Google Sketchup

Google SketchUp is software that you can use to create 3D models of anything you like. The main page (including the download) is at It’s free so you can try it at home too! You can build models from scratch, or you can download what you need. People all over the world share what they've made on the Google 3D Warehouse. It's a huge, searchable repository of models, and it's free. Explore the Google 3D Warehouse at


Self-Paced Tutorials

Self-paced tutorials are SketchUp files designed to give interactive training to help you develop your SketchUp skills. To go through these tutorials, first read Running the Google Sketchup Tutorials and then click on these links, one at a time, in order:

1. Introduction to SketchUp

2. Google SketchUp Self-Paced Tutorial - Part 1

3. Google SketchUp Self-Paced Tutorial - Part 2

4. Google SketchUp Self-Paced Tutorial - Part 3 


Our Class Assignments

Sketchup Design Exercise 1, Sketchup Design Exercise 2, Sketchup Design Exercise 3

Final Sketchup Assignment and Rubric

Sketchup Bonus Project 1 , Bonus Project 2 , Bonus Project 3 , Bonus Project 4 , Bonus Project 5


Other Sketchup Resources

Google Sketchup Resources

Google Sketchup Toolbar Glossary


Video Tutorials

Google has a number of video tutorials available at Several are shown below (but there are many, many others). 

To view a tutorial, select one from the list and press Play (or simply click the video). To view the tutorials full screen, click the full screen  button at the buttom of the video.

In order to view these tutorials, you must first download the Flash Player.