SketchUp Training for Home Energy Professionals
EnergyLogic designed scripts for SketchUp to assist home energy professionals complete rapid and accurate take-offs. 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.
Folks have been doing takeoffs for buildings pretty much since we scratched designs into the dirt. The state of building takeoffs has advanced a great deal since then – for most, anyway. For Energy Raters though, most of us have been doing something with paper, spreadsheets, red pens, highlighters, Oi Vey! Architects use fancier tools.
Why can’t we do better? We can.
EnergyLogic uses a convenient tool, SketchUp – a free tool that takes the headache out of takeoffs.
SketchUp is easy to learn and fun to use. We’ve reduced our takeoff time dramatically meanwhile, increasing our accuracy.
What’s not to like? It’s too easy to make mistakes on paper. Nothing reduces your credibility faster than mistakes in your calculations.
EnergyLogic Academy now offers a self-paced training course designed to get you up to speed on the power and convenience of SketchUp. This online training takes you step by step through creating a model and making accurate takeoff calculations, every time.
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.
Recommendation: 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.
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.