Status bar

The status bar is the long gray rectangular area at the bottom of the drawing area.

Microsoft Windows

Following is an image of the status bar on Microsoft Windows:

Geolocation button

Hover over the Geolocation button to display location information for the current model.

Click the Geolocation button to display the Location panel of the Model Info dialog box. The Georeferencing portion of the Location panel allows you to manually establish the geographic location for the current model. A model can have three states, as indicated by the icon next to the Use georeferencing checkbox: Not georeferenced (faded exclamation point), Manually georeferenced using location in SketchUp (bright exclamation point), and georeferenced with data from Google Earth (Google Earth logo with exclamation point).

Note: Altering the fields in the Location panel of the Model Info dialog box while using georeferenced data from Google Earth yields a warning that Google Earth terrain and layers will be erased.

Attribution button

Click the Attribution button to display the Credits panel of the Model Info dialog box. The Credits panel allows you to view contributors toward the current model. This panel also allows the current users to claim credit toward the current model.

Google Login button

Click the Google Login button to log in to your Google account.

Instructor button

Click on the Instructor button to display the Instructor dialog box.

Measurements Toolbar

The Measurements Toolbar displays dimensional information while you draw. You can also enter values into the Measurements Toolbar to manipulate currently selected entities, such as creating elements of a specific dimension.

Mac OS X

Following is an image of the status bar on Mac OS X:

Geolocation button

Hover over the Geolocation button to display location information for the current model.

Click the Geolocation button to display the Location panel of the Model Info dialog box. The Georeferencing portion of the Location panel allows you to manually establish the geographic location for the current model. A model can have three states, as indicated by the icon next to the Use georeferencing checkbox: Not georeferenced, Manually georeferenced (using location in SketchUp), and georeferenced with data from Google Earth.

Attribution button

Click the Attribution button to display the Credits panel of the Model Info dialog box. The Credits panel allows you to view contributors toward the current model. This panel also allows the current users to claim credit toward the current model.

Google Login button

Click the Google Login button to log in to your Google account.

Instructor button

Click on the Instructor button to display the Instructor dialog box.

Measurements Toolbar

The Measurements Toolbar displays dimensional information while you draw. You can also enter values into the Measurements Toolbar to manipulate currently selected entities, such as creating elements of a specific dimension.



Note: Use the resize handle to make the drawing area larger so you can see the entire message in the status bar.