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.




Watch This Video After Downloading and Installing SketchUp Make 2017



Zoom is an enterprise video conferencing platform that is great for 1-on-1 meetings, conference calls, training session, webinars and more. Zoom allows for ASFD instructors to communicate, interact, teach and share with students via video and the internet.

Each individual class will use a unique Zoom link that will be sent to participants. Clicking on that link will prompt you to download and run Zoom. You may download Zoom ahead of time at the link below if you choose.

If you need assistance with Zoom please see the Zoom Video Tutorials here.

Step 1Download Zoom Here

Step 2 – After the package has been downloaded, please check your download folder.

Step 3 – Double-click the file to open the Install Wizard.

Step 4 – Follow the prompts to install.

Once you have Sketchup and Zoom installed onto your computer you are now ready to take any online Sketchup class from the Austin School of Furniture.