The LayOut 3 course will cover the fundamental principles of LayOut as a 2D drafting and presentation tool. You will learn the necessary basic, intermediate and advanced tools to present your 3D SketchUp models in several different 2D formats. You will also learn to navigate the LayOut 2D environment as well as how to be accurate while drafting within the environment. You will learn the process of importing several file types into a LayOut document and organizing information for presentation on standard sheet sizes set to architectural scales. The LayOut 3 course ultimately provides you with the strategies and techniques you need to effectively and efficiently present your 3D SketchUp models in digital and print formats.
Course Objectives: LayOut 3 provides a dynamic link between your 3D models and your 2D presentation. Participants will explore many of the popular features of LayOut by walking through a mock project and creating a 2D document optimized for print and digital presentation.
To be successful in this course, you should already be able to:
You will need a basic 3-button scroll wheel mouse to use SketchUp efficiently.
Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
Students who enroll in this course will be eligible to receive 3 Continuing Education Learning Units (AIA, ASLA).
Students who enroll in this course will receive a free three-month Pro Account membership. For more information on Pro Account benefits, click here.
Class will be held at the historic Littlefield Building Suite 900. The phone number to the training facility is (512) 322 5300.
Students should bring their own laptop, power cord, and 3-button scroll wheel mouse.
Students should be sure to have the appropriate software installed ahead of time.
For this course, it is recommended that students install SketchUp Pro v8 and LayOut. (See below for additional information.)
If you are using a company-issue laptop be aware that you and your company I.T. department will need to arrange for the following before class begins:
• SketchUp Pro is installed, licensed and working.
• Student has the ability to connect to a wireless network.
• Depending on the course, we may distribute sample files and/or plugins at the time of the class, the installation of which may require administrator privileges. If needed, we may be able to send the requisite files to you ahead of time, in order to avoid any I.T. snafus.