Austin School of Furniture and Design conducts some design classes through a virtual classroom. Below are instructions for how to get started.
SketchUp is a powerful, easy-to-use design program that you use to create fully detailed 3D models of furniture. You translate those models into accurate measured drawings that let you build the real thing faster and with fewer mistakes. In this hands-on class, you’ll learn how to navigate the 3D design space confidently and how to use SketchUp’s array of tools.
Desktop Version – SketchUp Make
Step 1 – Head over to the SketchUp website to get started.
Step 2 – Scroll down until you see “SketchUp Make 2017” and click the link appropriate for your computer.
Step 3 – The SketchUp Make file will automatically start downloading.
Step 4 – Double-click the SketchUp .DMG installer file. It’s probably in your Downloads folder.
Step 5 – Follow download procedures based on your operating system.
Step 6 – Watch this video
If you are having issues, you will be able to find answers to most questions on the SketchUp Support Page.
As part of teaching workflow and efficiency, we will be using shortcut keys from time to time. Download and print the appropriate reference guide below.