AutoCAD, SketchUp and Revit | 2D and 3D Design | Interior Design Online (2022)

In this hands-on online course you will learn how to communicate your ideas using the latest industry software.

AutoCAD, SketchUp and Revit

Accredited by Sydney Design School
Delivered entirely online

Take your ideas to the next level and professionally present your designs using the latest industry software including AutoCAD, SketchUp and Revit.

Develop a thorough understanding of interior construction methods and building techniques empowering you to co-ordinate a residential build. Through a series of practical exercises you’ll develop a documentation package for a residential project in AutoCAD and a commercial project in Revit including plans, elevations, sections, joinery details and 3D models. You’ll visualisean interior from the ground up in SketchUp adding furniture from the 3D Warehouse, lighting and materials finishes.

Graduate with the confidence to present your designs to industry standard – impressing prospective clients and employers with 2D drawings and 3D imagery. This course is entirely self paced, an Educator will be available to answer questions via email and you will have access to weekly ‘Help Hub’ support sessions via Zoom.

Not sure if this course is right for you? Read our helpful blog post comparing all of our software courses here.

Cafe design above created with SketchUp by Sydney Design School student Katrina Adriano.

How To Apply

Simply apply and pay online, there are no pre-requisites for this course. Our team will process your enrolment on the same day or the next business day. They will send you a unique login to our eCampus and then you can start studying.

  • Details +
  • Course Content +
  • The Tools +
  • Who Should Apply?
  • Accreditation

Course Details

  • Start anytime
  • Delivered entirely online with support and feedback from our Educators
  • 9 months (10 hours per week)
  • This time frame commences from the day you receive access to our eCampus
  • If you require a longer period you will need to submit an extension application
  • Pay $2,450 in full (GST free)
  • Or pay a deposit of $800 followed by 3 monthly instalments of $550 via Ezidebit
  • A 2% PayPal processing fee will be applied at checkout (inc GST).
  • Please note: Australian students will need to install the free education version of AutoCAD and Revit and purchase a 12 month student subscription to SketchUp (approximately AUD $93.50). If you are studying outside Australia you can find your local software provider here.

In this comprehensive course you will develop an understanding of interior construction and explore the fundamentals of AutoCAD, SketchUp and Revit. Below is a condensed summary of the aspects you will cover. Each tool is taught using a practical project because we believe that skills develop best when the software is put into practice.

Interior Construction (Residential Project)

The design, approval and construction process
Regulation, standards and building code
Residential construction
Joinery

AutoCAD (Residential Project)

(Video) How to design Interior in SketchUp | Modeling & Walkthrough in SketchUp

Drafting aids
Drawing geometry
Layers and properties
Annotation, dimensions
Hatches, fills, lineweights
Tables and schedules

SketchUp (Residential Project)

Drawing and modelling in SketchUp
Tags (Layers), groups and components
Materials, textures and images
Scenes and styles
Rendering your model

Revit (Commercial Project)

Architecture modelling
Custom families
Materials and textures
Annotation, dimensions, tags and text
Sheets and printing
Rendering in Revit

The Tools

  • AutoCAD – powerful 2D drafting software that generates professional floor plans, elevations and design documentation.
  • SketchUp – user-friendly 3D modelling software that brings a space to life with finishes, lighting, furniture and fittings.
  • Revit – latest industry standard 2D and 3D modelling software for Architects and Interior Designers.

You do not need any previous experience with any of the software in this course as we introduce and work through each of the programs starting with the basics.

Please note: Australian students will need to install the free education version of AutoCAD and Revit and purchase a 12 month student subscription to SketchUp (approximately AUD $93.50). If you are studying outside Australia you can find your local software provider here.

You can use a PC or MAC for this course but you will need to purchase and install Windows to use a MAC for Revit.

Who Should Apply?

Whilst it’s desirable to have a basic understanding of technical drawing, it’s not essential. Our dedicated Educatorswill introduce you to the software step by step, starting with the basics.

This course has been designed for Interior Decorators and Designers, Architects, Draftspeople, Builders, Landscape Architects, students studying architecture or interiors and those working in the construction industry.

Interior Designer Rhianna Waterhouse enhanced her skills with this course, read her story on our blog here.

Entry

You will need a laptop or desktop computer and access to the internet.

To study with Interior Design Online you will need a strong command of the English language (verbal, written and comprehension) and, if required, be able to score at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test hereor anequivalent.

If required, our team will be in contact with you by telephone to assess your English language proficiency, prior to an enrolment confirmation being sent. If your application is not successful due to your language ability your payment will be refunded in full.

Accreditation

You’ll receive an accredited and nationally recognised Statement of Attainment from our partner Sydney Design School (RTO 91446). This can be used as credit towards further study including the Diploma of Interior Design (MSF50218).

This vocational short course is written and developed by industry professionals to ensure our students study the most relevant and current content. This course is accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector.

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Meet an Educator

Vinh Sawada
Designer / Masters of Architecture

“The world of design is always changing and adding new tools to your skill set will help you to stay agile, solve problems and communicate your ideas clearly. These three pieces of software compliment each other and allow you to express yourself conceptually or in intricate detail. I get immense satisfaction seeing our students grow in confidence throughout this comprehensive online course.”

Be Supported

Get detailed feedback and support
via email, phone or video call

Get Accredited

Receive a Statement of Attainment
from Sydney Design School

(Video) How to Design House in Sketchup | 30'x70' Complete Tutorial

Total Flexibility

Start at anytime and up skill
entirely online at your own pace

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AutoCAD bathroom elevation designed by Belinda McInerney

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Revit bathroom render designed by Kelsie Sibley

AutoCAD, SketchUp and Revit

Accredited by Sydney Design School
Delivered entirely online

Take your ideas to the next level and professionally present your designs using the latest industry software including AutoCAD, SketchUp and Revit.

Develop a thorough understanding of interior construction methods and building techniques empowering you to co-ordinate a residential build. Through a series of practical exercises you’ll develop a documentation package for a residential project in AutoCAD and a commercial project in Revit including plans, elevations, sections, joinery details and 3D models. You’ll visualisean interior from the ground up in SketchUp adding furniture from the 3D Warehouse, lighting and materials finishes.

Graduate with the confidence to present your designs to industry standard – impressing prospective clients and employers with 2D drawings and 3D imagery. This course is entirely self paced, an Educator will be available to answer questions via email and you will have access to weekly ‘Help Hub’ support sessions via Zoom.

Not sure if this course is right for you? Read our helpful blog post comparing all of our software courses here.

(Above) Cafe design created with SketchUp by Katrina Adriano. (Below) AutoCAD bathroom elevation designed by Belinda McInerney and Revit bathroom render by Kelsie Sibley.

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In this practical and intensive course you will learn how to communicate your ideas with professional 2D drawings and stunning rendered 3D imagery using the latest industry software.

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How To Apply

Simply apply and pay online, there are no pre-requisites for this course. Our team will process your enrolment on the same day or the next business day. They will send you a unique login to our eCampus and then you can start studying.

Course Details

  • Start anytime
  • Delivered entirely online with support and feedback from our Educators
  • 9 months (10 hours per week)
  • This time frame commences from the day you receive access to our eCampus
  • If you require a longer period you will need to submit an extension application
  • Pay $2,450 in full (GST free)
  • Or pay a deposit of $800 followed by 3 monthly instalments of $550 via Ezidebit
  • A 2% PayPal processing fee will be applied at checkout (inc GST).
  • Please note: Australian students will need to install the free education version of AutoCAD and Revit and purchase a 12 month student subscription to SketchUp (approximately AUD $93.50). If you are studying outside Australia you can find your local software provider here.

Course Content

In this comprehensive course you will develop an understanding of interior construction and explore the fundamentals of AutoCAD, SketchUp and Revit. Below is a condensed summary of the aspects you will cover. Each tool is taught using a practical project because we believe that skills develop best when the software is put into practice.

Interior Construction (Residential Project)

The design, approval and construction process
Regulation, standards and building code
Residential construction
Joinery

AutoCAD (Residential Project)

Drafting aids
Drawing geometry
Layers and properties
Annotation, dimensions
Hatches, fills, lineweights
Tables and schedules

SketchUp (Residential Project)

Drawing and modelling in SketchUp
Tags (Layers), groups and components
Materials, textures and images
Scenes and styles
Rendering your model

Revit (Commercial Project)

Architecture modelling
Custom families
Materials and textures
Annotation, dimensions, tags and text
Sheets and printing
Rendering in Revit

The Tools

  • AutoCAD – powerful 2D drafting software that generates professional floor plans, elevations and design documentation.
  • SketchUp – user-friendly 3D modelling software that brings a space to life with finishes, lighting, furniture and fittings.
  • Revit – latest industry standard 2D and 3D modelling software for Architects and Interior Designers.

You do not need any previous experience with any of the software in this course as we introduce and work through each of the programs starting with the basics.

Please note: Australian students will need to install the free education version of AutoCAD and Revit and purchase a 12 month student subscription to SketchUp (approximately AUD $93.50). If you are studying outside Australia you can find your local software provider here.

You can use a PC or MAC for this course but you will need to purchase and install Windows to use a MAC for Revit.

Who Should Apply?

Whilst it’s desirable to have a basic understanding of technical drawing, it’s not essential. Our dedicated Educatorswill introduce you to the software step by step, starting with the basics.

This course has been designed for Interior Decorators and Designers, Architects, Draftspeople, Builders, Landscape Architects, students studying architecture or interiors and those working in the construction industry.

Interior Designer Rhianna Waterhouse enhanced her skills with this course, read her story on our blog here.

Accreditation

You’ll receive an accredited and nationally recognised Statement of Attainment from our partner Sydney Design School (RTO 91446). This can be used as credit towards further study including the Diploma of Interior Design (MSF50218).

(Video) How to Work From Home as a CAD Designer? Make Money from Home | by Akshit Makhija - RVM CAD

This vocational short course is written and developed by industry professionals to ensure our students study the most relevant and current content. This course is accredited by the Australian Skills Quality Authority (ASQA), the national regulator for Australia’s vocational education and training sector.

Entry

You will need a laptop or desktop computer and access to the internet.

To study with Interior Design Online you will need a strong command of the English language (verbal, written and comprehension) and, if required, be able to score at least 6 in the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test hereor anequivalent.

If required, our team will be in contact with you by telephone to assess your English language proficiency, prior to an enrolment confirmation being sent. If your application is not successful due to your language ability your payment will be refunded in full.

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Meet an Educator

Vinh Sawada
Designer / Masters of Architecture

“The world of design is always changing and adding new tools to your skill set will help you to stay agile, solve problems and communicate your ideas clearly. These three pieces of software compliment each other and allow you to express yourself conceptually or in intricate detail. I get immense satisfaction seeing our students grow in confidence throughout this comprehensive online course.”

Be Supported

Get detailed feedback and support
via email, phone or video call.

Get Accredited

Receive a Statement of Attainment
from Sydney Design School

Total Flexibility

Start at anytime and up skill
entirely online at your own pace

FAQs

Is SketchUp better than Revit in interior design? ›

Revit vs Sketchup: the differences

Overall, Revit is aimed at more complex projects of whole infrastructures. Sketchup would handle such a project too, but it's much better fitted for interior design thanks to 3D visualization tools.

Do interior designers use CAD or SketchUp? ›

SketchUp is a widely used piece of software in the interior design and architecture community and is great for bringing architectural or design plans to life. The software helps you take 2D drawings and turn these in to fully customised 3D models - complete with furniture, accessories and custom joinery.

Do you need to know AutoCAD for interior design? ›

According to the experts at Architectural Digest Pro: “Autodesk AutoCAD LT is ideal for everyone from interior designers and architects, to engineers and construction professionals“. Once you start using it, you'll see why it's the most popular piece of software in the industry.

Is Revit good for interior designers? ›

Revit interior design is an increasingly popular concept among designers. More interior designers are realizing how Autodesk Revit can be beneficial to their work. The 3D visuals created with Revit modeling lets your client see exactly what their interiors will look like, saving time and money.

Do interior designers use CAD? ›

So what do interior designers use AutoCAD for? For most designers, AutoCAD will be used to create plans and mockups of room layouts for both commercial and residential buildings. Most will start with a 2D layout as they work with a client to design the overall placement of key pieces of furniture or fittings.

Which is easier SketchUp or AutoCAD? ›

A true professional can use AutoCAD to create top-notch architectural designs and renderings, but SketchUp tends to be more user-friendly and has a much easier learning curve.

Which version of SketchUp is best for interior design? ›

If you want to use SketchUp for interior design purposes - e.g. for work with design clients or to help you design or renovate your home - then the versions I recommend you think about are either SketchUp Pro or SketchUp Free.

How can I learn basic interior design? ›

Interior Design Course for Beginners - Learn Design from a Professional

Can I design a house online? ›

Design your future home

Both easy and intuitive, HomeByMe allows you to create your floor plans in 2D and furnish your home in 3D, while expressing your decoration style.

How long does it take to learn AutoCAD for interior design? ›

This can take up to three months as well. In this phase, you'll start to learn how to use the tools and how to create a basic draft. Master the Software: Once you have the basics down, it may take another six months to become truly proficient and master the software.

Can I do an interior design course online? ›

Q. Can I learn interior designing online? A. Yes, there are various design schools and online education platforms, which offer online interior designing courses to students.

Which AutoCAD course is best for interior design? ›

For general interior design work, AutoCAD LT is a great option. It has all the basic features you need to create 2D drawings and it's fairly affordable. If you need more advanced features like 3D modeling or certain specialized tools, then you might want to consider AutoCAD or AutoCAD Architecture.

Is SketchUp used professionally? ›

SketchUp (formerly Google SketchUp) is a 3D modeling CAD software used by both professionals and amateurs alike. SketchUp allows the creation of a large number of 3D models, and is also suitable for large architectural projects (e.g., landscape design).

Which one is better AutoCAD or Revit? ›

The biggest difference is that AutoCAD is a CAD software and Revit is software for BIM. While AutoCAD is a general drawing tool with broad application, Revit is a design and documentation solution, supporting all phases and disciplines involved in a building project.

What software do most architects use? ›

Top Ten Design Software for Architects
  • Rhino 3D. Since its creation in 1998, Rhino 3D has become one of the most popular tools for architectural design. ...
  • Revit Architecture. The building information modelling (BIM) concept is key in modern architecture. ...
  • SketchUp. ...
  • V-Ray. ...
  • AutoCAD. ...
  • Maya. ...
  • ArchiCAD. ...
  • Grasshopper.

How much does AutoCAD cost? ›

How much does an AutoCAD subscription cost? The price of a monthly AutoCAD subscription is $220 and the price of an annual AutoCAD subscription is $1,775. Software for 2D and 3D CAD. Subscription includes AutoCAD, specialized toolsets, and apps.

How do you become a professional interior designer? ›

To become a licensed interior designer, you will need to pass the National Council for Interior Design Qualification (NCIDQ) exam. This is a state-approved exam that you must qualify for with a combination of education and experience, typically a minimum of a bachelor's degree and two years of on-the-job training.

Do interior designers use blender? ›

is Blender good for interior design - YouTube

Do architects use AutoCAD or SketchUp? ›

Architects and engineers looking to create floor plans or blueprints will probably choose AutoCAD. It's been the standard-bearer for four decades now. It was also quite expensive. Graphic designers, filmmakers, and product engineers likely will select SketchUp for its 3D prowess.

Can we learn AutoCAD per month? ›

Yes you can learn Autocad in one month as it is a drafting software so u can easily complete it in one month.

Can I 3D print from SketchUp? ›

SketchUp is modeling software for 3D printing that's simple, fun, and predictable.

Why do interior designers use SketchUp? ›

SketchUp for Interior Design

Covers the basics of creating 3D models before showing how to create space plans, model furniture, cabinetry, and accessories, experiment with colors and materials, incorporate manufacturers' models into project plans, and create final presentations and animated walk-throughs for clients.

Is SketchUp hard to learn? ›

SketchUp is easy to learn, easy to use, and most of all, it's FUN! This interactive eBook includes full color illustrations, how-to videos, and sample SketchUp files to ensure an engaging, informational, and interactive learning experience.

Is SketchUp free good enough? ›

The free version is a great way of sensing the software's layout, making it easy to decide if SketchUp is for you. If you like it, practice using SketchUp Free for some time, and later consider upgrading. For sure, SketchUp Pro is not cheap, but its features make the upgrade well worth it.

What CAD do architects use? ›

Many architects use AutoCAD as a 2D drawing tool for creating floor plans, elevations and sections. This architectural software speeds up the drawing process with pre-built objects like walls, doors and windows, that behave like real-world objects.

Is AutoCAD good for 3D? ›

AutoCAD enables the professional creation and editing of 2D geometry and 3D models with solids, surfaces, and objects. It is one of the most internationally recognized CAD software because of the wide variety of editing possibilities it offers.

Is SketchUp still free? ›

SketchUp Free is the simplest free 3D modeling software on the web — no strings attached. Bring your 3D design online, and have your SketchUp projects with you wherever you go.

Can I learn interior design on my own? ›

You can learn interior design at home through the many notable interior design home study courses available online. If you believe you are creative and have the business acumen, you can learn the technicalities of the profession of interior design sitting at home!

Is studying interior design hard? ›

While many interior design concepts are difficult, by being enrolled in an accredited interior design degree program you can get help from your peers and professors as you work your way through the different areas of instruction that you will need to become a successful interior designer.

Can interior design be self taught? ›

But if you have talent and ambition, it is possible to succeed in the world of interiors without studying interior design in school or becoming a professional member of the American Society of Interior Designers, which requires you to pass the National Council for Interior Design Qualification exam.

What equipment do I need as an interior designer? ›

Interior design plans on a table with a computer. Drawing tools for sketching room designs and plans include a pencil, ruler, compass, protractor and graph paper. Computer-aided-design (CAD) software converts initial sketches and measurements into a 3-D plan for the designer and client.

What technology do interior designers use? ›

Interior designers are using virtual and augmented reality to create virtual spaces to show their clients how different color schemes and textures will work in different areas and rooms. It allows designers to plan for future room layouts without actually having to take the time to build them out.

What kind of paper do interior designers use? ›

Plotter paper is used across various industries, but is particularly associated with the production of plans by architects and house or building designers. Then, there is the interior design field, which has made increasing use of plotter paper in recent years.

What is 5D design? ›

5D BIM, or five dimensional building information modeling, is the real-time extraction or development of fully valued parametric building components within a virtual model.

Can I design my own house without an architect? ›

Takeaway. In short, do you need an architect for a custom home? No. It is certainly not a bad idea to get your customization plans approved, but you can use a home designer or home builder to get the results you want for a lower cost.

Can I use home design 3D on a computer? ›

Home Design 3D - The reference design app on iOS, Android, PC and Mac!

Which is faster Revit or SketchUp? ›

Users also express that Revit application runs faster than SketchUp, no matter how easy to learn the SketchUp tool is. Though both of them are 3D software applications, the working areas are different and so do the features. If designing is your professional need, you must keep Revit over SketchUp.

Do architects use SketchUp? ›

Architects mainly use SketchUp to create 3D models of buildings and landscapes, but the program can also be used for architectural drawings and plans. In fact, at almost any stage of the building design process, there's something SketchUp can help with.

Why SketchUp is the best? ›

User-friendly and easy to learn – SketchUp is well-known for its user-friendly interface, hence, it's easy to navigate. It has made complex modeling software more accessible yet less intimidating. With ease and precision, design and create 3D models through SketchUp Pro.

Can you convert SketchUp to Revit? ›

To use a SketchUp design in Revit Architecture, import a SKP file from SketchUp directly into Revit Architecture. As an alternative, you can use SketchUp to export a DWG file, and then import that DWG file into Revit Architecture.

Should I learn Revit or SketchUp? ›

If you must have something easy to use and inexpensive, then Sketchup is the way to go. On the other hand, if you need powerful professional software that is all-inclusive in building design, then fork over the dough to invest in Revit.

Is Revit easy to learn? ›

If you want to master Revit, you can expect the full process to take up to a year. If you learn the program in phases, you'll find it's not difficult at all. Start with the layout of the software and all of the tools first, which can take about three months.

How much does Revit cost? ›

What is the price of Revit 2021, 2020, or 2019? The price of an annual Revit subscription is $2,545 and the price of a monthly Revit subscription is $320. Only the newest version of Revit is available for download.

Can I 3D print from SketchUp? ›

SketchUp is modeling software for 3D printing that's simple, fun, and predictable.

How difficult is it to learn SketchUp? ›

SketchUp is easy to learn, easy to use, and most of all, it's FUN! This interactive eBook includes full color illustrations, how-to videos, and sample SketchUp files to ensure an engaging, informational, and interactive learning experience.

What program is better than SketchUp? ›

The best alternative is FreeCAD, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like SketchUp are Blender, Sweet Home 3D, Autodesk AutoCAD and Shapr3D. SketchUp alternatives are mainly 3D Modelers but may also be CAD Software or Interior Design Apps.

What should I learn after SketchUp? ›

LibreCAD. This 2D CAD program is a great way to learn and practice 2D modeling. It's completely free and open source, with a healthy user base to boot. LibreCAD is a good alternative to SketchUp if the 3D capability isn't required.

Is Google SketchUp free? ›

Yes! SketchUp Free is a truly free product for personal projects (non-commercial applications). It works in any modern web browser (so... not IE), so you can now use SketchUp on Mac, Windows, Linux, and even Chromebooks!

Can SketchUp open Revit Files? ›

SketchUp as a "Link" Workflow

Within an open Revit Project, select Insert > Link CAD (file type . skp) ... and select the SketchUp file. *We do not recommend the Insert → Import CAD method. More information about linking and importing can be found here.

How do you edit a SketchUp model in Revit? ›

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