ENVR046 Landscape Design Basics with SketchUp Pro


Course Description

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. 


Course Outline

  • 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.



This course is suitable for:

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

Required Software:

  • Information regarding purchasing course software will be provided in the first course lesson.
  • You must have a desktop or laptop computer that meets the hardware and software requirements of the Sketchup Studio program.
  • It will not be possible to complete the assignments on a tablet, phone or similar hand held devices.
  • Please review the technology tab above to learn more.
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