Toolbar control types (Mac)

Toolbar control types (Mac)

SketchUp contains a variety of controls you can place into your Toolbar for easy access. The following section covers each of these controls.

Note: Many of the controls on the Customize Toolbar dialog box are tools listed in the Large Tool Pallet section of the documentation.

Standard Views

The Standard Views control gives you quick access to SketchUp's Standard Views (not including a bottom view).

Face Style

The Face Style control allows you to quickly switch between SketchUp's Face Rendering Styles. You can also use the View menu or the Styles dialog box to switch between these styles.


The Undo command will undo the last drawing or editing command performed. The Redo Command cancels Undo operations, stepping forward in the modification history.

Shadows (sliders)

The Shadows sliders give you quick access to the most frequently used shadow settings. You can turn shadow casting on and off with the checkbox, and adjust date and time with the sliders.

You can also use the Shadow Settings dialog box to access more detailed shadow settings.

Shadows (icon)

The Shadows icon control toggles shadows on and off.


The Layers Toolbar provides quick access to several often used layer operations.

Display the Current Layer: The Layers Toolbar displays the current layer name. Any new entities you draw will be assigned to the current layer.

Add a Layer: Click in the text field of the drop-down list and type a new layer name to add a new layer to the model.


The Slideshow control is used to start and stop slide shows.

Model Info

The Model Info control is used to display the Model Info dialog box.

Section Display

The Section Display control toggles the display of Section Planes.

Section Cuts

The Section Cuts control toggles the display of the Section Cut Effect.

X-Ray Mode

The X-Ray Mode control toggles the X-Ray display mode.

Component Maker

The Component Maker creates a Component entity from the selected geometry. You will be prompted to set a few characteristics for the Component entity upon clicking this Toolbar control.


The Separator is used to add a vertical line to separate controls in your Toolbar.


The Space is used to add a space between controls.

Flexible Space

The Flexible Space is used to add an adjustable space between controls. A Flexible Space automatically adjusts spacing between Toolbar controls depending on the number and size of controls in the Toolbar.


The Print control activates the Print dialog box, enabling you to print the current view of your model.


The Colors control launches the Color Picker.


The Fonts control launches the Font dialog box.


The Customize control invokes the Customize Toolbar dialog box.


The Measurements control contains a field where you can type values corresponding to the currently activated tool. For example, you can type in the specific length of a line while you are in the Line tool. The Measurement Toolbar is used to create accurate geometry.