30X40's SketchUp Template

Schematic Models, Workflows, Styles + Settings

Tired of endlessly tweaking SketchUp settings to produce a model that looks simple yet professional? These assets + settings will free you to move on to doing your best design work. Use them as-is or as a foundation for your own signature presentation style. You'll have everything you need to easily create visually convincing models without having to learn new rendering software or complicated plug-ins like V-Ray or Podium.

In addition to the sample files and settings, I'll walk you through my workflows and the process I use to create the three types of models I use most frequently in my residential architecture practice, the same ones I use to design and present to my clients.

What's included* :

  • 30X40's Base Template + Settings (.skp)
  • 30X40's Schematic Model File (.skp) - includes three schematic models + materials
  • Soft Linework style files (.style) - Color Presentation Style + Monochromatic Style
  • Model Types + Schematic Workflow video
  • Presentation Model Workflow video

*Note: SketchUp files are compatible with SketchUp 2015 and newer installations.

Example Schematic Models + Materials (.skp included)

I'm obsessed with clean, clear graphics and have always been frustrated that SketchUp was so easy to use for model-making + ideation but never something I could use to present to my clients. The out-of-the-box default styles included with SketchUp were just too primitive. The styles I've created balance a crisp graphic convention with painterly, sketchy linework that complements SketchUp's efficient workflow but retains a professionally delineated esthetic you can use for presentations. The key to achieving the look is embedded in the customized SketchUp Style files (.style) I've included. Using them is easy: simply import the style collection, click a button to apply the selected style and your existing models will update immediately

Monochromatic Style + Options (Model Not Included)

The styles are easily modified to suit your needs and with the workflow videos you'll see the simple steps I follow to create schematic models, working models and presentation models. You'll also have access to a simple palette of materials to use on your design projects.

Workflow (video included)

Color Presentation Style

Your Instructor

Eric Reinholdt, RA, NCARB
Eric Reinholdt, RA, NCARB

Hi, I'm Eric, an award-winning architect, entrepreneur and founder of 30X40 Design Workshop, a design studio located on Mount Desert Island, Maine. I'm also author of the Architect + Entrepreneur book series and creator of the most popular architecture-focused YouTube channel online. I've been designing simple, modern residential architecture for more than 27 years and a practitioner of all the novel, entrepreneurial business strategies I teach in my courses.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is this a course?
No, it's a collection of assets, settings + short workflow videos you can use to implement 30X40's SketchUp styles in your work. It includes two SketchUp files which can serve as your default template in SketchUp, .style setting files, and a minimalist material palette. Check the curriculum to see everything that's included.
How long do I have access to the assets?
You'll have unlimited access to these assets for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What's your refund policy?
Because these are digital assets you have access to immediately upon purchase I'm not able to offer refunds. If you have questions about what's included or if it's appropriate to your situation, please reach out to [email protected] and I'll gladly answer them before you commit.
Is this compatible with my version of SketchUp?
This has been tested to work with versions of SketchUp from 2015 forward, including the 2021 version.

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