Getting Started with SketchUp Pro for Landscape Design


For some of us, design projects can be a challenge. Whether for the backyard or a full permaculture design, mapping the area, assessing the sectors of sun, wind, shadow, etc. can be tricky and extending our artistic ability to represent these plans visually can be downright daunting. Which is why programs like SketchUp Pro can be a lifesaver for amateur and experienced designers alike.

Join Guenther Andraschko for a 1.5-hour introductory training webinar that will set you up with a range of Sketch Up skills particularly tailored for landscape design.
The session will cover the following topics:
- Sketch-Up Page set-up
- Workflow when designing
- Geo-locate your design
- Components of the design

It will also cover functionality of the program such as:
- Tags (Layers)
- Live shadow settings
- Creating 2D designs
- Creating 3D designs
- Tips and tricks to get you over some Sketchup hurdles

There will be a chance for questions at the end of the webinar.

Please download SketchUp Pro 2020.2 before the webinar. You'll still have the use of the drawing functions, geo-location and shadows after expiry of the free trial period if you're not ready to pay for a subscription. Please also ensure you have a 3-point mouse.

Date: Tuesday, 29 September 2020
Time: 19:00 – 20:30
Venue: Zoom (link provided upon sign up)
Price: Aligning with the Permaculture ethic of Fair Share we are offering this event on a “Generosity Economy” in that attendees can pay what they can. We suggest a sliding scale koha/donation of between $15-$35, but you can pay as little or as much as you are able or feel it’s worth to you.

Register using the following google form.

Booking via Humanitix. Humanitix is a registered charity – not a business. Booking fees cover costs, and everything else goes to an education project for Maori and Pasifika children! See more on their website.

For further enquiries send us an email

About the Tutor:
Guenther Andraschko is a Permaculture NZ affiliated teacher. He is an experienced workshop facilitator, earth builder, permaculture and landscape designer. With over 25 years’ experience in designing and creating unique outdoor environments utilising permaculture principles, Guenther brings a wealth of practical knowledge and experience and enjoys supporting others to realise their own permaculture projects and aspirations

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 19:00 to 20:30
Location / Venue: 

Online Webinar via Zoom

Sliding Price scale $15 - $35
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