Registration:                    8:00 – 8:30 am

Morning Session:             8:30 am – 12:30 pm

Lunch (On your own):       12:30 – 1:30 pm

Afternoon Session:           1:30 – 5:00 pm

Designing and Modeling Commercial Projects in SketchUp

   Demonstration of the composition of 2 commercial projects designed and modeled in SketchUp

      • One-story office building

      • Four-story boutique hotel

   Designing in SketchUp: making the model work for you

   Developing groups and components, the building blocks of the model

   Using layers to organize the model

   Using scenes to record and achieve easy-to-use, flexible and navigable models

   15 minute question and answer period

Using SketchUp with AutoCad

   Developing a 3D model from an AutoCad plan and from scratch in SketchUp

   Developing floor plans, elevations and sections from the 3D model

   Importing, exporting and coordinating drawings between SketchUp and AutoCad

   Developing details from the 3D model

   Coordinating the work of the architect, coworkers and consultants from within SketchUp

   Exporting the building framework and components for external development and modification

   Reloading consultant or coworker-modified components into the original model

   15 minute question and answer period

Presenting the Model

   Presenting from within SketchUp using scenes and layers

   Exporting images and animations

   Creating photo-realistic renderings and movies with plug-in software

   Developing site topography from a CAD survey or from a PDF

   Placing the model in Google Earth

      • Developing real world site context

      • Retrieving available site context buildings from the 3D Warehouse

      • Applying photo images to context buildings

   Developing basic construction plans

   Create traditional 2D floor plans, elevations, sections and details in SketchUp

   Add dimensions and notations

   15 minute question and answer period

Using the SketchUp LayOut (Pro Only) Program to Create Presentations and Construction Drawings

   Setting up the SketchUp model for export to LayOut using scenes

   Importing the 3D SketchUp model as well as 2D plans, elevations, sections and details

   Developing traditional drawing sheets of any size with title blocks and drawing titles

   Setting imported SketchUp drawings to scale

   Importing 3D views and photographic images

   Adding new line work with various dashed qualities

   Adding dimensions and notations: setting up notation and dimensioning variables

   Adding hatches and shading to your drawings to define walls and materials

   Creating a set of plans with as many sheets as are required for output to PDF

   Using LayOut’s scrapbooks to add pre-drawn symbols

   Develop your own scrapbooks with the drawing symbols you require

   15 minute question and answer period


     7.0 PDUs
     7.0 AIA Learning Units

Professional Engineers
     7.0 PDHs

Interior Designers
     6.0 CE Hours

     Voluntary Cont. Ed.

Continuing Education Credit Information

This seminar is open to the public and offers up to 7.0 PDUs to Georgia architects, 6.0 continuing education hours to Georgia interior designers, and 7.0 PDHs to Georgia professional engineers. Educators and courses are not subject to preapproval in Georgia. Architects and Interior Designers: This course subject is not classified as Public Protection.

This seminar is approved by the American Institute of Architects for 7.0 Learning Units (Provider No. J885).

Architects and engineers seeking continuing education credit in other states will be able to apply the hours earned at this seminar, in most cases. Architects and engineers are responsible for being aware of any restrictions on non-HSW courses and computer design software courses.

This seminar also offers a non-mandatory continuing education opportunity for contractors. It has not been reviewed by any state contractor licensing entity for continuing education purposes.

Attendance will be monitored, and attendance certificates will be available after the seminar for most individuals who complete the entire event. Attendance certificates not available at the seminar will be mailed to participants within fifteen business days.


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.