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Landscape Design Basics with SketchUp Pro - ONLINE

Whether your preferred medium is pen and paper or a conventional two-dimensional CAD program, the ability to work in three dimensions and view your work from all angles will undoubtedly enrich your creative design process. The fluidity of non-static, three-dimensional models will empower you to communicate your ideas to landscape decision makers who do not have the designer's ability to mentally project a two-dimensional drawing into images of a real live landscape.

Who should take this course:

  • Landscape designers and architects
  • Permaculturists
  • Farmers
  • Land planners
  • Educators
  • Anybody tired of drafting by hand!

Topics Covered:

  • Conventional presentation documents including a full set of 2-dimensional landscape plans
  • Computer-based presentations, slide shows and animations
  • Integration with imported design components, including base maps and construction elements
  • 3-dimensional landscape modeling
  • Terrain modeling
  • Integration with Excel spreadsheets and Word documents
  • Integration with Google maps

Required Software: Information regarding purchasing course software will be provided in the first course lesson.

Time Requirement: Participants should expect to set aside a miminum of 10 - 12 hours each week to focus on assignments.

Course Schedule: Gaia College recommends participants registered in Gaia College courses take no more than 2 courses per semester. For those participants wishing to take more than 2 courses, please contact Gaia College.

Note: This course is only offered online and is a prerequisite for Ecological Landscape Design-ONLINE.

Part of the Gaia College/Royal Roads University Diploma in Organic Land Care.

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