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Further develop your 3D skills and understanding. Learn directly from industry leaders of Architectural Visualisation.


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Whether you’re looking for SketchUp, V-Ray or Photoshop courses, we can provide some of the most in-depth quality coaching around. We offer an online training academy, teaching online with Zoom. We are the first and only certified V-Ray for SketchUp training academy in the UK, directly from Chaos Group.

‘We partnered-up with Chaos Group, the makers of V-Ray 5 for SketchUp to explore some of the new features. Whether re-working your lighting using the Light Mix, exploring a fully interactive and editable environment using V-Ray Vision, or much more; V-Ray 5 for SketchUp has been built with functionality in mind. Check out what we thought in the video!’



FREE Webinar
7th October

Sign-up to our next webinar ‘Creating Exterior Landscapes’ for a Skatter masterclass with creator, Thomas Hauchecorne!

Thursday 7th October at 14:30 (UK Time).


First authorised training centre in the UK!

In November 2020 we became the first (and only!) Authorised Training Centre for V-Ray for SketchUp in the UK!

We are very proud of this status and partnership with Chaos Group. This positions us as licensed trainers who can teach you to industry standard.


Upcoming Course Dates

The SketchUp course has been built with beginners in mind. Whether you are a complete beginner, or you have dabbled before – it will give you the foundations that enable you to kickstart your 3D workflow.

13th, 14th, 15th October
10th, 11th, 12th November

Follow on with Access to V-Ray to add an extra layer of realism to your work.

24th, 25th, 26th October
24th, 25th, 26th November

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Here is how we troubleshoot V-Ray for SketchUp errors Are you often having to troubleshoot V-Ray for SketchUp errors? Does your machine run slowly when trying to render? Do you often experience crashes? We want to give you all something a little different with this blog… If you would like to understand how we troubleshoot […]

What are SketchUp Plugins? If you are here searching for SketchUp plugins, then you already appreciate how easy-to-use and versatile SketchUp can be when 3D modelling. Using the basic toolsets that SketchUp provides, it is possible to build detailed and complex 3D models for many different industries. SketchUp plugins are tools that have been developed […]

Improve your V-Ray Textures using these 5 top tips! We are often asked for guidance on how to improve the quality of V-Ray textures, so we want to give you our 5x top tips which will supercharge your workflow and boost the realism of your work! 1. Never leave the reflection colour as black Reflections […]

Trust us with your learning development. The Archilime Academy has grown directly from The Archilime Visualisations headquarters on the outskirts of Dartmoor. Our experience in your industry is natural, understood and fluid. Quality for us will always surpass quantity.


Worldwide delivery

Having the flexibility to deliver our courses online, live, using ZOOM allows us to offer our high-quality courses to you directly, anywhere in the world.

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You can ensure that your payment is safe with us. We take payment options for PayPal, PayPal-Credit, Credit Card, Debit Card and BACs (invoice on request).

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We take certification extremely seriously. Becoming the only UK certified training academy in the UK for V-Ray for SketchUp we can guarantee your courses are being delivered to its highest potential.


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You will find deals, tips & tricks, mini video tutorials, how-to GIFs, Clay vs Render case studies and the latest news on our behind-the-scenes course developments.

Once you become a delegate of the Archilime Academy, you will get:

Welcome Pack

Once enrolled on our courses you will get a welcome pack with plenty of information about both the Archilime Academy and Archilime Visualisation.

Digital Manual

A digital manual will be issued out that covers every step of the course so you can then take this back and study this in your own time.

10% Software Discount

Once a delegate of the Archilime Academy, you will then be entitled to a 10% discount from CADsoft Solutions Ltd for any shopping cart you create with our partners.

30-day Aftercare Support

Our aftercare support is something we are very proud of. Once you leave the course you will be entitled to 30-days aftercare support directly from your trainer. Whether phone, email or ZOOM calling we will ensure your questions are answered clearly and concisely as possible.

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Great introduction to SketchUp

An effective two day introductory course to SketchUp, Dan modelled the course to best suit our intended use of the programme and was a great and patient teacher. I finished the course with the confidence to get stuck in myself to develop my own skills.

Great top up course – it’s surprising how much you can still learn!

Great top up course provided by Dan. Took the time to understand what I already knew and what I needed to work on. Lots of useful tips and advice – would strongly recommend to anyone looking to use sketch up or improve what they already know.

An essential and inspiring welcome to the power of SketchUp…

A thoroughly enjoyable and structured introduction to this essential creative tool by the professionals.

Dan’s tutoring is first class and he explained each aspect thoroughly, ensuring that none of us were left behind, whilst moving sequentially through the elements that are eventually combined to provide a more than an enticing taster of where SketchUp can take you…
I was in great company with my fellow adventurers, which definitely contributed to a fantastic few days on so many levels both personally and professionally.

Fantastic tuition.

Fantastic tuition with a very patient instructor. This is the best instructional training CPD on software I have received to date.
Resources were well prepared and instruction and advice was also given on bespoke projects/ideas.
I would highly recommend this course.

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