Smart Systems_Icon_1500px

From Pointcloud to Models

Programme Code D159
Smart Systems
Learning Partner(s)
GPS Lands
2 Days
Format In-person
Visualization and UI (Digital Twin-specific) 3D Modeling
Job Roles
Specialised Systems Engineer Systems Engineer ICT&SS Professional


Gain an overview and knowledge regarding creating models from pointcloud using a solution provided by Trimble Sketchup.

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.

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


9% GST on nett programme fee


Total nett programme fee payable, including GST S$436

With effect from 1 Jan 2024

Upcoming Classes

Class 1
06 Jun 2024 to 07 Jun 2024 (Full Time)
Duration: 2 days
When: Jun - 06, 07
Time : 9.30am to 4.30pm
Class 2
01 Aug 2024 to 02 Aug 2024 (Full Time)
Duration: 2 days
When: Aug - 01, 02
Time : 9.30am to 4.30pm

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.