SketchUp Class June 2-3, 2016 – Cincinnati Area

365x349_Golden_Lamb_036-web-1I will be teaching a two-day SketchUp class on June 2 & 3, 2016, at the Golden Lamb Inn in Lebanon, Ohio. This two-day class (Thursday and Friday) will cover how to use SketchUp to design, plan and problem solve any  project. We’ll start with the basics on Thursday morning and by Friday afternoon you’ll know how to create a 3D model, print drawings or renderings, and generate valuable information about your project. Whatever your end use of SketchUp may be, this class will get you going with a solid foundation.

If you’ve been frustrated by trying to learn SketchUp on your own, this class will get you over the common hurdles most SketchUp users face. You’ll need to practice, but you’ll know what to practice to become an efficient 3D modeler.You’ll learn the techniques I use (along with a bunch of tricks to speed things up and ensure an accurate model).

In class my computer is hooked up to a big screen so you can see what is supposed to happen. You’ll learn how to create objects in SketchUp and you’ll learn how to move, copy and do just about anything to those objects efficiently and painlessly. One of the students in a previous class said “I learned more in the first two hours than I learned in the last two years trying this on my own.” I demonstrate techniques then look over shoulders and coach as students practice. That’s the big advantage of taking a class, I’m there to spot the thing that’s keeping you from moving forward and show you how to get past that hurdle. Though out the class students pick my brain about the different ways to use SketchUp. It’s a great way to learn and we have a lot of fun along the way.

Sketchup-w-Lang-16WHAT YOU NEED: In a typical class we have people with a wide range of experience with SketchUp. Experience in SketchUp isn’t necessary, but you should be familiar with basic computer operations. Bring your own laptop, (or desktop computer).

  • Make sure you have a three-button, scroll wheel mouse. If you work on a laptop, you’ll find the touchpad nearly useless. If you have a Mac, you’ll struggle if you try to use your Mighty or Magic mouse.
  • Download and install SketchUp directly from the SketchUp website. It doesn’t hurt if you play around with it some before class or if you have SketchUp experience. There are some good video tutorials on the SketchUp website and here on ReadWatchDo.
  • Please note: when you download the program, it begins with a 30-day trial of SketchUp Pro. After the trial period ends, it will revert to the free version, SketchUp Make. The techniques shown in class will be possible with SketchUp Make, and we’ll discuss the differences between Make and Pro. (This post discusses the two versions of SketchUp).

Feel free to bring along a notebook. I provide several handouts during class and for this class continental breakfast and lunch are included both days.


The Golden Lamb Inn & Restaurant

27 S. Broadway
Lebanon, Ohio 45036                                                                                                                                                          Phone (513) 932-5065

Thursday, June 2, 9am to 5pm & Friday, June 3, 9am to 5pm

The Golden Lamb is located in Lebanon, Ohio, just a few miles north of Cincinnati and easily reached from Interstate 71 or Interstate 75. We will be meeting in an upstairs private dining room in this historic hotel. In business since 1803, the Golden Lamb is a landmark in Southwestern Ohio offering great food and a collection of Shaker and other great antique furniture throughout the hotel.


Continental breakfast (fruit, juice, muffins and coffee) and Lunch (from the menu) are included in the fees for this class.

Please Note: due to the historic nature of the building there is no elevator to the second floor where we will meet.


Lebanon is about halfway between Cincinnati and Dayton. The Dayton airport is easier to get in and out of than the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky airport, and flights to and from Dayton can cost considerably less.

Lodging is available at the Golden Lamb. Click here to make a reservation directly from the hotel.

Other hotels are also available a few exits South on Interstate 71, near Kings Island.


We need a minimum of 6 people to hold the class. I’ve set a deadline of May 25, 2016. If fewer than 6 are signed up by that date, the class will be cancelled and all payments made will be refunded in full. At the other end of the spectrum, the upper limit for this class is 12. If we reach that limit, we’ll establish a wait list and let you know if space becomes available.


The fee to take this two-day class is $300. All payments will be made directly to me, Bob Lang through this website. There are two options for paying for this class. If you pay the entire fee at the time of registration, you’ll save $25.00.

Option A: Pay the Entire Class Fee when you register:

$275.00 (save $25.00)

If you would rather spread out the payments, you can pay half the fee when you sign up, then pay the balance before June 1, 2016. When you make your deposit, I’ll get in touch by e-mail and send you an invoice for the balance. You can pay online with a credit card or send a check through the mail.

Option B: Pay 50% to register, balance before class:

$150 with registration, $150 before class.

All credit card payments must be made through PayPal. I’ve used PayPal without any problems for 14 years, but if you would rather pay by check, send me an e-mail expressing your interest in this class. Your spot will be reserved for 7 days so you can mail a check. Space is limited, so you need to make the payment to reserve your place.

If you have any questions, click here to send an e-mail.

—Bob Lang


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