Keyboard shortcuts can dramatically
speed up your drawing by allowing you to change tools while keeping the
mouse cursor near the drawing area. To assign a keyboard shortcut:
- Select SketchUp > Preferences. The Preferences dialog box is displayed.
- Click on the Shortcuts item on the left-hand side of the Preferences dialog box. The Shortcuts panel is displayed.
- Select the command to which you
will assign a keyboard shortcut (within the Function list). Existing keyboard
shortcuts for this command will display in the Key
column next to each function.
- Type the keyboard shortcut key
sequence in the field below the function list. Shortcut keys can consist of any keyboard
key, except number keys, with a few exceptions. Any key that can be used
as a shortcut can also be assigned a modifier key like Shift, Control,
or Option, or Command. SketchUp will indicate when a key or key combination cannot be
used or is already assigned.
can have multiple keyboard shortcut combinations for each command. SketchUp
will prompt you before allowing you to assign a keyboard shortcut that
is already assigned to another
command. Some keys are reserved for use by Microsoft Windows and can not
be assigned as a keyboard shortcut.
The Measurements toolbar and keyboard shortcuts
Temporary focus is given to
the Measurements toolbar when you type a number while in the drawing area. Therefore, numbers
cannot be used as shortcut keys. The letters S, R, X, and the symbols
/ and * can be used within keyboard shortcuts and as you enter values
in the Measurements toolbar. Prepend
any of these letters with a number in the Measurements toolbar to ensure that a command
with a corresponding keyboard shortcut letter is not invoked. For example,
be the correct entry to redefine a segmentation in the Measurements toolbar. However, s7
will activate whatever command is invoked with the letter S as a keyboard