SketchUp Concepts and Basics
Monday, April 24, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT

   What is SketchUp: surface modeling

   The 3D axes and coplanar faces

   Using the mouse to navigate through the model

   The drawing tools

      • Line tool (edges)

      • Rectangle tool

      • Circle tool

      • The 4 arc tools

      • Freehand Sketch tool

      • Tape measure tool and guidelines

      • Protractor tool

   The editing tools

      • Entity selection: several options

      • Eraser tools

      • Push/pull tool

      • Move, copy and array tools

      • Offset tool

      • Rotate and polar array tools

      • Scale tool

   The model viewing tools

      • Zoom, pan and orbit

      • Pre-set views

      • Perspective, parallel and 2-point camera viewing options

      • Position camera

      • Walk around

      • Look around

      • Sections

Build a Basic SketchUp Model
Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT

   Draw a floor plan

   Using the push/pull tool to extrude faces to 3D volumes

   Creating walls

   Create and add windows and doors

   Build and resolve pitched roofs

   Add detail: the Follow Me tool

   Add Objects from the 3D Warehouse

   Export and import from AutoCad (.dwf and .dwg)

Controlling the SketchUp Model
Wednesday, April 26, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT

   Making groups and when to use them

   Making components and when to use them

   Creating layers and why

   Making scenes

   Creating a walk through animation

   The outliner (group and component manager) tool

Building Terrain and Adding a Background to a SketchUp Model
Thursday, April 27, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT

   Topography from a survey

   The sandbox tools

   Manipulating the terrain

   Add a building and site elements

   Create organic geometry

   Add backgrounds with three techniques

Geolocation: SketchUp and Google Earth
Friday, April 28, 2017, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM CDT

   Locate your building site and existing buildings

   Import Google Earth data into SketchUp

   Place your model in a real world environment

   Model an existing building or import one from the 3D warehouse

   View Google Earth topography

   Add real world context to your project

   Add photographic images to the model

Webinar Instructions

Each webinar session earns continuing education credit and can be registered for individually. All attendees must log-on through their own email – attendees may not watch together if they wish to earn continuing education credit. HalfMoon Education Inc. must be able to prove attendance if either the attendee or HalfMoon Education Inc. is audited.

Certificates of completion will be provided for each webinar attended and will be sent via email in PDF form about five business days after the date of the conclusion of the series.

Webinars are presented via GoToWebinar, an easy-to-use application that can be run on most systems and tablets. Instructions and login information will be provided in an email sent close to the date of the webinar. It is highly recommended that you download, install and test the application before the webinar begins by clicking on the link in the email.

GoToWebinar system requirements:

Operating System:
Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10
Mac OSX 10.9 (Mavericks) – 10.11 (El Capitan)

Web Browser:

Chrome v34+, Firefox v34+, Internet Explorer 8+, Microsoft Edge, Safari v6+

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Minimum of 1Mbps                      2GB RAM or more


     7.5 HSW Contact Hours

     7.5 HSW LUs

     7.5 PDH

Continuing Education Credit Information

HalfMoon Education is an American Institute of Architects-approved continuing education sponsor (No. J885), is an approved continuing education sponsor for architects in Florida, and is deemed an approved sponsor for architects in New York. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. Check each webinar for the number of contact hours available.

HalfMoon Education is an approved engineer continuing education provider in Florida, Indiana, Louisiana, Maryland, New Jersey (Approval No. 24GP00000700), New York (NYSED Sponsor No. 35), North Carolina, and North Dakota. Other states do not preapprove educators or courses. These webinars offer engineer continuing education credit in all states. Check each course listing for the number of PDHs available. Participation and knowledge retention will be verified for these webinar events, certificates of completion will be provided, and LUs will be reported to the AIA. Please see individual course listings for credit approval.


Christopher A. Krupp

President of Krupp Associates Architects, PC and SketchUpAcademy.comMr. Krupp is a practicing architect and president of his own firm in Chicago, Illinois, with a branch office in Asheville, North Carolina. He has been a licensed architect for over 30 years and a user of SketchUp Pro since version 2 was released around 2001.
As the principal architect and designer at his firm, Mr. Krupp utilizes traditional free hand sketching, AutoCad and SketchUp throughout the design and construction document phases of his work. The integration of SketchUp into the daily work flow plays an increasingly important role in the development of new project designs, both residential and commercial. As SketchUp Pro has the ability to import CAD files as well as export CAD-ready files to AutoCad, designs can be developed in CAD and SketchUp virtually side by side with more and more importance being placed on SketchUp.
His latest venture,, is a SketchUp-oriented website for new and experienced users. The website provides seminar attendees with additional problem-solving concepts as well as useful modeling tips and tricks. SketchUp Academy has successfully presented over 40 live seminars and webinars for HalfMoon Education.
Utilizing SketchUp, LayOut (a traditional style 2D drawing program linked to a SketchUp Pro 3D model) and other add-on extensions and plug-ins, Mr. Krupp produces design “sketches,” highly-detailed SketchUp models, photo-realistic renderings, walk-through animations, public hearing and client presentations and in some cases, construction drawings.
In addition to his work at Krupp Associates Architects, Mr. Krupp has taught SketchUp as an adjunct professor in a continuing education program at AB Tech Community College in Asheville, North Carolina. Students include architects, landscape architects, engineers, product designers, woodworkers, museum curators and home owners. He has written an extensive book, The SketchUp Primer, a copy of which you will receive at the seminar.
Mr. Krupp received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1975 (summa cum laude) in Architecture while studying at the University of Cincinnati and Ohio University and has received numerous awards for his designs of custom residential, commercial buildings and commercial interiors.

There are 5 Courses in This Seminar

SketchUp Concepts and Basics

SketchUp Concepts and Basics

April 24, 2017 Webinar Christopher A. Krupp
Build a Basic SketchUp Model

Build a Basic SketchUp Model

April 25, 2017 Webinar Christopher A. Krupp
Controlling the SketchUp Model

Controlling the SketchUp Model

April 26, 2017 Webinar Christopher A. Krupp
Building Terrain and Adding a Background to a SketchUp Model

Building Terrain and Adding a Background to a SketchUp Model

April 27, 2017 Webinar Christopher A. Krupp
Geolocation: SketchUp and Google Earth

Geolocation: SketchUp and Google Earth

April 28, 2017 Webinar Christopher A. Krupp