For Higher Ed Instructors: 3DVinci in the Classroom

For Instructors in Higher Education

We provide instructional material on Google SketchUp, for students in courses such as:

  • College / university design programs (architecture, urban landscaping, landscape design, interior design, film and stage, etc.)
  • College / university engineering programs (civil, structural, mechanical, industrial, military, etc.)
  • College / university computer programs (multimedia, animation, graphics, etc.)
  • Tech school programs (drafting, woodworking, construction management, architectural technology, etc.)
  • Secondary school intro-level courses in the subjects listed above

New to SketchUp? Scroll down for easy steps to get started.

A 3D modeling course in a book!

Our Google SketchUp 7 Hands-On: Student Coursebook makes it easy for you to teach this essential application. Students start by learning each drawing and editing tool, then work their way up to more complex design projects. Each hands-on exercise is fully detailed and illustrated.

In addition to the guided exercises, there are over 50 independent projects that require students to apply concepts just learned. These projects are ideal for classwork or homework assignments.

The exercises in the Student Coursebook are based upon the material presented in our pro-level SketchUp books, in a format that encourages independent thinking and builds upon acquired knowledge. The accompanying Instructor Guide is a copy of the Student Coursebook, with extra material explaining how to complete each project.

Instructors are invited to view an evaluation PDF of the Student Coursebook. Email us to request a copy, and please state where and what you teach.


We accept purchase orders by phone, fax, email, or postal mail, and we offer bookstore and bulk pricing. PDF licenses are also available. Please contact us for details.


What is SketchUp?

Google SketchUp is a FREE, powerful, and intuitive 3D modeling program used for years by design professionals such as architects and engineers. Recently, secondary and post-secondary teachers and instructors have discovered how much their students love SketchUp, and how it provides a solid base for thinking and designing in 3D. SketchUp is also the perfect stepping-stone for complex CAD applications such as AutoCAD, 3DStudio, Maya, and others.

Three Easy Steps to Get Started:

  1. Download sketchup

  2. For a quick guide to SketchUp installation, user interface, and basic tools, see our printable "Intro to SketchUp" PDF. Click either PC Version or Mac Version.

  3. Email us to inquire about receiving an evaluation PDF of the Student Workbook. Please state where and what you teach.
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