From Pointcloud to Models

Programme Code D159
Modelling & Simulation
Learning Partner(s)
GPS Lands
2 Days
Format In-person
3D Modelling
Job Roles
ICT&SS Professional Modelling & Simulation Engineer Interactive Digital Media (AR/VR) Engineer Geospatial Information System Architect


In recent years, Building Information Modeling (BIM) is getting more attention, and thus,
creating models for BIM applications is getting more popular as well. On top of that, a very
quick and effective way of capturing reality is via laser scanning, so creating as-built
models from laser scan data (pointcloud) is the most efficient method.

This programme aims to provide you with an overview and general knowledge regarding creating models from pointcloud using a solution provided by Trimble Sketchup.

Key Takeaways

At the end of this programme, you will be able to:

  • use various native tools in Sketchup to create accurate 3D models for BIM applications as well as other downstream usage
  • import and manipulate scan data in the Sketchup environment for the purpose of creating a digital twin

Who Should Attend

  • Please refer to the job roles section. 
  • BIM managers and modelling personnel. 
  • 2D CAD drafting technicians progressing into 3D modeling.
  • Public Service Officers looking to create a digital twin of the built structure.

Programme Structure

This programme is delivered face-to-face and will cover the following topics:

Introduction to Sketchup
• User interface and Navigation
• Shading

Manipulating Objects
• Selecting Objects
• Moving, rotation and scaling objects
• Showing faces and edges
• Advanced Selection

Drawing in Sketchup
• Lines 2D / 3D
• Rectangles
• Circles / Polygons
• Arcs
• Eraser
• Push/pull function
• Offsets
• Follow Me tool

Measuring and Labelling
• Tape Measure tool
• Protractor
• Labels and dimensions

Introduction to Trimble Scan Essentials for Sketchup
• Importing Pointcloud to SketchUp
• Pointcloud Manipulation using in SketchUp
• Shading Pointcloud
• Using various tools to aid in creating 3D models from pointcloud

• This programme does not include the certification exam.
• Computers and software are provided.


Full Fee

Full programme fee


8% GST on nett programme fee


Total nett programme fee payable, including GST S$432

With effect from 1 Jan 2023 till 31 Dec 2023

Upcoming Classes

Class 1
12 Oct 2023 to 13 Oct 2023 (Full Time)
Duration: 2 days
When: Oct - 12, 13
Time : 9.30am to 5.30pm
Class 2
07 Dec 2023 to 08 Dec 2023 (Full Time)
Duration: 2 days
When: Dec - 07, 08
Time : 9.30am to 5.30pm

How To Register


Step 1 Apply through your organisation's training request system.

Step 2 Your organisation's training request system (or relevant HR staff) confirms your organisation's approval for you to take the programme.

Your organisation will send registration information to the academy.

Organisation HR L&D or equivalent staff can click here for details of the registration submission process.

Step 3 GovTech Digital Academy will inform you whether you have been successful in enrolment.