1. Introduction to SketchUp:
  • Overview of the SketchUp interface and tools
  • Setting up a new project and importing files
  • Navigating and manipulating the 3D model
  1. Modeling basics:
  • Drawing and editing basic shapes (lines, circles, rectangles, etc.)
  • Extruding and pushing/pulling faces
  • Using the Follow Me tool to create complex shapes
  • Working with components and groups
  1. Advanced modeling techniques:
  • Using the SketchUp Sandbox tools (terrain modeling, water features, etc.)
  • Creating and manipulating curves and splines
  • Using the 3D Warehouse and SketchUp Extension Warehouse to access additional modeling tools and resources
  1. Rendering and presentation:
  • Setting up scenes and styles to create professional-quality renderings
  • Exporting images and videos for presentations and documentation
  1. Tips and best practices:
  • Best practices for efficient modeling and project management
  • Troubleshooting common problems and errors
  • Advanced modeling techniques and workflows
  • Preparing your models for 3D printing

This is just a general outline, and the specific topics and order can be tailored to the needs and goals of the training program. It's also important to include hands-on exercises and projects throughout the training to give participants the opportunity to practice and apply what they have learned.