SketchUp© Training

SketchUp is a powerful free graphic modeling tool that EnergyLogic has successfully adopted to streamline the from-plans rating take-off process for our clients.This course is designed to get you up to speed on the power and convenience of SketchUp by taking you step by step through creating model and making accurate takeoff calculations.


Instructor: Peter Oberhammer

Online | Self Paced | 10-15 hours

Program
Overview

Program Overview

EnergyLogic designed scripts for SketchUp to assist home energy professionals complete rapid and accurate takeoffs.  This self-paced course will take you step by step through designing a model from plans using SketchUp. Then you will use the EnergyLogic custom built scripts to create a report from the model for rapid REM/Rate input.

SketchUp is a powerful free graphic modeling tool that EnergyLogic has successfully adopted to streamline the from-plans rating take-off process for our clients. It has proven to be a strong tool when reviewing probationary ratings and performing quality assurance. This training is designed to familiarize you with SketchUp tool and provide you with practice designing a model using the tool. Then we will use the scripts developed by EnergyLogic to generate a report designed for easy input into REM/Rate. Using SketchUp will improve your speed and accuracy in performing take-offs.

Bonus: The scripts are included with this course. You’ll be ready to work with SketchUp as soon as you’re done.

Credits & Attendance

You will meet the objectives listed above by completing the following activities in this course:

  • Complete each module, and all items within each module, on the day the module opens
  • Participate in the social interactions in the course
  • Assume a leadership role when necessary; help other students when you have knowledge they don’t
  • Manage your time in the course
  • Approach the course with a desire to learn

Who Should
Attend

Who Should Attend:

This course is designed for HERS Raters or other energy professionals who take part in energy modeling. It is designed to help complete take-offs for quick from-plans rating data collection

Learning
Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Familiarize you with the SketchUp tool
  • Provide you with practice designing a model using the tool
  • Use the scripts developed by EnergyLogic to generate a report designed for easy input into REM/Rate
  • Improve your speed and accuracy in performing takeoffs!

Course
Materials

Textbooks

Participants will need to download SketchUp.

More
Information

More Info

View the computer requirements for online courses. 

By enrolling in our self-paced, open enrollment course, you will have 90 days to complete the training. You can complete the training at your own pace, and you do not need to take the whole enrollment period if it is not needed.

Important Note on SketchUp:

We strongly recommend that you read the SketchUp software license fine print to determine which level is applicable to you.  Depending on how you plan to use the software, you can either use the free “Make” version or you may need to purchase the professional “Pro” version.

It is highly recommended that your use two monitors for this training. The training is designed for you to follow along with the presenter as they go step by step through the process of creating a model. This can be accomplished using one monitor but it would be much easier with two.