Construction detailing #2: creating details in SketchUp

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Construction drawings: how to create construction details in SketchUp

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Construction Drawings and how to create them

An online training session with Paul Hensey


This is an onlinewebinar aimed at landscapers and garden designers who would like to understand how to approach and produce detail drawings of their projects.

Whilst this builds on the 1st lecture: Fundementals of constrcution detailing, attendance at this is not a requirement. However a workinmg knowledge of SketchUp would be very helpful.

This lecture will demonstrate the workflow for creating construction details in SketchUp software. The process and techniques will be demonstrated, from first principles, both for a simple garden project and a detailed component that might be found in a garden (eg pergola post/ steel anchor plate etc)

You can follow along using SketchUp but there will not be time to offer individual advice or support. The lecture will be recorded and made available following the event.

No prior experience is required, and the talk will start from first principles.

Developing the base site model

using this to establish the detailing required for a project

Building the basic construction assets

Assembling the construction models appropriately in SketchUp

Settying up Layout, within SketchUp Pro

Setting up the required views

ensuring that the drawing views remain connected to the parent SketchUp models

Automatically update drawings when the model changes

Adding dimensions and notes

How to leverage Scrapbooks in Layout to reduce repetative detailing redraws.

constructing detailing

Choosing the best views and elevations

Paper size and using multiple sheets


Can I access lectures that I have missed

All lectures are available as a recording with a copy of the slides used.

Access will be charged at the fee of the original lecture and obtained by emailing me


How does training over the internet work?

I use Zoom software. It was developed as a platform for holding classrooms and meetings over the internet and can accomadate everything from a 1-1 teaching session to a +100 attendees. You do not need to download any software; simply follow the link that you receive a few minutes before the training is scheduled to start.  

Do I need to download and software?

No. The tutor will "host" the event so there is nothing to do except follow the link that will be sent to you.

Do I need to take notes?

Not unless you want to. An advantage of online training is that the sessions will be recorded. This means that you can review and replay any part of the lecture. The recording can take a day to be processesed and a link will be sent for you to access and download the file.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?


tel:01730 601967

What's the refund policy?

Tickets will only be refunded if you cancel more than 14days from the event. There will be a £10 adminisation fee for all cancellations. 

Tickets cannot be transferred to other events. Full refunds will be given should the organiser cancel the event for any reason.

Do I have to show my ticket

No, tickets will not be sent out prior to this event.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, your attendance can be transferred to a colleague/ friend. You must advise us of who is replacing you.

What if I can’t make any of the dates listed?

The lecture is recorded so even if you are unable to attend you will be able to access the recording and the lecture notes/ slides used.

Please contact me if you have a specific need or would like to attend a lecture on days/ times different to those specified. I can be flexible and evenings and weekends are possible.

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