Free SketchUp Tutorial – How to make a 3D floor plan interior design in SketchUp Free

Last updated on June 3, 2022 9:53 am


How to create a professional 3D floor plan – Quickstart Sketch Up course

This course is especially designed for interior designers and home stylists. You don’t need any experience with SketchUp.

In this series I teach you step by step how to become a professional interior designer.

In this course I show you how to make a 3D floorplan in SketchUp.

A 3D floorplan is a great way to impress your clients, friends and family with your idea’s.

It tells you way more than a sketch or 2D floorplan. You can place furniture, styling objects and colors and textures. But at the same time you are making a realistic and makable design with the right dimensions.

When you’re not familiar with sketchup, this is a great place to start because I tell you everything you need to know to get started. I tried to be clear and focused on the right topics so you exactly learn what you need to learn.

SketchUp has many tools and functionalities. But in this course I only tell you the tools you need to know and understand so it becomes a tool you can use the rest of your life.

I use SketchUp in pretty much all my designs and made over a 1000 3D models so far.

SketchUp is a great tool because it works fast and intuitive. It’s like making a digital sketch but than realistic and precise.

I’ve received many questions from people who ask me how I can draw this fast and efficient.

In this course I’m gonna share a bunch of my secrets, tips & tricks about my workflow and way of working to create a professional 3D floorplan with the right look and feel.

I’m sure this course is gonna inspire you and help you to get started right away.

Every class comes with a class project. When you follow all the steps You end up with a professional 3D floor plan.

Lesson 1 – Setup SketchUp

  • Create a free Sketch Up account

  • Setup the right settings

  • Save your project

Lesson 2 – Import & Scale

  • Import a picture of a floor plan

  • Practice using the shortcuts

  • Scale your model to a 1 on 1 scale

Lesson 3 – Drawing outer walls

  • Draw the outer walls

  • Practice using the Line, Offset, Rectangle and Push/Pull tool

Lesson 4 – Drawing inner walls

  • Draw the inner walls with cut-outs for windows and doors

  • Practice using the Line, Rectangle, Push/Pull, Move and Scale tool

Lesson 5 – Doors & windows

  • Draw the windows and doors

  • Practice making groups and components

Lesson 6 – Tags & scenes

  • Categorize the groups by using tags

  • Create optimal viewpoints with scenes

Lesson 7 – Furnishing

  • Download interior and styling items from the 3D warehouse

  • Position the items and make a beautiful design

Lesson 8 – Colors, textures & materials

  • Practice using the paint bucket and eyedropper tool

  • Make your own textures by downloading or importing images

  • Color all the walls, floors and furniture

  • Harmonize your model by changing certain colors

Lesson 9 – 2D floorplans & sections

  • Create dimensions and put them under a separate tag

  • Make a 2D floorplan scene and choose a nice style

Lesson 10 – Presentation

Who this course is for:

  • interior designers, home decor stylists, architects


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