Official SketchUp 101 training - in your backyard!

What is the Bootcamp Roadshow?

2-day comprehensive, beginner-level training taught by SketchUp's very own trainers. You will learn everything you need to know to visualize projects and orbit your way around SketchUp. You'll enjoy small class sizes, a recess (yay!), homework, and even a graduation with an official SketchUp Bootcamp Certification. Bootcamp is hands-down the most efficient, effective way to learn SketchUp.


What will I learn?

Bootcamp will give you the fundamentals you need to successfully create anything in SketchUp - no matter what kind of project you're working on. Bootcamp is designed for the novice SketchUpper with little or no prior experience of 3D modeling. No previous SketchUp experience required.

Don't have a SketchUp Pro subscription? No worries. We will send you a temporary license a week before class starts.


Over two full days, students will learn the core elements that make SketchUp a great tool for any 3D project. We'll cover concepts & skills that are essential for any aspiring SketchUpper.


  • 7:30am - 8:15am - Registration
  • 8:15am - 10:00am - SU101 Introduction to SketchUp
  • 10:00am - 10:15am - Recess
  • 10:15am - 12:00pm - SU102 Smart selections & model manipulation
  • 12:00pm - 12:45pm - Lunch
  • 12:45pm - 1:15pm - Exercise Break (Campus Trail Walk)
  • 1:15pm - 3:00pm - SU103 Groups, Components, & Layers
  • 3:00pm - 3:15pm - Recess
  • 3:15pm - 4:30pm - SU104 Working with colors & materials
  • 4:30pm - 5:30pm - Industry Breakout Sessions & Networking


  • 8:15am - 10:00am - SU105 Review of concepts from Day 1
  • 10:00am - 10:15am - Recess
  • 10:15am - 12:00pm - SU106 Scenes, Camera Tools, Styles, & Shadows
  • 12:00pm - 12:45pm - Lunch
  • 12:45pm - 1:15pm - Exercise Break (Campus Trail Walk)
  • 1:15pm - 3:00pm - SU107 Introduction to LayOut
  • 3:00pm - 3:15pm - Recess
  • 3:15pm - 4:30pm - SU108 Beyond the basics! Importing/Exporting, Extensions, and more!
  • 4:45pm - 5:30pm - Graduation Ceremony

Please note that this outline does not guarantee that all the topics listed will be covered in the allotted time. The amount of material covered is based on the audience. We may change or alter the course to best suit the classroom situation.


SketchUp Bootcamp - 101 SketchUp Fundamentals and LayOut Essentials

Location: UMass Amherst, Mount Ida Campus, School of Design Building, 777 Dedham Street, Newton, MA 02459
Parking:There is complimentary parking at this location. Please use the School of Applied Sciences parking lot.
Suggested Hotel: Sheraton Needham Hotel
Airport: Boston Logan International Airport

Location: Georgia Institute of Technology, Global Learning Center, 84 5th St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308-1031
Parking:Parking will be reimbursed at this location. Use the parking garage located at 770 Spring St. NW, Atlanta, GA 30308-1031
Suggested Hotel: Georgia Tech Hotel and Conference Center, Renaissance Atlanta Midtown (Marriott), Hilton Garden Inn
Airport: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Location: Loyola Marymount University, Pereira Building (Engineering Department), 1 Loyola Marymount University Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90045
Parking: There is complimentary parking at this location.
Suggested Hotel: Courtyard by Marriott Los Angeles Westside, DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles Westside
Airport: Los Angeles International Airport

Location: Trimble HQ, 10368 Westmoor Dr, Westminster, CO 80021
Parking: There is complimentary parking at this location.
Suggested Hotel: Aloft Broomfield Denver, The Westin Westminster
Airport: Denver International Airport



Your teachers are SketchUp employees and are very experienced trainers that have used SketchUp in their professional lives for decades. They have learned advanced SketchUp techniques that will make your learning experience fun, efficient, and full of “wow” moments. Our SketchUp trainers include Aaron Dietzen and Josh Reilly.

You might recognize them from our YouTube channel.

Class sizes are limited. A maximum of 20-30 students will be allowed in each class. A minimum of 3 SketchUp professionals will be in each class to assist with questions.

Our small class sizes, learning topics, and trainers are what make this training stand out. We know our software better than anyone, and understand the challenges of its' learning curve. Plus—we are coming to a city near you, not the other way around.

Yes, this 2-day class qualifies for AIA continuing education credits (12 LUs). Make sure to use the sign-up sheets in class to verify attendance.

Check out the information above and see which city and dates work best for you. Secure your spot clicking the "enroll" button, and purchasing your ticket. Then, get excited! You're about to become a SketchUp ninja.


Two full days of hands-on, fundamental SketchUp training, access to SketchUp trainers, lunch both days, graduation, official certificate of completion, and networking opportunities.

Our instructors teach with the latest and greatest—SketchUp Pro 2019.

Make sure that you have downloaded SketchUp Pro 2019. To facilitate class starting on time, make sure you have authorized SketchUp with your training license and have run the program at least once. There were also be pre-work that you will need to complete before training starts. This pre-work will be emailed to you a week before class starts. If you do not have a SketchUp Pro 2019 subscription, we will provide a temporary license key one week before class starts.

Bring your own laptop, charger, and any adapters you might need. Laptops are REQUIRED for our hands-on class. Also, make sure to bring a 3-button, scroll-wheel mouse. You may or may not use one in the future, but trust us: a 3-button mouse is the best way to learn (and model in) SketchUp.

Like many computer programs, SketchUp Pro requires certain hardware and software specifications in order to install and run. Minimum hardware requirements:

  • 1 GHz processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • 500MB of free hard-disk space
  • 3D class video card with 512 MB of memory or higher and support for hardware acceleration. Please ensure that the video card driver supports OpenGL 3.0 or higher and is up to date

We recommend enrolling at least 2 weeks before the event. Just like anything, guaranteeing your spot is key. Book early, space is limited and we expect these roadshows to sell out fast!

Since we will not be providing hotel blocks or other accommodations, make sure to book a place to stay near your training location. Pro tip: check out our suggested hotels above in our “when and where” section.

Become a SketchUp Ninja.