Do you give Interior Design Team courses in other cities or regions?

My in-person “One to One” and Team Training offerings are primarily focused on London and the surrounding counties. But if your Interior Design firm is - for example - in Manchester or Glasgow and you are interested in my services - just get in touch and we see what we can do.
In addition to my scheduled courses, I also do custom training courses and workshops. I am offering courses tailored to your profession, target audience, skill level and your business location. This can be elsewhere in the UK or even in Continental Europe.
Let me know your requirements and I create a programme that meets your specific needs.

Consider also my live online course tutorial sessions. Online training is available wherever you are. Online tutorials via live screen-sharing work surprisingly well and you should try it. It is an affordable and flexible way to connect whenever it is best for you. Right around the globe.

Do you teach anything else apart from SketchUp?

My goal is on providing you with all the relevant SketchUp Pro knowledge - for your individual needs. However, my professional life is all about Interior Architecture and visual storytelling - and that for several decades. Therefore, if it fits in a tutorial session or training day, I am more than happy to share my experiences, my processes and my prefered hardware and software choices with you.
I also teach about SketchUp related plugins. Such as the SU Podium render program, Layout the SketchUp companion program and other relevant SketchUp plugins for Interior Design.

Do you give public group courses?

Very soon! I am working on a series of workshops for individual participants, in London. For small groups, max. 8 - 10 seats. Make sure you are subscribed to my newsletter and you will be the first to know.

Will you be available to answer questions by phone or email after having taken the course?

A positive outcome for all my students is most important to me. Most of my students are still in touch with me. They ask questions from time to time or share their work with me. If you have any follow-up questions related to the topics we are covering in our workshop sessions - just email me or call me. I am here for all your questions and concerns. However, we can not extend a 10-hour workshop into a 5-month long version. There will be limits what you can achieve in 10 hours. However, you will have a good understanding how to work in SketchUp. You will be able to create 3D room models on your computer. You will gain confidence in creating 3D files of your interior design projects.

Many of my students are booking further sessions, after the first course. Online and in person. All depends on what you are aiming for. It is just like learning a language. You will need to keep practising to become confident and really good.

Do you teach other 3D planning programs than SketchUp?

I currently don’t teach any other CAD or architectural design programs. My focus is purely on extracting the maximum out of SketchUp for professional use as an Interior Designer. I am a strong believer that SketchUp Pro and SketchUp Layout are the only two application you will ever need - in a small to medium size Interior Design business environment. From initial concept work to elaborate client presentation, to project documents for the building trade. You can do almost anything with SketchUp.

Personally, no other 3D design tool would allow me to produce the large number of 3D drawings and 3D models each year the way SketchUp does. SketchUp is my creative tool of choice - and you should consider it too.

However, as in other aspects of life, SketchUp is just a tool. Ultimately it is important what you create with it. An expensive camera does not make you a good photographer. The same applies to your hardware and software you use in your professional life.
Nevertheless, I am observing the ever-evolving market of digital design and drawing tools very closely. I am visiting tradeshows, and I am testing other software options for our industry. So far nothing convinced me to try it for longer or considering to switch. Having said that, SketchUp is by no means perfect. There is plenty of room for improvements. I have a long wishlist, I would like to see implemented rather sooner than later.

Are you in walking distance from Surbiton station?

It depends. I personally prefer to walk to Surbiton station. Students have been using the bus, taxis or Uber drivers.
With your booking confirmation email, you will receive maps and links how to find to our house. The post code area is KT6. It's very easy to find. By foot, by train, by bike or car.

How do I connect with you via Google Hangouts?

You will need a Google account and a web-browser. That's all. Nothing to install.

Google Hangout Helpcenter

Once you logged in with your Google account you are ready to go. I will email you an invite and we connect at the arranged date and time.

How do I connect with you via Skype video call?

You will need Skype on your computer or tablet device.

Check out Skype support. They can explain this much better than I can:

Once you have installed the little Skype app on your computer you are ready to go. Just select my Skype name and click connect. You can find my Skype name on all our correspondence.

How do I connect with you via the Apple messaging app?

You will need a Apple Mac computer or an iPad. Every Mac has the messaging app installed.

This support article by Macworld explains the process very well:

You will find further information in our booking confirmation correspondence.

How do I join your group online courses?

For group online courses, we use a platform called "GoToMeeting" to connect with each other. If internet/online meetings are new to you, don't worry. Find below links and information how it works. It is very easy to set up. Private and secure.
GoToMeeting is perfect for webinars and online courses. It allows me to share my screen with you. You can follow in real-time each training step on my screen. You can take screenshots with ease and store them in your course folder together with the provided work files.

After you enrolled for my course, you will receive a unique "join" link.

How to join a online course/meeting?


Get ready for your first online group training via GoToMeeting

Test your computer and your internet connection:

On this support website you can also join a test session to see how it goes prior our workshop.

Attendee Guide for Windows and Mac

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What if - the course I booked is not for me?

If you feel my course is not for you, please let me know what "bugs" you. Your feedback is very important to me. Your individual requests and topics are part of my unique "workshop style" course offerings. I adjust the course curriculum to the requirements of the participants all the time. For this, I need to know as much about your individual requirements as possible. You need to get good, in what you are aiming for. That is the mission.

If you are really, really unhappy, just let me know. We will issue a full refund. No questions asked.

If you are not sure, before booking, just contact me. I am here for all your questions and concerns. You could also book a 30 Minutes online session for all your 3D SketchUp and Interior Design questions.

Can I use a tablet (iPad) etc. to take part in your online courses?

Yes - but …
You can watch all my trainings on any device which can connect to my courses online.
However, you can not model in SketchUp on a tablet device. Perhaps in the near future? For now, SketchUp needs to be downloaded on a computer. Laptop or desktop. Mac or PC. Or you use the browser based SketchUp online version.
Some of my students use both devices to connect with me. An iPad for the video link to me. For watching my tutorial stream and a laptop computer for practising SketchUp at the same time. The disadvantage is, that we can not share screens. So, I can’t actively help you during the session in real-time. It is especially not recommended for one to one trainings.

Do you teach in imperial or metric measurements?

I prefer to teach in metric measurements. It comes natural, as I worked all my life in meters, centimetres and millimeters. It is the European standard for the interior design and architecture profession. However, if you are a student or designer from a different part of the world, we work in the units which suit you best. SketchUp provides in "preferences" a number of templates for personal and international user preferences.

I like your 3D SketchUp floorplans and imagery on this website. Can you work for us?

Thank you! This means a lot to me. If you like my work and would like to discuss a 3D project please contact me and we discuss the possibilities. I am happy to help with any "SketchUp for Interior Design" related tasks. I can create SketchUp room models, furniture or other building details for you. Just get in touch and I email you a price quote. Find me on Instagram @3Dinteriordesigner

Why do I see “Interior Designer Shop” at check out?

My checkout system is based on the reliable and secure Shopify framework. I am using the same checkout account for my SketchUp for Interior Design courses and my new Interior Designer Shop (BETA) website. You can pay for courses and services via PayPal, Credit/Debit Card, Apple Pay or with your Amazon account.

Do you work for Trimble SketchUp?

No. “SketchUp for Interior Design” is an independent education website brought to by Rein Bauer. The website “”, "SketchUp for Interior Design" are not affiliated with Trimble Inc.. Trimble, Trimble SketchUp, Trimble Layout are registered trademarks of Trimble Inc.

Modeling or Modelling?

Modeling or Modelling?
I decided to use modelling for my website. After a little research, I found it is the more popular spelling in our industry. What is your opinion? Let me know via my related Facebook post.

The internet says:

In American English, the verb model becomes modeled and modeling. Outside North America, the preferred participles are modelled and modelling, with two l‘s. Canadians prefer the double-l forms, though the single-l forms appear about a third of the time. (In contrast, the double-l forms are almost nonexistent in 21st-century American writing, and the single-l forms are similarly rare outside North America.) These spelling preferences extend to modeler (U.S.) and modeller (outside the U.S.).


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