and subsequently has developed practices, methods and templates that allow him to replicate the systems and processes available in larger BIM programs, but at a fraction of the cost and in much less time.
Yes. The focus of our courses is certainly on building design but the techniques we teach and the templates we provide are equally applicable to many other fields, such as: Interior Design, Product Design, Furniture Design & Joinery and even Landscape Architecture.
All of our online courses are delivered using the Mac version of SketchUp. While the interface is largely the same on both the PC and Mac versions, where there are differences we make every effort to point them out during the lesson.
Firstly it is important to understand that SketchUp is one of the quickest and easiest modelling packages to learn. Indeed, somebody with AutoCAD experience for example will find the transition to SketchUp pretty straightforward. Our free Quick Start Guide course should also help fill in some of the blanks.
However, these are intermediate level courses and if really are just starting out then I would recommend SketchUp’s own Fundamentals courses, either online or in-person if you can find one near where you live. Once you have grasped the basics, come back and join us!
Sometimes you do have to speculate to accumulate, and this training should easily pay for itself in a very short time.
If you look at comparing SketchUp to some other software packages...
Even if you are currently only using AutoCAD 2D, switching to SketchUp will save you a staggering $2230 EVERY YEAR, and if you are already on Revit that figure goes up to $2805 per year. If you employ staff and you are running more than one license… well, the numbers start to get crazy, and that’s before you factor in the cost of your time saved by running a more agile and streamlined process.
You probably could. Just head over to YouTube and I am sure you will find thousands of SketchUp tutorials. Various books about SketchUp are available too. However it could take you months to sift through all of this information to find what you really need, and then you still have to try and fit it all together into a coherent system for your office.
What our courses provide is a proven process and a structured learning path that is specifically tailored to your needs as an architect. We will teach you the best modelling practices and organisation techniques that are optimised for architectural output, because we have already done all of the trial and error for you.
The online video tutorials should take about 7-8 hours to complete if you were to watch them back to back.. which we wouldn’t recommend doing. We normally suggest working through them in smaller chunks, perhaps a module at a time, and then allowing yourself time to practice or, ideally, to try and implement your new skills on a project you are currently working on.
Once you get started with SketchUp and Layout, you might find that time becomes less of an issue anyway because it is just so much fun.. it can become addictive!
Certainly. The techniques we teach in our online courses can be applied to any building type or scale.
The only thing holding you back really would be whether or not your computer can handle the larger file sizes and the increased polygon counts, though this would be the case for any 3D modelling software you might choose. SketchUp files actually tend to me a lot smaller than some other BIM file types because they contain less complex data.
The free version of SketchUp is a great place to get started and to familiarise yourself with the software, but, in order to fully utilise the techniques outlined in our courses you will need to switch to the paid (pro) version which will give you access to the SketchUp’s powerful sister program: Layout.
However, as an approved training partner for SketchUp Australia, we are able to offer an exclusive discount on the price of any SketchUp purchase to students enrolled on any of our online courses.
All of our courses come with unlimited lifetime access from the date of purchase.. so you can take as long as you like to work through them.
We want you to be happy. If for whatever reason the bundle is simply not for you, contact us in the first 30 days and we will arrange a full refund.